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Rabbi’s Articles

TAL is very lucky to have new articles each week written not only by their well known and respected Rabbi Tawil, but also by guest Rabbis.

Rabbi Tawil

Each week Rabbi Tawil writes an article welcoming in Shabbat and giving us his thoughts and insights on the weekly Parasha. Rabbi Tawil’s articles incorporate an amazing understanding of the weekly Torah content as well as its meaning and how it relates to our everyday lives.

In addition to Rabbi Tawil’s articles, TAL is honoured to have a guest Rabbi write for them each week in their Parasha Sheet. Their article is also published live on the TAL website, and provides a further thought provoking insight to the weekly Torah portion.

The articles written by different Rabbis each week are a wonderful way to build knowledge and insight from the Torah and gain values and inspiration to guide us all in our everyday lives.

Explain Yourself

Explain Yourself

Rabbi Yehonatan Salem
Yaakov Avinu  was instructed by his parents to go to the house   of Lavan to find himself a spouse. He ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
After seven years of working hard for Lavan in order to marry his daughter Rachel, and eager to build the ...
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Honour Your Father and Your Mother

Honour Your Father and Your Mother

Rabbi Boruch M. Boudilovsky
The moment when Esau pitifully begs his aging father for a blessing after all, bitterly weeping (Genesis 27:38), can easily ...
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RELATIONSHIPS

RELATIONSHIPS

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon commonly known in the West as Alexander the Great King of Macedon (336–323 B.C.E.), was the ...
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AJEX Shabbat 2020

AJEX Shabbat 2020

Rabbi Reuben Livingstone
Memory has sustained us as Jews over thousands of years through a most challenging history. Our faith and our people ...
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Confusing Our Minds!

Confusing Our Minds!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Our Parsha begins on a sad note. Sarah the wife of Avraham and the Mother of the Jewish people passes ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Garry Wayland
Avraham and Lot had long since parted ways; the dispute between their shepherds was the catalyst for the protégé Lot ...
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Every Step Counts!

Every Step Counts!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
It was a scorching hot day, and Avraham was recovering from his Brit Mila. The Torah relates what happens next: ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Mordechai Ovadia
“And Noach the man of the earth profaned and he planted a vineyard and drank from the wine and he ...
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The Lazy Son!

The Lazy Son!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
How are you feeling this week? Exhausted!?! Why? Well, where do I start? After a month of waking up early ...
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Write YOUR book!

Write YOUR book!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
A recent survey by the National Centre for Social Research found that for the first time, more than half of ...
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Dvar Torah for Rosh Hashana 5781

Dvar Torah for Rosh Hashana 5781

Rabbi Mordechai Fhima
This year we have a very special Rosh Hashana after the effect of having been out of routine for some ...
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THE CLARION CALL

THE CLARION CALL

 Rabbi Mashiach Kelaty            
There is a widely discussed question of why Rosh HaShanah precedes Yom HaKippur. Logically, it would seem to make more ...
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Judaism – Just a Religion?

Judaism – Just a Religion?

Rabbi Dovie Shochet
Have you ever felt that being Jewish can be limiting and restricting? Or have you perhaps viewed Yiddishkeit as a ...
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The Chief Rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah Message 5781

The Chief Rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah Message 5781

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
As I reflect on an extraordinary year, my first thoughts are with those whose lives were tragically cut short by ...
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A calamitous confusion

A calamitous confusion

Rabbi Dov Levy
In this week’s Parasha we are told of the terrible calamity of the worshipping of the golden calf. As Moshe ...
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Two is better than one!

Two is better than one!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
An ignorant patient once approached a doctor asking for his analysis on his brain. The doctor examined the patient and ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Menachem M. Junik
There is something entirely unique to Parshas Tetzave that we do not find by any other Parsha from the beginning of Sefer Shemot until the end of ...
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Don't Be Anxious—Believe!

Don’t Be Anxious—Believe!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
An Iranian group is reportedly threatening to destroy what local Jews believe to be the ancient burial site of Queen ...
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Where is G-d found?

Where is G-d found?

Rabbi Alan Garber
When I was working in The Great Synagogue, Sydney, I was asked to set up and run a Shabbat morning ...
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It’s all about the will power!

It’s all about the will power!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s ...
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The Lessons We Can Learn From an Ox

The Lessons We Can Learn From an Ox

Rabbi Dovie Shochet
“And if an ox were to gore three times…” (Shemos 21:29) Our Parasha informs us of the laws related to ...
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Where do I find a Rabbi?

Where do I find a Rabbi?

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Without a teacher, we don’t learn. If we don’t learn, we don’t grow. Teachers inspire us. They help us become ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Meir Markovic
Vayikach Yisro .. es Ziporah .. Veis shnei vonehu asher shem hoechad Gershom .. Veshem hoechad Eliezer. Jethro the father ...
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Do you hear the silence?

Do you hear the silence?

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
When was the last time you experienced pure, absolute silence? No planes or passing cars, just the sound of life ...
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The Second Opening of the Sea

The Second Opening of the Sea

Rabbi Mordechai Fhima
Two weeks ago, I heard a beautiful shiur from Rabbi YY Jacobson, the likes of which I have never heard ...
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The story behind the three days!

The story behind the three days!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Finally Am Yisrael are on their way. It’s been a long 210 years in exile and they are headed towards ...
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Bo

Bo

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Money is hard to come by nowadays, the economy is tight and business seems lacking. Imagine arriving at a cash ...
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Not Just an Exodus

Not Just an Exodus

Rabbi Aharon Gabbay
“And they should be a sign…that with a mighty hand Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim”. The Parsha is referring ...
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Patience is a Virtue!

Patience is a Virtue!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
The Gemara (Bava Metzia 85a) tells how R’ Chiya taught Torah to young children. He would plant flax, spin thread ...
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The Tale of the Holy Vestment

The Tale of the Holy Vestment

Rabbi Mashiach Kelaty
In this week’s parasha there is a narrative that includes two verses that seem superfluous.  The Torah, in reintroducing Aharon ...
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What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Rabbi Yehonatan Salem
As we start the book of Shemot, let us delve into its general message and central theme. The Parasha begins ...
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Share the pain!

Share the pain!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
The Gemara Sotah (11a) tells us that Pharaoh had three advisers: Yitro, Iyov and Bilam. Pharaoh wished to decide how ...
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Parasha Insights

Parasha Insights

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
 As we complete the first book of the Torah we are left with a subconscious message hinted throughout the Parasha ...
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Women’s Liberation

Women’s Liberation

Rabbi Yehonatan Salem
At the conclusion of the Book of Bereshit, our forefather, Yaakov, blessed each of his sons before he died. Yosef, ...
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Shema Yisrael!

Shema Yisrael!

Rabbi Jonathan Tawil
Twenty two long years have passed and finally Yosef meets his father: "He [Yosef] fell on his [father's] neck, and ...
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