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Sep 5, 2020, 12:09 AM
We’re All Children Of One Father
A few years ago I travelled to the United Arab Emirates in order to facilitate a Jewish marriage. I must confess that I was a little apprehensive. My colleagues in Dubai advised that I wear a baseball cap in order...
Jul 24, 2020, 11:16 PM
Jack’s Wish – A True Story
It all began last Sunday when I received a call from a friend. He said to me, “Rabbi, my brother just passed away in Goa, India and wanted to be cremated. Can you help?” I realised straight away that this...
Jul 17, 2020, 6:55 PM
Is Life The journey Or The Destination?
The history of the Jewish people is fascinating and intriguing, precisely because of their continual migration. Throughout the ages we have been compelled to leave our respective homes and travel to foreign lands. Where would the Jewish people be today...
Jul 10, 2020, 7:20 PM
‘I Wish Only To Be Remembered As A Mentsch’
Einstein once said “if I had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.” What’s wrong with the world today? Is there a unifying cause which explains...
Jun 25, 2020, 2:01 PM
We Empower Ourselves By Empowering Others
Words fail to capture the moment. We are living in surreal times. Few precedents, limited visibility. Perhaps a transition to a new world. We were like dreamers. Our people have never given up hope. Each day will be better than the day before. Until, one...
Apr 5, 2020, 6:17 PM
These are truly extraordinary times! In the words of the UN Secretary General “The current pandemic is the biggest challenge for the world since World War Two”. The impact is total. It is disrupting every part of our lives. The...
Feb 4, 2020, 5:33 PM
The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Timeless Message: Is The World Going Crazy?
The story is told of the first encounter between Masayoshi Son, founder of SoftBank Group and Adam Neumann, where Mr Son allegedly said that he appreciated that Mr Neumann was crazy but he thought he was not crazy enough. To...
Nov 15, 2019, 3:37 PM
Sacrifice & Survival: Are They Mutually Exclusive
This past Sunday after I attended morning prayers at the synagogue, a middle aged man from Israel asked to make a personal appeal. He explained that his wife had been diagnosed with a life threatening illness and was asking...
Oct 13, 2019, 7:38 PM
Sukkot: Unconditional or performance based
Do you feel that your parents love you unconditionally or is it performance based? What about the love you have for your parents? What about our relationship with G-d? Is he our father or is he our king? Should we...
Oct 7, 2019, 9:11 PM
Yom Kippur Message: How To Enter ‘The Zone?’
A secular friend once consulted a wise man for advice on getting closer to G-d. He responded: Don’t ask the scholars, they have no idea. Instead, listen carefully to children. We are all in constant search for tranquility in our...
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