Director of Community Engagement...

I take a lot of inspiration from a community that I discovered quite by accident while I was living and studying in Israel — the CouchSurfing community. What is that, you ask? CouchSurfing is an online community of travellers who open their homes to fellow travellers. As a host and as a guest, I’ve welcomed and been welcomed by dozens of people from all around the world, some of whom I’ve developed lasting friendships with after sharing just a few days...

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D'var Torah for Parashat Acharei Mot

Parashat Acharei Mot is a difficult parashah to read - extensively legalistic, it is the part of the Torah that outlines one of the many prohibitions we find immoral today: the prohibition of man lying with man. And the Haftarah from Ezekiel which accompanies it portrays the prophet relaying God’s displeasure with Israel, which has fallen into sin, and outlines God’s proposed methods for cleansing his holy city Jerusalem: diaspora and the burning of its inhabitants.

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