Previous Lectures

  • "Prayers as missiles"
    09 September 2017 - HGS Synagogue
  • "Tisha B'Av, Freud, Rabbi Dweck and Public Humiliation"
    28 July 2017 - HGS Synagogue
  • "My poems on the theme of Israel"
    06 September 2016 - Address to Netanya Emunah Group
  • "How offensive are the blessings against the goy, slave and woman? Re-visiting the blessings shelo asani goy, aved, isha, bur, and she'asani kirtzono"
    08 September 2016 at The New Synagogue (Macdonalds), Netanya
  • "Is it obligatory to support meshulachim (collectors), and emissaries for Torah institutions? A Maimonidean perspective"
    Delivered at HGS Synagogue Seudah Shlishit, 07 May 2016
  • "Mordechai, Esther and Achashverosh after the events of the Megillah"
    Delivered at HGS Synagogue, 19 March 2016
  • "The evolution of Chanukah from Temple celebration to home ritual"
    Delivered at Bowdon Synagogue Shabbaton, 12 December 2015
  • "A novel rationale of the Talmudic debate over the lighting of the Chanukiah"
    Delivered at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, 05 December 2015
  • "The evolution of Jewish religious polemic"
    Lecture to The Society for Jewish Study, 06 July 2015
  • "Perush and Poetry of the Pesach Haggadah"
    Lecture to joint meeting of Macdonald and Young Israel Synagogues, Netanya
    21 March 2015
  • "Readings from his new The Haggadah in Poetry,"
    Hampstead Garden Synagogue. Tuesday, 10 March 2015 at 8:00pm
  • "Haggadah interpretations and readings from his new, The Haggadah in Poetry"
    Talk to Western Marble Arch, 15 March 2015
  • The Haggadah in Poetry launch at Stanmore & Canons Park Synagogue.
    Sunday, 15 March 2015 at 7:30pm
  • "The detainment of Yitro and the change of name to Chovav"
    Dvar Torah to Hampstead garden Synagogue, 09 January 2015
  • "Favourite poems from my repertoire"
    Koor Library lecture, Netanya, 05 November 2014
  • "Why is there no biblical rationale for the festival of Rosh Hashanah?"
    Delivered as Shabbat Shuvah drashah to Hashkamah Service of HGS Synagogue,
    29 September 2014
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation, 19-20 September 2014
  • "Shema, Amidah and the shin of the tefillin"
    Delivered at HGS Synagogue, 10 August 2014
  • "Self-Destruction - Jewish Style"
    A talk on Jewish anti-Israel religious extremism.
    Delivered at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, 31 May 2014
  • "Adam, Jonah and Kohelet: Coping with the state of the world,"
    Delivered at The New Synagogue, Netanya, 11 September 2013.
  • "Vezo't HaTorah: A liturgical Reassurance"
    Sam Cohen Memorial Lecture, HGS Synagogue, 19 September 2011
  • "Pirkei Avot: Dip, dip, dip"
    Talk to HGS Communal Seudah Shlishit, 27 August 2011
  • "Judaism under fire: How the early rabbis dealt with dissidents, sectarians and reformers"
    Lecture to Koor Library, Netanya, 18 May 2011
  • "The multi-faceted Ashrei psalm"
    The Rabbi Chaitowitz Memorial Lecture, Stanmore Synagogue, 24 February 2010
  • "Aspects of Purim"
    Talk to South Hampstead Adult Ed. Programme, 23 February 2010
  • "The evolution of the Yamim Nora'im rituals"
    Lecture to HGS, 18 September 2009
  • "Patriarchal History: Action and reaction"
    Stephanie Kosky Memorial lecture, 10 September 2008
  • "Rabbinic attitudes to heresies and sectarians"
    Rabbi Chaitowitz Memorial Lecture, Stanmore Synagogue, Tuesday 23 January 2007
  • "Forty years in the Rabbinate"
    Talk to Northwood Synagogue, 24 October 2004
  • "How might Hillel have dealt with the Agunah problem?"
    Keynote Lecture to Limmud, Sunday 26 December 1999