Purim: Our Existential Battle Against Amalek

As we encounter Purim, let us delve deeper into the unique spiritual and existential battle that the Jewish People must continue to wage against...

Tehillim 148

This week’s psalm brings us within touching distance of the end of Tehillim. It is one of the most all encompassing psalms in the whole...

Reflections on the passing of Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu zt”l

By Rabbi Jeremy Conway  Somehow it was my great zechus to become a zanav l’aroyos – “a tail to lions” and in particular to the...

Parshat Bechukotai: what drives history?

Our sedra contains the tochacha, a whole litany of curses that will befall the Jewish People should they turn away from a life of...

Tehillim – Psalm 56

Very often when a person’s situation seems completely hopeless, he will lose all hope and utterly despair. However King David did not lose any...

Israel Is Not a Start-up Nation

Rabbi Moshe Taragin What happens when grand visions meet harsh realities? For hundreds of years, the land of Israel was a shimmering dream buoying the...

Ask Rabbi Apple

Rabbi Raymond Apple was for many years Australia’s highest profile rabbi and the leading spokesman on Jewish religious issues. After serving congregations in London,...

Ask Rabbi Apple

Q&A with Rabbi Apple A DIVORCE PARTY? Q. I know some people that are making a party to celebrate getting divorced. Do you approve? A. I would...

HaGaon Rav Dovid Feinstein Zt”l

American Jewry mourns the passing of one of its Torah giants, Rav Dovid Feinstein. The son of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt"l and...

Cannibalism, Candles and Conversions

by Rabbi Raymond Apple  CANNIBALISM Q. Is cannibalism kosher? There was an incident in 1972 when survivors of a plane crash in the Andes ate the...

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