Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch

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It's not about me

It's not about me

Why don't we ask forgiveness for our personal sins on Rosh Hashana if it is the Day of Judgment?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 22/08/2021 21:18
Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide?

Who is your tour guide? That makes all the difference.in how you deal with the Giant problem.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 08/06/2021 09:16
The Revelation at Sinai - the War with Gaza

The Revelation at Sinai - the War with Gaza

As one man with one heart, that is how we received the Torah and how we face our enemies.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 18/05/2021 07:26
Shmita - Rest for the Man or for the Land?

Shmita - Rest for the Man or for the Land?

Is it the land lying fallow that is the central theme, or are the Jews who do not work it during the shmita year the focus?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 05/05/2021 19:54
'Here is the way you shall enter'

'Here is the way you shall enter'

In this week's Torah reading, why begin the description of the Avoda on Yom Kippur with telling us of the demise of the sons of Aaron?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 24/04/2021 22:04
See you in Court

See you in Court

Parshat Mishpatim, the Torah portion called "laws" also calls judges "elohim" - God, masters or lords. What does this signify?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 11/02/2021 11:00
Choosing the Geula model

Choosing the Geula model

Which of the two models for Redemption is in the story of the Exodus? And which will be our story?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 10/01/2021 15:00
Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Before the holiday ends, a short Video Dvar Torah given at the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva makes the real conflict with the Greeks clear.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 18/12/2020 11:57
'Let us go up and possess the land'

'Let us go up and possess the land'

Abraham's negotiations in Hevron are a lesson for the future.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 12/11/2020 21:00
  A whole new world - lessons from Parashat Noach

A whole new world - lessons from Parashat Noach

The world changed after the Deluge. Ours can as well.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 22/10/2020 09:10
The loss of the world as we knew it

The loss of the world as we knew it

When the Holy Temple was destroyed, the loss was of a whole way of life.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 14/07/2020 05:48
Recipe for a perfect Red Heifer

Recipe for a perfect Red Heifer

This is not in our food section because the ingredients are currently unavailable, but how we wish we could achieve the purity it brings!Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 30/06/2020 07:26
Korach – He has a point

Korach – He has a point

One can define Korach's camp as an ideological group, except that it was tainted by the faults that bring down many failed ideologies.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 19/06/2020 05:17
The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

There is something special when it comes to customs. Sometimes their effect is stronger than that of mitzvot.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 27/05/2020 10:28