Office of the Chief Rabbi

Video archive

  • VIDEO: The Chief Rabbi’s Pre Yamim Noraim Lecture, in association with LSJS

    On the 21st September 2016, the Chief Rabbi delivered his Yamim Noraim lecture entitled: ‘What kind of Jew do I want my child to be?’
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Nitzavim

    In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi addresses the question – what is more important: Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat? Lo Adu Rosh – what do these words mean?
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Ki Tavo

    In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi explains that we are often forced by others into situations which we are neither comfortable with, nor desire. At this special
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Ki Tetze

    ‘Let us count our blessings and make our blessings count’ – The timeless message of Ledavid HaShem Ori. Since the commencement of the month of Ellul, we have twice
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shoftim

    In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi shows us an important example of the compassion and empathy of the Jewish psyche, specifically in relation to the actions of
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Re’eh

    In his video D’var Torah for this week, the Chief Rabbi refers to the teachings of the Prophet Isaiah in this week’s haftarah to advocate against forcing Torah down our
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Eikev

    When people call you ‘a chip off the old block’, would you believe that the precedent for this phrase lies in this week’s haftarah? In his D’var Torah for this
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Va’etchanan

    The Shema is undoubtedly one of the most important prayers in the Jewish religion, as it declares unequivocally our belief in one G-d. Why is it relevant how many words
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Devarim

    As we prepare to mark Tisha b’Av, the Chief Rabbi uses a riddle to make sense of the cycle of Fast days that fall across the Jewish Year and hopes
  • D’var Torah: Matot-Masei

    In this week’s parashiot, we learn that not all of the Twelve Tribes of Israel were situated within the Holy Land’s borders, with one even split across two lands. Practicality,