A Nation of Free Slaves 5779

A Nation of Free Slaves By Rabbi Yonatan Rosensweig Former Rosh Kollel Melbourne (2006-2009)  Currently Community Rabbi in Beit Shemesh Generally speaking, the Torah reflects the historical story of the Jewish people during the lifetime of Moshe Rabbeinu. The Book of...

A Zionist Paradigm Shift

Rabbi Yair Spitz Former shaliach as Principal of Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Ohr Haim, Toronto . A Zionist Paradigm Shift Sometimes, when reading the Parsha, a political message jumps right out at you. At the end of Parashat Shemot, Moshe relays the people’s complaint to...

The God of the Desert – 5777

Rabbi Emanuel Cohn Former Avrech in Montreal (2001-2003) Founder of “Torah MiCinema” – Teaching Film and Judaism   The God of the Desert   Before God brings the Ten Plagues upon Egypt, there is an encounter between Moshe, Aharon and Pharaoh...

The Very Same Moshe and Aharon

Rav Hillel Meizels Former Shaliach in Cape Town (1999-2000) Currently Rav of Kehillat Ohel Efraim community in Ariel and local Mohel   The Very Same Moshe and Aharon Many good novels develop a story on different tracks which eventually wind up intertwining and...

The Wonder of Speech

Rabbi Yishai Lisner Former Rosh Kollel in Montreal 2007-2010   Moshe Rabbeinu tries to refuse Hashem’s mission by claiming: “Behold, I am of sealed lips; so how will Par’oh heed me?” (Shmot 6:30) In other words, I cannot speak properly,...

Parshat Va’eira – 5769

Shai Manela Former Shaliach in Melbourne   What would you do if you were suddenly told to eliminate the Ayatollah regime in Iran, solve the problem of slavery in Niger, or end Britain’s outrageous pollution? This is an easy question – if you’re a simple soldier...