Jewish Online Guides

Why do we use a Pointer When Reading the Torah?

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Rabbi Shlomo Odze, Associate Rabbi of South Hampstead United Synagogue explains why we use a pointer (known in Hebrew as a Yad) when reading the Torah rather than our finger.

Why Can't we Mix Fish and Meat together?

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Rabbi Yisroel Fine of Cockfosters and N. Southgate United Synagogue discusses why Fish is not considered meaty and also why we should not mix fish and meat.

What is Kaddish?

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Rabbi Meir Salasnik of Bushey & District United Synagogue talks about the Kaddish prayer.

Why do we Live in a Succah on Succot?

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Rabbi Jonny Hughes, Associate Rabbi at Hendon United Synagogue and the Tribe Chinuch Liaison talks about why people sit in a Succah on Succot.

Should I be thinking of everything I have done wrong on Yom Kippur?

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Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett United Synagogue discusses why you don't necessarily have to think of everything you have done 'wrong' on Yom Kippur.