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Tisha B’Av

The great question of the day is ‘eikhah’ – how? Today, as we commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples, along with the other calamities of Jewish history, we hear that word call out from the Book of Lamentatio...

Posted on 25 July 2019, By Rabbi Natasha Mann
Mattot-Massei

The latter half of today’s double portion, Parashat Mas‘ei, is a geographer’s dream. Its very name means “travels,” and it opens with Moses providing a review of the decades of wandering, naming the people’s encampments p...

Posted on 25 July 2019, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
17th Tammuz

The 17th of Tammuz is characterised by five catastrophes: 1. the two original tablets of the Law were smashed by Moses, 2. the Korban Tamid (perpetual sacrifice) stopped in the First Temple, 3. Jerusalem’s city walls were breached in pr...

Posted on 22 July 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet