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This last month has been a full and active four weeks, as the Jewish Community have journeyed through the Festivals of the New Year, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles and Simchat Torah – the joy of dancing with the Torah Scrolls.

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For just over a year our church of St Peter’s in Aldborough Hatch has had a team of ladies who have volunteered their time and efforts to make our Community Memorial Garden a truly beautiful place to sit and enjoy a little peace and quiet.

So we head into autumn and winter with the prime minister’s recommendation that we “search for the hero inside ourselves” ringing in our ears.

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Thank God, one of the most beautiful things about my age now is that I’m in the departure lounge waiting for my flight call.

The ongoing failure to run a proper test, track and isolate system has left our country with one of the worst excess death rates in Europe and facing one of the worst economic downturns of any of the world’s advanced economies.

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The old testament prophet Habakkuk’s expression of faith and confidence in God give us pause for thought.

Monday, September 7, I’m sitting on my doorstep waiting for my sister to put her school shoes on.

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September 10 marked World Suicide Prevention Day, which serves as an important reminder of the upset and difficulty associated with suicide.

The shake-up to the planning regulation proposed by the government will – like all “shake-ups” – need to be carefully considered, as it could have significant consequences for communities such as ours.

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Many of us are reading, listening and watching news reports around what’s happening with the coronavirus and can’t help but feel unsettled and fearful by what we hear.

Education has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds in recent weeks.

We’ve been in lockdown now for over five months.

In recent weeks, we have seen students locally and nationally getting their results in extraordinary circumstances having been unable to sit exams.

A rabbi is neither a priest nor a prophet. He (or she) is just a teacher.

Families in Redbridge know the value of education.

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With under a month to go, young people are preparing to go back to school.

As the coronavirus pandemic seems to show no sign of abating and the worldwide death toll creeps ominously to one million, it becomes increasingly clear that this new way of life will become the norm.

Humanist couples have long been denied a basic human right afforded to religious couples – the right to seal their marriage vows according to their own beliefs and values.

After a horrendous year of record crime in 2019, lockdown saw the number of some offences fall for the first time in years.

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