Rachael's Centre for Torah, Mussar and Ethics is a not-for-profit pluralistic website dedicated to online Jewish learning
Sign In
Welcome to our new site. Click here to learn more about Rachael's Centre

Weekly Reflections | Rachael's Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics Toronto

Rachael’s Video Blog for November 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Rachael explains the exciting story of an ancient woman who taught a great Torah scholar a lesson on how to study.

Rachael’s Video Blog - October 14, 2009 - Vlog

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Now that the High Holidays are over we focus our attention to the beginning of the Torah as we begin again at Genesis; Creation, Adam & Eve and the Cain & Abel saga.

Rachael’s Video Blog - Vlog - October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

During the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, we’re told we should build a hut and dwell in it, and not recreate a past experience through stories like we’re told to do during other holidays. We experience our past by actually doing it.

Virtual Apologies on Yom Kippur - Weekly Reflection for September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as the Ten Days of Repentance, are a time when we ask for forgiveness from people who we have hurt. This tradition has moved from face to face confrontation to online to mass e-mailings and Facebook messages to the point where the real meaning behind it has been lost. Rachael explains.

Putting the “Holy” back in the High Holidays

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

When speaking about the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, synagogues everywhere are using the term “High Holy Days” breaking away from the more conventional “High Holidays.” But the word “holiday” comes from the term “holy days,” so why are they doing it?

Weekly Reflection for September 1, 2009 - Oh My, Let The High Holiday Prep Begin!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Weekly Reflection for August 25, 2009 - Communicating With God

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The Gaia Hypothesis

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Sing To God

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Get the Flash Player to see this player.