Noach – connector of generations

Wonderful words of Torah from Rabbi Beryl Wein that I hope you enjoy: Noach was one of the people mentioned by Midrash as having seen the world built and functioning and then destroyed and then rebuilt once more. Surviving such a scenario in a normal fashion is an almost impossible task. …

Achdut

Jewish unity is critical to the success of Jewish nationhood.  It is also sadly something that presents itself as the biggest challenge to Jewish communities the world over.  True Jewish unity is the successful remedy to both the internal and external struggles of Jews, commonly presented as assimilation and anti-semitism. …

A rare treat

This weekend a number of lectures by Rabbi Dr Daniel Sinclair are being held in Perth.  Rabbi Sinclair is a leading legal and medical ethicist, and deals with many issues that impact the legal system in Israel and its relationship to matters of halacha.  To date Rabbi Sinclair has spoken about …

Grasshoppers in Perth

Following on from common themes this week, I once saw a wonderful sign on my bosses desk.  It read “what other people think of me is none of my business”. There is a time that Jewish people need to think like this.  For example, when defending the Jewish right to …