Thursday 21 February 2019

Torah

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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Is The Media Really Biased Against Jews? Dear Rabbi You have written here before about...

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How Do I Overcome My Negativity? Dear Rabbi I feel as if I am at...

Tehillim – Psalm 77

We have just finished the joyful festival of Chanukah. Fresh from watching Jews of all ages light up windows around the world...

Israel and the Parsha – Vayeshev

Esav's Malls Parshat Vayeishev launches the conclusion of Sefer Brieishit- the saga of Ya’akov, his family, and the internal strife which gashes any attempt at family unity. Having arrived in...

Walking, standing & sitting – Vayeshev

THE OLDEST BROTHER In the Biblical panoply, Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son, is not one of the leading lights. He played a significant role in the fate...

What started the conflict? – Ask the Rabbi on Chanukah

Rabbi Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia's oldest and most prestigious congregation. He was Australia's...

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Is My Marriage Doomed? Dear Rabbi My husband just told me that he has gay tendencies. It shocked me to say the least and I am...

Tehillim – Psalm 74

From amidst the tremendous agony of a long drawn out exile, Jews have frequently prayed that Hashem will deliver His nation thereby causing His...

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Why Must I Keep A Kippa on my Head? Dear Rabbi I’m sure this was asked in the past but a scroll through your columns I couldn’t...

TEHILLIM – PSALM 70

In this week’s psalm, King David appeals to G-d to rescue him from his enemies. ‘Elokim l’hatzeleni, Hashem l’ezrati chusha- O G-d to rescue...

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Dear Rabbi I am very upset about what happened in Pittsburgh. It seems we Jews are sitting ducks wherever we are. Is there no escape...

LECH LECHA BY RABBI M TARAGIN

A popular hobby in Israel, and one which bridges many different societal sectors, is a hike through the land, otherwise known as a ‘tiyul’....