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Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende shares his thoughts...


In Search of Jason

Friday, 22 December 2017 | 4 Tevet, 5778

On my last day in Jerusalem last week I sought out some of the lesser-known sites of this compelling city. I discovered two jewels nestled in the heart of the modern city. The first was an ancient burial tomb in…

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From Trump to Triumph

Friday, 15 December 2017 | 27 Kislev, 5778

I arrived in Jerusalem on the eve of Trump’s historic announcement and I left it on the eve of the historic festival of Chanukah. I would like to say I timed my visit deliberately, but then there were no calls from…

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Clothes to kill for

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | 17 Kislev, 5778

If ‘clothing makes the man’, sometimes it can also kill the man! The story of Joseph can be seen as a man betrayed or at best greatly endangered by his clothing.  I am of course referring to the “ketonet passim”,…

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Vayishlach

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | 11 Kislev, 5778

As Jacob prepared to encounter his brother Esau after a separation of twenty years, he has one of the strangest encounters recorded in the Torah. Leaving his family on one side of the river, he crosses it, remaining alone on…

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Turning rocks into stars

Friday, 24 November 2017 | 6 Kislev, 5778

It’s my Barmitzvah parasha, Vayetze, this week. Shakespeare knowingly asked “what’s in a name?” and we could just as well ask “what’s in a parasha?” A Jewish name is significant in that it conveys ones essence and potential. The parasha…

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Looking back with love

Friday, 17 November 2017 | 28 Heshvan, 5778

In 1956 a young British playwright wrote a play that is said to have changed the face of modern drama. The playwright was John Osborne and the play was a verbal barrage on a wide range of topics from the…

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We all start as strangers

Friday, 10 November 2017 | 21 Heshvan, 5778

From the beginning of time we have all been strangers. The very first encounter between human beings was one between two strangers: Adam meeting Eve. We all know what it is to be the other, an outsider. It’s part of…

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Good Yontif Pontiff

Thursday, 02 November 2017 | 13 Heshvan, 5778

Just last week the astronauts on the International Space Station reflected on the spiritual significance of their experience. Speaking to Pope Francis via video call they spoke of seeing planet earth “from the eyes of God”. Randy Bresnick one of…

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My kind of man

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | 6 Heshvan, 5778

I was asked two probing questions this week which relate to the charismatic founder of the Jewish people – Abraham. Firstly someone asked who my models and role models for leadership are. I replied that of the biblical figures, Abraham…

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From Adam to Harvey

Friday, 20 October 2017 | 30 Tishri, 5778

Gender issues feature prominently in our lives. Just this past week we witnessed the unravelling of a Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein for his serial harassment and assault of women and abuse of his privileged position. Hilary Clinton spoke on ABC…

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From Adam to Harvey

Friday, 20 October 2017 | 30 Tishri, 5778

Gender issues feature prominently in our lives. Just this past week we witnessed the unravelling of a Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein for his serial harassment and assault of women and abuse of his privileged position. Hilary Clinton spoke on ABC…

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Yom Kippur: Kol Nidrei - In search of Imperfection

Monday, 02 October 2017 | 12 Tishri, 5778

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?” All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked,…

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