Monday 10 August 2020

Torah

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

BACK INTO THE RING Dear Rabbi I look forward to reading your Ask the Rabbi in the Jewish Weekly every week. Torah endorses dispute and differences...

The Backward River

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin The primary Hebrew word for inheritance is “yerusha. However, the Torah supplies an additional term for inheritance– the word “nachalah”- and...

Tehillim 148

This week’s psalm brings us within touching distance of the end of Tehillim. It is one of the most all encompassing psalms in the whole...

Ask Rabbi Shochet on reopening Shuls

SHOULD WE HAVE SHUT SHULS? Dear Rabbi Was it really right to close Shuls during the pandemic and to continue restricting numbers now, even as the...

A Long Hot Summer, by Rabbi Moshe Taragin

The Table is set and history beckons! The Jews are primed to enter the land of Israel, construct a Temple, and usher in utopia...

Yom Yerushalayim Article by Rabbi Moshe Taragin

Six for Six : How the World Changed in Six Days Moshe Taragin The actual state of Israel was established 72 years ago in 1948. However,...

Shemita and Corona

By Rabbi Moshe Targin In the modern industrialized world the mitzvah of Shemittah may seem a bit remote with little relevance for our daily urbanized...

Ask Rabbi Schochet on Zoom Minyanim and Sinat Chinam

WHY CAN’T I SAY A ZOOM KADDISH? Dear Rabbi I am appreciative of all the online opportunities that are out there and I have been joining...

Ask Rabbi Apple

Rabbi Raymond Apple was for many years Australia’s highest profile rabbi and the leading spokesman on Jewish religious issues. After serving congregations in London,...

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...

Ask Rabbi Schochet

Dear Rabbi In these trying times I am desperately looking for some comfort and some words of encouragement. So many people have taken ill and...

Rabbi Moshe Taragin’s Torah from Eretz Yisrael

The current corona virus crisis has toppled the world order, sent stock markets plummeting and reshaped human consciousness. For many, it is,and will remain the most shocking event of their lifetimes. We...

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...