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This is the website of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi of New North London Synagogue and Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism.


Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is Rabbi of New North London Synagogue and Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism. More


Jonathan Wittenberg’s latest books including Walking With The Light, The Silence Of Dark Water and The Eternal Journey. More


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  • How our prayers may be answered this New Year - read my blog ahead of Rosh Hashanah: https://t.co/Zr5pzNFQBk

    Jonathan Wittenberg about 3 days ago
  • RT @MasortiJudaism: Shanah tovah! 🍯🍎 Watch Senior @RabbiWittenberg in conversation with @GordonBrown, sharing new year's greetings and talk…

    Jonathan Wittenberg about 4 days ago
  • ‘Nuclear wars can never be won and must never be fought:’ President Putin needs to understand this. He has no right… https://t.co/FQ8IcdnScr

    Jonathan Wittenberg about 5 days ago
  • My Queue to see the Queen: https://t.co/y887Y8Hury

    Jonathan Wittenberg about 10 days ago
  • Such a moving & humbling privilege to be part of the chaplaincy in the queues paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth. An… https://t.co/aK0YMpKrnF

    Jonathan Wittenberg about 11 days ago

Latest blog posts

How our prayers may be answered this New Year

‘You stand, all of you, before the Sovereign your God,’ thus opens the Torah portion which we always read on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. For what shall we pray as we stand before God on these Holy Days, the New Year, the Ten Days of Return and Yom Kippur? The world is faced by grave dangers: President Putin’s evil

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The Queue to see the Queen

Yesterday I joined the chaplaincy to the miles-long queue of people waiting to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. It was a moving and humbling privilege. Have you been queueing long? ‘Yes, but it’s worth it, isn’t it? I have to show my respect. And you? ‘Not really. If she can serve her country for seventy years, I

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A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

These are days not just of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth ll, but of a sorrow which touches us communally and personally. The Queen has always been there. In an age of instability, she symbolised stability; in an age of insecurity, she represented safety. In an age which promotes me, my and self, she embodied public service. In an age

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