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ON any given night in Australia, more than 17,000 people are couch surfing. A new campaign to shed light on this insidious form of homelessness was launched by Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel and NSW Minister for Families and Communities Natasha Maclaren-Jones at NSW Parliament House on Tuesday. Couch surfing is often the first…

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WHY does nobody contract the skin disease tzara’at nowadays? If in fact it was a Heavenly response to certain human failings, are we superior to our ancestors? Actually, the fact that tzara’at – often mistakenly termed “leprosy” – does not afflict modern man and woman has nothing to do with our superiority but just the…

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THE combination of a steadily growing congregation, and a shortage of indoor space in its one-storey synagogue built in 1960, has led Cremorne Shule to find a solution in the form of a $478,000 building upgrade. Its recently lodged development application to North Sydney Council proposes an 80 square metre mezzanine level in the rear…

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The arts are often touted as a means of moral progress, where prejudices and evil deeds are critically explored through the lens of contemporary cultural sensitivities and the insights of history. A current example is the musical Hamilton where the founding fathers of America are portrayed by Black and Hispanic actors, and a key figure,…

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A refugee from war-torn Ukraine, who recently fled to Poland with her 11-year-old daughter, melted hearts in Israel last Friday by being the first woman to cross the finish line in the 2022 Jerusalem Marathon. Valentyna Veretska, a 32-year-old athlete well-known within Ukraine, finished the 42.2km race in just 2 hours, 45 minutes and 54…

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Eighty volunteers, mostly youth, gave they time last Sunday morning to raise funds via a Charidy call-a-thon for children in Ukraine. More than $100,000 was raised on the day. The fundraising event was an initiative of the Joint Australia, in collaboration with The Central Synagogue and the Australian Zionist Youth Council, who united to adopt…

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