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

  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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30 Mar 2018

Pesah 5778: Get With the Times  If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.  — Bruce Lee Time has long been a conundrum for us: do we pass through it or does it pass by us?  Is it different for different…

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27 Mar 2018

Rabbi Joseph Dweck’s Lecture Series in Hendon at LSJS This is a special pre-Pesach shiur ‘The Four Sons and Freedom’   **These classes have been made possible by the generous support of The Sephardi Centre.**

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09 Mar 2018

Please click HERE to read a printable version. Touring the Talmud Aboda Zara 47-54 We continue in the fourth chapter of Aboda Zara, we continue discussing prohibited objects of idol worship. We examine as well, items brought as offerings to an idol and their halakhic status. We explain in this chapter…

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