Rabbi Eryn London Blog Post for Rosh Hashana

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‘Please Open Up My Lips’ By Rabbi Eryn London   אדוני שפתי תפתח, ופי יגיד תהלתך “God, please open my lips that they may declare your praise.”   This line is said right before the Amidah[1] prayer and comes from Psalms 51. There are many days that I mumble through that line and the rest… Read more »

The Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av: From Lament to Consolation

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  The process of grief follows its own rules: shock and numbness, grief and anger, sadness and resignation and back again to incredulity and grief.  We face our losses in different ways, both according to our temper and the triggers that unconsciously give expression to our heartache and sorrow. Such pain and anguish are unprescribed, unanticipated;… Read more »

A reflection on the CCJ Presidents’ “Pilgrimage in Lockdown”

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The Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave OBE, Chair of CCJ, writes:  For me as a Christian, the discipline of pilgrimage speaks to the interior journey of the heart as much as to any physical travel or destination. Within the constrained and confined spaces that we have been subject to under lockdown, this idea of pilgrimage… Read more »

Refugees Welcome: a blog for Refugee Week

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Rev Heston Groenewald, Vicar of All Hallows Church, Leeds, and recipient of the 21 for 21 award for his work with refugees, writes: All Hallows Leeds, like many other churches, synagogues and mosques, welcomes refugees and asylum seekers with open arms. This is not a ‘program’ or slick, organised church ministry; it looks more like… Read more »