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Wellington Jewish community news.

Va’era – Responding to Pain

Responding to pain is a primal instinct. Pain can put us into a fight-or-flight mode, adrenalize us, or plant fear and trauma in our hearts. Torture techniques were designed to extract information and confessions...

Shemot – Defining Identity

Moses, born in perilous circumstances, defied the odds and grew up under Pharaoh’s nose, likely with a silver spoon in his mouth. Moses was not subject to the cruelties of the great big world...

Fast of Tevet – Unquantifiable

Researchers have long been conducting studies to understand what love is. Psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered that there are physiological changes that occur when one feels love. Brain scans reveal that a complex system...

Vayeshev – Disengaged

Who was Joseph? A dreamer; an interpreter of dreams. He was especially beloved by his father. He was the object of his brothers’ hatred. He was a slave. He was a ruler. He was...