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

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

24 Tammuz 5778 – Pinchas

Is Jewish Law always BLACK and WHITE? Well, if you read the beginning of this week's Parasha it definitely seems so! Pinchas witnesses a plague engulfing the Jewish people

17 Tammuz 5778 – Balak

THERE CAN BE MEANING AMIDST THE MADNESS We recite his words every morning upon entering a Synagogue: "Mah Tovu ohalecha yaakov.. How goodly are your tents, Jacob; your tents,

10 Tammuz 5778 – Chukat

Do we sometimes strike our kids instead of speaking to them? Are we sometimes harsh with others, where tenderness and soft-spokenness would be more appropriate? While we in Sydney, Australia

3 Tamuz 5778 – Korach

Elie Wiesel saw the most horrific sights the human eye could endure. This very individual who refused to marry and have children feeling that it is unfair to bring Jewish children

12 Sivan 5778 – Nasso

We had an interesting discussion at one of my classes this week surrounding Prayer. Prayer is referred to in the Talmud as "Avodah Shebelev" - "service of the heart". Prayer is supposed to be an emotional experience, coming from the depths of one's heart and being. When we pray, we are talking to ourselves and to G-d as well. It is supposed to be a moving and electrifying experience. Yet how many of us can say that we come out of a prayer session truly moved, motivated and empowered?