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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bamidbar 5771 - Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks gives thoughts on the weekly torah portion



In English, the book we begin this week is called Numbers, for an obvious reason. It begins with a census, and there is a second count toward the end of the book. On this view, the central theme of the book is demography. The Israelites, still at Sinai at the beginning of the book, but on the brink of the Promised Land by its end, are now a sizeable nation, numbering 600,000 men of an age to embark on military service.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Carlebach Havdala with Menachem Herman and Rabbi Lazer Brody


In Judaism, the new week begins with ushering out the holy Sabbath and welcoming the new week, differentiating between the holy and the mundane. This ceremony, called "Havdala" (Hebrew for "differentiation") was done beautifully in song by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, of blessed memory. Here, Menachem Herman and Rabbi Lazer perform the Havdala in Carlebach tradition.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bechukotai 5771 - Covenant & Conversation




Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks delivers this week's Covenant & Conversation - Behukotai 5771

There is one aspect of Christianity that Jews, if we are to be honest, must reject, and that Christians, most notably Pope John XXIII, have begun to reject. It is the concept of rejection itself, the idea that Christianity represents G-d's rejection of the Jewish people, the "old Israel".

This is known technically as Supersession or Replacement Theology, and it is enshrined in such phrases as the Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, "The Old Testament." The Old Testament means the testament, or covenant, once in force but no longer. On this view, G-d no longer wants us to serve Him the Jewish way, through the 613 commandments, but a new way, through a New Testament. His old chosen people were the physical descendants of Abraham. His new chosen people are the spiritual descendants of Abraham, in other words, not Jews but Christians.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rabbenu Bachiya: Duties of the Heart



Rabbi Lazer Brody takes us on an excursion to the Upper Galilee to visit the holy gravesite of Rabbenu Bachiya

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our gift and oppertunity




Shabbat is a gift from Hashem to us. It is an oppertunity to unplug ourselves from the week and recharge our energy. Plus, it helps us to connect to each other and Hashem

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Story of Rebbe Mattia ben Charash



Rabbi Lazer Brody takes us to the Lower Galilee in the vicinity of the Arab village Ilaboun to visit the holy gravesite of Rebbe Mattia ben Charash, where we learn about the importance of personal holiness and guarding our eyes

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ethics of the fathers chapter 2 האתיקה של הפרק האבות



For the text of this chapter please visit,
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/680285/jewish/Chapter-Two.htm



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Friday, May 6, 2011

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on Hamas and the Middle East Peace Process



Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks on Hamas and the Middle East Peace Process" 5th May 2011

"My Lords, I welcome this debate because it allows us to focus on both words of the phrase "peace process". We who pray for peace understand by that word a state in which I recognise your right to exist and you recognise mine. That is what peace minimally means. How can we be speaking about peace when Hamas remains committed as a matter of principle to the elimination of the state of Israel; when it engages in missile attacks against innocent civilians and uses its own innocent civilians as human shields; when it propagates some of the most vicious anti-Semitic myths ever to have inflamed the hatred and to have anaesthetised the conscience of human beings, and two days ago praised Osama bin Laden as a holy warrior; and when it refuses to agree to the fundamental principles laid down by the quartet, not least of which is the recognition of Israel's right to exist? Until Hamas undergoes fundamental change, there may be a process but there will not be peace. Peace is more than a resting place on the road to war. I cannot make peace with one who denies my right to exist.

No one familiar with the history of the Jewish people through its 4,000 years of history can fail to appreciate how deeply Jews within Israel and outside long for peace, pray for peace and long for the ability to live as other people live-without fear, without hate, without being treated as a pariah, without being blamed for the troubles of the world and without being denied the right to exist. That is why I urge the Government to be resolute in their insistence that the path to peace in the Middle East must begin with the unequivocal recognition of the state of Israel's right to be."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Where is Moshiach?



Rabbi Lazer Brody not only answers why Moshiach isn't here yet, but tells us how to unlock the gates of prayer. This clip is an excerpt from an evening of emuna and inspiration with Jewish music's sweet singer, Shlomo Katz

YouTube - "Shabbat: The Rest of the Story" Season 2, Episode 3

This Lady's video of Shabbos is amazing



It's a day when we can unplug and recharge ourselves, while connecting with others and Hashem