Israel -The Vaccine Nation!

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt. As we enter 2021, we are hanging on by a thread The hospitals are at breaking point, the health workers are beyond exhaustion. The situation is bleak and grim, the lifeline everyone is pinning their hopesContinue reading “Israel -The Vaccine Nation!”

Behind the Face Mask what are we hiding?

Passing through Krakow airport on my return from an education trip to Auschwitz, there was a sight that I found particularly unsettling.  I remember staring at a group of Chinese tourists wearing masks. Having just learned that we were the last group to leave Birkenau as it was forced to close due to Covid,  IContinue reading “Behind the Face Mask what are we hiding?”

Racism- is that relevant to us?

The natural reaction that I think we all felt was utter revulsion as we heard the news from America of the murder of George Floyd and many of us watched the video.  But as the protest spread and the accusations of institutionalised racism and societal racism, I could not help but wonder what does thatContinue reading “Racism- is that relevant to us?”

Never just a number

Stories, rather than numbers, are where we can find rich meaning in life. The UK’s death toll has reached over 10,000 – in a little over 5 weeks. The sheer enormity of these numbers overwhelms each personal tragedy. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, the youngestContinue reading “Never just a number”