Parashat Re’eh

Is the Torah speaking directly to me? This week’s Parasha commences with the words “Re’eh Anochi Noten Lifneichem Hayom Bracha U’klalah”, “See, (written in the...

Parashat Beha’alotecha – How long should a prayer take?

The Gemarah in Mesechet Brachot (34a) tells us of a story of a Tefillah, a prayer service, which was taking place in the Beit...

Parshat Matot-Masei

Rabbi Zecharia ben Avkulas was responsible for the destruction of our Temple. Who was this Rabbi and why was such a suggestion given? During these...

Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah : Parshat Ki Tisa

In Parashat Ki Tisa, after the sin of the golden calf, Hashem declared his intention to destroy our people. Moshe, on behalf of the...

Parshat Ki Tavo

There is a punishment for not being happy. It’s in this week’s Parasha of Ki Tavo: the long list of the Klalot, the curses, of...

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...

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...

Parshat Vayishlach

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi wonders whether El Al is a suitable name for an airline. Is El Al a suitable name...

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,...

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...

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