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Video archive

  • D’var Torah: Parashat Bo

    Spoiler alert: Let us not become the ‘dog which barks’ In Parashat Bo, after many years of persecution and slavery, Bnei Yisrael were ready to leave Egypt. And then Hashem
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Va’era

    Importance is just a figment of our imagination. In Parashat Va’era, on the eve of the redemption of our people, we have a long list of genealogical information presented to
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shemot

    We all have the potential to be great. In Parashat Shemot, we have one of the most significant birth announcements ever: Vayeilech Ish Mibeit Levi Vayikach Et Bat Levi Vatahar
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayechi

    ‘While all deaths are sad, not all are tragic’ One of our rules in our leining, our Torah reading, is that we don’t conclude an Aliyah on a sad
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayigash

    Integration, not assimilation.  In Parshat Vayigash we read how Yosef had just revealed his true identity to his brothers. They were stunned into silence. And then, he said to them
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Mikeitz

    ‘Thank God for forgetfulness’ The ‘Shesh Zechirot’ are the 6 commandments of the Torah, which call upon us to recall key biblical events of the past. Zechirah, ‘remembrance’, is
  • D’var Torah: Chanukah

    If God didn’t command us to light Chanukah candles – who did? During the festival of Chanukah, we kindle the lights with much joy and recite the Beracha, Asher Kidishanu
  • Sky News interview: Chanukah, Interfaith and the Ben Azzai Programme

    On December 18th 2016, the Chief Rabbi appeared on the final Murnhaghan show on Sky News. As well as explaining the specific timing of Chanukah this year, the Chief Rabbi 
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayishlach

    In war, there are no winners. Parashat Vayishlach describes Yaakov’s feelings just before his fateful encounter with his twin brother Eisav – Vayirah Yaakov Meod Vayeizer Lo, Yaakov was
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayeitzei

    How is it possible for ‘seven years’ to be like ‘a few days’? We are told how Yaakov worked for seven long years for the hand of Rachel in marriage.