‘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 »

Rabbi Dr. Margaret Jacobi talks about the significance of Tu Bishvat

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Tu Bishvat   Tu Bishvat is a festival whose time has come. Originally, it was simply a date for determining the age of trees and when their fruit could be eaten.  In 16th century Safed the ritual of the Tu Bishvat seder developed as a mystical celebration of the land and its produce.  After the… Read more »