The “State” of Hashem in Our World

  By Rabbi Moshe Taragin for Rosh Hashanah "All of humanity pass before You as sheep.. ". On Rosh Hashanah, Hashem reviews all human behavior, scrutinizes...

Moving and Meaningful Tisha B’Av programme Whitefield Community Kollel in their new home, Shomrei...

Sunday Tisha B’Av saw a well-attended day long programme offered at Shomrei Hadas Shul Prestwich by Whitefield Community Kollel. In the day’s programme, led by...

Donkeygate

  by Rabbi Moshe Taragin A lot was at stake. We were perched to enter the promised land, launch Jewish history, and assemble the kingdom...

Naso, a brave new world

The drama of a nazir illustrates our delicate interface with the physical world which surrounds us. God crafted us as spiritual creatures- more angel...

Parshat Bechukotai: what drives history?

Our sedra contains the tochacha, a whole litany of curses that will befall the Jewish People should they turn away from a life of...

Parshat Behar: is the Torah speaking economics?

What is the Torah’s take on economics? The laws of Shemittah and Yovel perhaps tell us. Every seven years was to be a “Shabbat of...

Torah reading: why specify the obvious?

Lineage The sidra begins, "Say to the kohanim the descendants of Aaron". The definition of the kohanim as descending from Aaron seems too obvious to...

The changing tides of the Omer

Jews experience time very deeply. Different stages of our calendar are suited for different religious experiences. During the forty days leading up to Yom...

Sefiras Ha’omer: Achieving the impossible

Imagine a teenager lying on a grassy field, gazing into the night sky. As he stares up at the stars, he thinks to himself,...

Parshat Kedoshim: what is holiness?

What does the term kedusha mean? What is holiness? In what way is God holy, and how are we meant to copy it? Many...

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