The Omer – Rabbi Barry Kleinberg

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Warning: This post is not about coronoavirus….AT ALL (apart from this warning of course!) The period between Passover (celebrating the exodus from Egypt) and Shavuot (celebrating the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai) is a peculiar and confusing journey through 49 days. Shavuot is the 50th day. The name of… Read more »

Victory and the Memory of Liberation: What can the 75th anniversary of VE Day teach us about the future of Holocaust remembrance?

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  Rob Thompson, Senior Programme Manager   When war came to an end in Europe in May 1945, 75 years ago, the Revd Leslie Skinner, a Methodist minister and chaplain to a British tank regiment, recorded in his diary that he was ‘too tired and cold to care. Stayed in bed. Slept miserably.’ Skinner’s friend… Read more »

‘We are going for our people’: the life of Edith Stein

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  For Yom HaShoah, Canon Edward Jarosz, priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, and alumnus of CCJ’s Yad Vashem seminar writes:   In talking about the Shoah we often talk in numbers, for example 6 million Jewish lives taken across Europe or some 1 million Jewish lives taken in Auschwitz/Birkenau alone. However, if we… Read more »

‘Daring to do what is right’: A message from our Chair

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A message for Easter and Passover from our Chair, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE: Jews have been celebrating Passover this year, and Christians Easter, in the most unusual and testing of circumstances. It would have been easy in all this to miss one anniversary that fell in the middle of these festivals. On… Read more »