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Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai

‘[R’ Yochanan ben Zakkai] used to say:  “If you’ve learned a lot of Torah, don’t think yourself to be superior, for this is what you were created for.”’ Pirkei Avot 2:8 When asked ‘Who founded Judaism?’ we often struggl...

Posted on 16 August 2018, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet

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