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#14 Rabbi Ralph Genende on faith

Listen to #14 Rabbi Ralph Genende on faith

Rabbi Ralph Genende was shattered when, for the first time in 75 years, he had to close the doors of Melbourne’s Caulfield Shule in March. In this episode, he talks with Sally about leadership during times of hardship, prayer in isolation, preservation of life in Jewish law and how ritual helps us shape time in moments of crisis. 


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.

The Leap Year

The Leap Year is a podcast about the stretching, shrinking days of 2020, and the impact COVID-19 has had on Australians’ lives, presented by Sally Warhaft.