Author: Rabbi Eli Birnbaum

  • Vayeitzei - Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

    November 23rd 2017

    Vayeitzei - Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

    Kim Jong-Un has been in the news quite a bit recently. From twitter exchanges resembling playground scraps with the ‘old dotard’ president of the United States, to testing intercontinental ballistic missiles in international waters

  • Toldot - Strength of a Thousand Men

    November 15th 2017

    Toldot - Strength of a Thousand Men

    "Two nations are in your womb, and two regimes will separate from your innards. Each nation shall draw on the other for its strength, but the mighty will serve the younger"

  • Chayei Sara: The Sequel No-one Asked For

    November 8th 2017

    Chayei Sara: The Sequel No-one Asked For

    And so we step into this week’s Torah Portion with the climatic Binding of Isaac still ringing in our ears. Abraham passes the tenth and hardest test of his life, bringing Isaac to the brink of death before staying..

  • Vayeira: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V

    October 31st 2017

    Vayeira: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V

    In 2007, the University of South Illinois was at wit’s end with the college’s plagiarism epidemic. Senior lecturers from almost every department reported multiple instances

  • Sitting on the Fence

    October 24th 2017

    Sitting on the Fence

    Supporting Tottenham as a young child taught me a valuable life lesson: there are two types of football fans:

  • Noah’s Sweet Fifteen

    October 17th 2017

    Noah’s Sweet Fifteen

    There’s a real storm of a debate surrounding the whole story of Noah and the flood. Did it really happen?

  • Uniting a Fragmented World

    October 3rd 2017

    Uniting a Fragmented World

    “The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is because man is disunited with himself.”