Saturday 29 February 2020

Ask the Rabbi – Separation, Superstion and Sports on Shabbat

To Divorce or Not To Divorce? Dear Rabbi My wife and I have a terrible relationship. We are fighting and screaming all the time. I think...

Parshat Korach

What made Korach do something so crazy? Even the most egotistically minded person would have realised that his revolt against people who had been appointed...

Thoughts on the Parshah

BY Rabbi Aryeh zev Saunders In chapter 13 verse 16 Moshe changes Joshua’s name from Hoshea to Yehoshua by adding an extra letter, Vav. Rashi...

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...

Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah: Emor

In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi explains how the Omer can act as our own personal treasure hunt. Continuity and accuracy are...

Parshat Vayetze

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi ponders the question: why are we compared to dust? Why are we compared to dust? In Parashat Vayetzei...

Ask The Rabbi – Are We Born Into Sin?

Are We Born Into Sin? Dear Rabbi, I quote your answer in reply to Robin who asked this question first: "Judaism forcefully rejects this and believes that...

Bilam’s Lessons of Jewish History

Bilam and Balak’s conspiracy to halt the Jewish advance dominates most of parshat Balak even though the story could easily have been summarized in a few brief verses. Bilam’s prophecies are included, in part, because...

Tehillim Psalm 23

This week’s Psalm is the well know song we sing every Shabbat, before Kabbalat Shabbat and during seuda shalishit. ‘Hashem Roey Lo Echsar’ -...

Parshat Vayeshev

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi asks what it was that caused the waters to part. What did the sea see? In Psalm 114,...

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