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

Empowering Others – Parshat Miketz

Paul O'Neill's tenure at ALCO Aluminum Company as CEO from 1987 to 2000 increased the value of the company's shares five times, and its market capitalization by $27 billion. How did he do it?

The Runaway Train – Parshat Vayeshev

Sometimes people can be as destructive as a runaway train. How do you stop them? An insight based on Parshat Vayeshev.

Silence and Solitude – Parshat Vayishlach

Positive role models can only take us so far in our search for maturity. How do we step into the shoes of our mentors and become role models for others?

Holy Children in a Toxic World – Parshat Vayetzei

Bringing up normal, well-adjusted, and hopefully holy children, in our day and age seems to be a daunting task. How can we succeed against a world glitter and selfishness?

Reach for the Sky – Parshat Toldot

Learning about the lives of great people can be inspiring - but it can also be depressing when we see the enormous gap between their achievements and our own. How can we use their example positively and learn to 'reach for the sky'?

Why Is It So Hard to Be Good? – Parshat Chayei Sarah

If being close to God is the ultimate pleasure. Why did He make it so difficult?

Catch the Wind – Parshat Noach

If we have a spirit inside us, why don't we see it?

The Day the Music Died – Sukkot

Music has a tremendous power - for the good or the bad. It all depends on the soul of the composer and the musician.