Monthly Archives: April 2014

OzTorah: Torah reading – Emor

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. SPEAKING OUT. The portion gets its name from a command to speak out (“Emor”) to the priests concerning their duties. By extension there is an issue concerning Emor which applies to every Jew. When, how and why should a Jew speak out …

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Anzac Day commemoration.

  ANZAC Day is one of the most important days in the calendar of Australians and New Zealanders, marking the anniversary of the fateful dawn landing on the beaches of Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand troops in 1915. It was the first major action by the Australian and New …

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AUJS – Daring social experiment tests how students react to racial vilification on campus .

Media Release.                                                                         28 April 2014. Daring social experiment tests how students react to racial vilification on campus   The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched the results of a bold social experiment that investigates how people react to racial vilification. BYEstander tested whether …

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Abbas Plays More Games with Holocaust Statement

  One of the top headlines of the day is,   “Abbas Calls Holocaust ‘Most Heinous Crime’.”   How touching, if only it were true. He actually said in Arabic it was the “ugliest crime,” which was later translated to English as “heinous.” Still, it sounds very compassionate until you …

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Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day

NEVER AGAIN! There are no words necessary here. It is indescribable. This is unedited footage of British troops entering unnamed concentration camps in Germany at the end of the  Second World War. Truly shocking and horrific footage showing results of the Holocaust.   YouTube recommends “Adult viewing only”     …

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Acknowledging the Obvious: My Elder of Ziyon Weekly Column

The Elder was kind enough to publish my latest Sunday column entitled, simply, Betrayal. Here is a snippet: The progressive-left, and the grassroots / netroots of the Democratic Party, has betrayed its Jewish constituency through its acceptance of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism, and the BDS movement, as part of its larger coalition. This …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple.   Rabbi 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. …

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Into the fray: Mainstreaming treason?

  How long will we, as a society, tolerate the proactive propagation of harebrained, hazardous hallucinations-irrespective of how demonstratively detrimental they are to the security of the state & safety of its citizens? The real question is not whether the Palestinians are willing to accept some semantic formula having to …

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The Nazi Zombie

Talk throughout the Jewish press and blogosphere is consumed with the apparent death of the non-peace process.  Mahmoud Abbas says that Fatah is now seeking unity with Hamas and Netanyahu is claiming that his government will not negotiate with terrorists, thus bringing this long, miserable Obama-Kerry diplomatic fiasco to a …

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The Palestinian Authority Never Wanted Peace

  It’s safe to say the Palestinian Authority shot itself in the foot with the Hamas/Fatah reconciliation. By joining forces with a terrorist organization whose number one goal is to obliterate Israel, there can no longer be any doubt that PA President Mahmoud Abbas never intended to make peace, and …

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Anzac Day April 25th.

In every town, no matter how small, in every city in  Australia and New Zealand and in Gallipolli in Turkey, at dawn, no matter what the weather has in store for them, men, women and children will be attending a commemoration service for those who died in wars to protect …

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Spreading Hatred Toward Jews on Daily Kos

Outside of political Islam, the most racist political movement in the west, today, of any significance, is unquestionably the progressive-left… the movement from whence I sprang. The style of contemporary progressive-left racism varies from the dying old-fashioned right-wing variety, because it is grounded in a condescension that sees the ethnic …

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