What’s in a name, Judah.

Chanukah is coming! But what Chanukah is about?

Well, to properly understand Chanukah, it’s helpful to properly understand this week’s Torah portion.

And to properly understand this week’s Torah portion, it is helpful to focus on an apparent digression.

To begin with, this week’s Torah…

Ho pensato che si potrebbe fare una antologia dei migliori giochi di parole di Franco Levi, ma come si fa a scegliere. “Ho un testicolo, un piccolo testo”. “Il reverendo Mooni Ovadia”. “Kofi Onan”…

Lampi di genio che ricorderemo tra venti, trenta anni quando sarà affievolito, o forse scomparso, il…

A few days ago I received a really interesting question. I have been asked which blessing a Jew has to say when seeing a garbage truck.

The question may sound theoretical. But only if you have been away over the last two weeks, yet probably the smell of it has…

Adon Olam, Lord of the universe, here we are: Your people, the Jews.

Like every year, we congregate, some of us virtually, some other in synagogues, real places. Like every year, we grab a prayer book; we try to remember the prayer. Like every year, we recognise the melodies; and…

September 11, 2001, was a beautiful sunny day in Milan. Like every morning, I was in the library of my university, busy with my PhD dissertation.

I’m not sure how I realised that people were leaving the reading room.

Internet wasn’t a big thing in Italy back then. Still, there…

This year’s Rosh ha Shanah is different. Some of us today are at home in front of the computer. Others are here in shul. That is quite a strange arrangement; we never had anything similar before. To be honest, we are experimenting.

Each of us knows someone who is or…

Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo, PhD

I’m that Zionist Rabbi your friends warned you about. You find me at the largest synagogue in Sussex, UK. Keep the candle burning (cit).

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