FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON  . . . (TURN! TURN! TURN! . . .) It is now just over five decades since the folk rock band The Byrds released the Pete Seeger adaptation of verses from the biblical book of Ecclesiastes (Kohelet): ‘For everything there is a season under heaven’ (Eccl. 3:1).  As they […]

Selichot: God Meeting at the High Holy Days   Recently updated !

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  In 5776, the Board of Deputies’ profile has been raised to a new high. We are setting and leading the national agenda on the matters which count for Jews in this country. When allegations of antisemitism emerged in Labour we confronted the problem head-on, raising concerns robustly in a face-to-face meeting with party leader […]

2016 Board of Deputies President’s Rosh Hashanah message

AFTER ‘THE VOTE’   We are now a week after ‘the vote’ to leave the EU.  For some there is rejoicing, for others there is incredulity at such an outcome.   There are interesting and timely connections with this week’s Torah portion, Sh’lach L’cha (Numbers 13:1 ff.) where Moses sends 12 scouts, one from each […]

A week after the vote, a word from Rabbi Dr ...