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Can you prepare for a spiritual experience?

Elul, the month leading up to Rosh Hashana, gives us the opportunity to prepare for this auspicious time, which is of the utmost significance and impact.

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08 August 2018

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What does it mean to pray?

Prayer is described by our sages as “service of the heart”. At its essence, prayer is about cultivating an emotional connection – a real relationship – with G-d.

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02 August 2018

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How do we love G-d?

Our Sages outline four approaches to cultivating a love of G-d

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26 July 2018

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How do we react to criticism?

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Tisha b’Av and the Three Weeks are a time of national reawakening. A time to reflect how far we have come as a nation and what we can do to move forward together.

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20 July 2018

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How do we find joy in the process?

Life is messy. Full of loose ends, false starts, unfulfilled objectives. The Torah recognises this imperfect state of affairs.

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12 July 2018

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Why is selfless leadership so important?

The way in which Moses lived his life and led the Jewish people teaches us that selfless devotion to the greater good is the key to any successful collective.

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05 July 2018

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What is the most important institution for Jewish life?

The home, the shul, the house of learning are the three keystones of Jewish existence. The source of our vitality and endurance as a nation, they nurture our spiritual and emotional selves, clarifying our priorities, sanctifying our lives, and enabling us to achieve greatness.

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28 June 2018

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What is the most important characteristic of a leader?

What separates a Mandela from a Zuma? Or a Nixon from a Lincoln? The answer is obvious – values. Principles and ethics and models of behaviour that are stuck to no matter what.

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21 June 2018

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How Do We Avoid Life’s Pitfalls?

History is replete with examples of people who had the world at their feet, and then threw it all away.

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14 June 2018

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How Do We Rise Above Groupthink?

Human beings are social creatures. We are influenced heavily and decisively by those around us, and very often base our thoughts, actions and opinions on what others think, do and believe. How do we withstand this social pressure, this groupthink? And more than this, is there a way we can use it to our advantage?

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07 June 2018

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