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Rabbi Yossy Goldman is Senior Rabbi of Johannesburg, South Africa's largest congregation, the well-known Sydenham Shul, since 1986. He is President of the South African Rabbinical Association and often appears on national radio and television representing the Jewish faith. Rabbi Goldman's synagogue sermons are considered among the finest in the Jewish world and his work is currently being translated into Hebrew, Spanish, French, Russian and German. His first book, From Where I Stand, was published by KTAV in 2012.

ARTICLES BY: Yossy Goldman


July 26, 2013 1:02 pm
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Bread, Bucks, and Making a Living

Man does not live by bread alone. A famous line (it even figured prominently in an ad for a burger chain some years ago),...

July 18, 2013 6:01 am
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‘Your Money or Your Life?’

Judaism's most famous Prayer comes from this week's Parsha (Bible portion). Shma Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad. Hear O Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is...

July 11, 2013 8:57 am
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Memory

Devarim is the Parsha (Bible portion) associated with Tisha B'Av, the Jewish National Day of Mourning. On this Shabbos, we hear the famous Haftarah of...

July 4, 2013 10:31 am
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The Power of Prayer

A fellow was boasting about what a good citizen he was and what a refined, disciplined lifestyle he led. "I don't smoke, I don't drink,...

June 27, 2013 8:42 am
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Is Everything OK?

Once upon a time, in the days of Moses and the Jews in the Wilderness, the Moabite women were seducing young Jewish men. The Almighty...

June 20, 2013 8:54 am
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A Lousy Excuse

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse," we are told. Try explaining to the traffic cop that you simply never knew crossing a red light...

June 13, 2013 6:21 pm
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Conduct Unbecoming

A life sentence for jaywalking? Twenty years for chewing gum in public?! Singapore notwithstanding, surely that's over the top. Well, was it so different for Moses,...

June 5, 2013 1:35 pm
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Sportsmen or Spectators?

Are you a spectator or a participant? Will you only watch your favorite English club play, or do you sometimes kick a ball yourself? A few...

May 29, 2013 8:52 am
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Heads Up!

Perspective. What a difference it can make. How we look, where we look and the way we look at things always colors our impressions. In this...

May 23, 2013 9:47 am
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Path of Least Resistance?

By now you have surely recovered from Pesach (Passover) so we can break the news to you that there is also a Second Pesach. But...

May 14, 2013 3:08 pm
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Shavuot – Of Life and Logos

Everything in life is luck, Donald Trump is reputed to have once said with uncharacteristic humility. And for a change, the great Rabbis of Talmudic...

May 9, 2013 4:08 am
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Wisdom From the Wilderness

"Numbers" might be how we call the fourth of the Five Books of Moses, but in the Hebrew original it is known as Bemidbar, or,...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am
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Is G-d Punishing Me?

My cholesterol is sky high, the boss is unhappy with my performance, my wife is threatening to leave and now the lousy car broke down....

April 28, 2013 11:26 am
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Life is a Picture Postcard…

I was planning to procrastinate, but I never got around to it. Whether you consider the above quotation wise, witty or silly, it can actually...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

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Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...

Israel

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...

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