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The Middle Section of the Amidah

The Amidah is the backbone of the Jewish liturgy. From the daily Shacharit (Morning Service) to the Shabbat Musaf (Additional Service) to the Days of Awe, the Amidah is recited in every service. Known as ha-tefillah – the Prayer by the ...

Posted on 11 December 2018, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
Vayigash

This week’s parashah is rightly famed for the speech in which Judah stands before the fearsome Viceroy of Egypt to plea for the safety of Benjamin. It contains the moment where the Viceroy finally reveals, “I am Joseph”, and the fam...

Posted on 11 December 2018, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Laboratory Meat: Is it Kosher?

One of the exciting areas of development in recent years is bio-agricultural engineering. Several companies are working on manufactured meat that, rather than deriving from the flesh of animals, is grown in petri dishes from animal cells....

Posted on 4 December 2018, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner