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Shoftim

Who should run a nation? The prime minister? The Government? Parliament? Where does their authority come from? The question of who has authority and why is one that animates Parashat Shoftim. The parashah begins by discussing the appointm...

Posted on 16 August 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick
An Overview of the Amidah

How would you conduct yourself if you had to appear before a king? Not a monarch like our own, whose powers have been greatly limited by democracy, but someone like a classic Roman emperor. How would you behave if you had to come before a...

Posted on 9 August 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick
Re’eh

Parashat Re’eh is long – it is, in fact, the longest parashah in Deuteronomy – and it contains many different themes. The 126 verses address, amongst other things, the Shalosh Regalim, the laws of kashrut, false prophets, dealing wi...

Posted on 9 August 2018, By James Burns