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Askmoses scholars are carefully selected to bring the best of Jewish knowledge to you. Each scholar studied Judaism, Jewish History, Jewish Culture and is a recognized communicator and teacher in his or her community. Many are world-class authors and lecturers as well as practicing rabbis. The scholars live all over the world and express their knowledge to you from their point of view, 24/6. Get to know our scholars by reading their backgrounds.

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow

Location: London, Ontario Canada

Born: 1972, Boston, Massachusetts

Background: He was ordained in 1995, and serves as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefilah. He is a well-known speaker. Before he settled in Canada, he traveled from New Haven, CT to Postville, IA, to Sydney, Australia, to Singapore and Marina Del Rey, CA. He lives in London, Ontario, with his wife Basie and their four children.

"Believe in yourself. Listen to the voice of your soul. The potential is there, you need only bring it out."

Scholar's Hours:
Sundays 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fridays 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Realizing the Goal - Creationist Museums

The recent debate about Creationist Museums sparked my interest. Creationist Museums apply scientific methods to prove the biblical account. The integrity of these methods are what many in the scientific community are calling into question. The media had a field day with the debate, pitting paleontologist against...

Wisdom of the Heart: The Jewish Mother

"And every wise hearted woman spun with her hands, and they brought spun material: blue, purple, and crimson wool, and linen..." -Exodus 22:25. She was there for us at the very beginning, and she is there for us still. She was there at times of elation and was there in times of distress. She was there in...

It's Been Two Thousand Years; Can We Still Be in Love?

On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 -- the Ninth of Av on the Jewish calendar -- we commemorate the destruction of our ancient temple in Jerusalem, which was destroyed in the year 69 of the Common Era. Jewish history is largely comprised of two segments, namely, pre and post Temple destruction. The first era is marked by...

The Jewish Private and General Washington

The winter of 1777 was harsh, almost unbearable. The soldiers stationed in Valley Forge had no inkling of why they were there. In their midst was a lone Jewish soldier and it was the first night of Chanukah. When all of the soldiers in the tent were fast asleep, he took out his Menorah and lit one candle, recited...

Can a Rabbi officiate an interfaith wedding?

Question: I am having trouble finding a rabbi to marry myself (a Jew) and my fiance (a non Jew). Any suggestions? Answer: Jewish thought views marriage as the sanctification of a relationship. In marriage we summon G-d into our relationship and ask for His blessing. Before the marriage it was a...

The Biblical Environmentalist

Lush green grass, tall trees and fresh streams framed our journey through G-d's perfect nature. Sunlight filtered through the overhanging brush, creating patterns on a pine-needle carpet that was rich with activity and teeming with life. Nature's beauty, unbridled and uncapped, radiated in pristine glory....

Would a Rabbi officate at a wedding on Shabbat and during Sefirat HaOmer?

Question: I have a cousin who is getting married during the Omer and on Shabbat  - would there be a Rabbi who would officiate such a wedding? ---Jonathan L. Answer:   Jewish thought views marriage as the sanctification of a relationship. In marriage we summon G-d into our...

Are Evolution and Creation a contradiction?

Question:   Hi, my name is Mikayla and i go to a Jewish day school, i am 15 years old and am in grade 9. My question is: What is the Torah's opinion on the theory of evolution vs. its own statement of creation, and how are we supposed to believe both? We learn both theories in school and as a...

Simchat Torah: The Dancing Souls

Saved By The Dance It was a cold autumn day; the skies covered with the perpetual cloud of ash that hovered daily over Auschwitz. A group of fifty young Yeshiva students were herded into the gas chambers, ostensibly for a cold shower. This was well enough into the history of Auschwitz that the cold truth of the...

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