Rabbi Ralph Genende
November 1, 2018, 12:01 am
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.
September 13, 2018, 12:01 am
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).
September 14, 2017, 12:00 am
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.
June 15, 2017, 12:05 am
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.
November 15, 2016, 12:02 am