Wednesday 19 June 2019

Ask The Rabbi – PESACH PRICE FIXING

PESACH PRICE FIXING Dear Rabbi I think you’ve been asked this before. Why are Pesach prices so much more expensive than kosher food throughout the rest...

Torah reading: Sh’mini

THE EIGHTH DAY After the Tabernacle was erected it was not until the eighth day that the Divine Presence was officially there (Rashi on Lev....

Ask The Rabbi – Is The Rabbi Moving On?

Is The Rabbi Moving On? Dear Rabbi There’s quite a wide rumour going around that you are being considered for a position on the London Beth...

Torah from Israel : Why is “Letter-Writing” so Important in the Megillah

As the miracle of Purim develops, letters play an important role in the unfolding drama. All told, five letters are composed and dispatched. The...

Ask The Rabbi – There’s No Place for Hate!

There’s No Place for Hate! Dear Rabbi A senior rabbi is alleged to have spoken on Shabbat and referred to the Dayanim of the London Beth Din...

Ask the Rabbi – SPACE TRAVEL

SPACE TRAVEL Q. Is space travel halachically permissible? A. It would seem from the T’nach that space is a prohibited realm: the heavens are "the heavens...

Torah reading: P’kudei

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME This Shabbat brings us to the end of the book of Sh’mot. Its final sidrot are full of minute architectural detail....

SHABBAT UK SPECIAL

Why Shabbat Candles? Dear Rabbi, I was attending a pre-Shabbat UK talk last week. I was amazed how many women don’t light the Shabbat candles. And...

Torah reading: Vayakhel

HOW TO MAKE AMENDS The tabernacle needed to be built, and the people came forward eagerly to participate in the work. Cloths and coverings were needed,...

Torah from Israel : Human Creativity and Religion

The epic project of constructing a mishkan was an unprecedented feat of human engineering and creativity. Instead of delivering a ready-made, heavenly prepared structure, G-d chose to empower humans...

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