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Published Articles

Published Articles

Newspaper, journal articles and published pieces of Rabbi Ralph Genende on a wide range of subjects including contemporary events and ethical dilemmas.


Chareidim 2014 AJN

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 | 3 Tammuz, 5774

Rabbi Ralph Genende It was nobody less than our greatest leader and teacher of all times, Moshe Rabeinu, who articulated the issue with crystal clarity: “Shall your brothers go out to battle and you will sit here?” (Numbers 32:6). The…

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Love is a 4 letter word AJN

Monday, 03 February 2014 | 3 Adar I, 5774

Love is a 4 letter word in Hebrew too .Its known as Ahava and starts with an aleph, first letter of the alphabet; the beginning of it all. We are here on this little planet because of love : God,…

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Passage from India

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | 9 Av, 5773

Visiting New Delhi about a month ago, we stumbled across a protest at one of the city's landmark national monuments, The India Gate, a pale sandstone and granite portal inspired by the Arc De Triomphe in Paris and the older…

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Washington INterfaith June 2013

Friday, 21 June 2013 | 13 Tammuz, 5773

There are probably few cities that exude the sense of empire like Washington DC. With its classical buildings and sculptures, its grand road (the National Mall), its magnificent monuments and centres of influence (the White House and the US Capitol)…

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Purim 2013 AJN Go East Young Man

Sunday, 16 June 2013 | 8 Tammuz, 5773

Go east young man – Purim is on the way! The very opening words of the Megillah – and certainly the first chapter of this Book of Esther – transport us into an exotic, sybaritic kingdom. The great empire stretches…

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AJN May 2013 visit to South Africa

Thursday, 02 May 2013 | 22 Iyyar, 5773

Big themes are infinitely difficult to translate into the daily rhythm of life. As President Obama noted so incisively in his Jerusalem speech just before Pesach: “Even as we draw strength from the story of G-d’s will and His gift…

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AJN May 2013 Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 | 21 Iyyar, 5773

Much has been written about Margaret Thatcher and much will be written about Margaret Thatcher, for Margaret Thatcher was smart, formidable, challenging, charismatic and compelling. Such individuals excite great passion; such individuals transform the landscape of humanity. There are far…

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