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  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    Challah is so much more that just a loaf of bread… Why do we call our loaves of bread ‘challah’? The term ‘challah’ comes from a root which means ‘weakness’,
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    In this week’s D’var Torah for Shelach Lecha, the Chief Rabbi describes the significance today of one small letter in a name. Have you ever heard of a letter transplant?
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    In his D’var Torah this week, the Chief Rabbi asks: What blessing can one give to someone who is blessed with everything? People are like trees. This is a message
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Shelach Lecha

    There is an intriguing connection between the opening and closing passages of this week’s parasha, which the Chief Rabbi explains in his D’var Torah.  Jewish men are not obliged to
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Eikev

    In this week’s D’var Torah for Eikev, the Chief Rabbi explains why we read the paragraphs of the Shema in the order that we do. The order is all wrong!
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Korach

    Who turned On off? At the beginning of Parashat Korach, On, the son of Peleth is presented to us as being one of the key agitators who supported Korach in
  • D’var Torah: Parashat Emor

    It is a key passage in this week’s parasha that determines the number of men needed to form a minyan. Why, the Chief Rabbi enquires, do we base this number