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Honouring Eddie Jaku

“There are always miracles in the world, even when all seems hopeless. And when there are no miracles, you can make them happen. With a simple act of kindness, you can save another person from despair, and that might just save their life. And this is the greatest miracle of all.” These inspirational words come …

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Keeping our community safe

Recently, Melbourne surpassed the unwanted world record for cumulative days in lockdown. This unfortunate milestone has been somewhat lightened by the first steps towards returning our students to their classrooms. This week we were thrilled to welcome our final year VCE students back for their classes and we eagerly anticipate the return of further year …

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Looking inwards

We are well within the Days of Awe between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, where our tradition teaches that it is time to acknowledge past wrongdoings and look forwards with commitment to striving to be our best selves in the year ahead.  We all appreciate what a difficult year this has been. We have all …

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Shana Tova

A phenomenon of living in the Diaspora is the dualism involved in simultaneously keeping in mind our secular and Jewish life experiences. This can affect us at many levels but one pragmatic one is holding two conflicting calendars in consideration. There are times when this can prove challenging, for instance the dreaded Yom Kippur – …

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Finding optimism

I’m not going to lie – this has been a tough week.  Melbourne comedian, Titus O’Reilly, aptly summed it up on Twitter earlier this week by stating, “I give today zero stars!”  We have all been upset by the news of the violations of COVID-safe protocols from within the community and the extension and tightening …

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Finding student voice

Nelson Mandela famously posited that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At King David, we are acutely aware that while we need to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to succeed, this will mean little if it is not accompanied by deep-set values that …

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