Reflections for the High Holy Days

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Turn us towards you, Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as before. Next Wednesday evening (20th September), Jews around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of a new calendar year (this year 5778) for two days, followed by Shabbat. As well as opening the new year, Rosh Hashanah also marks the… Read more »

The moral responsibility of memory: a reflection on a visit to Krakow

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In his Nobel Lecture, Elie Wiesel wrote this: ‘without memory, our existence would be barren and opaque, like a prison cell into which no light penetrates, like a tomb which rejects the living […] It is memory that will save humanity. For me, hope without memory is like memory without hope.’ I recently visited Poland… Read more »

Tisha B’Av

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Tisha B’Av, the 9th of 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 (from sunset… 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 »