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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Moon Pie

We read in this week’s Parshah, “Hashem’s appointed festivals that you are to designate as holy callings”. And again two verses later, “These are the appointed festivals of Hashem, the holy callings, which you shall designate in their appropriate time”.

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents I Love My Godparents

A Chumash teacher was teaching Vayeshev. The Rebbe spoke about the hatred and jealousy that developed amongst the sons of Yaakov towards their brother Yosef. They learnt how, “Yisroel loved Yosef more than all his sons ….. and he made

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… The Blame Game

This week’s Parshah is dominated with the description of the Yom Kippur service in the Temple. I heard the most fabulous but disturbing idea! One of the high points of the Temple service on Yom Kippur involved two identical goats.

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Journey from Slavery to Freedom

On Pesach we relive the Exodus from Egypt and so in our davening we refer to Pesach as, “the time of our freedom” – our liberation from being a nation of slaves to the Egyptians. Seder-night is when we really

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Keep Calm & Keep Shabbos

As a Mohel who often has to ‘break-Shabbos’ to do a Bris – as the actual bris entails performing various Shabbos prohibitions, it’s hard for me not to speak about the opening verses of our Parshah, “when a woman …

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… In My Own Style

The story is told of a woman who approached R’ J B Soloveichik complaining about the fact that women do not wear tzitzit. She said that she felt she was lacking the spirituality and the aura created by wearing this

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Growing Pains

One of the offerings that is discussed in this week’s Parshah is the ‘Thanksgiving Offering’. One would bring such an offering if one had been spared from danger such as recovering from a serious illness, travelling by sea or through

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Shragi Rose Presents… The Hand of G-d

There was once a teenage boy called Isaac, who was the youngest son of a wealthy man. Isaac’s father cared very much for his son; he indulged his every whim and allowed him to go on all sorts of exotic

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Yaakov Hibbert Presents… Action Man

Project Mishkan’ reaches it completion in this week’s Parsha. We read how the Mishkan (Tabernacle) was brought before Moshe. The Medresh provides us with some more detail: Betzalel – the main builder – together with the workers attempted to set

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