Wednesday 19 June 2019

Torah from Israel – Ki Tisa: Emulsifying Shabbos

The mitzvah of Shabbat is so seminal that it surfaces in five different parshiyot in Sefer Shemot. Among these ‘appearances” is the discussion of Shabbat in one of the opening...

Ask The Rabbi – Are We Born Into Sin?

Are We Born Into Sin? Dear Rabbi, I quote your answer in reply to Robin who asked this question first: "Judaism forcefully rejects this and believes that...

Ask the Rabbi – DOES GOD CARE HOW WE WORSHIP HIM?

DOES GOD CARE HOW WE WORSHIP HIM? Q. Whether in a synagogue, church or mosque, does God really care how people worship Him? A. Our prayer...

Ask The Rabbi – 04/02/19

Dear Rabbi It was such a breath of fresh air when the Jewish Weekly started and although you had some glitches in consistently producing a weekly publication, I...

Torah reading: Mishpatim

LAWFUL & AWE-FUL In the remarkable array of laws in this parashah, the odd man out deals with the food we eat (Ex. 22:30). In this...

Ask The Rabbi – ETHICS IN BUSINESS

ETHICS IN BUSINESS Q. How can some people be unethical in business even though they keep kosher homes? A. I honestly don’t know. What you...

Ask The Rabbi – Was Burying Remains of Holocaust Victims Really Necessary?

Was Burying Remains of Holocaust Victims Really Necessary? Dear Rabbi, I don’t mean to be rude or disrespectful in any way but I watched with wonderment...

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Es Pas Nisht – What Does That Mean? Dear Rabbi I have often heard the expression, “es pas nisht” which I believe means “it’s not nice behaviour for a...

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RUBASHKIN REALITY CHECK Dear Rabbi I was absolutely amazed and disappointed and dismayed that you wrote a whole page in praise of S. Rubashkin in last week's Jewish...

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Dear Rabbi I have read that Sholom Rubashkin is coming to town to “inspire” the community. How does it...

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