Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

94 Videos

Respect For Others – The Month of Iyar

Nineteen hundred years ago, the twenty-five thousand pupils of Rebbe Akiva all died in the days of the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot. This was a punishment for not treating each other with enough respect. The majority of the days Omer are in the month of Iyar. Thus Iyar is a time for us to work on improving respect for others.

Comfort in Time of Loss – Parshat Tazria

What's the connection between working in a recording studio and eating non-kosher food?

“What’s So Wrong With Bread?” – the Month of Nissan

Everyone knows you can't eat bread on Pesach, but what's so wrong with bread?
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Tying the Knot – Parshat Vayikra

The Book of Vayikra begins a series of complex laws about the service of the Holy Temple, but even though the laws of the Torah are precise, they require individual creativity.

The Ultimate Labor Saver – Parshat Vayakhel

Man has always dreamed about a robot that would do everything for him. But the ultimate labor saver has been around for more than three thousand years.

Unmasked: Purim and the Meaning of Anti-Semitism

Sometimes rather than endangering lives, throwing away your mask can save lives. A message for Purim.

Do You Believe in God? – Parshat Teruma

Each one of us can make our lives a space of holiness and feel the presence of God. Here's how...

Out of This World – Parshat Yitro

On Friday night in shul, we sing in Lecha Dodi about 'the face of Shabbat.' How can Shabbat have a face?