Halacha/Contemporary

Bereishit –The ultimate halachic question
What custom should you follow when you were brought up without customs?
Rupture, Reconstruction &Modern Attitudes to Halacha
Trends in Contemporary Modern Orthodox Respon
Ethiopian Jewish Law & the Shulchan Aruch
Fate Or Faith? Philosophical reflections on modern conversion controversies
The laws and meaning of the Shehecheyanubracha
Responsa & Rabbinic decision-making in our digital, post-modern, world.
What internet responsa teach us about changes in the modern Jewish world
Chief Rabbis, Church Services & Royal Weddings
Should Jews be promoting moral behaviour to non-Jews?
The Prohibition of Hukat HaGoy and the use of Flowers at a Jewish Funeral Service

Israel-themed

Nusach Achid and Am Echad –The story of Rabbi Shlomo Goren and his attempt to unify Jewish liturgy
Rav Goren, Rav Herzog and why the IDF does not use the Biblically sanctioned ‘War Get’?
The halachic ruling that fractured the Modern State of Israe
The blessing on new communities in Israel
The Menorah as the symbol of the Modern State of Israel

Prayer & spirituality

The 13 Principles of Prayer (including a short movie)
Chizuk: What is it? And why do we all need it?

Parenting/teacher/training/leadership

Is there a mitzvah of Chinuch, and if so, does it ever end?
Jewish Educational Perspectives on Teaching National Tragedies
Compromise and Frustration in the Jewish Studies Classroom
I am just a melamed –The role of a teacher in the thought of Rav Soloveitchik
How to write an Ethical will and why every parent should
The ‘stickiness factor’: Six principles to turn great ideas into memorable teaching moments
Helping our children & students negotiate the challenges and opportunities afforded by smartphone technology

To see a list of some of the communities where I have been a scholar-in-residence see here

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