A Misplaced Fast – 5778

  Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England   A Misplaced Fast A unique attitude to the years cycle is taught by the Ramchal in Derech Hashem. Every time of year has its special potential and its exclusive light. This light was unveiled in...

Rosh HaShana: Time to Move​ -5778

   Rabbi Yisrael Cohn  Director of Aliyah, Jerusalem Municipality Rosh HaShana: Time to Move​ אמר רבי כרוספדאי אמר רבי יוחנן: שלשה ספרים נפתחין בראש השנה, אחד של רשעים גמורין, ואחד של צדיקים גמורין, ואחד של בינוניים. צדיקים גמורין – נכתבין ונחתמין לאלתר לחיים,...

Rosh Hashana Around The Corner – Be Prepared! – 5777

Hanoch Shalev Former Shaliach in Melbourne (2003-04) Rosh Hashana Around The Corner – Be Prepared! “If I catch you smoking”, I was warned, “we’ll send you for a week of volunteering at Dr. Ploni’s Oncology Department”. This, I would have thought, is the appropriate...

Love Still Stands a Chance – 5777

Rav Yakov Nagen Ram in Yeshivat Otniel   Love Still Stands a Chance The Sefer Yetzirah (Chapter 1, Mishna 1) relates that God created the world with a story. This teaches us that life itself is an ongoing story, and a true story does not end. Five years ago, on...