In this first session, Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh looks at the life and achievements of renowned Liberal Jewish leader Rabbi John Rayner. Rabbi Dr Charles H Middleburgh has lectured at Leo Baeck College since 1984. His research interests are focused on Liturgy, Animal Iconography in illuminated medieval […]
The Book of Samuel is one of the masterpieces of world literature. While the overall story can be read and appreciated in translation, the full richness and subtleties of the narrative deserve spending time with the Hebrew text.
Marriages between humans and demons are not unheard of in Jewish tradition. From Queen Sheba in Midrash to the Ashkenazi medieval Mayse vom Worms, to the modern-day British Neil Gaiman’s Lucifer. Jews have always asked themselves if indeed they married the devil’s spawn, or is it all just in their heads?
Our rabbinic ordination took place on Sunday across four synagogues and three countries in the College’s first ever international, live broadcast ceremony. Click here to see the film of our first international ordination. Please share the link with your family and friends.