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Two Minutes of Torah: Chukat – How to be a good tourist

As summer begins, many people are looking forward to their holidays, and the various exotic destinations they will be visiting. A holiday abroad is an opportunity to experience a foreign culture, sample new cuisines and bring home a variety of souvenirs. In the 1970s and 80s the joke about British holiday makers was that they … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Korach – Memorializing the sacred and the profane

When I began reading The Hunger Games I understood what all the hype was about. I raced through the three installments of the series and was left wanting more. The basic premise of the trilogy is that in a dystopian future the world is divided into 12 Districts, kept in a subservient situation by an … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Shlach – Believing in the Impossible

My favorite sporting memory took place in Istanbul on May 25th 2005. On that night Liverpool Football Club of England faced AC Milan of Italy in the final of the European Champions League, the biggest club competition in football or soccer (depending on where you are reading this). AC Milan were the big favorites going … Continue reading

Two Minutes of Torah: Behalotecha – Texting or Calling

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I receive a text message I do wonder why the person did not pick up the phone and actually give me a call. I feel slightly put out by the fact that someone was unwilling to take the time to speak to me, choosing to tap out … Continue reading

JDate.co.uk – “My date’s in AA, help!”

The Question: Dear Rabbi Danny, I’ve been dating this great guy I met on JDate for about a month now. We’ve had 5 dates and I’m really enjoying getting to know him. On our last date, though, he dropped a bit of a shocker on me. After we finished a nice meal at his flat, … Continue reading