Sin? Not such a big deal

October 18, 2019 by  
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Next week we will restart the annual Torah reading cycle and that always reminds me of Sin! Adam and Eve and all that. Read more

Why do bad things happen

October 4, 2019 by  
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For thousands of years, we have been asking why God lets bad things happen to good people and good things happen to very bad ones. Read more

The Seventeenth of Tammuz

July 19, 2019 by  
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Five really bad things happened to the Jewish people on the Seventeenth of Tammuz. Which is why we fast from dawn to dusk. This year the seventeenth is on Shabbat, but we fast on Sunday. Shabbat is reserved for happy days. Read more

Medieval Jewish ritual bath beneath a church in Sicily

June 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli scholars have announced the discovery of a Hebrew inscription on the wall of a medieval Jewish ritual bath located deep underground beneath the Church of St. Philip the Apostle in Syracuse, Sicily. Read more

One day or one lifetime

There is an interesting halachic discussion regarding the Mitzvah of Sefirat Haomer – the forty-nine days that we count between the festival of Pesach and Shavuot. The authorities debate whether counting the Omer is considered one long mitzvah, or forty-nine independent obligations. Read more

Is it to OK to believe in God and worship your own way?…ask the rabbi

November 13, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question and others. Read more

What is more important? A synagogue or a cemetery?…ask the rabbi

October 30, 2017 by  
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Which is more important for a new community to establish – a synagogue or a cemetery?…Rabbi Raymond Apple gives the answer. Read more

How should Jews interact with others?

October 23, 2017 by  
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Ask the Rabbi…Rabbi Raymond will proffer his answers. Read more

Were Adam and Eve Jewish?…ask the rabbi

October 16, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple has the answer, Read more

Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

October 9, 2017 by  
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A guide from Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Ask the rabbi…

January 30, 2017 by  
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Why do orthodox Jews pray three times a day?…ask the rabbi. Read more

Why do orthodox Jews always think they are right?…ask the rabbi

January 23, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple deals with questions on Judaism. Read more

Jones takes Judaism to Java

November 25, 2016 by  
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Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, has completed an intensive programme of dialogues, discussions, meetings and seminars in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia. Read more

Are there too many prayers and too much Kaddish?…ask the rabbi

November 14, 2016 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple deals with questions on Judaism. Read more

The Apple of G-d’s Eye…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

February 25, 2015 by  
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Apples have gotten a bad rap. Fables abound with poison apples. Adam and Eve’s quick-fix Dr. Oz apple diet was all the rage in early creation time. Read more