21 Apr 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. ***NEW: TO LISTEN TO AN AUDIO READING OF THE HAFTARA – CLICK HERE*** Dear Readers, I want to thank you for sharing these insights on the haftara with me each week. The haftara essays tend to be longer than my previous parasha essays…

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13 Apr 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. ‘My sun sets to rise again.’ — Robert Browning Ezekiel 37:1-14 Synopsis Yehezkel sees a prophetic vision of a valley filled with dry bones. God begins the dialogue with him asking ‘Son of humans, can these bones live again?’ Yehezkel responds ‘Only You…

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06 Apr 2017

Download a printer friendly version here. Haftara for Shabbat HaGadol (Tsav) 5777 – Tell Me a Story ‘There is always a plan, the plan is for the common good, and it always demands the submission of  very large numbers of others who, if they do not comply, become the enemy.  The surest…

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06 Apr 2017
30 Mar 2017

Download a printer friendly version here Haftara for Vayikra 5777: The Narcissist’s God ‘If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides’. — Charles de Montesquieu  Isaiah 43:21 – 44:23  Synopsis God speaks through Yishaya telling the Jewish people in the Babylonian exile that they have burdened…

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29 Mar 2017

Source Sheet here   http://www.mipazrav.com/audio/Rabbi%20Slifkin.mp3 This event was generously sponsored by the Sephardi Centre.

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28 Mar 2017

Source sheet here http://www.mipazrav.com/audio/Select%20Laws%20of%20Pesah%205777.mp3

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28 Mar 2017

Perspectives on Kabbalah: The Approach of the Sephardim and Ashkenazim to Kabbalah and its place in Jewish Thought and Action. Source sheet here http://www.mipazrav.com/audio/Perspectives%20on%20Kabbalah.mp3 This Perspectives class was dedicated for the Refua Sheleima of Shoshana bat Malka, Mrs Rose Menir. A true Eshet Chayil and Matriarch. By Renee and Simon Wasserman,…

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24 Mar 2017

Haftara for HaHodesh (Vayakhel-Pekude) 5777: Domain and Dominion Download a printer friendly version here. ‘Place is the first of all beings, since everything that exists is in a place and cannot exist without a place’. — Archytas, Commentary on Aristotle’s Categories. ‘In this convulsive age of uprooted populations and extensive…

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22 Mar 2017

Perspectives Series with Rabbi Joseph Dweck Source Sheet here. http://www.mipazrav.com/audio/Perspectives%20on%20Religion.mp3 This lecture was given in honour of Leah bas Yitzchak z”l, Mrs Lydia Waller, mother of Mrs Susan Pascoe.

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