Guest Speakers

Welcome to our Guest Speaker and Special Events collection—all recorded live at Kesher.

Danny Seliger – The Miracle of Life
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Esther Schonfeld in Conversation with Rabbi Rashi Simon, Tisha B’Av 5769, 30 July 2009
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Mrs Gena Turgel, MBE at Kesher, Tisha B’Av 9 August 2011

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A BUG’S LIFE with Rabbi Hillel Simon and Marcus Aloof, introduced by Rabbi Rashi Simon

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A SHEPHERD’S JOURNEY with Ishmael Khaldi and Hasan Afzal. Introduced by Rabbi Rashi Simon. The Story of Israel’s First Bedouin Diplomat – Wednesday 22 June 2011
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Questions & Answers
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Questions and Answers

Ask the Rabbi: Quinoa on Pesach
Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
Many thanks,
Dear Tzippy,
In line with other American authorities, I am in favour of quinoa. Although I reject completely the voices (mostly from Israel) seeking to abolish the ban on kitniyot entirely, IMO we do not need to include in the prohibition pseudo-grains that were unknown in the Old World until modern times. Best to buy with a Pesach hechsher though, to be free of any possible wheat contamination.
Rabbi Rashi Simon
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