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

Devarim – Where was G-d in the Holocaust?

The priest of Auschwitz answers the question “Where was God in the Holocaust?

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?

The Self-Made Man – Parshat Mattot

More elusive than the Yetti or the Loch Ness Monster is a species that no one had ever positively identified – The Self-Made Man

Tammuz – The Burning of the Torah

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.

The World’s Most Infectious Plague – Parshat Chukat

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.

The Color of Heaven – Parshat Korach

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?

Looking For Trouble – Parshat Shelach

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?