About Rabbi Schochet
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet arrived in the UK in 1991. Having previously served as assistant principal of Oholei Torah Boys School in New York, he assumed the position as Minister of the Richmond Synagogue in Southwest London for two years, while also teaching Advanced Jewish Studies at the Jews Free School. In 1993, at the age of 28, he was offered the position as rabbi of the Mill Hill Synagogue. His vibrancy and dynamism has resulted in a continuous growth of membership, now in excess of 3000 members
Ask The Rabbi
Who decides Charlie Gard’s life?
Dear Rabbi I was reading a lot about the Charlie Gard story and wondered about the Jewish perspective on who has the rights to determine the life of a baby – the parents or the doctors? Victor Dear Victor Neither the parents nor the doctors have the right to determine the life and death[…]
Is it acceptable to shoot wounded terrorists?
Dear Rabbi Is it acceptable for Israeli soldiers to shoot to kill would-be terrorists, especially when they could just maim them? Matthew Dear Matthew We abhor murder in the Jewish faith under all and any circumstances. So if you first maim the terrorist, then to walk up to him and terminate him in order to[…]
To Divorce or Not To Divorce?
Dear Rabbi My wife and I have a terrible relationship. We are fighting and screaming all the time. I think our marriage is doomed but I am concerned about the social stigma. We are a frum family and in our circle it will affect our two children as they grow up and want to marry.[…]
Why I’m Meddling In British Politics – An Open Letter
Dear British Citizen and Fellow Jew For the past several weeks I have been posting on Facebook and Tweeting about the current general election underway today. “Typical North American Rabbi,” is the natural response. “They all get het up over politics.” To be sure, I’d like to make something abundantly clear for the record. As[…]
JERUSALEM – 50 YEARS
Today we celebrate Yom Yerushalayim. More than 3000 years ago King David himself established Jerusalem as his undisputed Capital – long before anyone else contested it. Alas later we were exiled and for a lengthy period of time we remained without a homeland. Fifty years ago Jerusalem came back into our hands. To grasp how[…]