Wednesday 26 February 2020

Vayeitei: The Value of a Work Ethic

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin Prior to fleeing his murderous brother, Ya’akov’s life was peaceful and serene. He reveled in the “tents” of study exploring God’s...

Psalm 121

We arrive at quite possibly the most famous psalm of the whole book of Tehillim. ‘Esah einai el heharim, meayin yavo ezri. Ezri ma’im Hashem...

Ask the Rabbi – Jewish view on Abortion

Dear Rabbi What is the Jewish view on abortion? My sister is pregnant and was recently informed that her baby will be severely disabled with...

Tehillim – Psalm 119

Two weeks ago we came across the shortest psalm in all of Tehillim with just two verses, and now we come across the longest...

Ask The Rabbi

A Catholic in Limbo Dear Rabbi I am a 41-year old South African, married with 7 children under age 16; we come from an intensely devout...

Ask The Rabbi – Is Richard Wagner Forboden?

Is Richard Wagner Forboden? Dear Rabbi I am a big fan of classical music. I recently went to an opera featuring Richard Wagner’s music. When I...

Emerging From the Waters Reborn

Imagine you wake up in a hospital bed with amnesia, and haven't the foggiest clue who you are. You try to recall your most...

Cyber-Towers of Modern Bavel

Sadly, an entire planet had suffered total moral collapse and was tragically annihilated by the violent waters of the flood. Noach’s world disappears and...

Sh’mini Atzeret & Simchat Torah features

IT ISN’T PURIM In popular thinking Simchat Torah is a sort of Purim, a day for carnival jollification. But the popular view is wrong. Simchat Torah...

Breishit: Repairing Humpty Dumpty

Around twenty five years ago, on Shabbat Breishit, I attended a Friday night talk of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l prior to Ma’ariv prayers. These...

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