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Writing from the Edge

Maccabees, Miracles and Grandpa Boris: The battle for the soul of Hanukkah in 2015

[The Jewish festival of Hunukkah lasts for eight days. The first candle this year is lit on Sunday 6 December.]  So it’s Hanukkah and what’s not to like? Donuts, Latkes, chocolate coins, dreidel games and coloured candles burning in the Hanukkiah. Plus, an action packed story of how a band of Jewish warriors defeated a [Read More...]

The Politics of Hope

The German Church and the Palestinian Call: A Church Challenged, Part 1

I am spending two weeks in Germany, speaking in 10 German cities at the invitation of local church-linked and human rights groups about the struggle for justice for Palestine. Here's my first report.


Rosenzweig and Weil Are Dead

Not only are we in awe of the commitment and seriousness with which these two Western European Jews lived their lives, one familiar with their writings cannot but appreciate their significant contributions to religious philosophy.


Sacred Bodies of Water