Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

208 Videos

Return of the King – Rosh Hashana

When the world at large believed in a God, kings held the power of life and death. As the world in general turned aside from a belief in God, so the power of the monarch waned. What is the connection between the two?

Shofar – The Breath Of Life (Jewish Understanding)

Chazal teach that when Hashem hears the Shofar, he rises from the Throne of Judgement and sits on the Throne of Mercy. How does the Shofar do this? (Pesikta 23:3; Vayikra Rabba 29:10)

The Upcoming Coronation (Jewish Understanding)

Is it a coincidence that the ascent to the throne of King Charles happened only days before the coronation of The King of Kings?

Charles III – The Last Circumcized King?

Hitler said, "Conscience is a Jewish invention. Like circumcision it mutilates man..." What is the connection between conscience and circumcision?

“It’s Not What You Say…” – Parshat Ki Teitzei

Apparently, the Chafetz Chaim zt"l, was not a brilliant orator, however he was extremely compelling to listen to. What gave him this power?

As Lovely as a Tree – Parshat Shofetim

The Torah prohibits planting trees in the Beit HaMikdash, the Holy Temple. Why?

The Apprentice – Parshat Re’eh

In the ancient world, when grieving for a dead person, idol worshippers would make a bald spot in their hair between the eyes. The Torah explicity forbids this practice in Parshat Re'eh. Why?

Big on the Little Things – Parshat Eikev

The whole human frame stands on the tiny heel bone, so too our relationships 'stand' on the little things.

The Power of Prayer – Parshat Va’etchanan

Praying every day isn't easy. But if you've ever prayed well - even once - it leaves you a different person. Moshe says in Parshat Va'etchanan, “And I beseeched God at that time saying,” the phrase “at that time saying” seems redundant, but Moshe was hinting here to a prayer for the future."

True Love – A Story for Tisha B’Av

The Satmar Rov was well known as a fierce defender of Jewish values, but there is another side to him that is less well-known. A heart-warming story for Tisha B'Av.