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Rabbi Elli Sarah

Writing by Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah

Prayer following Terrorist Attack, Manchester Arena, 23.05.17 This Shabbat our thoughts are with the people of Manchester, and all those affected by the horrific suicide-bomb attack at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday evening, which targeted young people, including children. In particular, our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the 22 people killed […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 am
What a week it has been. For those twenty-two families, whose loved ones were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at 10:30 PM on Monday evening in the foyer of the Manchester Arena; for the more than one hundred individuals injured, many of them critically, and their families; in a moment of terrifying […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:00 am
MAKING MEANING IN THE WILDERNESS: A COMMENTARY ON B’MIDBAR Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah – LJ E-Bulletin, May 2017 As we read the Torah every week, each one of us is challenged to read it in the context of our own lives; from a perspective that is shaped by our passions, concerns and values. That is […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:54 am
We are what we eat! A soundbite – please excuse the pun – but very true. During the last few decades, obesity has become a growing problem in the more prosperous nations across the world – not least, here in Britain. For quite a long time, the over-consumption of fatty foods was seen as the […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: April 22, 2017, 10:00 am
How is Pesach this year different from all other years? Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah – LJ E-Bulletin, Pesach 2017/5777 How is Pesach this year different from all other years? On all other years, we recall that our ancestors were slaves in the land of Egypt. On all other years, we celebrate our liberation and the […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: April 14, 2017, 6:49 am
On Wednesday afternoon, three people were killed and 40 were injured, some of them seriously, when a terrorist ploughed the car he was driving into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and then went on to stab a police officer on duty at the Houses of Parliament.[1] Sadly, one of the critically injured has since died. Just […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: March 25, 2017, 11:00 am
There has been a lot in the news recently about law. As soon as he got into office, President Trump started signing a series of ‘executive orders’ to put his campaign promises into practice. The executive order that has hit the headlines concerns the banning of any immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.[1] More of […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: February 25, 2017, 11:00 am
DEFYING GENDER ASSUMPTIONS: A COMMENTARY ON THE HAFTARAH TO B’SHALLACH Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah – LJ E-Bulletin, February 2017 The Torah portion, B’shallach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), includes a vignette about Miriam, the elder sister of Aaron and Moses. We read at Exodus 15: 20-21 that following the crossing of the Sea of Reeds and the song […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: February 9, 2017, 6:00 am
A ‘Reality TV’ star has become President of the United States. Is it a joke? When ‘President Trump’ was featured on ‘The Simpsons’ in the year 2000 the spectre was supposed to make us laugh – and perhaps also, to make us think… In an episode, entitled, ‘Bart to the Future’, Bart Simpson is subjected […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: January 28, 2017, 11:00 am
2016 was a very significant year for the Jews of Sussex, as we celebrated the 250th anniversary of Brighton Jewry – and 2017 is set to be even more significant for Jews throughout the world, as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration (https://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_Balfour_Declaration). On 2 November 2017, Lord Balfour wrote a letter […]
Author: Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Posted: January 1, 2017, 6:00 am

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