Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chanukah Glow Yoga for Young Adults

Chanukah, festival of light… Chanukah – celebrates the triumph of light over darkness… So what better way to celebrate Chanukah than Glowing with the flow! Apologies  if pictures are flattened. WordPress glitch.  Please refresh page Hagshama, ZFA Israel Programs, Baraka Art, Hillel, AUJS and UIA YL celebrate this Chanukah with …

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Australia reverses Israel vote at the UN

Tzipi Livni

Finally Australia is ‘back on track’ in regards to supporting Israel. On the resolution dealing with the non-recognition of Israel’s claims over Jerusalem, until 2004  Australia voted for this resolution. From 2004 to 2011 Australia abstained. In 2011 and 2012 Australia reverted to voting for this resolution. This year Australia …

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Obama Bluffed

In a March, 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg we have this tidbit: In the most extensive interview he has given about the looming Iran crisis, Obama told me earlier this week that both Iran and Israel should take seriously the possibility of American action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I think …

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Report back: Journalist’s Mission to Israel

Note: If images are flattened please click refresh. A public meeting will be held in The Saunders Hall, Central  Synagogue, next Wednesday December 4 at 7.30pm. The journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’  recent Journalists Mission to Israel will address a public meeting. The journalists – …

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Selection of Chanukah articles

Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, and was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and the leading spokesperson for Jews and Judaism on the Australian continent. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Rabbi Apple blogs at http://www.oztorah.com  oztorah@oztorah.com   …

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Jews in Judaea

Jews building housing for themselves in our traditional home is considered a crime not just by the often violently racist local Arabs, but by their allies in the west. The tidbit below was written by AFP, whatever that is, and published by Y-Net: Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the …

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Gaza knee deep in “s**t” – literally

Apologies here. This is the nearest I have ever come to using the ‘s’ word. There was no other choice, besides the fact in this instance, it is the perfect word choice. reports here: Gaza in Deep Sewage, under Egyptian Siege Raw sewage floods Gaza City neighborhood, and 13 more …

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Our Culture of Silence Must Change

We knew. We knew that Mendel* was an abusive husband and parent. His family lived a secluded and very private life, his children home schooled, and his wife barely went out. When they needed assistance from the community it was provided, but those helping were not allowed inside the house …

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OzTorah from Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple

Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, and was Australia’s highest profile rabbi and the leading spokesperson for Jews and Judaism on the Australian continent. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Rabbi Apple blogs at http://www.oztorah.com  oztorah@oztorah.com SHULE …

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MACCABI’S LATEST INITIATIVE

We’re pleased to introduce our latest programme to the Maccabi NSW stable – ‘MacSem’, a course to inspire and help our next generation of leaders. We’ve got some sensational guests lined up for the programme, which we’re excited to release in the coming weeks. Details are in the flyer below. Click …

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Morally Equivalent Emptiness

In the comments under a recent Times of Israel piece entitled, Netanyahu: Islamists taking us back to the ‘Dark Ages’, we read this: Louis Arpino · Knoxville, Tennessee “The more isolated from the world that Israel becomes, the more hysterical Bibi becomes. Radical Judaism, with whom Bibi is politically in bed …

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ECAJ: MEDIA RELEASE – Racism is NOT FREE SPEECH

21 November 2013 We have read with growing concern that the Federal government has plans to remove or water down the protections against racial vilification which presently extend to Australians of all backgrounds under the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). This would be a step backwards for Australia. We oppose absolutely …

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