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18 Adar 1 5779 – Ki Sisa

Beginning Afresh This week we will recount the dramatic story about the aftermath of the golden calf saga and the process of conciliation and forgiveness. "Zeh Yitenu" ("this they

11 Adar 1 5779 – Tetzaveh

How to increase your love How do we increase our love towards another person? How do we enrich our relationships between spouses, family members and friends? It comes down

4 Adar 1 5779 – Terumah

From our earliest history as a people and as a nation, we have been defined by the concept of Terumah. Terumah refers to the offerings or contributions that we have

27 Shevat 5779 – Mishpatim

A lesson in Empathy While slavery is widely seen as abhorrent today, the Torah (Parashat Mishaptim), some three thousand years ago, already contained an ethical code towards the treatment

20 Shevat 5779 – Yitro

Delivering our message effectively It is startling. We will read this week in Shule how the Jewish nation receives the Torah at Mount Sinai. Yet the very first word

13 Shevat 5779 – Beshalach

How can we restore ourselves during times of immense pressure and stress? When G-d created the universe, He consulted the angels: “Should I bestow upon the human race the

14 Tevet 5779 – Vayechi

Hey! He took my parking spot! My emotions were put to the test this week. I had found the perfect parking spot right in front of the hospital. As

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