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My Hebrew Word: Sha-lach – Watch your step

The word ‘shalach’ means to send. It appears in many forms. In the transitive form [Shi-lach] means ‘to cause something to go’. As a noun [Sha-li-ach] means ‘a messenger’. With so many different meanings it is no surprise that it...

Posted on 22 February 2017, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Mishpatim

Today’s parashah contains a three-word verse, “mekhashefah lo tehayeh” – “You shall not allow a witch to live”. The meaning seems both clear and brutal – witches are to be killed. And indeed, seemingly on the back of these three...

Posted on 22 February 2017, By Daniel Oppenheimer
Noam Summer Camp

Me: “Please don’t make me go, I don’t know anyone! I’m going to hate it! I promise I will pay you the money back.”Mum: “Stop worrying, you are going to have the best time.”A conversation I can remember clearly from our family...

Posted on 15 February 2017, By Amiel Cohen

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