In memory of Edith Gold z’l

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As a gap year student I spent a year on Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee. The kibbutz was literally built by the hands of kinder, brought first to the UK on the Kindertransport and several years later to Israel, after spending time on a farm in Essex that prepared them for farming life on a… Read more »

Chanukah: lighting candles in a time of danger

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The Jewish festival of Chanukah begins on Sunday night. The Chanukah story tells how, having regained control of the Temple in Jerusalem, the Maccabees needed to light the great menorah. Although they could only find one day’s worth of oil, that oil lasted for eight days. In commemoration, Jews light the chanukiah – a special… Read more »