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So far Rabbi Yossi Friedman has created 97 blog entries.

7 Tevet 5779 – Vayigash

Last week we saw the chilling footage of the Arthurs Road Synagogue in Sea Point, Cape Town, burning to the ground. This is a tremendous tragedy for the Cape Town

30 Kislev 5779 – Mikeitz

On Chanukah we light all the candles via another candle, called the Shamash. On one hand, we can look upon the Shamash with pity. It lights all the others and

23 Kislev 5779 – Vayeishev

A Shabbat Chanukah nugget Jewish law dictates that a person must not utilise the light of the Chanukah candles for any other purpose than the mitzvah itself. If it

16 Kislev 5779 – Vayishlach

Seeing the blessing within It has always been a strange story. Jacob fights with an angel and overcomes. Before he releases the angel, Jacob insists: "I will not let

9 Kislev 5779 – Vayetzei

Are you a dreamer? This week we will explore the dramatic narrative where Yaakov is forced to flee from his brother Eisav's wrath after taking his blessings. He leaves

2 Kislev 5779 – Toldos

This week I hosted over 40 people to my home for a discussion on Belief titled: Can you be Jewish if you don't believe in G-d? I share with you

25 Heshvan 5779 – Chayei Sara

Why should the shooting in Pittsburgh matter to me?  What happens to Jews around the world affects Jews everywhere. The incident that took place last Saturday, as Jews gathered

18 Heshvan 5779 – Vayeira

This Shabbat Project and Why Maroubra is Special As Jews, we believe in the sanctity of every single human being. G-d created humanity in 'His image' and everyone has

11 Heshvan 5779 – Lech-Lecha

Are you a fence-sitter? Do you sometimes struggle to make up your mind? I recall sitting in a lecture given by the head of the RAAF Richmond Airbase, where our

4 Heshvan 5779 – Noach

Talk about timing. It has barely stopped raining over the past ten days and we are right in time for Parashat Noach! It's an incredible story. The world has descended