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Simchat Torah

Rabbi Chaim Weiner once asked a class of Bar/Bat Mitzvah students what they understood by the words ‘and gave us His Torah’, which occurs in the Torah blessing after the phrase ‘who chose us from all other peoples’. This triggered...

Posted on 26 September 2018, By Allan Myers
Shabbat Chol ha-Moed Sukkot

Kohelet – the Book of Ecclesiastes – which we read on Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, is a first person account from someone who has been there and done that, a wealthy but world-weary king who asks: ‘What real value (yitron) is there f...

Posted on 26 September 2018, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
On the Arba Minim of Sukkot

Once we had no choice but to live in a sukkah. Having escaped slavery, wandering in the wilderness for forty years and making temporary huts, we came to understand the fragility of life, the essentially transient nature of the human condi...

Posted on 20 September 2018, By Angela Gluck