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Tag Archives: Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community

Belief Matters … or Not? Passover: A Festival of Liberation

Passover by Eczebulun

It may be that, in some places in the world, there has been liberation and there is freedom. This year, I ask myself, “Exactly how may we understand the concepts of Liberation and Freedom in the context of the frantic flight of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees from their homeland because of the war raging in their land, destroying ...

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Shining Out Proudly in Chanukkah

Hanukkah candles lit in a gay Scottish home

Chanukkah has always had a special gay resonance for me, as a gay Jew and rabbi. It’s about lighting candles, to celebrate the ancient Jews winning their freedom from an oppressive empire that attempted to enforce religious and cultural uniformity. We start with one candle (plus a “servant” candle that lights the others) on the first night, and add one ...

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