Wednesday 18 October 2017

Tehillim Psalm 23

This week’s Psalm is the well know song we sing every Shabbat, before Kabbalat Shabbat and during seuda shalishit. ‘Hashem Roey Lo Echsar’ -...

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an anniversary; it’s the day on which Moshe came down from Mount Sinai on the second occasion. You’ll recall how, on...

Parashat Ha’azinu

Let’s make 5778 the year of the rope. This coming Shabbat in Parashat Ha’azinu which we will read on Shabbat Shuva, the Torah will declare...

Parshat Nitzavim – Vayelech

Why do Selichot always start on a Saturday night? This coming Motzei Shabbat in Ashkenazi circles we will be commencing our season of Selichot. Until medieval...

Tehillim Psalm 22

The deer is especially devoted to its mate, and indeed the animal enjoys much fame across Scripture! Many times they are referenced, such as...

Tehillim Psalm 21

This week’s Tehillim is in memory of Louise Haft On Rosh Hashanah, we spend the day in shul, acknowledging that Hashem is our King. With...

Parshat Ki Tavo

There is a punishment for not being happy. It’s in this week’s Parasha of Ki Tavo: the long list of the Klalot, the curses, of...

Tehillim Psalm 20

This week’s Tehillim is in memory of Ephraim Yitzchok ben Zev  - Dr Ephraim Jaffe z’l This week’s Psalm, is one that we say every...

Parshat Ki Tetze

A teacher’s mistake once caused a national catastrophe. This week’s Parasha of Ki Tetze gives us the Mitzvah, ‘Timche Et Zeicher Amalek Mitachat Hashamayim Lo...

Parashat Re’eh

Is the Torah speaking directly to me? This week’s Parasha commences with the words “Re’eh Anochi Noten Lifneichem Hayom Bracha U’klalah”, “See, (written in the...

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