Monthly Archive: October 2015

Lech Lecha – Character

Noah was introduced to us with a nice background and character description. Noah was a righteous man, the Torah tells us, he stood far above the level of his generation and he followed a...

Chanukah in the Park is back!

The Wellington Jewish community’s biggest public event of the year, Chanukah in the Park is on again. Following the enormous success of last year’s event, we have made Midland Park the permanent home for this celebration....

Bereshit – Favor the Pursued

There is an interesting Midrash which discusses the conflict between Cain and Abel. The Midrash purports to explain why the Lord took the side of Abel at the expense of Cain. While this Midrash...

Yizkor / Simchat Torah

On Shemini Atzeret, the end of this series of holidays, many communities have the custom of conducting a Yizkor service despite having just recited the Yizkor prayers on Yom Kippur. Yizkor became a regular...