Israeli Mizrahi musicians reclaim centre stage

Musicians Djamchid and her husband Gilad Vaknin are third-generation Mizrahi Jews, whose families came to Israel not from Europe but from the Middle East and north Africa. The music they seek to reinterpret, through their group Ecoute, is what their parents and grandparents once listened to in cities across the …

Maccabeats Chanukah song 2015

Latke Recipe is the latest Chanukah song from the Maccabeats The Maccabeats will be performing in London in Trafalgar Square on 10th December. https://youtu.be/fg51la8Yayc

Why I Am A Jew

“The deepest question any of us can ask is: Who am I? To answer it we have to go deeper than, Where do I live? or What do I do? The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself that question and knew the answer had to …

L’Shana Tova

A sweet and happy year. Here’s The Fountainheads singing ‘Dip Your Apple In The Honey’… http://www.youtube.com/embed/FlcxEDy-lr0 No apples, pomegranates, babies, or smartphones were harmed in the filming of this video. Please don’t feed babies honey. Vocals: Yoav Hoze, Shani Lachmish, Ahava Katzin, Tal Ginzburg, Reuven Katz, and Amit Ben Atar. …

Rabbi Sacks: Religion not the primary cause of violence and war

The rise of militant Islam has been accompanied by an upturn in reports of anti-Semitic incidents across Europe. The murder of four Jews in a Paris supermarket on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo attacks was the grimmest example of this. The former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, believes that …

To be free, you have to let go of hate

Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on North Africa & the Middle East http://youtu.be/vM60ndnKOz8 “….I and the great majority of the Jewish people care deeply about the future of the Palestinians. We want Palestinian children, no less than Israeli children, to have a future of peace, prosperity, freedom and hope. Which is …

Confronting Violence in the Name of God

Many conflicts claim to be in the name of God. Rabbi Lord Sacks, as Professor of Law, Ethics & the Bible, reflects on how we might challenge this situation and confront the violence, and do so in the name of God.

BelsizeLIVE

Belsize Square Synagogue now broadcasts their Shabbat and Festival Services live via the internet. For those whose observance and tradition allows, this brings the ability to be a part of synagogue life. The webcasts are aimed at those for whom physical attendance is difficult, whether that be age, infirmity or …

VIDEO: Installation of new Sephardi Leader

Watch Rabbi Joseph Dweck’s address at his installation as Senior Rabbi to the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation, September 21st 2014 at Bevis Marks Synagogue, London. The Emeritus Spiritual Head of Bevis Marks Synagogue, Rabbi Abraham Levy, hailed Rabbi Dweck as “exciting, learned and tolerant”. http://youtu.be/oHvH1T5Q_ds Rabbi Dweck is American …