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

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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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

Ask the Rabbi….

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

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