Yom Kippur

September 13, 2021 by  
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Thoughts on Yom Kippur from Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Dreams, hopes & fears

August 30, 2021 by  
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Rabbi Raymond writes about Rosh HaShanah. Read more

Why some Jews leave a bare section on a wall on purpose?

July 26, 2021 by  
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Do you think Israel should be a theocracy?

July 19, 2021 by  
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Was the Holocaust the destruction of the third temple?

July 12, 2021 by  
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Why does a bride wear a veil at her wedding?

July 5, 2021 by  
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Is God dead?

June 28, 2021 by  
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Rosh HaShanah

September 14, 2020 by  
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Does Judaism believe in turning the other cheek?

April 27, 2020 by  
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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

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