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Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende shares his thoughts...


Kidnapping

Saturday, 21 June 2014 | 23 Sivan, 5774

Rabbi Ralph Genende Keeps In Touch I don't know what's worse; hearing the news of the abduction of the three Israeli teenagers, seeing their fresh smiling faces spread across the AJN or reading of their mothers' anguished resilience. Knowing that…

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Maya Angelou

Saturday, 14 June 2014 | 16 Sivan, 5774

Rabbi Ralph Genende Keeps In Touch Controversial Black American activist and writer Maya Angelou, who died recently, articulated a profound truth in her statement about courage: "Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't…

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Home

Saturday, 31 May 2014 | 2 Sivan, 5774

Rabbi Ralph Genende Keeps In Touch Robert Frost famously said that "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." While Frost may have been expressing a somewhat negative attitude towards home,…

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Wilderness

Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 24 Iyyar, 5774

Rabbi Genende Keeps in Touch I have always been drawn to the desert wilderness. I prefer a dry country, an outback to a waterfall, Judean Hills to a Tel Aviv beach. I guess I am more of a "midbar" individual.…

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Born Free

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 | 7 Iyyar, 5774

Rabbi Genende Keeps in Touch As a young boy I was enraptured by a movie I saw at our local movie house or the bioscope as it was then called in South Africa. I am referring to the 1966 British…

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Freedom and Independence for All

Saturday, 10 May 2014 | 10 Iyyar, 5774

Rabbi Genende Keeps in Touch Two hundred years ago, Lord Wilberforce achieved his dream of abolishing slavery in the British empire. More than three thousand years ago, Moses led the Hebrews out of slavery into freedom. Yet slavery remains a…

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Asylum Seekers - Extreme Islam

Thursday, 01 May 2014 | 1 Iyyar, 5774

Rabbi Genende Keeps in Touch Last Shabbat after the service and the powerful speech of our guest lecturer from Yad Vashem, David Silberklang, I was approached separately by two congregants. One suggested to me that Australia's treatment of asylum seekers…

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Three Boys

Monday, 07 April 2014 | 7 Nisan, 5774

Rabbi Ralph Genende Keeps In Touch What pain and what dignity, what suffering and what unity. It was a week of the worst of times for the people of Israel; it was a week of anguish and tears for the…

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