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So far Rabbi Yossi Friedman has created 108 blog entries.

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

27 Tishri 5779 – Bereishit

I have mixed emotions.  On the one hand, all the holidays are over and I can breathe a little easier. On the other, I already miss the hype, joy and

20 Tishri 5779 – Sukkot

Are you intimidated to dance? Would you like to dance but feel intimidated?  Do you ever feel that people are watching you, judging you and therefore don't allow yourself

13 Tishri 5779 – Haazinu

I found it so heartwarming to see a full Shul over Yom Kippur and I really hope you found our services meaningful and inspiring. I shout out a big 'thank

6 Tishri 5779 – Vayelech

What an amazing Rosh Hashana we celebrated together this past week. I was inspired to see so many people in Shule and the ruach in both the main and second

28 Elul 5778 – Nitzavim

Important Message I want this Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur to be as inspiring and transformative as possible. But as you know, in life, you only get out as

21 Elul 5778 – Ki Tavo

Highlight of my Rabbinic career This past Sunday I took part in an event that was one of the great highlights of my Rabbinic career. This event was the

14 Elul 5778 – Ki Tetzei

Over Shabbat I look forward to sharing with you various ideas surrounding the makings of and importance of our holy Torah as we prepare for our Torah dedication this Sunday.

7 Elul 5778 – Shoftim

Pursuing justice is an important quality that the Torah emphasises in this week's Parasha, Shoftim. Not only must citizens adhere to this important moral code, so must a city's leaders.

9 Av 5778 – Devarim

What is our response to tragedy?  This Shabbat is actually Tisha B'av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is on this day that many of our greatest