Tisha B’Av

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Tisha B’Av, the 9th Av, is a day that means so much more than just remembering the destruction of the temples; it is a day of constant remembrance, a day of remembering hate and persecution throughout the history of the Jewish people. The main answer as to why Jews fast for 25 hours on Tisha… Read more »

Freedom of Speech: CCJ’s first public policy seminar

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CCJ held its first public policy seminar in July, bringing together Jewish and Christian policymakers, parliamentarians, researchers, and campaigners to discuss some of the pressing issues of our time. The subject for the seminar was “Faith, Identity and Populist Politics: what is the future for freedom of speech in the UK?” There was wide-ranging discussion on freedom… Read more »

CCJ Intern Blogs About The Reality Of Being Jewish Student On Campus

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Asher Breuer-Weil, Intern If one were to solely judge the state of the world by the media, the end of days would seem every day. After all, it’s the job of the media to keep you reading, and what’s more engaging than crisis. Of course, the reality is very far from what’s portrayed; after the… Read more »

Shavuot reflection

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Unlike the other major Jewish festivals, Shavuot lacks a unique obligation mandated by the Torah with strong symbolic resonance. On Sukkot Jewish people dwell in the temporary, wooden ‘Sukkot’ booths and shake the lulav and etrog (the four species of date-palm, willow, myrtle and citron fruit); on Pesach Jewish people are required to forgo eating… Read more »