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ISRAEL Folau has dominated our headlines over the past weeks. And, like the State of Israel, he is likely to continue to attract attention, heat and passion for the foreseeable future, writes Rabbi Ralph Genende.
IT is often said the worldwide Jewish community is like a large extended family. The strength and solidarity of the family sparked brightly as community leaders and members gathered to remember the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting in memorial services held in Melbourne this week.
IT'S the greatest gift, it's in every breath you take, in each moment you wake – it's the gift of life. In these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are especially attuned to the preciousness of this present; the fabulous bestowal of this trembling heart, this wondrous, fragile cargo called life. Our prayers are saturated with a longing for life: "Remember us for life", "Who will live, who will die?", the bracha to the one who has "given us life, sustained us and brought us to this time" (Shehecheyanu).
CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation (CHC) has elected a new board, with longtime congregant David Mond as president, and his brother Barry Mond and Robert Weil, another stalwart, as vice-presidents.
THE community is mourning Melbourne's Rabbi Sholem Gutnick, a senior Chabad rabbi, who passed away at 94 last week.
A Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) member quit the body's executive and the president apologised within days of an RCV statement urging people to vote against same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey.
THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.
ABC TV’s Compass will present ‘Ike’s Conversion’ this week, telling the story of 21-year-old Melbournian Ike Curtis, and his journey to Orthodox Judaism through the Melbourne Beth Din.
PLANS for Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) to host the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi speaking about Jewish homosexuality have alarmed sections of the Orthodox community, with a threat of a demonstration outside the shule during this Friday night’s event.
CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation (CHC) received a $250,000 cheque from the Victorian State Government at their Yom Ha’atzmaut breakfast before 400 attendees at The Palladium at Crown on Sunday.