Jewish resources

This page contains Jewish resources and sermons wot I have done:

 

Date Venue Occasion Title Reference
27.08.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Eikev The Heartless Hotline and the everlasting clothes [5776] GW Serm 1
01.09.16 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The Creation: from midrash to Milton Jones
02.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Erev Rosh Hashanah Returning and not returning [5777] GW Serm 1
06.10.16 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The tenth day is the Day of Atonement
11.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Kol Nidre The sins we have committed [5777] GW Serm 2
12.10.16 Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Yom Kippur Moses over our shoulder [5777] GW Serm 3
08.11.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Opening thought for a Council meeting An Election Day Prayer
14.12.16 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and learn: Parashat Vayishlach A reunion: Esau’s kiss
25.12.16 [yes really] Limmud Conference Session Politics from the pulpit: religious leaders, electioneering and the law
25.12.16 [ditto] Limmud Conference Session Just William and the Jews: William and the Nasties, a 1935 tale withdrawn from publication…
19.01.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class After-effects of the Holocaust on the Jewish people
02.02.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Tree wise men: Tu Bishvat and Jewish environmentalism
09.02.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Beshalach Give us a wave: miracles and fear at the Red Sea
02.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Terumah Mishkan Meccano: building a curiosity in the desert
15.03.17 Leo Baeck College Presentation for rabbinic admissions interview The tension of security and welcoming (speaking notes only)
23.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Vayakheil-P’kudei Have synagogue building projects always been this complicated?!
25.03.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Kabbalat Torah class Anti-Semitism or No Anti-Semitism? (ask participants to stand on one side of room if they think the example is anti-Semitic, and the opposite side if it’s not)
20.04.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Sh’mini When is a commandment not a commandment?
27.04.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Tazria Lunch’n’Leprosy
04.05.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Jus in disputatio: Jewish ethics of debate
07.05.17 Westminster Synagogue Westminster Chai day of Israel learning ‘No contradiction’: Judaism and democracy in the Israeli Supreme Court
18.05.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Shavuot
31.05.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Shavuot The King’s Day Off (featuring a Belgian fairy-tale what I wrote) [5777] GW Serm 4
01.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Naso Pinky promises and Unbreakable Vows
08.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Behalotecha Whinging about garlic
29.06.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Chukat Moses rocks on
13.07.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Lunch and Learn: Parashat Pinchas Zelophechad’s daughters and the You-turn
13.07.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Tisha b’Av versus the summer
29.07.17 York Liberal Jewish Community (Scarborough) Sermon Devarim The Israelites and the Rising Pyramid- or, Captains Who Sing [5777] GW Serm 5
19.08.17 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Re’eh Of mages and sages [5777] GW Serm 6
21.09.17 Stevenage Liberal Synagogue Sermon Rosh Hashanah Whose ram is it anyway? [5778] GW Serm 1
29.09.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Kol Nidre Forgiveness not forgetfulness [5778] GW Serm 2
19.10.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Moses’s staff problems: a look at Jews and miracles
21.10.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon No’ach The missing instruction [5778] GW Serm 3
23.10.17 My own twisted sense of humour Banter Leyning The Ning Nang Nong
02.11.17 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Vayeira Between the wolves and the angels
16.11.17 Leo Baeck College Discussion activity for Parashat Tol’dot Will the Jewry please stand?[featuring the Fraud Act 2006]
16.11.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class The end of days (and a very naughty boy)
18.11.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Tol’dot (at the annual interfaith civic service) The tolerance of the womb [5778] GW Serm 4
01.12.17 Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue Magazine article Aharon Barak – the prophet who kept society faithful to itself
12.12.17 Rene Cassin Contribution to Torah commentary Human rights advocates walk in Joseph’s footsteps
14.12.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Are we what we eat? Kashrut in the modern world
16.12.17 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Miketz (b’nei mitzvah) The fat cows of rededication [5778] GW Serm 5
24.12.17 Limmud Festival Session Konrad Morgen and Izzy Einstein: two fanatics for justice
28.12.17 Limmud Festival Session How Moses invented freedom of information
13.01.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Va’eira The Prosecutor v Moses ben-Amram [5778] GW Serm 6
18.01.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Smashing the tablets: Moses on trial
10.02.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Mishpatim On Hasselling the judiciary [5778] GW Serm 7
15.02.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Why aren’t rabbis called priests?
17.02.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Terumah The other Heaven [5778] GW Serm 8
03.03.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Ki Tisa Death threats and melting mobs [5778] GW Serm 9
08.03.18 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Vayekhel-Pekudei The first annual report
15.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Clifford’s Tower commemoration Imagining the events of 1190 [5778] GW Serm 10
15.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class What does a Jewish state really look like?
17.03.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Vayikra Breaking the spiral [5778] GW Serm 11
24.03.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Tzav Everything feels small [5778] GW Serm 12
31.03.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Pesach Which story do you prefer? [5778] GW Serm 13
19.04.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Independence day or disaster? Different narratives to 1948
21.04.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Acharei Mot The Kutonet Museum [5778] GW Serm 14
28.04.18 The Wimbledon Synagogue (Reform) Sermon Emor (Untitled)
19.05.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Shavuot A Tale of Ten Commandments [5778] GW Serm 15
09.06.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Sh’lach L’cha The wilderness of mirrors [5778] GW Serm 16
16.06.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Sermon Korach Moses and Korach play The Dozens [5778] GW Serm 17
12.07.18 Leo Baeck College D’var Torah: Matot-Masei The passengers speak up
19.07.18 York Liberal Jewish Community Judaism 101 class Shabbat
11.08.18 Finchley Progressive Synagogue Sermon Re’eh The bats have a ball [5778] GW Serm 18
18.08.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Shoftim I thought Oz was a terrible beast! [5778] GW Serm 19
08.09.18 Wimbledon Synagogue Sermon Nitzavim Torah without borders [5778] GW Serm 20
09, 10.09.18 South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community; and Isle of Wight Jewish Society Sermon Rosh Hashanah The year of the slightly-closed ears [5779] GW Serm 1
18.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Kol Nidre Judge Judaism [5779] GW Serm 2
19.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Yom Kippur morning Matir Asurim [5779] GW Serm 3
19.09.18 Beit Klal Yisrael Sermon Yom Kippur afternoon Choose life (and/ or death) [5779] GW Serm 4

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