Jews Down Under

My Trip to Nabagoya , Jewish Uganda

This is a re-post of the article written in March 2014 by Lorna Hopf. Jewish Uganda is something we know nothing about and is very interesting and given that PM Netanyahu has very recently been there and  thought it an ideal time to re-post it.. Please check the link at …

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‘Palestinian’ letter to parents of murdered Israeli teen.

I am a Palestinian Christian who shares your sorrow. And I am not the only one. Dear Rena and Amichai Ariel, I’m writing to you with deep sorrow in my heart. I try to imagine your loss from the brutal murder of your lovely daughter, and I cannot. As a Palestinian …

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Christadelphians, Kindertransport & rescue from the Holocaust.

Jason Hensley who teaches Holocaust studies contacted this web site recently with this story. Jason is the Principal of Christadelphian Heritage School, Los Angeles, California, USA … He says “I really feel as though these stories of the Holocaust need to be preserved, so I’m thankful that we’ve been able to …

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Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language in Israel.

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language – 54 Deaf Students Gather From Across Israel Monday, May 16, 2016, was a very special day in the lives of 54 Deaf students from across Israel. Each one approaching their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, preparing to join a long line of generations before …

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Book review: “Back to the Ethic.”

 In Back to the Ethic, Diane Weber Bederman has written a deeply thoughtful, deeply personal, and deeply spiritual work which urges us to understand that the future of Western civilization lies in its monotheistic origins, and that we can flourish again both personally and culturally by recommitting to the wisdom …

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Interview: Kay Wilson on the Dennis Prager Show- Updated

Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist just returned from a visit to the USA with StandWithUs. Listen to her interview with Dennis Prager Kay miraculously survived a brutal Palestinian terror attack in the Jerusalem Hills , which  killed her American Christian friend Kristine Luken …

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Open letter to the anti-Israel Left.

Guest post by Julie Nathan. This letter is addressed to that small fraction of the political Left which not only criticises Israeli government policies or practices, but also demonises and denigrates Israel at every opportunity and thus denies its legitimacy. We see you, we hear you, day after day, making …

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Death cults posing as governing bodies

A Guest Post by Jodie Goldberg The hierarchy of Islamic extremism begins at the top and works its way down. Iran, ISIS, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations all have one thing in common. They are death cults posing as governing bodies. For at least 15 years …

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A beautiful personal Chanukah Story: Time-Travelling Candles.

The windows are ice frosted; it’s dark and there is a snowstorm outside. I sit on a warm carpet in our living room, enchanted by the lights of multi-coloured Chanukah candles. Packed in a light-blue box, these candles arrived in a humanitarian aid parcel from Israel, together with a tin …

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A Palestinian Jesus

A guest post written by the incorrigible Kay Wilson. In light of the predictable libellous rhetoric from the Palestinian Authority against “Jews” and Israel during the Christmas season, here are a few facts. The New Testament says, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea,” (Matthew 2:1). The Romans called it …

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Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia)

Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, is a very outspoken, honest and down-to-earth person. I thought this speech from Hansard by the Independent Senator for Tasmania in the Senate, would be of interest, taking note of the final two paragraphs. Tuesday, 1 December 2015. Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 …

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Deliverance – Islam NOT Islamism.

terror and islam

Guest Post first posted at Israel Diaries “When I was invited to write this, my immediate concern was how honest is too honest and how clear is too much clarity. Honest and clear are good, but neither promises delight. So I am a little bit sorry in advance if this …

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Homelessness – We are All Just One Life Break Away.

Numerous events occur throughout the year that remind us all that there are people currently homeless or at risk of homelessness – Homelessness Prevention Week, World Homeless Day and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, recently held in America. But what do we really understand about the issue of homelessness, …

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When the Heart Rages.

Paula Stern originally posted this article by Rav Zev Shandalov at her web site “A Soldier’s Mother”. I totally agree with  her sentiments and this was one of the main reasons behind my starting Jews Down Under. She, like me, is sick of being silened. So Rav Zev Shandalov, be my …

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Bursting the Bubble of the “Two-State Solution”

Since 1920, there have been 24 opportunities when compromise was offered between Arabs and Jews dating from the League of Nations Mandate to the present time. See: http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/6/rejectionism.htm Plan after plan, including patently pro-Arab proposals, were put on the table. And each and every Plan was rejected by the Arab …

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Growing up as a Jew in Paris.

For security the writer of this article wishes to remain anonymous and is a repost from earlier this year, we think the time to do so is appropriate, given the situation in Paris. =========== I grew up in suburban Paris. Our suburb, Asnieres, was divided between a relatively poor Northern …

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American Jewish Liberalism- not right for Australia.

Guest Post written by Professor William (Bill) Rubinstein. ========= This may now be old news, but there are still a number of useful points to be made about the JCCV, Feiglin, and related subjects. First many, not all, but many- of the eleven groups calling for the banning of Moishe …

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Wake up and start connecting the dots.

Op-Ed: Wake up and start connecting the dots. This is not the time for an academic discussion of morality and ethics.  An acrimonious argument is going on in Israel over the explosive issue of whether the public is allowed to take the law into its own hands if confronted with …

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Sydney Subbotnik Shabbat Dinner Attracts Over 100.

From Melbourne to Sydney With Love: By Sarah Bendetsky. On 23-24 October, over 1 million Jews around the world marked the International Shabbat Project with communal challah baking sessions, festive dinners and Havdallah concerts. Among them, more than 100 Russian Jewish community members in Sydney attended the  communal Shabbat Dinner, …

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The JCCV’s “Overview”: Looking to the Left.

Guest Post written by Professor William (Bill) Rubinstein. ==== Much of the blame for the Feiglin controversy must rest with the JCCV (the Jewish Community Council of Victoria), which adopted and approved the resolution of the eleven protesting organisations soon afterwards, and issuing a press release condemning his “homophobia,” etc., …

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