Cholent n Chat with Paul Forgasz
Saturday 2 May, 2015 | 13 Iyyar, 5775
28 Apr, 2015 | 9 Iyyar, 5775
The Caulfield Hebrew Congregation is a centre of Modern Orthodox Judaism, based on the primacy of learning and spiritual tradition. It strives to be a place of tolerance within a warm and welcoming environment. It recognises democratic principles, social responsibility, equality of individuals, and inclusion of women.
It also provides opportunities for celebrating and commemorating all life-cycle events, and provides religious and pastoral support for its members.
The Synagogue attracts over 300 people a week to its twice daily and Sabbath religious services, weekly seniors' and babies' programs, weekly spiritual education program, and lifecycle education courses (Bar/Batmitzvah and pre-marriage). It is regarded as a successful and welcoming centre of modern Orthodoxy within the Jewish community.
Cartoonist of the Melbourne Age, Leunig got it so wrong (yet again) in his acerbic assessment of ANZAC Day Commemorations (in last Saturday’s edition). His depiction of a tombstone with the inscription “Truth is the First Casualty of War Commemoration” is not only offensive, patronising as it does all forms of commemoration as a doomed sham, but it is also basically flawed. Its implication that Commemorations fail to recognise the horrible truth of war is…