Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple (Page 2)

The true hero of Rosh Hashanah

The true hero of Rosh Hashanah

Insights into topics in Judaism., 27/08/2018 06:27
Cheating the government

Cheating the government

Insights into Judaism., 19/08/2018 14:37
Insights into Judaism: Appreciating the  trees; outlook on divorce

Insights into Judaism: Appreciating the trees; outlook on divorce

Understanding topics in Judaism., 14/08/2018 04:40
Insights into Judaism:  Facebook, Jewish contributions to civilization

Insights into Judaism: Facebook, Jewish contributions to civilization

Short explanations about issues that relate to the Torah-observant lifestyle., 30/07/2018 07:55
Insights into Judaic topics: Sanctions for adultery

Insights into Judaic topics: Sanctions for adultery

Adultery, secular studies, the word "ploni"., 23/07/2018 14:30
Why blame ourselves?

Why blame ourselves?

Wouldn't Babylon and Rome have destroyed the Temples anyway?, 18/07/2018 15:40
Synagogue seats

Synagogue seats

Insights and information on Judaism., 10/07/2018 09:06
Pinchas and  Elijah

Pinchas and Elijah

Insights into the Torah Reading., 05/07/2018 14:03
Insights into Judaism

Insights into Judaism

Blaming religion. Taking 3 steps backward., 25/06/2018 11:54
How to be a diplomat

How to be a diplomat

Insights into the Torah reading., 21/06/2018 04:17
Poverty

Poverty

Insights into various topics from the Torah point of view: Poverty, a taxi to hospital on Shabbat, washing before bread., 13/06/2018 12:28
Is G-d real or an idea?

Is G-d real or an idea?

Insights into Judaism., 04/06/2018 13:14
Insights into Beha'alotcha

Insights into Beha'alotcha

Thoughts on various topics in the weekly portion., 31/05/2018 09:18
Insights into Judaism

Insights into Judaism

Pouring out the water, lavish simchas, the thread of blue., 27/05/2018 04:32
Oz Torah: Shavuot

Oz Torah: Shavuot

Insights into Judaism: The date of the holiday, foliage in shul, Book of Ruth, staying up all night to learn., 16/05/2018 12:12
Behar-Bechukotai: Mountains and molehills

Behar-Bechukotai: Mountains and molehills

Insights into Judaic subjects., 08/05/2018 17:00
Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Insights into different aspects of Jewish heritage., 01/05/2018 12:45
Are miracles really so miraculous? How does genetics affect a kohen?

Are miracles really so miraculous? How does genetics affect a kohen?

Insights into questions on Judaism., 23/04/2018 09:18
Turning Yom Ha'atsmaut into a festival

Turning Yom Ha'atsmaut into a festival

Are we allowed to do that? And how should we act toward the flag?, 18/04/2018 19:37
Gambling, hunting, fur coats in Jewish law

Gambling, hunting, fur coats in Jewish law

What does halakha have to say about gambling, fur coats and going hunting?, 02/04/2018 20:19
Happy or sad on Seder night? And how about a timetable?

Happy or sad on Seder night? And how about a timetable?

The dilemma posed by the Seder and how to make a reasonable timetable that allows for discussion without reaching the small hours., 28/03/2018 06:59
Messing with Maimonides: Vayikra

Messing with Maimonides: Vayikra

One little alef and such a fuss., 14/03/2018 21:53
The rehabilitation of Purim

The rehabilitation of Purim

The modern Jewish reform movement began in the 19th century by criticising Purim and accused it of fostering a spirit of revenge, though later it changed its mind., 01/03/2018 13:38
The Fast of Esther

The Fast of Esther

The fast begins at dawn on Wednesday, February 28 and lasts till sundown the same day., 27/02/2018 23:46
Fur coats and the number 13

Fur coats and the number 13

Insights into topics in Judaism., 12/02/2018 22:52
Mishpatim: Church and state

Mishpatim: Church and state

Insights into the Torah reading for this Shabbat., 07/02/2018 16:47
What is kosher clothing?

What is kosher clothing?

Kosher clothing and other insights into Jewish topics., 05/02/2018 14:28
Whisky on a yahrzeit and saying Kaddish

Whisky on a yahrzeit and saying Kaddish

Insights into Judaism., 29/01/2018 07:23
Fallen rabbis

Fallen rabbis

Issue in Jewish life and law., 15/01/2018 10:58
Humpty Dumpty and the new words

Humpty Dumpty and the new words

The twisting of words like "peace" and "martyrdom" and "truth" have made them into deformed shadows of their real meanings. , 13/01/2018 18:57
Original sin and immortality

Original sin and immortality

Insights into Torah issues., 09/01/2018 22:30
Wise women and an enduring legacy

Wise women and an enduring legacy

Insights into the Torah reading., 07/01/2018 21:58
What is a 'mamzer'?

What is a 'mamzer'?

Clearing up misconceptions about what a mamzer is - and another insight into what it means to be rich., 02/01/2018 05:57
I am your brother

I am your brother

Insights into this week's Torah reading., 22/12/2017 10:34
Are there 36 hidden saints?

Are there 36 hidden saints?

The 'lamed vavniks' and striving to be a better Jew., 18/12/2017 16:32
Seven different Hanukkahs

Seven different Hanukkahs

Insights into the holiday., 13/12/2017 11:41
A Hanukkah alphabet

A Hanukkah alphabet

A way to remember how to celebrate the holiday that begins next Tuesday night., 05/12/2017 11:52
Divinity and the dinosaurs

Divinity and the dinosaurs

How old is the world and how to design a synagogue., 20/11/2017 05:53
Organized religion

Organized religion

The Torah warns us against doing what is right in our own eyes., 13/11/2017 07:37
Leaving home

Leaving home

Insights into Lech lecha., 26/10/2017 05:55
Were Adam and Eve Jewish?

Were Adam and Eve Jewish?

The rabbi answers this and other questions about the creation of man., 16/10/2017 08:05
Insights on the Torah reading: Breishit

Insights on the Torah reading: Breishit

G-d created beginnings., 13/10/2017 07:35
Insights on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Insights on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Prayers for rain. Flags, dancing and love of Torah., 11/10/2017 11:03
Fascinating insights on Sukkot

Fascinating insights on Sukkot

Features on the holiday of Sukkot that enrich your understanding. , 03/10/2017 23:04
How Yizkor began

How Yizkor began

Insights for Yom Kippur., 26/09/2017 08:17
What is a Din Torah?

What is a Din Torah?

Insights into Judaism. Rabbinic courts as arbitrators., 03/09/2017 17:03
Mezuzah and luck

Mezuzah and luck

Insights into topics in Judaism., 30/08/2017 13:47
Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Insights into Torah topics., 20/08/2017 00:33
What an unusual name for a Torah portion

What an unusual name for a Torah portion

Insights into parshat Eikev. , 09/08/2017 11:13
Bread and war

Bread and war

Insights into Torah topics., 07/08/2017 07:55
Orthodoxy and Reform

Orthodoxy and Reform

In the Bet Hillel-Bet Shammai dispute, both sides are within the halakhic loop., 18/07/2017 06:49
Compulsory education

Compulsory education

Insights into the Torah view on various issues., 27/06/2017 13:35
We want Moshiach now

We want Moshiach now

Torah insights for the reader., 19/06/2017 10:32
Shavuot: What did we celebrate?

Shavuot: What did we celebrate?

Insights into the holiday we have just celebrated that we can take with us., 01/06/2017 18:08
The punishment of Aaron's sons

The punishment of Aaron's sons

Insights into the parsha and Judaism., 03/05/2017 11:21
Insights into Remembrance and Independence

Insights into Remembrance and Independence

Jewish hearts and minds always turn to Israel., 30/04/2017 07:07
Ritual impurity, Jewish doctors and having a baby

Ritual impurity, Jewish doctors and having a baby

Inisghts into Judaism connected to the parsha., 25/04/2017 11:13