20 Feb 2019

Senior Rabbi Dweck addressed hundreds of people last night when we marked the 50th anniversary since the Baghdad Hangings hosted by the S&P Sephardi Community of the UK. The public hanging (reportedly witnessed by 500,000 people) of 9 Jews in 1969 was the grim start of a process that…

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15 Feb 2019

A lecture by Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck on Fears and Phobias at Stanmore and Canons Park United Synagogue. To view the source sheet, click here.   https://www.sephardi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/On-Fears-and-Phobias.mp3

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08 Jan 2019

Sermon for the Head On UK Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Please click HERE to read a printable version. In the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind”, actor Russel Crow plays John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics who taught at Princeton in the 50’s. Some years later, Nash was invited to…

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16 Oct 2018

Rabbi Dweck’s winter lecture series at LSJS. Lecture 1: “How can we deepen our love and reverence for God” Bringing the Divine into our daily lives The Almighty is at the heart of our faith but we often fail to talk about it. The speed and demands of the…

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28 Jun 2018

Please click HERE to read a printable version. Prime Principles Pirke Abot 1:8a A Case Against the Defense Yehuda ben Tabbai says: ‘Don’t be like the lawyers’. More often than not, the job of a lawyer is not to defend the truth, but to plead a case. It is convenient when the…

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21 Jun 2018

The S&P Sephardi Community, together with GESHER, organised a panel discussion about views on Jewish education. The panelists were Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Rabbi Menachem Bombach and Rachel Fink, a Headteacher  at JFS School, and the panel was moderated by Daniel Goldman. You can listen to the full audio recording…

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15 Jun 2018

  Please click HERE to read a printable version. Prime Principles  Pirke Abot 1:7 Guilty by Association Nitai of Arbel says: ‘Distance yourself from a wicked neighbour, do not befriend a sinful person and do not discount misfortune.’   In my life thus far I have lived in four cities (three countries)….

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12 Jun 2018

Rabbi Dweck presents a perspective on the age old question: What is the Jewish view on the afterlife?   This event was generously sponsored by the Sephardi Centre.

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08 Jun 2018

Please click HERE to read a printable version. Prime Principles Pirke Abot 1:6 Masters, Comrades and Connections Yehoshua ben Perahia says, ‘Make for yourself a mentor, acquire for yourself a friend and judge every person on a scale of merit.’  We move in this mishna from the environments within which…

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16 Apr 2018

AUTHORITY, RESPONSIBILITY, & KNOWING BETTER  Much of the subject matter in this tractate deals with issues with which the modern Jew is generally unfamiliar. It discusses the Jewish people not as a religion, but as a nation governed by the law of Torah. Sitting at the centre of this…

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