Weekly Parsha

  • MASSEI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI MS GINSBURY

    Towards the end of today’s Sedrah (Bamidbar 35; 9-28) we read how … Read more

  • MATTOT

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY DAVID BERKE (on the occasion of Elliot’s Bar Mitzvah)

    Unusually, Mattot mentions only the heads … Read more

  • PINCHAS

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JASON MOLEMAN (on the occasion of Yehoshua’s Bar Mitzvah)

    At the start of the Sedrah, … Read more

  • BALAK

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY TANYA WHITE (on the occasion of her brother Natan Wiesenberg’s Aufruf)

    The motif of speech … Read more

  • CHUKAT

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOE BLOOMBERG

    “Take the staff and gather together the assembly (eidah)… and you shall speak … Read more

  • KORACH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ADRIAN FLASHER

    The Sedrah tells of the rebellion of Korach and his followers. In the … Read more

  • SHELACH LECHA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOSH CAPLIN (based on R’ Amnon Bazak, Yeshivat Har Etzion, in his writings from 5763-5

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  • SHAVUOT

    SHAVUOT REFLECTIONS BY RABBI Y BINSTOCK: ‘SOUL FOOD’

    The Talmud (Pesachim 68b) teaches us a fascinating lesson about … Read more

  • BAMIDBAR

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY DAVID ELLIS

    The Book of Bamidbar opens with the census taken in the Sinai desert … Read more

  • BECHUKOTAI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI MS GINSBURY

    Tomorrow sees the tombstone consecration for our late and much-loved former Shammas, … Read more

  • BEHAR

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ANTHONY HART

    As we reach the midpoint of Sefirat Ha’Omer, it is somewhat appropriate that … Read more

  • Emor

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY KARINE MORRIS (on the occasion of Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah)

    This week’s Sedrah recognises two categories … Read more

  • KEDOSHIM

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BOB CAPLIN

    The Maggid of Mezeritch, the student and successor to the Baal Shem Tov … Read more

  • Shabbat HaGadol

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI Y BINSTOCK

    Shabbat HaGadol is unique among the named Shabbatot of the year. In … Read more

  • METZORA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS from the writings of RABBI M AARONBERG

    We read in today’s Sedrah of the tzora’at (‘leprosy’) … Read more

  • TAZRIA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY COLIN SAVERY

    In describing the various symptoms of tzara’at (a condition similar to leprosy), the … Read more

  • PARSHAT PARAH

    MAFTIR REFLECTIONS BY HARRY MURGRAFF (on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah)

    Parshat Parah (the third of the … Read more

  • VAYIKRA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY KENNETH BRAND

    In his Guide for the Perplexed, Rambam (Maimonides, 1135 -1204) writes: “The purpose … Read more

  • PEKUDEI (SHEKALIM)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY HARVEY BRATT –  ‘LEGACY SHABBAT’ AND OUR COMMUNAL RESPONSIBILITY

    There is a pleasing synergy between … Read more

  • Vayakhel

    Sedrah reflections by Eli Nussbaum

    Vayikolei ha’am mehavi – “and the people were restrained from bringing” (Shemot 36:6). … Read more

  • KI TISSA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ALAN FREEDMAN —  (to mark the Yahrzeit of his mother, Betty Freedman

    Ki Tissa includes … Read more

  • TETZAVEH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY MARC MEYER (inspired by Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum (Australia))

    In the sequence of events in the … Read more

  • TERUMAH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY PERRY BURNS — SHEDDING SOME LIGHT ON THE MENORAH

    One of the most recognised Jewish … Read more

  • MISHPATIM

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY GRAHAM SUMMERS

    The Sedrah begins with laws of the Eved Ivri – the Hebrew slave … Read more

  • YITRO

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK

    Thought and action in the Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments (Shemot 20:2-14) … Read more