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  • Getting an Aliyah While Social DistancingIn the era of COVID-19, minyanim are being formed in compliance with social-distance guidelines... 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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“These words that I command you today should be upon your heart.” (Deut. 6:6.) “Every day, the words of the Torah must be new to you.” (Sifri, Rashi.) Tradition is not life. Tradition preserves life. But it does not give life. Goals are not life. Goals inspire life. But they are not life. Life is here in this moment now. To be alive, every moment must be a moment that never happened before. Which means that Torah must not be about tradition. It cannot be grounded on a memory of...
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