Jewish Learning
23/09/2013

The Foundation of Humanity (Part 1): Adam to Noah

Text Based Learning
This is the account of the descendants of Adam… (Bereishit 5:1).
16/09/2013

The Last Days of the Festival: Recognising our Leaders

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
On Simchat Torah, when we celebrate completing the annual cycle of the Torah reading, it is natural that the Torah reading should be V’Zot HaBeracha, the final sidrah of the Torah, which contains Moshe’s blessings to the Jewish people.
16/09/2013

What is Happiness?

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
The Book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), which is read on Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed Succot, acknowledges happiness as one of life’s most desirable, yet elusive goals. Some believe that happiness is to be found in sensual pleasures. Yet these experiences are - by their nature - only transient, producing memories that fade quickly.
16/09/2013

The Four Species: Every Jew Included

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
And they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses. One shall say: 'I am the Lord's and another shall call himself by the name of Ya’akov and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord and label himself with the name, ‘Israel’. (Yeshaya/Isaiah 44:4-5)
16/09/2013

Yeshivat Succah

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
“So that your generations will know that I caused the Children of Israel to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your G-d” (Vayikra 23:43)