Parshat Vayeshev

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi asks what it was that caused the waters to part. What did the sea see? In Psalm 114,...

Parshat Vayigash

THE LAST & THE LOST? Many years have passed since Jacob and Joseph saw each other last. A lengthy period has separated them. Finally comes the...

Moving and Meaningful Tisha B’Av programme Whitefield Community Kollel in their new home, Shomrei...

Sunday Tisha B’Av saw a well-attended day long programme offered at Shomrei Hadas Shul Prestwich by Whitefield Community Kollel. In the day’s programme, led by...

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’...

Parashat Va’era

Importance is just a figment of our imagination. In Parashat Va’era, on the eve of the redemption of our people, we have a long list...

Tehillim 149

This psalm is full of lofty praise for Hashem. The penultimate psalm of Tehillim has been made into an ever popular Avram Fried song....

Ask Rabbi Shochet on Rabbi’s Sermons and Jewish Unity

Is Presentation Everything? Dear Rabbi I attend a Synagogue where the Rabbi, not originally English, struggles to express himself properly. We all understand what he’s saying...

Tehillim – Psalm 58

In Judaism we have a concept not to rejoice too much at our enemies downfall. The classic example of this is during Pesach, when...

Oz Torah from Rabbi Apple

Torah readings: Tazria-M'tzora DISEASE IN ANCIENT JERUSALEM Contagious disease is a central feature of the Torah readings this Shabbat. Strangely the disease did not spread in Temple...

Parshat Chayei Sarah

From Eliezer we learn, G-d helps those who live their entire life in order to help others. Our sages teach, Gadol Sichatam Shel Avdei Avot...

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