About the Author


Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

In 1972, Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair opened SARM Studios the first 24-track recording studio in Europe where Queen mixed “Bohemian Rhapsody”. His music publishing company, Druidcrest Music published the music for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973) and as a record producer, he co-produced the quadruple-platinum debut album by American band “Foreigner” (1976). American Top ten singles from this album included, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Cold as Ice” and “Long, Long Way from Home”. Other production work included “The Enid – In the Region of the Summer Stars”, “The Curves”, and “Nutz” as well as singles based on The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy with Douglas Adams and Richard O’Brien. Other artists who used SARM included: ABC, Alison Moyet, Art of Noise, Brian May, The Buggles, The Clash, Dina Carroll, Dollar, Flintlock, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones, It Bites, Malcolm McLaren, Nik Kershaw, Propaganda, Rush, Rik Mayall, Stephen Duffy, and Yes.

In 1987, he settled in Jerusalem to immerse himself in the study of Torah. His two Torah books The Color of Heaven, on the weekly Torah portion, and Seasons of the Moon met with great critical acclaim. Seasons of the Moon, a unique fine-art black-and-white photography book combining poetry and Torah essays, has now sold out and is much sought as a collector’s item fetching up to $250 for a mint copy.

He is much in demand as an inspirational speaker both in Israel, Great Britain and the United States. He was Plenary Keynote Speaker at the Agudas Yisrael Convention, and Keynote Speaker at Project Inspire in 2018. Rabbi Sinclair lectures in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy at Ohr Somayach/Tannenbaum College of Judaic studies in Jerusalem and is a senior staff writer of the Torah internet publications Ohrnet and Torah Weekly. His articles have been published in The Jewish Observer, American Jewish Spirit, AJOP Newsletter, Zurich’s Die Jüdische Zeitung, South African Jewish Report and many others.

Rabbi Sinclair was born in London, and lives with his family in Jerusalem. He was educated at St. Anthony’s Preparatory School in Hampstead, Clifton College, and Bristol University.


Taxi!

An empty synagogue with nine empty taxis outside with their meters clocking up 80 shekels of waiting time. Can you guess what's going on here? A heart warming story about the children still connecting back to the Fathers - and beyond.

Seeing in the Dark

I never understood what it meant to see until I had an experience of blindness.

A Life Changing Experience

Is disbelief in God logical or psychological?

The Ugly Duckling

"There is no man who does not have his hour and no thing that does not have its place" (Ethics of the Fathers 4:3) And that's true for even a little-used key on your keyboard. Can you guess what it is?

A Hitchiker's Guide to Eternity

Stress is a killer. How can we deal with it? Rabbi Sinclair offers a solution based on an insight he had while hitchiking

The Greatest Artist That Ever Lived

The world's greatest artist wasn't Michaelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci. So who was the greatest artist ever and why? Rabbi Sinclair gives his vote.

What's the Most Important Thing in the World?

The Sabbath is the Jewish People's greatest gift to the world. Why? Rabbi Sinclair gives one answer in this three minute video.

Simcha of the Hidden Torah

A wonderful True Story for Simchat Torah

Original Paintwork

What's the connection between Yom Kippur and a car wash?

The Jew And The King of Morocco

A touching tale for Rosh Hashana about a Jewish businessman's meeting with the King of Morocco.

Sign of the Times

In a world of uncertainty and confusion, the Jewish People have the only reliable guide.

How to Choose the Ideal Life Partner

How do you choose the right marriage partner? Rabbi Sinclair brings a sound piece of advice from this week's Torah Portion.

Seeing and Seeming

Things aren't always the way they seem. The Torah's spiritual eyes reveal to us truths invisible to the human eye

How you can give to God

If God is perfect in every way, how can we give Him anything? He already has everything. And yet the Torah in many places speaks of 'giving' to God. Rabbi Sinclair offers a solution to this conundrum.

Facebook Confession

In this short video based on the weekly Torah portion Eikev, Rabbi Sinclair explores the effects of the iPhone and other WMD (Weapons of Mass Distraction) on our relationship with God and our fellow human beings.

Where was God in the Holocaust?

Where was God in the Holocaust? The priest of Auschwitz gives his answer.

The Song Remains The Same

Why have the Jews been wandering for the last 2000 years?

Bentley For A Day

Why don't physical things make us that happy?

Only One Job

A Jew has only one job in this world - though sometimes it may not seem like that... Rabbi Sinclair explains what that one job is.

The Arabs' Secret Weapon

Rabbi Sinclair exposes a secret weapon of the Arabs

Hocus Pocus

Why do Jews strap black boxes on their arms and on their heads? Isn't that kinda weird?

Engulf and Devour

How much does Stevie Wonder get for a 40 minute gig for 6 people?

The Eye of the Beholder

Why is it some people fall in love with the Land of Israel - and others leave baffled by it?

A Small Light

Why does God want me to do things for Him? Doesn't His radiance already fill the whole world?

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