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Learning & Inspiration
  • Sharing the Season of JoyThe yahrzeit of the Rebbe Maharash, the fourth Chabad Rebbe, falls just before Sukkos, a time when... Read More
  • Can I Tie Down the Sechach?Some sechach blew off during Sukkot. I was wondering if I can just tie it down with string. When I... Read More
  • A Houseplant Named NedI think I am going to buy a houseplant and name it Ned. I realized I needed a houseplant after my... Read More
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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
Sep. 20 - Sep. 27
Daily Thought
A sukkah is an embrace. You sit inside and G‑d is hugging you. All of you, from head to toe. Whatever you do inside your sukkah—sip a beer, chat with a friend, answer your e‑mail, or just sleep soundly—all is transformed into a mitzvah, a secure and timeless connection with the Infinite. And then, when you leave the sukkah to enter the world, you carry that hug with...