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Have your say on logo ideas!

In June we called for ideas for a logo for the Wellington Jewish Community Centre. We asked for your ideas – concepts, examples of logos from elsewhere, or actual logo designs – which we could...

Shoftim – Justice For All

Among the many Mitzvot that appear in Parshat Shoftim, one of the better known phrases is the mandate to perform and preserve justice in our society. “Justice, justice you shall pursue, in order that you...

Re’eh – Be a Blessing

When flying at a low altitude over a mountainous region it is easy to identify the tree line. At a certain altitude the trees stop suddenly. They don’t thin out, they simply stop. The...

Va’etchanan – New Age

A study was recently undertaken by Christian groups in the United States to understand the religious attitudes and beliefs of religiously affiliated Christian youth in the United States. The results of the study were...

Devarim – Sincerity

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Chazon due to the first word of the Haftarah, the opening of the book of Isaiah. This is the final of the three Haftarot of destruction. The first...

Pinchas – Wonderwomen

In Parshat Pinchas we find a story about women. The five daughters of Tzelofechad approached Moses to petition him for their father’s portion in the Promised Land. The full Torah rules of inheritance had...