Special Moments of the Jewish Year.

NEW. At the Gates of Jerusalem


 Is Nissan the Jewish New Year?

1. Hippazon – Speed of Redemption

2. The Psychology of Hametz

3. Arami Oved Avi

4. Pesach: Past, present, future

5. Geula – In the hands of God or Man?

6. Blood on the Doorposts

Yom Haatzmaut

1. A poem for Yom Hazikaron

2. Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut

3. Blog: Can we Celebrate an Imperfect Israel

Yom Yerushalayim 

Jerusalem – Mikdash and Unity

Blog: Just Another Day in Jerusalem

Blog: Shopping on Jerusalem Day


1. The Ten Commandments. Structure and Meaning

2. Megillat Ruth: Ruth and the story of Yehuda and Tamar

3. Megillat Ruth and Sefer Shoftim

Tisha BAv

1. Stories of Destruction

2. Sedom and Jerusalem – A study of opposites

3. Eikha – Facing God in the midst of Suffering


The Shofar of Elul: God's Love, and Second Chances

Judging Ourselves


Rosh Hashanna                

1. Coronation Day - Tehillim ch.47 - למנצח לבני קרח מזמור

2. The Shofar - Facing Uncertainty

3. Parents, Children, prayers and Tears

4. Rosh Hashannah. A Day for God or Man? Podcast Sourcesheet


Yom Kippur

1.The Mechanics of Confession

2. The Drama of the High Priest. Why Did his Face Radiate?

3. The Message of Jonah: Being Human


Blog: Between Yom Kippur and Sukkot


1. Booths or Clouds

2. Back to Nature?

Shemini Atzeret      

Shemini or Atzeret?


Simchat Torah

Torah for all Jews

Blog: Dancing with the Torah



Dedication of What? - Channukat HaMizbeach

Joseph and Channuka

Tu Bishvat

Planting for the Future



1. Shabbat Shekalim - The Half Shekel Donation

2. Haftara Shekalim - Integrity of Public Officials

3. Shabbat Zachor -The Evil of Amalek TEXT SHIUR PODCAST

Blog: Contemporary Purim Reflections

4. Megillat Esther: Feasting and Giving

5. Megillat Esther: Jewish Pride? Why didn't Mordechai Bow?

6. Parashat Para (Haftara) - Should Jews Care what the Gentiles think?

Rosh Chodesh

1. New Moons and the renewal of the Soul

2. Haftara for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Isaiah ch.66). Universal concerns