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		                                    I am a Jew by Choice		                                </span>
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		                                	Billie Hocking		                                </span>
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		                                	Monday, Sep 28th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>I am a Jew by choice, as you all know. I prefer this term instead of convert, if indeed a term has to be coined at all.</p>

<p>During the 12 months, or in my case 6 months of “conversion”, we are asked what is your favourite Jewish festival and why.</p>

<p>At first it seems a rather simple question. Easy. I can answer that. No probs.</p>

<p>No, not really…</p>

<p>Like many, I chose Purim. The happiness, the colours, the fun, the...</span>
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		                                    High Holy Days Radio Hour		                                </span>
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		                                	Amanda Hassett		                                </span>
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		                                	Monday, Sep 28th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>On Tuesday 22 September PBA 89.7 FM broadcast a very special High Holy Days radio hour. This uplifting journey from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is presented by Rabbi Shoshana and features greetings by the President and many of the cheder students. Ala Sheldon photographed some of the younger members as they read their greetings and wishes for the future.</p>

<p>The choir performed High Holiday staples including Avinu Malkeinu while the...</span>
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		                                    Abraham Tobias Boas 1842 -1923		                                </span>
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		                                	Merrilyn Ades		                                </span>
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		                                	Thursday, May 31st		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">Just from what I have read about this wonderful man, I have a warm feeling for him.  He was not an ordained rabbi, but came to Australia a reverend or minister.</span>
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		                                    Might -have - beens and moving on with life		                                </span>
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		                                	Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky		                                </span>
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		                                	Monday, Feb 24th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>It was a split second misjudgement, and it almost cost me dearly.</p>

<p>I was preparing to head off to the dentist on my bicycle. My dog O-cha generally sits patiently in the garage close to the back door, and watches as I walk my bicycle out the door and close the garage. This time he was sitting, but between me and garage door. I opened the garage door, and he slipped out into the great outdoors. It so happened that an Uber Eats...</span>
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		                                    Reflecting on 25 years as a Rabbi		                                </span>
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		                                	Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky		                                </span>
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		                                	Wednesday, Oct 9th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>A joke for Kol Nidre: on the eve of Yom Kippur, the rabbi, cantor and president of a large synagogue are kidnapped by terrorists. The terrorists tell the three Jewish leaders that they will be executed, but that all three have been granted a last wish.</p>

<p>The rabbi speaks first, “Ah—Yom Kippur. Over my forty year career, I have given my most memorable sermons on Yom Kippur. They were so deeply moving! Some of them were close to 45...</span>
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		                                    Opening Our Eyes		                                </span>
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		                                	Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky		                                </span>
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		                                	Saturday, Feb 2nd		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description">I watched the 2016 movie Spotlight on a long-haul flight. I had put off watching it when it was first released, because I was afraid that I would find the depiction of child sexual abuse too upsetting.</span>
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Tue, 15 June 2021 5 Tammuz 5781