Companions: God Speed Columbia

I wrote this poem 14 years ago to commemorate the lost of the Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew; today, the anniversary of the disaster, seems a good time to share it with you.

The Desirous Eve – Part 3

In Part 1, I discussed the Partnership Minyan (PM), the factors that I believe might fuel orthodox opposition, and the motivations that encourage participation. In Part 2, I shared some of the formative religious experience of my early life. In this final part, I’ll discuss my spiritual journey to, and experience within, PM. The Bible […]

The Desirous Eve – Part 2

As we all know, it can be difficult to understand another person’s perspective, particularly if your experience in the same environment has been different. In this deeply personal post, I invite you to look through my eyes, and share in some of the formative religious experiences of my early life.

The Desirous Eve – Part 1

This is the first of a series of three blog posts. In this first instalment, I’m going to introduce the Partnership Minyan (PM), the motivation to participate, and the factors that I believe might fuel opposition to it. The second part, which I will post next week, will reveal some of the formative experiences which shaped my Jewish identity. The third and final part, which I will post in two weeks’ time, will describe my ongoing spiritual journey and my experience within PM.

Wink at the Moon

Today we live in a world without Neil Armstrong. When he died on 25th August 2012, his spirit left the planet for the second and final time. His family have asked that when we look up at the Moon, we wink, and think of him.

Preparing to get Alzheimer’s

I saw this on TED talks and wanted to share it with you; it’s very moving, but also thought provoking. We’re all getting older, and thanks to advances in medical science, we are tending to live longer. This means that diseases that in the past would have cut our lives short can now be treated, […]