I didn’t buy many singles as a lad. Those I bought I still have, and of those my very favourite is “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals. I’ve never been keen on the harsh twang of electric guitars, so the soaring strings on this vinyl disc grabbed me. The girl groups of the sixties… Continue reading PHIL SPECTOR (1939 – 2021)
WHO PUT THE CHIPS WITH THE FISH? These you may eat of all that in the waters; whatever has fins and scales in the water, in the seas and in the rivers, them you may eat. (Leviticus 11:6) We remember the fish, which we used to eat back in Egypt for free! (Numbers 11: 5)… Continue reading DID JEWS IN ENGLAND FIRST PUT FISH AND CHIPS TOGETHER?
There are many ways you can become homeless – eviction, domestic violence, mental illness, alcoholism. In my two years working in Emergency Housing at Hammersmith and Fulham Council I saw them all. But the worst by far was fire. People who lose their homes through fire suffer major trauma just from shock, and then in… Continue reading Fire at Grenfell Tower
BACK TO ISRAEL IN WONDERLAND ACHAREI-MOT 5776 – Saturday 30th April 2016 Sermon delivered by Rabbi Michael Hilton, Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community © Michael Hilton 2016 The most moving moment of my week came as a surprise. I was on my way home from Kol Chai on Tuesday afternoon and listening to the… Continue reading AFTER HILLSBOROUGH
For the sin of silence, For the sin of indifference, For the secret complicity of the neutral, For the closing of borders, For the washing of hands, For the crime of indifference, For the sin of silence, For the closing of borders, For all that was done, For all that was not done, Let there… Continue reading DEALING WITH THE NAZIS