About the Author

Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein

The writer, who has a PhD. in Human Rights Law, is the chief rabbi of South Africa

Reclaiming Jewish Identity from Anti-Semitism

Defining Jewish identity through joy and celebration, not pain and persecution.

Can You Ever Put God on Hold?

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How We Can Learn From Our Tests

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Do You Want to Build an Ark?

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Why Was Humanity Created Last?

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Yom Kippur: The Happiest Day of the Year

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Long Life and Honoring Parents

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The Connection Between Lego and Mitzvot

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What Does It Mean To Pray?

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How Do We Love God?

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How To React To Criticism

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How Do We Find Joy in the Process?

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What Is the Most Important Characteristic of a Leader?

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How to Avoid Life's Pitfalls

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How Do We Rise Above Groupthink?

Using the power of social pressure for good.

Are You Humble?

Four steps to bringing humility into your life.

How Do We Move On In Life

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Shavuot: Always Receiving

Our relationship with the Torah is immediate and visceral. We receive it each and every day.

Why Are Jews a Small Nation?

Given its tiny numbers, according to the normal laws of history, the Jewish people should have disappeared through persecution or assimilation.

Why have the Jews Survived?

One of the great miracles of world history is the eternal vibrancy and relevance of Torah.

The Jewish People need Big Ideas

This coming Shabbat, join hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world in fighting apathy and divisiveness.

Judaism's Guidelines for Voting

4 guidelines the Torah gives for choosing great leaders.

Israel: A Nation of Heroes

Since September there have been 307 attacks or attempted attacks in 170 days, in which 33 people have been killed and 360 injured.

Israel & the Shabbat Project

In the merit of Shabbat and the beauty of Jewish unity may we only know times of joy and triumph.

France's Jews: Canary in the Coal Mine

If France is not safe for Jews, then the very future of Europe – and indeed the civilized world - is in real danger.

Jews Across the World Unite

What better way to go into Yom Kippur than joining the world in keeping one complete Shabbat together.

Uniting Out of Love, Not Hate

How to free ourselves from the burden of isolation and anti-Semitism.

Let Us Be Strong

The Torah’s answer to dealing with enemies and critics around the world.

For Being a Jew

Rabbi Akiva, Daniel Pearl and our three boys.

Mandela: The Global Romance

Nelson Mandela is a celebrity hero of the spirit and moral conviction.

In Every Generation

How the Passover Seder can transform your family.

Israel’s Long Walk to Freedom

Committing to life as a journey of victories and defeats goes to the heart of creation.

Bibi & the Bible

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speeches reveal the meaning and mission of Israel and Jewish destiny.

Minister Ebrahim, Resign

An open letter to South Africa's Deputy Minister.

Message from Toulouse

Eva Sandler transcends victimhood to become a modern-day heroine.

Passover Miracles Today

The miraculous sweep of Jewish destiny, from ancient Egypt to nuclear Iran, set to the music of Yaakov Shwekey.

Iran’s Genocidal Threat

During the Holocaust the world ignored the desperate plight of endangered Jews. Have things changed?

Chanukah: The Fight for Freedom

Why celebrate the miracle of oil and not the great military victory?

Days of Miracle and Wonder

After 2,000 years of dispersion and persecution, it's a miracle that we exist as a separate, identifiable people.

Gilad Shalit: Split Screen World

The government and people of Israel instinctively supported the release of Shalit because these Torah values are so deeply ingrained in our national psyche.

Open Letter to Archbishop Tutu

The Arab/Israeli conflict is not a struggle against apartheid or occupation.

Goldstone Injustice

It looks like law, but it's just politics.

This is Apartheid?

When the Arab world is ready to make peace, Israel will be there.

The Earth is Flat

Israel is the victim, not the root of all evil.

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