Beth Din and Torah Law

January 7, 2019 by  
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The Sydney Beth Din was established in the 19thcentury by Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Is Facebook kosher?…ask the rabbi

July 30, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions… Read more

How does Judaism deal with adultery?

July 23, 2018 by  
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Ask the rabbi?  Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions. Read more

Lessons from Tishah B’Av

July 16, 2018 by  
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Why do Jews blame themselves?…ask the rabbi. Read more

Are you obliged to pay for synagogue seats?…ask the rabbi

July 9, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question…and others. Read more

Is suicide as bad as murder?…ask the rabbi

July 2, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question and others. Read more

What happens would you cheat the government?….ask the rabbi.

June 25, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers difficult questions… Read more

Is religion one of the world’s problems?…ask the rabbi

June 18, 2018 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. and now lives in Jerusalem. He proffers his answer… Read more

A Chanukah alphabet

December 4, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple goes through his A-U on Chanukah. Read more

Who is the most important person in the synagogue?

November 27, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question…and others. 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

Who needs Mashi’ach?…ask the rabbi

November 6, 2017 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this tricky question…. 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

Vashti: a fraud married to a faction

March 6, 2017 by  
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Megilat Esther, the Book of Esther, is both a narrative of historical events and a study of human dynamics. Both aspects are far from simple. Both are debated by the scholars…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. 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

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

American position for Jerusalem-based ex-Sydney rabbi

February 21, 2016 by  
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Australian-born Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple has been elected president of the Israel Region-Rabbinical Council of America. Read more

The banality of Yom Kippur words?…ask the rabbi

September 16, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about Yom Kippur…. Read more

Women at a funeral? Ask the rabbi

June 15, 2015 by  
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Is it true that women should not go to a funeral?   Why not ask the rabbi? Read more

Should we use a car space not meant for us?…ask the rabbi

June 1, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and held many public roles. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. He answered the question…and others. Read more

Capital punishment in Indonesia…ask the Rabbi

May 4, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple has his say on the recent executions in Indonesia. Read more

Capital punishment in Indonesia…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple

April 30, 2015 by  
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Indonesia should be ashamed of itself for executing two Australians as well as six others. Read more

Ask the Rabbi about Pesach

March 29, 2015 by  
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Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about the ten plagues, chametz and the invisible Seder guest… Read more

A continuing tradition

February 27, 2015 by  
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Melbourne’s St Kilda Shule has dedicated a plaque in memory of the late Rabbi Dr Simon Herman continuing its long-standing tradition of honoring its deceased past rabbis.

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The real story of Purim

February 24, 2015 by  
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We ask the rabbi to give us the background on Purim… Read more

Tu B’shevat – a message from Jerusalem

February 1, 2015 by  
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MAZEL TOV TO THE TREES Read more

How much are you worth?…asks the rabbi

January 4, 2015 by  
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How much are you worth??…asks Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

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