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

The Hum of the Universe – Tishrei

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…

Elul – A Jewish New Year’s Eve?

With only a few days till the end of the Jewish year, shouldn’t we be breaking out the Champagne and the party hats?

“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Elul

Elul is a time of spiritual growth, but can we really grow by leaps and bounds?

Inheritance and Bequest – Parshat Re’eh

The only thing we have to give is the giving itself – everything else belongs to G-d

Av – IBM and the Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

The Song Remains the Same – Parshat Masei

The Jews have been wandering in exile for the last 2000 years. What is the mystical purpose of this journey?