Black History Month – Reflection from a CCJ Student Leader

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One of the ways we are marking Black History Month has been asking for reflections of all involved in CCJ. The hope being that we can listen to other’s experiences and try to learn something from them. Click the play button below to hear this reflection is by Vanessa Fundi a CCJ Student Leader.  

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 »