18 years ago, LSJS received a fax with a very exciting message: Susi Bradfield’s 70th birthday was on the horizon, and her family wanted to mark the occasion with a unique gift, a donation in her name to support greater opportunities for women in Jewish Education. As luck would have it, I had recently come… Continue reading Welcome
Rabbi Sacks contributes the final post on this pop-up blog: a moving tribute to Susi Bradfield z'l on her 10th yarhzeit.
Tamra Wright shares a brief dvar torah based on the writings of the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.
Flora Frank considers the different names for the Festival of Shavuot, and links this to a moving tribute to Susi Bradfield z'l.
Rachelle Shintag looks at the spiritual significance of the number 50, and the link between the Yovel and Sefirat HaOmer.
Nina Robinson and Naomi Newman explore commentaries on the Book of Ruth, focusing on the role of Naomi in the biblical story, and her journey from silence to powerful and meaningful speech.
Eve Freiberger introduces a special prayer to be recited on Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan, and highlights some interesting 19th-century publications that she came across in the LSJS library in the course of her research.
To mark the 40th day of the Omer, Esther Livingstone consider some of the many significant 40's in Jewish tradition, and suggests that the different examples are united through the theme of transformation.
Tammy Youngerwood looks at the key themes of Psalm 122 and their connection with Jerusalem Day.
Sandy Littman delves into the tradition of the 36 righteous people for whose sake the world continues to exist.
Michali Belovski discusses the famous age-related milestones in Pirkei Avot, and gives us all a bracha on her birthday.