Wednesday 8 April 2020

Torah

Ask Rabbi Shochet on Dreams, the song of the Eishet Chayil and the role...

Better Advice Next Time! Dear Rabbi I read your response to Moss in last week’s Jewish Weekly. I am saddened and surprised at your advice. As...

Ask Rabbi Shochet

In Your Dreams Dear Rabbi I am a sixteen years old Jewish boy living in Hendon, London with my mother. I recently had a dream and...

ASK RABBI SHOCHET – on Soccer, Social Conduct, Surnames and Semitism

I’m Going To That Game – Thank You! Dear Rabbi Thank you for your response in the paper the other week to my question as to...

Ask the Rabbi – Separation, Superstion and Sports on Shabbat

To Divorce or Not To Divorce? Dear Rabbi My wife and I have a terrible relationship. We are fighting and screaming all the time. I think...

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...

ASK THE RABBI – THE JEWISH VIEW ON SOCIALISM

THE JEWISH VIEW ON SOCIALISM Dear Rabbi Can you sum up the Jewish perspective on socialism? Is the Corbyn model really so wrong? Doesn’t Judaism...

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...

Ask the Rabbi

Where Can I Get Help? Dear Rabbi Schochet,  Having recently discovered that my husband has Aspergers Syndrome. Do you know if there are any Jewish support...

Exposure or Insulation

By Rav Moshe Taragin Ya’akov hurriedly spirits his camp to safety across the Yabok river to protect them from Esav’s murderous gang. The Torah carefully...

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...

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...