Wednesday 12 December 2018

Torah

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...

Ask The Rabbi

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...

Ask The Rabbi

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...

ASK THE RABBI

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’....

ROSH HASHANAH BY RABBI MICHAEL TARAGIN

The universal nature of Rosh Hashanah isn’t limited to a particular nation and certainly not to a particular location.  All human beings are judged...

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...

Tehillim – Psalm 57

King David was hiding in a cave, when remarkably his own father in law, King Saul came in to the same cave, together with...

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...

Tehillim – Psalm 55

This week, we start the Tehillim for the tenth day of the month. Despite the revolt of his son Absalom, and the defection of...

Tehillim – Psalm 54

This week’s Psalm is the last in the section for day nine. When a person is unfortunately betrayed by loved ones and pursued by...

Tehillim – Psalm 53

This week’s Tehillim looks prophetically ahead to the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash and the its eventual restoration in the times of Mashiach. The...

Tehillim – Psalm 52

When King David was forced to flee from his father in law King Saul, he hid with Achimelech the Kohen. Doeg, his once friend...

Tehillim – Psalm 51

This week, we start the chapters of Tehillim that are said each Tuesday by people who follow the weekly cycle. If you don’t currently...

Tehillim – Psalm 50

This week’s Psalm finishes the book that many people recite for Monday. As well as splitting the Tehillim into portions for each day of...

Tehilim – Psalm 49

This week’s Psalm is the sobering one that we say at a shiva house. We are shown the importance of using our time in...