Ten-year-old shofar blower answers Elstree shul’s SOS

21 October 2016 The Jewish Chronicle When The Liberal Synagogue Elstree’s regular shofar blower was unavailable, Rabbi Pete Tobias asked: “Is there a blower in the house? Everyone shook their heads and I thought we were in trouble.” But 10-year-old Tia Boulton stepped into the breach, having been volunteered by … Read More

Liberal Jews and Muslims stand together in Durham

18 October 2016 Members of Durham’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together to support police as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Hundreds of pledges were signed by members of the public, of all ages, promising to tackle and prevent hate crimes. Have Fleming, spokesperson for the Durham and … Read More

[Sermon] Words and Deeds, Yom Kippur

12 October 2016 Rabbi Richard Jacobi For those who missed it, last night I talked about our inner selves, about our thought and feelings, about our emotions, prejudices and fears, and about how mental health and well being need our focus and our commitment. I ended by suggesting that the … Read More

[Sermon] The Hidden and the Revealed, Kol Nidre

11 October 2016 Rabbi Richard Jacobi The Torah portion that those of us gathered here on Saturday morning studied ended with a verse which detained us for some time. It stated: “The secret things belong to the Eternal One our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to … Read More

HHD Reflection 5777 – Day 9

Between the years of 2005 and 2014, the musician and songwriter Craig Taubman brought together rabbis, artists, educators, writers – both Jews and non-Jews – and asked them to write a thought on a theme throughout the period of Elul, which appeared on www.jewelsofelul.com It is a resource that I … Read More

HHD Reflection 5777 – Day 8

Between the years of 2005 and 2014, the musician and songwriter Craig Taubman brought together rabbis, artists, educators, writers – both Jews and non-Jews – and asked them to write a thought on a theme throughout the period of Elul, which appeared on www.jewelsofelul.com It is a resource that I … Read More

HHD Reflection 5777 – Day 7

Between the years of 2005 and 2014, the musician and songwriter Craig Taubman brought together rabbis, artists, educators, writers – both Jews and non-Jews – and asked them to write a thought on a theme throughout the period of Elul, which appeared on www.jewelsofelul.com It is a resource that I … Read More