Monday 23 April 2018

Parshat Vayishlach

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi wonders whether El Al is a suitable name for an airline. Is El Al a suitable name...

Tisha B’Av

It is forbidden to study Torah. This is one of the surprising Halachot of the fast day of Tisha B’Av, which we will be...

The Oscars Fiasco: A lesson

Rabbi Arnold Saunders I am not normally given to discussing the finer points of the Oscars! However, this year's Oscar ceremony made the front pages...

Tehilim – Psalm 41

This tehillim is in memory of Hayeled Yaakov Moshe ben HaRav Avraham This week’s Psalm is one of the chapters that we say when we...

Chanukah

In this week’s D’var Torah, the Chief Rabbi teaches that we learn from the festival of Chanukah that dedication and education must go hand...

Ask the Rabbi with Rabbi Schochet

How holy is your body? Dear Rabbi, My grandfather is critically ill and I just found out he has requested that he should be cremated. My...

Parshat Lech-Lecha

It isn’t just about the destination, the journey counts as well. At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, we have details of the epic journey...

Is all your food Kosher for Mercy?

By Rabbi Arnold Saunders Are you ready for the Festival of Mercy? What!?- you have never heard of the festival of Mercy? Let me explain.....

Tehillim Psalm 32

This week’s Tehillim is lilui nishmat Zelda bat Shoshana This week’s Psalm is one of the Tehillim that one says if they are looking for...

There’s no place like home

Rabbi Malcolm Herman Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz articulated this famous phrase in those final scenes of this classic film. It took me years to...

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