Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair
A Hertz Institute Production – A three minute inspirational video in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
When is God closest to us? On the day of no ‘hide and seek’
The World was created in Tishrei with the “Big Bang.” The “Big Bang” gets quieter all the time – but you can still hear it humming its song…
With only a few days till the end of the Jewish year, shouldn’t we be breaking out the Champagne and the party hats?
What is the spice that keeps a couple married forever?
Elul is a time of spiritual growth, but can we really grow by leaps and bounds?
The Yiddish Theater often used to make fun of religion – but they didn’t have the last laugh
The only thing we have to give is the giving itself – everything else belongs to G-d
How to have a closer relationship with God
The Torah isn’t just knowledge; it isn’t just holy; the Torah is G-d’s love letter to the world
Why do Jews want to go back to a country they left two thousand years ago?
The priest of Auschwitz answers the question “Where was God in the Holocaust?
How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?
The Jews have been wandering in exile for the last 2000 years. What is the mystical purpose of this journey?
More elusive than the Yetti or the Loch Ness Monster is a species that no one had ever positively identified – The Self-Made Man
We only have one job here in this world – what is it?
A hallmark of all repressive regimes is book burning. One of the tragedies that we mourn on the 17th of Tammuz is the burning of the Torah – the ultimate repression of the ultimate “book.” Having trouble viewing this video? Please click here to see additional formats.
If Bilam was a prophet like Moshe - why did he use it for evil?
Why do we “proclaim freedom throughout the land” with a broken, imperfect bell?
The most infectious disease in the world isn’t Bubonic Plague; it isn’t Anthrax; it isn’t even Covid 19. The world’s most infectious disease in this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Chukat.
Racial prejudice – War – Poverty – Violence – Intolerance — The dream of peace seems to be as far away today as it’s ever been. Why is that?
You can go through life as a tourist – or as an inspector. A tourist is looking to be impressed. An inspector is looking for trouble. Why did the spies that Moshe sent into the Land of Israel become inspectors instead of tourists?
The ‘Shema’ is the basic credo of the Jewish People – that God is One. But why do we say, “Hear O Israel!” rather than “See O Israel!” or “Know O Israel!? Having trouble viewing this video? Please click here to see additional formats.
Whether we wear the same jeans or the same suit – it’s all too easy to just follow the crowd, but to be close to G-d means being yourself.
Rabbi Sinclair reveals the secret of the Beatles’ phenomenal success
Order is one of the keys to success in life. In this video Rabbi Sinclair describes his early attempts at piano lessons – and the life lesson that they taught him.
“A for effort” usually means “you didn’t do very well”. In Torah learning, that’s the best accolade you can get.