Monthly Archives: June 2014

Peoplehood at a time of suffering

Every day I pass by the spot where, last Friday, three teenagers hitchhiking home were kidnapped, and whose whereabouts are still unknown. The trempiada, as it’s called, is only 150 metres from my front door, and so this has been … Continue reading

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Why Rut

In memory of my friend Malka Schindler, who passed away a few days before Shavuot, and embodied so many of Rut’s attributes. May her memory be a blessing. Why Rut? Why does a story of a widowed woman refusing to … Continue reading

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