Monthly Archive: December 2015

Vayechi -Supplanted by his Children

An enigma we find it this week’s Torah portion is the recognition of Joseph’s two sons, Menashe and Ephraim, as tribes of Israel. “And now, your two sons, born to you in the land...

Vayigash -Survival of the Fittest

Jacob was overjoyed that Joseph was still alive. He now had the difficult task of bringing his family down to Egypt, knowing that he was not likely to return during his lifetime. When the...

Summer holiday hours 2015/2016

Our office and the Kosher Co-op will be closed for a bit over the summer holidays. See below for details. From everyone at the Centre we wish you a good break!

Chanukah -Determination

One of the well known questions about Chanukah is why we celebrate for eight nights rather than seven. After all, the miracle of the oil only began after the first day was over. The...

Vayeshev – Chanukah Lights

It is a good idea to review the basic requirements of Chanukah lights. While the halacha mandates simply the lighting of a single candle each night it is customary to progressively add a candle...