Pass over

Seder nights are behind us, onward and upwards In the supermarket, ran into a cousin .. how were our respective Seder nights?  Our Seders featured cameos of Japanese (from a Japan / Hebrew Haggadah) ...

Silence is Golden (But My Eyes Still See)

15 January 2016 By Ted Lapkin Per usual, the news this week has been mixed so we’ll go from bad to good in the hopes of concluding on an upbeat note that will help you usher in Shabbat with a smile. ...

From The desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM

  It’s Chanukah, the Festival of Lights.   A time to rejoice and to celebrate the victory of the few over the many.   A military victory yes, but also despite attempts to eradicate us ...

From the desk of Ron Weiser AM

The Mishnah says that there are four New Years in our calendar but that only on Rosh Hashanah are we universally judged and on Yom Kippur, our fate sealed. One of the keynote themes reflected in our ...

From the Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM

Je Suis Charlie, Je Suis Ahmed, Je Suis ????? I was waiting for another Je Suis to spontaneously erupt from the good people of France. But it did not come, maybe tomorrow, maybe not……R...

Noah

Some time ago, I was told that it wasn’t worthwhile seeing the movie Noah – that it didn’t accurately portray Noah.  Although I didn’t have any particular desire anyway to see...

Tetzaveh – the good oil

This week’s parsha begins with the words “And you should command the children of Israel that they should bring to you clear (pure) olive oil, crushed for lighting, to ignite the lamp (unt...