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    A prayer expressing our loyalty to Hashem

    Aug 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Rabbi Lazer Silver was an outstanding Torah scholar and leader.
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    • RabbiStern

    Never alone!

    Jul 27, 2017 Go comment!
    Towards the end of his life, in the fifth book of the Torah - Deuteronomy - Moshe re-tells the story of the Jewish People’s journey in the desert. He recalls the time when he appointed new leaders, heads of tribes, to assist him in leading the people.
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    Priorities and price tags

    Jul 20, 2017 Go comment!
    Is it the money or the man, the cash or the kids? What is most important in our lives? Of course, no one ever admits to putting money ahead of their children, but is it not an all too common phenomenon? Aren’t most parents, even good parents, guilty of making that mistake now and then?
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    Destiny beckons

    Jul 13, 2017 Go comment!
    How did an unknown youngster suddenly rise to prominence? Pinchas, the hero of this week’s parsha, was previously unheard of. Though, as a grandson of Aaron, he belonged to the “royal family”, he was an unseeded young man, who, with a single act of bravery was catapulted to stardom.
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    If someone wants to do something good - embrace it

    Jul 06, 2017 Go comment!
    The story of Bilam presents a glaring question to us about Hashem’s attitude towards us and the decisions we make.
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    • Nossel

    Medical symbol - from the Greeks or G-d?

    Jun 29, 2017 Go comment!
    Ever wondered what the medical emblem of the snake wrapped around a stick means? No doubt you're familiar with it - it's used around the world and it's in the centre of the Magen David of the emblem of our very own Hatzolah. But what does it mean?
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    Every Jew has a role in the greater scheme of things

    Jun 22, 2017 Go comment!
    When we look at the biblical account of Korach's rebellion against Moses and at the numerous commentaries which describe Korach's personality and actions, it paints quite a interesting picture.
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    Spying on Judaism?

    Jun 15, 2017 Go comment!
    Someone came in to my office on Tuesday with questions. Pretty strong ones too. About religion, G-d, and Torah; questions that I've heard before. But after 45 minutes he stood up and said words I very rarely hear: "Thanks rabbi, you've answered my questions."
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    Mitzvah 384 helps us clear our minds

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Only a few weeks ago, in Parshat Bechukotai, we came across the expression “walking casually with G-d”.
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    Tabernacle inauguration offering and priestly blessing

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Parshat Nasso is the longest of the 54 portions of the Torah, holding a record 176 verses. Many matters are discussed in it, mainly and most lengthy, the inaugural offerings of the “Nessi’im”, the chief heads of the 12 tribes, each bringing a ceremonial offering on behalf of their tribe.
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    The miracle of being in Jerusalem for Yom Yerushalayim

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    I have just returned from the most extraordinary, exhilarating, breath-taking, inspirational adventure. To be in Israel, and especially Jerusalem, on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the Reunification of Jerusalem, really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And all 38 of us - on our Sydenham Shul “Jerusalem 50” Israel Tour - were privileged to be part of it all.
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    • Rabbi Aaron Rose

    I don’t accept converts

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Many years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I still had more hair on my head than on my pillow, I met a Jewish professor in Canberra who proudly told me that he doesn’t accept converts.
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    Taking Tikkun Leil into the modern world

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    As part of the celebration of the giving of the Torah, it has become a practice to stay up all night on Shavuot, learning Torah. The name for this practice is Tikkun Leil Shavuot. It is interesting to consider the different forms this practice can take and what this might say about being Jewish or Jew-ish, in the 21st century.
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    Mother City dances to the tune of Yom Yerushalayim

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    The Six-Day War was won with “miracles of Biblical proportions”, said guest speaker Rabbi Dorron Kline, at Cape Town’s Yom Yerushalayim celebration.
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    Johannesburg warmly embraces Yom Yerushalayim

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    If you weren't able to be in Yerushalayim to celebrate 50 years since the reunification, the next best option was undoubtedly the incredible communal celebrations on the Yeshiva College campus in Johannesburg.
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    Jerusalem is the Jews’ DNA

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Yom Yerushalayim commemorates the reunification of East and West Jerusalem, which was a result of Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War. After thousands of years, Jews were once again allowed unrestricted access to the many holy sites in Jerusalem, most notably the Western Wall - the Kotel.
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    Jerusalem - G-d’s embassy

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    One of the most contentious debates provoked by President Donald Trump, is the proposal to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israeli leadership from the very top, including the president, the prime minister and the mayor of Jerusalem, have all called for the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem.
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    Five ways to celebrate Shavuot

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Shavuot is the “Rodney Dangerfield of Jewish holidays”, says Rabbi Shira Stutman of Washington, DC’s Sixth and I synagogue. Meaning: It gets no respect.
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    The truth about Ruth’s marriage to Boaz

    May 25, 2017 1 Comment
    The Book of Ruth, which is read on Shavuot, is one of the shortest books in the Tanach, but its brevity conceals complexities and the deep spiritual forces that formed the Royal House of David.
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    Reconnecting with those loved and lost

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    “Not long ago I was one of those young people who automatically left shul for the mysterious Yizkor. Now I have joined that exclusive group that has parted with a parent. It’s sobering to be reminded that everyone standing outside still has their parents,” says Chaya S*.
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