Wednesday 20 November 2019

Tehillim – Psalm 119

Two weeks ago we came across the shortest psalm in all of Tehillim with just two verses, and now we come across the longest...

Ask The Rabbi

A Catholic in Limbo Dear Rabbi I am a 41-year old South African, married with 7 children under age 16; we come from an intensely devout...

Ask The Rabbi – Is Richard Wagner Forboden?

Is Richard Wagner Forboden? Dear Rabbi I am a big fan of classical music. I recently went to an opera featuring Richard Wagner’s music. When I...

Emerging From the Waters Reborn

Imagine you wake up in a hospital bed with amnesia, and haven't the foggiest clue who you are. You try to recall your most...

Cyber-Towers of Modern Bavel

Sadly, an entire planet had suffered total moral collapse and was tragically annihilated by the violent waters of the flood. Noach’s world disappears and...

Sh’mini Atzeret & Simchat Torah features

IT ISN’T PURIM In popular thinking Simchat Torah is a sort of Purim, a day for carnival jollification. But the popular view is wrong. Simchat Torah...

Breishit: Repairing Humpty Dumpty

Around twenty five years ago, on Shabbat Breishit, I attended a Friday night talk of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l prior to Ma’ariv prayers. These...

Preserving National Identity

Parshat Ki Teitzei presents a seemingly harsh set of guidelines for inclusion within the Jewish people. Marriage is strictly limited to pedigreed Jews and,...

Torah reading: Ki Tetzei

WAYS & WARS This week's reading contains much of the Jewish ethic of warfare, as does last week's. It tells us how to wage a war...

Ask The Rabbi – How To Treat A Convert

HOW TO TREAT A CONVERT Q. How should we treat a convert – to Judaism, and away from Judaism? A. The convert to Judaism must be...

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