Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

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.

Respect Yourself- Respect Others

The tragedy of Tisha B'Av begins with the sin of the Spies and their lack of self-respect.

The Cancel Culture

"Sinat Chinam" - Dislike of the Unlike - is the cause of the destruction of the Jewish People throughout the ages. The cancer of the 'cancel culture' is still well and alive today. It's easy to respect people when they think and behave exactly the way we do, but true respect means respecting people even when they are wrong.

A Man of Spirit – Parshat Pinchas

An artist may be able to create without knowing how to teach others how to create. That doesn't make him less of an artist. But even if an artist is not a great teacher, given a pupil of spirit, that pupil will flourish with very little instruction. Yehoshua's was like the Moon. Because he was 'a man of spirit', he shone from the inspiration of his teacher Moshe.

The Three Weeks (Jewish Understanding)

The five tragedies of Shiva Assar B'Tamuz correspond to the first Heh in YKVK, and the five of Tisha B'Av correspond to the second Heh

Extras in Our Own Epic – Parshat Balak

There’s something unusual about Parshat Balak. It’s the only parsha in the Torah where the Jewish People, the “stars of the show” seem to only have a “walk-on” part. We see Bilam and Balak close up as they plot to destroy the Jewish People, but Israel is only seen in the background – almost off-camera. Why is this?

Christianity And Islam – Two Legs Of Exile (Jewish Understanding)

There’s something unusual about Parshat Balak. It’s the only parsha in the Torah where the Jewish People, the “stars of the show” seem to only have a “walk-on” part. We see Bilam and Balak close up as they plot to destroy the Jewish People, but Israel is only seen in the background – almost off-camera. Why is this?

It Takes a Lot of Faith to Be an Atheist – Parshat Chukat

When opening up their morning newspaper, why do atheists turn to the horoscope page?

The Blue Beyond – Parshat Shelach

The 'tzitzit' - the fringes that a Jew wears on a four-cornered garment give us a glimpse of infinity.

I Spy With My Little Eye (Weekly Parsha)

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Rabbi Uri Zohar – Parshat Behalotecha

It’s difficult for someone who’s not Israeli to understand the impact of Rabbi Uri Zohar. Uri Zohar was the leading actor of his generation, the leading film producer and the leading stage producer all rolled up into one person. In 1977 he made a life change and became a Torah scholar and a highly influential Rabbi. He passed away at the beginning of June 2022

Queen Elizabeth And Dovid Hamelech (Jewish Understanding)

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Psst – Wanna Fake Rolex? – Behalotecha

Is it true that "You can't always get what you want?"

We Are Family – Parshat Bamidbar

The Jewish People are like one soul in many bodies.

Like the Stars – Parshat Bamidbar

Why are the Jewish People compared to the stars?