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

Being Yourself – Parshat Beha’alotecha

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.

Parshat Bamidbar – Music Maestro Please!

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.

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The Maker’s Handbook – Parshat Acharei Mot/Kedoshim

Would you decide that your car uses diesel instead of regular gas based on your instincts or your feelings? Why then do we often make vital life decisions without consulting The Maker’s Manual?

Wedding In A Pandemic – Parshat Tazria

For centuries, ‘Leprosy’ has been the translation of ‘Tzara’at’ – a skin disease mentioned in this week’s Parsha. If Tzar’at really was leprosy, then how could people rub shoulders at a wedding if the groom had leprosy?

Parshat Shemini – Against The Flow

Apart from the fact that a kosher fish has to have fins and scales, if you see a fish swimming upstream – it’s a sign that it’s kosher. What can this teach us?