Weekly Parsha

  • BAMIDBAR

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY DANI SCHIJVESCHUURDER (to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of his cousin Charlie Gittelmon)

    Bamidbar opens with … Read more
  • BEHAR – BECHUKOTAI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY KARINE MORRIS

    If ever you need proof to believe in G-d …
    … Look no … Read more
  • EMOR

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF REV L HARDMAN MBE MA: THE JEW IS INDESTRUCTIBLE

    The Iechem hapanim … Read more
  • KEDOSHIM

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY NICOLA EZRA

    Chapter 19 of Vayikra – which begins the second of today’s two Sidrot … Read more

  • TAZRIA-METZORA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ADRIAN FLASHER

    At the start of the second of today’s two Sidrot, we learn the … Read more

  • SHEMINI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY MARC MEYER

    This week’s Sedrah describes permitted and forbidden foods. The Torah lists all the … Read more

  • TZAV (SHABBAT HAGADOL)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI MS GINSBURY

    This week’s Sedrah opens with an unusual specific invocation, one from which … Read more

  • VAYIKRA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY SANDY LITTMAN

    If you wish, bring an animal – an ox – follow the procedure, … Read more

  • PARSHAT PARAH

    MAFTIR REFLECTIONS BY COLIN SAVERY

    This week’s special Maftir for Shabbat Parah, taken from the Sedrah of Chukkat, … Read more

  • KI TISSA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI JONNY HUGHES —  (in honour of Chaim Stanton’s Bar Mitzvah): The Drop of Ink

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  • TETZAVEH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY AYELET PERSEY – (in memory of her mother Debra Persey)

    At the end of the … Read more

  • TERUMAH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK – Terumah: Desert log-in

    Terumah describes the construction of the Mishkan or … Read more

  • MISHPATIM: ‘Na’aseh ve-nishma’

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOSH CAPLIN

    In last week’s Sedrah, Yitro, when G-d bids Moses to inform B’nei Yisrael … Read more

  • YITRO

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY JOE BLOOMBERG

    Lo tachmod (“do not covet”), the last of the Asseret HaDibrot, immediately follows … Read more

  • BESHALACH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BERND KOSCHLAND – (SHABBAT SHIRA): Friend or foe?

    Pharaoh was told that “the people had … Read more

  • VA’ERA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY PERRY BURNS The ‘magic’ of Va’era

    Sticks to snakes: Water to blood: frogs from nowhere.… Read more

  • SHEMOT

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY KENNETH BRAND

    We learn from the Midrash that one reason why the Jewish people were … Read more

  • VAYECHI

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY STUART ROSENBERG  (in celebration of his daughter Adina’s Bat Mitzvah)

    Jacob had asked his son … Read more

  • VAYIGASH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY ELI NUSSBAUM – “WHY WORRY?” (on the Yahrzeit of his mother Anna Nussbaum – Chedvah

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  • MIKKETZ (SHABBAT CHANUKAH)

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY BENJAMIN SILVERBLATT, on the occasion of his Aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Shoshi Goldstein.

    In … Read more

  • VAYESHEV

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY SAM LYONS: What’s wrong with telling tales?

    The Torah relates that Joseph the youth told … Read more

  • VAYISHLACH

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI YISROEL BINSTOCK  (based on a thought from his father,Dayan Binstock)

    “And/ Jacob set up … Read more

  • CHAYE SARA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI PINI DUNNER, BEVERLY HILLS SYNAGOGUE (on the Bar Mitzvah of his nephew, Gabriel Van

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  • VAYERA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY RABBI SHAUL ROBINSON, LINCOLN SQUARE SYNAGOGUE, NEW YORK (on the 100th birthday of his uncle

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  • LECH LECHA

    SEDRAH REFLECTIONS BY GRAHAM SUMMERS

    Rashi, discussing G-d’s command to Abraham at the start of today’s Sedrah (Bereishit … Read more