Renewal in Jewish Education

We are known as a people who value education, and for a good reason. True democracy can only be enabled by an educated citizenry. The tradition of Jewish education goes back to biblical times. One of the basic duties of Jewish parents is to provide for the instruction of...

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Teaching Religion and Cultural Identity

Religion is one of the most powerful social and cultural forces in human history. Despite being integral to human culture and being found everywhere, it remains one of the least understood areas of life. Teaching about religion and religious cultures, allows us to raise moral, intellectual and spiritual children. ...

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Love Yourselves First

One of the most quoted lines from the Torah “love your neighbour as yourself” originates in this weeks portion of Kedoshim.  We are taught that this mitzvah is the basis of our very Torah. Along with only believing in one G-d, loving others is paramount in our laws. Love...

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A Leap of Faith

Sometimes in life we have to take a leap of faith. When the Children of Israel left Egypt, they came to the Red Sea and could go no further. At this point it was Nachshon who led the way. He walked into the sea until it reached his nose...

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What a Wonderful World

We get up every day with the opportunity of beginning again. The first prayer we say in the morning is Modeh Ani, where we thank G-d for giving us another day. We are taught that our souls are wiped clean every night as we sleep, whilst our bodies rest...

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Why not rent a Rabbi?

We live in a time where we can hire the services of anyone or anything we need to fill a gap. Instead of investing in synagogue dues, we have the ability just rent a Rabbi for our weddings or even our funerals. In order to raise our children and...

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A Jew By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

We live in an ongoing historical cycle of antisemitism. Whilst it is undeniable that outsiders consistently paint us with the same brush, we remain our own worst enemies. We are all too quick to divide ourselves up into divergent groups based on our levels of observance, Jewish knowledge or...

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