Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair has been part of Ohr Somayach since 1987. Rabbi Sinclair gives a daily Gemara shiur in the Intermediate Program and a weekly philosophy shiur in the Mechina Program. He is a senior staff writer of the Torah internet publications Ohrnet, Torah Weekly and Seasons of the Moon. His articles have been published in many journals and magazines including the Jewish Observer, American Jewish Spirit, AJOP Newsletter, Zurich’s Die Jüdische Zeitung, South African Jewish Report and many others. His first book Seasons of the Moon – the Auerbach Edition

Gateway to Eternal Life – The Month of Shevat

There's a deeper side to the festival of Tu B'Shevat - the New Year for trees. It is also the celebration of our eternal life.

Kindness and Truth – Parshat Vayechi

Why does the Torah call the prohibition of incest 'kindness'? Why didn't Jacob want to be buried in Egypt?

Stress is Good For You! – Parshat Vayeshev

Researchers believe that some stress can help to fortify the immune system. For instance, stress can improve how your heart works and protect your body from infection. But on a deeper level, rising to challenges and overcoming them is the essence of life.

Tradition! – Parshat Vayishlach

Tradition is more than chicken soup. It's more than borscht or bagels and lox. It's more than a fiddler on the roof. It's the reason why the Jewish People believe in God.

Why Pray? – Parshat Vayetze

How can a Jew pray three times a day with almost exactly the same words? What if I don't WANT to pray? Am I supposed to open my heart with a can opener? Am I some kind of robot? Watch this video to find out the answer.

Hollywood Exposed – Kislev

What is Hollywood's real agenda? An expose of Hollywood and its connection to the festival of Chanuka - Seasons Of The Moon - Kislev

A Birthright Experience – Parshat Toldot

A university student experiences a life-changing birthright experience at a Jerusalem Shabbat table.

The Perfect Host – Parshat Vayera

The Arabs and the Jews both share a reputation for being excellent hosts. Where does this come from, and how can you be the perfect host?