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  • 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.
  • J-TV Interview: The Chief Rabbi discusses the most inspiring moments of his life

    On the 5th December 2016, in an interview with J-TV, the Chief Rabbi gave a personal account of some of the most pivotal and inspiring moments in his life. You
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Toldot

    What is true love? There was a sharp dispute between Yitzchak and Rivka with regard to their twin sons. Between the love that Yitzchak had for Eisav on the one
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Chayei Sarah

    From Eliezer we learn, God helps those who live their entire life in order to help others. Our sages teach, Gadol Sichatam Shel Avdei Avot Betorotam Shel Banim – the
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Vayeira

    Can we celebrate miracles no matter the circumstances? I once wrote an article about the miraculous escape of a Chassidishe Rebbe during the Holocaust. After that, I was contacted by
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Lech Lecha

    It isn’t just about the destination, the journey counts as well.  At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, we have details of the epic journey that Avraham and Sarah made