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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

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

‘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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’ - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...


Massachusetts Bishop Accused of Anti-Israel ‘Blood Libel’ Offer...

A US Episcopal Church Bishop has apologized for an incendiary false claim about Israel made at a meeting of senior church leaders...


Tami, the World’s Oldest Hippopotamus in Captivity, Passes Away at Jerusa... - The oldest hippopotamus living in captivity died in her sleep at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo on Thursday. Tami, 59, was...

Middle East

Iranian Regime Leaders Vexed by European Union Stance on US Sanctions

Iranian leaders communicated mixed messages over the weekend concerning their efforts to persuade the European Union to oppose tough US sanctions on the Tehran regime. In an interview with Iran's YJC...