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Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende Keeps In Touch

Rabbi Genende shares his thoughts...


Have you seen my Alps?

Thursday, 03 December 2015 | 21 Kislev, 5776

Have you seen my Alps?   I imagine walking on a glacier is like walking on the moon, it’s different to anything you have ever experienced, it has an eerie, unworldly feel, an elegant but unnerving beauty. Of course a…

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The Enemy is Fear

Thursday, 26 November 2015 | 14 Kislev, 5776

Gandhi put it powerfully and succinctly: “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” These are wise words at a time that the world is awash with fear, anxiety and panic. The Paris attacks were…

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We are as strong as our ideas

Thursday, 19 November 2015 | 7 Kislev, 5776

We are as strong as our ideas   The Paris attacks last Friday night left us seared and scarred and back in familiar territory. A scorched landscape of bodies, traumatised families, outrage and helplessness. The horror of innocent young people…

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Mortality or morality

Thursday, 12 November 2015 | 30 Heshvan, 5776

A deeply moving valedictory address by a New Zealand teenager, Jake Bailey has gone viral attracting more than 80,000 views since it was posted on YouTube last week. It has featured in our newspapers, on CNN and on local radio…

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A voice of energy and vitality

Thursday, 05 November 2015 | 23 Heshvan, 5776

A voice of energy and vitality   We wouldn’t be around today if not for that marvellous woman. She is tough, outspoken, charismatic partner to her dynamic husband; she is also strikingly beautiful and very human in her failings. She…

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You've got to move it, move it...

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | 16 Heshvan, 5776

You’ve got to move it, move it…   In 2005 DreamWorks released the movie Madagascar, a delightful animated movie about a group of zoo animals that are washed ashore on the island of Madagascar. In one of the most raucous…

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The Honey and the Sting

Thursday, 22 October 2015 | 9 Heshvan, 5776

The Honey and the Sting   It’s one of Naomi Shemer’s most well-known and popular sings, it resonates still today not only because of its poignant words but also because of its soulful tune. It’s “Al Kol Eileh” or “For…

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I felt my legs were praying

Thursday, 15 October 2015 | 2 Heshvan, 5776

I felt my legs were praying   Jonathan Swift once acerbically commented that “we have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” Looking around the world and the hateful violence of…

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From CHC President Anthony Raitman

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 | 24 Tishri, 5776

I am both humbled and excited to have been elected as President of the Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.   As I embark on my first term as President I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the new…

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Rosh Hashanah 5776 Second Day Sermon

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | 3 Tishri, 5776

Making a difference…   Today I want to remind you of the story of a remarkable old man – when undergoing a hip replacement at the age of 103, doctors asked him if he would want to be resuscitated if…

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The more time we save, the less time we have .......

Thursday, 03 September 2015 | 19 Elul, 5775

Nobody has time anymore.  Everybody’s rushing.  I’m so busy that I get stressed out when I stop rushing.   Sounds familiar?  Our generation was born in a hurry.  We are the products of a post-modern era that makes short shrift…

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ISIS Ruins

Thursday, 27 August 2015 | 12 Elul, 5775

ISIS Ruins This week they blew up an ancient temple at Palmyra. Last week they destroyed a monastery which housed a fifth century tomb. A few days ago they executed an 81 year old antiquities scholar who had devoted his…

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