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  

For the answer…ask the rabbi. Read more

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  

Want some Sukkah pointers?…ask the rabbi. Read more

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  

Ask the rabbi….Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

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

Tishah B’Av – ask the rabbi

August 5, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple explains Tishah B’Av. Read more

Why do we fast? Ask the rabbi

July 29, 2019 by  

This question and others answered by Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Does God have a tallit and tefillin….?

July 23, 2019 by  

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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

How can this be? Ask the rabbi… Read more

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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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

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