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Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia is committed to providing for the spiritual, emotional and material needs of Jewish people living away from Jewish centres. Chabad of RARA seeks to educate and demonstrate real Judaism; an unbroken chain of tradition going back three millenia. Bringing Judasim into the 21st century by the fusion of technology and religion, social media and Bible study, Sabbath dinner and science improves the rich traditions and modern behaviour alike. The young volunteers, often recently ordained rabbis, are equally proficient in ancient Jewish law and Twitter; they are open, understanding and wise beyond their years.
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Upcoming Holiday
May 19
Daily Thought
The words and the stories of Torah are but its clothing; the guidance within them is its body. And as with a body, within that guidance breathes a soul that gives life to whoever follows it. And within that soul breathes a deeper, transcendental soul, the soul of the soul: G‑d Himself within His Torah. Grasp the clothes alone, and you are like the student who hears the words but not the thoughts. Grasp straight for the soul—or even the body—and you will come up with nothing. They are not graspable; they are G‑dly wisdom, and you are a created being. Instead, examine those words and those...