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Chief Rabbi’s Dvar Torah

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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 Balak

There were nearly four paragraphs of the Shema. The Gemarah in Mesechet Brachot (12) tells us that originally, our sages wanted to add a fourth...

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 Shelach Lecha

People are like trees. This is a message we can derive from this week’s Parasha of Shelach Lecha. Moshe was sending the 12 spies into...

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...

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