Yearly Archives: 2013

The Kaddish Club

They gather together in the middle of the work day, converging on venues around the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) for about ten minutes, then returning to their busy work schedules. They are the men of the ‘ Club’. There is a long tradition of mincha in the Melbourne CBD – with …

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Peace and Joy to all at Christmas

Wishing our non-Jewish readers of ‘News and Views for Jews Down Under’ In the essence of the season: Peace on Earth and Joy to you and your families with health and happiness throughout the coming year. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge   Luke 2 verse 14: King James Bible Glory …

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Sussex Friends of Israel counter the BDS

When I lived in the ‘Mother Country’, Brighton was a medium sized, peaceful seaside town situated on the south coast of England. It was always a good place for us Londoners to visit for the day and was a popular holiday resort being some 86 kilometres South of London. It …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

  WHY BE JEWISH? Every Jew has an attitude to Jewishness. For some it is negative; Heine said, “Judaism is not a religion. It is a misfortune.” But those who are negative are today very few. The 20th century has seen to that. The Holocaust confronted Jews with an ideology …

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Arlene in Israel – Levy Campaign

My readers already understand that the Campaign to promote the Levy Report has gotten underway here in Israel, and that it’s a major task. We will be launching a website very soon, and have just put up our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLevyReport If you are Facebook savvy, I ask, please, that you …

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Arlene in Israel – Bit of a mess

More than a bit, actually, as Israel is digging out from the snowstorm of the century.  It is the story that has taken headlines in the news for days: Remote communities totally snowed in.  Roads blocked by trees that came down (because the snow is very heavy).  Black ice. Power …

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The Death of the Left

The tidbit below was written by Allan Goldstein and published in the Algemeiner. Israel is fighting for its right to exist with one hand tied behind its back. The left hand. Conservatives strongly support Israel. We have won that battle. Only on the extreme right wing, the lunatic fringe of fascists and …

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Quote of Note: Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi (1937)

Between 1936 and 1939 the Arabs of the British Mandate of Jerusalem went on a rampage that became known as the “Arab revolt.”  The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, cried to the heavens that the Jews were destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque and agitated his easily agitated people into bloody rampages that lasted for …

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HERE IS ISRAEL – Israel Apartheid by Ari Lesser

Ari Lesser teams up with Here Is Israel for another ground breaking music video. “Israel Apartheid” decisively makes the apartheid issue a dead one. One of Israel’s biggest mistakes was remaining silent for years while endless lies were spread about Israel and her people. Omar Barghouti, head of the BDS …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

  Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple Question.. Is there a Jewish view of polygamy? Answer  A number of Biblical figures had more than one wife, but polygamy was never the Jewish ideal. When Eve was created as a wife for Adam, the Torah said, “Thus shall a man leave …

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2000 year old Jobar synagogue plundered by Al-Qaeda rebels, blamed on “Zionist Commandos”

Please see an update of this item here: https://jewsdownunder.com/2014/05/30/jobars-syrias-oldest-synagogue-destroyed-assad/ The Zionist intelligence agency has succeeded in robbing various precious items from the synagogue located in Jobar neighborhood, north-east of the Syrian capital, Syria Truth website reported. The Zionist agents were assisted by the Jordanian Kingdom, Turkish militias, the so-called “Free …

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Exhibition at University of Melbourne: Jericho to Jerusalem

Recently I visited what was described as an “important collection of Bronze and Iron Age pottery from the excavations of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906–1978), who is described as: …best known for her excavations at Jericho and Jerusalem. Through these in particular, she helped to train a generation of archaeologists… In …

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