Sukkot is the festival of rejoicing, in its days Jews commemorate G-d’s guardianship of the Jewish people when they sojourned in the desert (Leviticus 23:43). Read more
It is strange but true that Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, receives only a brief mention in the Bible (Leviticus 16.29) - yet today it is considered one of the most important Jewish festivals, certainly if measured by attendance, when many synagogues have to hold overflow services to cater for all who come.Read more
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts in the evening of 6 September this year, and lasts till the evening of 8 September. It ushers in the Ten ‘Days of Awe’, which continue until the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and constitute the high point of the Jewish year. Read more
Tisha B’Av translates literally to the ninth of the Hebrew calendar month of Av, the date upon which the calamities it marks are said to have fallen, sometimes centuries apart. Read more
In my role as poet in residence for CCJ, I have been privileged to meet Robyn Donnelly, a student of English and Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University, whose final year dissertation is a selection of poems exploring the intersection of her Roman Catholic upbringing and her lesbian identity. Read more
To open CCJ's Transforming Intolerance Conference Poet-In-Residence Hannah Stone presented a new poem on the theme 'fearfully and wonderfully made' from Psalm 139
‘Tell us a story,’ you begged.
‘I’ll paint you a picture,’ I said.
Can these bones live…Read more
The CCJ virtual study tour of 2021 was and is a journey into the labyrinthine depths of religious and political pathways in the land of Israel/Palestine. Read more
So it was “us” and “them” on the CCJ Israel Palestine Study Tour. But in the most helpful way.
Let me explain...Read more