Monday 20 September 2021

Too Much or Too Little ?

The mighty fall fast and fall hard! Parshat Behaalotecha begins by showcasing a a confident nation, primed to enter to land of destiny and...

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...

Parshat Noach

You don’t have to be famous in order to leave a great legacy. Parashat Noach commences with the headline ‘Eileh Toldot Noach’, These are the...

Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah : Parshat Tazria Metzora

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK6NE8tlQ2w In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi discusses the meaning of “Yom Ha’atzmaut”. The term Yom Ha’atzmaut is taken from the root ‘Etzem’,...

Chief Rabbi Dvar Torah: Behar – Bechukotai

More than one million names of Shoah victims are not known to us. I find this to be so heart-breaking. Entire families were wiped...

Torah reading: Acharei Mot

IT ALL ADDS UP A major portion of this week's sidra recurs in the Torah readings on Yom Kippur morning and afternoon since it describes...

Speak up and speak out for those who live in the shadow of Haman

By Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence As we get ready for Purim we are reminded of the villainy of Haman, who proclaimed that a certain people was...

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...

Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah : Parshat Vayikra

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi explains why we must invest in our teachers. https://youtu.be/O_TxeSSJ4iI The leftovers of the ‘Mincha’ offering were to...

Oz Torah from Rabbi Apple

Torah readings: Tazria-M'tzora DISEASE IN ANCIENT JERUSALEM Contagious disease is a central feature of the Torah readings this Shabbat. Strangely the disease did not spread in Temple...

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