Should you support your family members?

July 16, 2019 by  

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“God Versus Gods: Judaism In The Age Of Idolatry”: a book review by Rabbi Raymond Apple

July 11, 2019 by  

The Bible is punctuated by the tussle between the Almighty and the false gods. Read more

What is God? Ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple expresses his view… Read more

Is this all there is? Ask the rabbi

Rabbi Apple writes about reincarnation. Read more

Can I bequeath my organs?

June 24, 2019 by  

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“Amen”….why did I say that?

June 17, 2019 by  

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I whistle a happy tune – what happens when you’re afraid?

June 11, 2019 by  

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Ten Commandments are not commandments

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A question for South Africans

Q. In South Africa the refreshments after a Shabbat service are called a “b’rachah”. Elsewhere it is a “kiddush”. Which one is right?…ask the rabbi. Read more

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IS RELIGION A GOOD THING? Read more

What is the origin of the term “Goy”

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A message for Yom Ha’azmaut

Rabbi Raymond Apple discusses Power and Morality and Practical Zionism. Read more

What about measles and vaccination? Ask the rabbi

April 29, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple was for many years Australia’s highest-profile rabbi and the leading spokesman on Jewish religious issues. After serving congregations in London, Rabbi Apple was chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, for 32 years…he answers the question and other. Read more

A message for Passover

April 24, 2019 by  

Pesach, when the Haggadah talks of parents whose children ask, “What are the testimonies and the statutes of the Torah?”, is the tailor-made occasion when observers of Jewish life get a reminder of Hansen’s Law which says, “What the son wishes to forget, the grandson wishes to remember”. Read more

Pesach: Four questions – three answers

April 15, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple presents three Pesach topics: 1. What is the question? 2. The serious side of Chad Gadya 3. The Seder foods. Read more

What should vegans do on Pesach? – ask the rabbi

April 1, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple was for many years Australia’s highest-profile rabbi and the leading spokesman on Jewish religious issues. Read more

Why does Judaism prohibit mixing milk and meat…ask the rabbi

March 25, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers question on Judaism…. Read more

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March 11, 2019 by  

Is space travel kosher?   Ask the rabbi. Read more

Why not to keep Kosher? Ask the rabbi

March 4, 2019 by  

I can almost see you shaking your head in puzzlement: “Has he gone meshugga, that rabbi, writing an article about not keeping kosher?” Read more

Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? – ask he rabbi

February 18, 2019 by  

Q. A few weeks ago you answered a question about doctors and said that Judaism regarded them as doing God’s work. Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? Read more

Does god care how we worship him?

February 11, 2019 by  

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Wh go to a doctor when the Torah reads “For I, the Lord, am your healer”

February 4, 2019 by  

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January 29, 2019 by  

Can you be unethical in business and yet keep a kosher home? Ask the rabbi… Read more

Women in the military? Ask the rabbi

January 14, 2019 by  

Q. Is there a Jewish view as to women in the military? Read more

What does Judaism have to say about Buddhism and Hinduism?…ask the rabbi

January 8, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney and asks this question and others. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Read more

Beth Din and Torah Law

January 7, 2019 by  

The Sydney Beth Din was established in the 19thcentury by Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Is a person who has left Judaism still Jewish? Ask the rabbi

December 10, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

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December 4, 2018 by  

Ask the Rabbi on Chanukah. Read more

Chanukah questions? Ask the Rabbi

November 26, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

What does the Maccabee mean?…ask the rabbi

November 19, 2018 by  

With the Junior Carnival approaching, it is a good time to learn who a Maccabee was. Ask the rabbi. Read more

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