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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

This week a new leader is chosen.  Sound familiar?  In chapter 27 of today’s sedrah, God reveals that Joshua is to be the new leader of the Israelites.  But at the start of the sedr...

Posted on 25 July 2019, By Mike Fenster
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