Category Archives: Halakha

Rav Yehuda Amital – A Tribute Five Years On

Today is five years since the passing of my teacher and rosh yeshiva Rav Yehuda Amital. Both his personality and his message are so sorely missed. He taught us that ethics and natural morality come before and underpin all other … Continue reading

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Chag Amalek – The Festival That Wasn’t

To download a pdf of this article click here In Memory of Dan Uzan z”l Is it necessary to recall the similarities between Judaism and Islam (as distinct from Christianity!) in most of the crucial subjects of religion: the book, the … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy and Homosexuality – Dilemmas and Opportunities

A piece I wrote for the Jewish Chronicle a couple of years ago attempting to find some sort of path in the minefield that is traditional Judaism and homosexuality. 

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‘A child born in Paris in 1933…’ Rav Aharon Lichtenstein – A Tribute

Last week the head of the yeshiva which I have studied at for much of the last decade, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, was awarded the Israel Prize, the state’s highest honour, for his contributions to Torah literature. Those who know him from … Continue reading

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Why Rav Ovadia Matters

Why Rav Ovadia Matters Published in the Jewish Chronicle, the week of Rav Ovadia’s passing. Who was Rabbi Ovadia Yosef? An aged rabbi responsible for countless offensive statements (on Arabs, Ashkenazim and countless others he saw as opponents) and the … Continue reading

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