Is Judaism anti-art?

February 17, 2020 by  

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Does God answer prayer?

February 10, 2020 by  

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How much are you worth?

February 4, 2020 by  

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January 28, 2020 by  

Q. How did the Bat-Mitzvah ceremony originate?   Ask the rabbi. Read more

A Jewish guide to death and bereavement

January 20, 2020 by  

For Judaism, life is the supreme value, the great privilege, the precious opportunity…writes Rabbu Raymond Apple. Read more

Is it OK to throw a divorce party?

January 14, 2020 by  

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Does Judaism approve of autopsies?

January 6, 2020 by  

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Does God have a name?

December 31, 2019 by  

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Do you want to read a Chanukah story?

December 23, 2019 by  

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The Unknown Chanukah Megillah

December 16, 2019 by  

Chanukah and Purim are often compared. But the differences are substantial. Read more

Thousands of sermons

December 15, 2019 by  

Modern rabbis live in two cultures at once and bridge them by means of sermons, in my case thousands of them. Read more

Q. Does Jewish law allow a malpractice action against a doctor?

December 9, 2019 by  

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December 2, 2019 by  

Q. Why are candles lit on the eve of Shabbat? Read more

Is God Jewish?

November 25, 2019 by  

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What came first? The chicken or the egg?

November 19, 2019 by  

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Planning a visit to Uluru?

November 11, 2019 by  

Can a Jew visit an aboriginal sacred site? …ask the rabbi. Read more

What does Judaism say about consumer rights

November 4, 2019 by  

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Transplanting animal’s organs into humans? Ask the rabbi

October 28, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple gives his answer. Read more

Do you believe in heaven and hell?

October 24, 2019 by  

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Is Simchat Torah similar to Purim? Ask the rabbi

October 16, 2019 by  

In popular thinking Simchat Torah is a sort of Purim, a day for carnival jollification. But the popular view is wrong. Read more

Sukkah pointers

October 10, 2019 by  

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Ask the rabbi: Yom Kippur

October 3, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes from Jerusalem. Read more

The rabbi writes on Rosh Hashanah…

September 23, 2019 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 and has pointers for Rosh Hashanah. Read more

A Rosh HaShanah prelude

September 16, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about Rosh Hashanah…. Read more

How to treat a convert to Judaism

September 9, 2019 by  

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What happens when a good deal ends up a bad deal?

September 2, 2019 by  

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Going to a Shivah house…what do I do? What do I say? – ask the rabbi

August 26, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple asks this question and others… Read more

Jeffrey Epstein: the status of suicide in Judaism

August 19, 2019 by  

World attention has focused this week on the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein and his deeds or misdeeds are not the subject of this article, but his apparent suicide is. Read more

Do dying persons have the right to know about their condition?

August 12, 2019 by  

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Q. Does Judaism permit abortions? ask the rabbi

August 6, 2019 by  

A. Judaism regards children as a blessing and procreation as a religious and moral obligation. Read more

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