Category Archives: Shoah / Holocaust

A Haredi Humanist In Jerusalem – Introducing Rav Tukachinsky’s Gesher HaChayim

In the 1940s, whilst the Second World War ravaged Europe, Rabbi Yechiel Michel Tukachinsky (1871-1955) composed what would become an authoritative work on the laws, practices and philosophy of Jewish mourning. He called it Gesher HaChayim, or, The Bridge of … Continue reading

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Rav Yehuda Amital – A Tribute Five Years On

Today is five years since the passing of my teacher and rosh yeshiva Rav Yehuda Amital. Both his personality and his message are so sorely missed. He taught us that ethics and natural morality come before and underpin all other … Continue reading

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The Shoah and Paralysis

A short piece I wrote for Yom HaShoah  a couple of years ago from Cartoon Kippah  The first time it struck me was when I read Night by Elie Wiesel. At first it was a normal reading experience; paragraph by … Continue reading

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