All posts tagged Rabbi Ralph Genende

Like Mary, we can give the greatest gift of all

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).

‘A shared vision’ for CHC

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.

Monash: An example to us all

Australian War Memorial director Dr Brendan Nelson not only focused on Monash's Jewishness, but attributed his character and leadership to his embodiment of Jewish values.

Monash sculpture unveiled in Canberra

A sculpture commemorating the pivotal role of General Sir John Monash in World War I has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark the centenary of the landmark Battle of Hamel.

Leading rabbi mourned

THE community is mourning Melbourne's Rabbi Sholem Gutnick, a senior Chabad rabbi, who passed away at 94 last week.

Beacon for world’s vulnerable

ISRAELI solar energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz electrified his audience with his keynote address to Caulfield Shule's annual Yom Ha'atzmaut breakfast at the Palladium at Crown on Sunday.

Johnny Baker ‘gone far too soon’

THE community is mourning the untimely passing of Johnny Baker, whose forthright voice has been interwoven with Australian Jewish projects for decades.

Same-sex marriage statement rocks rabbinate

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.

Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

‘Compass’ takes on conversion

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.