The Torah says, “Go for you from your land … and I will bless you and I will make your name great and you will be a blessing”.
Kuwait to Jerusalem
Mark Halawa grew up as a Palestinian in Kuwait, and later discovered he was Jewish, after a chance encounter with a retired philosophy professor and an overwhelmingly powerful Shabbat experience reconnected him to his roots.
Challah Bake Poland
1 million challas is a number, 1 grandmother is a story...
I think cholent is a powerful symbol of the Jewish People. A mix of distinct, diverse ingredients, stewing together in a cosmic pot, each ingredient adding its own unique flavour to create something beautiful, of a piece and, frankly, delicious.
Shabbat with Springsteen
An encounter with the rock legend taught Jimmy Baron a lesson he’d never forget.
Shabbos can do that
And he did all this because Matthew Stevenson invited him for Shabbos, treating him as a fellow human being, worthy of kindness, made in the image of G-d.
“Go, leave your land, your birthplace and your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you.”
I’m done with doing
On Shabbos, I just am – and who I am is a spark of G-d. That’s the only kind of perfection I am ever going to reach and the only kind of perfection that I need.
One of my favourite things about Jerusalem is Shabbat...
Shabbat is humanity’s greatest source of renewable energy – the day that gives us the strength to keep on creating.
At the Kottel
A Hasid, a Yeshiva University alumnus and a South African backpacker whose Jewish identity was forged from Woody Allen films meet at the Western Wall. Their chance encounter “felt like a conversation between brothers that had begun thousands of years ago”.