Wednesday 21 August 2019

Walking, standing & sitting – Vayeshev

THE OLDEST BROTHER In the Biblical panoply, Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son, is not one of the leading lights. He played a significant role in the fate...

Tehillim – Psalm 52

When King David was forced to flee from his father in law King Saul, he hid with Achimelech the Kohen. Doeg, his once friend...

Tehilim Psalm 43

In this week’s Psalm, King David asks Hashem to champion his cause and avenge him against the nations who are ‘without kindness.’ Rabbi Hirsch...

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...

Tehillim Psalm 42

This tehillim is for a refuah shelema for Michoel ben Fruma Leah We start the second book of Tehillim with an interesting expression. “Lamnatzeach...

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...

Ask the Rabbi – Abortion

ABORTION Q. Does Judaism permit abortions? A. Judaism regards children as a blessing and procreation as a religious and moral obligation. Through children, a couple cements their...

LECH LECHA BY RABBI M TARAGIN

A popular hobby in Israel, and one which bridges many different societal sectors, is a hike through the land, otherwise known as a ‘tiyul’....

AMALEK – Our perennial foe

Rabbi Saunders This week is Parshat Zachor- the second of the “Arbah Parshiot.” We read a short but powerful piece from the  Book of Devarim...

Parshat Va’etchanan

The Ten Commandments are made up of five pairs. Usually, when it comes to the Decalogue, which of course, we will be reading this Shabbat...

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