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14th December | 26 Kislev

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Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende shares his thoughts...

Let's talk about Burkinis

Thursday, 01 September 2016 | 28 Av, 5776

“Let’s talk about Burkinis” Let’s talk about burkinis, the full body women’s swimsuit designed for Muslim women which has caused a storm on the shores of Southern France. Mayors and politicians across France have called for it to be banned;…

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Your ears will never get you in trouble

Thursday, 25 August 2016 | 21 Av, 5776

It’s been said your ears will never get you in trouble. While this is true since it’s usually our mouths that get us into trouble, our ears can actually cause us a lot of problems. Ears are a source of…

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The motto is faster, higher, stronger, not fastest, highest, strongest.

Thursday, 18 August 2016 | 14 Av, 5776

“The motto is faster, higher, stronger, not fastest, highest, strongest” Even if you’re not into sports and the hype around the Olympics, it’s hard to ignore. I get naches when an Aussie wins the gold, silver or bronze; I kvell…

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Life is Like Riding a Bicycle

Thursday, 11 August 2016 | 7 Av, 5776

  Life is like riding a bicycle   It’s been said that some of the world’s most precious things hang in a delicate balance just like a bird that perches on a precarious twig. Achieving balance is just as critical…

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Do I have broiges ...

Thursday, 04 August 2016 | 29 Tammuz, 5776

Even the Oxford dictionary lists it as a word. They spell it broigus, I spell it broiges but who cares I won’t be broiges if you spell it brogus.. Broigus is a Yiddish word meaning a bitter dispute, quarrel or…

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Messages to the future

Thursday, 28 July 2016 | 22 Tammuz, 5776

Messages to the future “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”. So said Nelson Mandela who knew too well about the abuse and despair of children in South…

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Things fall apart

Thursday, 21 July 2016 | 15 Tammuz, 5776

The celebrated Irish poet, William Butler Yeats put it best:     “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold,  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood – dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is…

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The Wilderness Hard-Rock Cafe'...

Thursday, 14 July 2016 | 8 Tammuz, 5776

Just as there are critical moments in our personal lives so there are definitive moments in our national existence.  How we respond to these pivotal points determines our destiny, shapes our future.  Sadly while life is unfolding we often don’t…

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Think higher and feel deeper

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | 1 Tammuz, 5776

“Think higher and feel deeper”    Writing about one of the giant figures of Greek history and legend, Ulysses (also known as Odysseus) Tennyson has him reflect:  “I am part of all that I have met.”  We are all products…

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Exit-Brexit, Leaders and vision

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | 24 Sivan, 5776

Exit-Brexit, leaders and vision .. It was a busy and for some tumultuous week in politics – the U.K voted to exit Britain, electioneering reached fever pitch in Australia and in the USA Senate Democrats staged a sit-in over gun…

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The hatred that kills, the words that heal

Thursday, 23 June 2016 | 17 Sivan, 5776

The hatred that kills, the words that heal. Last week was not a good one for women. In Australia Eddie McGuire made his distasteful joke about veteran journalist Caroline Wilson; in the UK Labour MP Jo Cox was brutally murdered.…

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Cries from the heart, whispers from a space we pray to never be in…

Thursday, 16 June 2016 | 10 Sivan, 5776

Cries from the heart, whispers from a space we pray to never be in…   “Mommy, I love you” …”He’s coming”.  “I’m gonna die”. These are among the final heart- wrenching texts sent by 30 year old Eddie Justice, to…

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