Messages from the Rabbi: Archives

April 2018, Parshat Shemini / Yom HaShoah

Dear Friends, This week we commemorated Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Growing up in Melbourne the Holocaust was something that was always magnified in our community due to the high…

March 2018, Pesach

Dear friends, There can be no doubt that my favourite Chag is Pesach not just because I speak incessantly about it but because it is also the foundation upon which…

March 2018, Parshat Tzav

Dear Friends, This week has been one of the most interesting weeks of my life. Just last week my wife Mushka and our two gorgeous boys, Av and Lev, flew…

March 2018, Parshat Vayikra

Dear friends, Recently I’ve been listening to my favourite history podcast called Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. The particular show is called Blueprint for Armageddon and is an epic 30…

March 2018, Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei & Broken Hill

Dear friends, This week’s Parsha is a double-whammer and when combined it is the second longest portion in the entire reading cycle. The entire reading in both sections is a…

March 2018, Purim

Dear Friends, This week is one of the highlights in the Jewish calendar and is unparalleled in its joy. As a child, Purim was always one of my favourite festivals…