Parshat Vayera

How do we explain the incongruous nature of the blessings at a brit milah? At a circumcision the mohel makes the bracha: ‘al hamila’...

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,...

Parashat Va’era

Importance is just a figment of our imagination. In Parashat Va’era, on the eve of the redemption of our people, we have a long list...

Parshat Chayei Sarah

From Eliezer we learn, G-d helps those who live their entire life in order to help others. Our sages teach, Gadol Sichatam Shel Avdei Avot...

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...

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’,...

Parashat Vayigash

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi asks how we can maximise the opportunity of every day. How many days old are you? This sounds...

Parshat Toledot

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi explains why Yitzchak is the embodiment of continuity and stability. ‘The son of his father and the...

The Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah : Parshat Terumah

http://chiefrabbi.org/article/dvar-torah-parashat-terumah/   In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi teaches us that when we master the art of giving, we receive in return. At the...

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...

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