Thursday 16 August 2018

Tisha B’Av

It is forbidden to study Torah. This is one of the surprising Halachot of the fast day of Tisha B’Av, which we will be...

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an anniversary; it’s the day on which Moshe came down from Mount Sinai on the second occasion. You’ll recall how, on...

Tehillim – Psalm 50

This week’s Psalm finishes the book that many people recite for Monday. As well as splitting the Tehillim into portions for each day of...

Tehillim – Psalm 51

This week, we start the chapters of Tehillim that are said each Tuesday by people who follow the weekly cycle. If you don’t currently...

Nach Review: Yehoshua Chapter 3

Yehoshua gets up early in the morning, and the Jewish people journeyed from Shittim and arrived at the Jordan River. After three days, the...

Prayer perspectives

The Amidah in numbers Looking closely at the Amidah allows us to see how numbers are at the root of the fabric that weaves together...

Tehillim – Psalm 36

In this week’s Psalm, King David explores the topic of sin and how it entices man by luring him in. “Neum pesha larasha, bkerev...

There’s no place like home

Rabbi Malcolm Herman Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz articulated this famous phrase in those final scenes of this classic film. It took me years to...

Tehillim Psalm 14

In this week’s Psalm, King David reflects on a world where degraded people deny Hashem exists and therefore, they persecute Israel, thinking that they...

Tehillim Psalm 27

This Psalm is one of the most famous across Tehillim, as we recite it each morning after Shacharit from the beginning of Elul, until...

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