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You shall not commit adultery

As a newly ordained Rabbi, I wasn’t prepared for the damage adultery would wreck on families in the communities I have served – across multiple generations. The Talmudic tractate Gittin ends with a discussion on the grounds for se...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
You shall not murder

“Thou shalt not kill”. It really only sounds right that way, doesn’t it? (Thanks, King James). Yet, any careful observer who looks elsewhere in the Torah will find a plethora of killing: capital punishment, vicious battles, and inte...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet
Honour your father and your mother

The teenage brain is programmed to think adults are fools. I have very vivid recall of thinking this about my parents. Soon after my mother died, a memory floated to the surface of the time when, as a young adult, I shouted at her, accusi...

Posted on 5 June 2019, By Zahavit Shalev