The what and the why…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

November 11, 2016 by  
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Everything we do in our daily routine includes two components – what we do and why we do it. Both are critically important.  Read more

Mountain or opportunity?

Rabbi Michoel Gourarie discussed relationship issues… Read more

Breaking the 18-minute rule…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

March 26, 2015 by  
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In just over a week we will celebrate Passover, which begins with the Pesach Seder. One of the important Mitzvot of the Seder is the eating of Shmura Matzah. Read more

Respecting the Challah…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

March 20, 2015 by  
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When we make the Friday night Kiddush the two Challot are covered. One of the reasons for this practice is about the treatment of the Challah. Read more

A great example of love without respect

December 5, 2014 by  
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The great Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva had 24,000 disciples…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

R.E.L.A.T.E Part 1 – What comes first

November 14, 2014 by  
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Jewish marriage begins with the signing of the Ketuba (legal marriage document) in which the groom pledges to be a good and faithful husband…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

“and you don’t have a birthday?”

July 9, 2014 by  
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Sydney’s Rabbi Michoel Gourarie visited New York to attend the commemoration of the 20th Yahrzeit of the man known as The Rebbe…Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Read more

Is this relationship for me?…asks Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

June 16, 2014 by  
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Uncertainty in relationships is very common. Over time people date and build relationships with apparent compatibility, common values and love. But making the final decision becomes very difficult with the nagging question: “How can I know without a doubt that this relationship is for me?” Read more

Fire and Ice…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

April 11, 2014 by  
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In the Pesach Hagadah  we read the story of the ten plagues that punished the Egyptians. Read more

The Whole Person…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

January 31, 2014 by  
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In Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) where our sages teach us many lessons in personal growth it states: “Rabbi Joshua the son of Prachia says, “Make for yourself a mentor, acquire a friend and judge everyone favorably.” Read more

Can You Wait?

October 4, 2013 by  
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One of the interesting agricultural commandments in the Torah is called Orlah. It states that when we plant a tree we are prohibited to eat its fruit for the first three years. Read more

How to tell a lie

June 30, 2013 by  
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The Torah tells us: “Stay away from falsehood”. Our sages teach that lying is evil and damages our relationship with G-d. The simple definition of lying is telling a falsehood. But there’s more to lying than that. Lies come in several different forms…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Be a Child

April 5, 2013 by  
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Growth, change and self-development aren’t always easy. They require a lot of effort, and some risk taking…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

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