My perspective on Ramadan

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Mohammed Amin is Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester and a member of the CCJ. He writes in a personal capacity. Just as each of us is individually accountable to God, each of us sees the world and religion differently. I want to explain what Ramadan means to me. Unlike when I… Read more »

Reflection on Lag BaOmer

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Aron Carr, Intern Lag BaOmer represents two extremes of Jewish tradition and knowledge, from the most basic principles of human decency to the most intricate spiritual secrets of the Kabbalah. The day has two related but undeniably different characters associated with it: the Tannaic rabbis Rabbi Akiva and his disciple, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. For… Read more »

Yom Ha’atzmaut Reflection

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By Elizabeth Harris-Sawczenko, Deputy Director As the State of Israel celebrates the 67th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, there is much to reflect on. For me, as a Jewish Israeli, the creation of the State of Israel is undoubtedly the greatest achievement in modern Jewish history. Yet, like any Israeli, I have my own… Read more »

Yom HaShoa reflection

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Aron Carr, Intern I have been incredibly privileged in my life to have known, spoken to, and listened to many Holocaust survivors. As dates such as Holocaust Memorial Day in the secular calendar and Yom Hashoa in the Jewish calendar were established to commemorate and reflect upon the Holocaust, it was previously taken for granted… Read more »

Some reflections on Easter: Two Christian Perspectives

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Dr Stephen Innes, Programme Manager Alleluia! He is risen!…He is risen indeed, Alleluia! This declaration and response is recited in most Christian congregations around the world on Easter Sunday. For the Christian community Jesus’ death and resurrection is the foundation of its faith; indeed, as St Paul says, if Christ has not been raised, our… Read more »