Jan
05

Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet: David becomes King

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.

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Jan
03

IS YOUR SPOUSE REALLY A DEMON?

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?

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Dec
20
Jul
12

ORDINATION CEREMONY
EMBRACES A CHANGED WORLD

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.

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Aug
26

British Library’s new exhibition

Ahead of the opening of the British Library’s new exhibition, Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word, Jewish Renaissance’s Arts Editor Judi Herman explored it via a virtual private view. There she met Cassy Sachar, librarian at Leo Baeck College

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Jul
31

Leo Baeck College – ORDINATION 2020 – video

Leo Baeck College presents the Ceremony of Ordination (Semicha) 2020. We are so excited to share with you this brief video encapsulating the highlights of our socially distanced ordination service that took place on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London.

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Jun
22

We are delighted to share this Jewish Chronicle article about Rabbi Mati Kirschenbaum

Mati Kirschenbaum will be the Progressive movement’s first rabbi to grow up in post-Communist Poland: www.thejc.com/community/community-news    
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May
28

Rabbis Re-inventing Judaism in COVID-19 podcast

We are very pleased to share this “Rabbis Re-inventing Judaism in COVID-19” podcast with the LBC community

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