Monthly Archives: February 2015

OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

LIVING WITH GUILT. Question.     I am annoyed with myself for doing the wrong thing. How can I get over my guilt? Answer.        You can’t. You can live with guilt, but use it constructively. Instead of obsessing, recognise where you went wrong, and use that knowledge to do right. …

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Arab Terrorists Attack Jewish Kindergarten in Jerusalem.

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Ari Yashar tells us: On Wednesday morning a gang of Arab terrorists descended upon the Jewish neighborhood’s kindergarten, firing potentially lethal fireworks and hurling rocks at the institution. The description of the video, which shows three security personnel eventually chasing off the rioters after a long …

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Arlene from Israel – Crystal Clear.

In case you still had doubts about Obama’s positions regarding jihadi terrorism, I provide here just one more instance that makes it clear how eager he is to deny what is in front of all our faces. Two days ago, in the course of an interview with Matthew Yglesias of …

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Netanyahu – On Accepting Invitations.

Summary: While Obama can pretend to be insulted by Netanyahu’s failure to follow protocol in accepting an invitation to speak to a joint session of Congress, Obama did much worse to Netanyahu in 2013. It shows that if you are a friend, you forgive, and if you want to be angry, …

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Tasmania: The New Jerusalem?

 Few visiting Critchley Parker Junior Reserve, a bushland park in Upper Beaconsfield, Tasmania, would ponder how got its name, but there’s a fascinating story behind it: Critchley Parker Junior was the only son of Ernest Frank Critchley Parker a self made publishing magnate… … born into a life of luxury, …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – Mishpatim

THESE – AND THESE. The sidra opens with an “and”: “And these are the judgments you shall place before them”. The “and” clearly links this sidra with last week’s, which describes the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, when, hushed into silence, the whole of creation waited for the …

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Israel Advocacy Update: Schabas Shalom

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. During Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the United Nations Human Rights Council (the one that routinely has some of the world’s worst human rights offenders on its rotating membership) announced it was to launch an …

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Arlene from Israel – Outrage.

Editor’s Note: Please I urge you to share this. Where is the World?  The Obama administration is very close to sealing the parameters of a deal with Iran. Last Friday, US Secretary of State Kerry, meeting with Iranian Secretary of State Zarif on the sidelines of a conference in Munich, …

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Arlene from Israel – Hypocrisy Writ Large.

Note: Please share widely. It’s imperative that as many people as possible read this. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hypocrisy is all around us, but I will focus today on the very significant information that the Israeli NGO Regavim has uncovered regarding the EU: The Europeans protest long and loud about “illegal Israeli building” …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi.

EXECUTING TERRORISTS. Question.    Should terrorists who commit murder be executed? Answer.      Written and conventional legal systems all agree that murder is wrong. Human life, without distinction as to creed, colour or ethnicity, is sacred and must be preserved. Even the person who carries out a killing has …

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Into The Fray: Goofy generals galore

Virtually every time top military figures have departed from their field of expertise & ventured into one where they have none (politics), they have–almost invariably—been disastrously wrong. [Israeli] security experts didn’t anticipate one major event in the Middle East in the past 50 years. – Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, Saban …

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Arlene from Israel – Response and Defense.

My mother used to say, “Enough is enough, and too much is plenty.”  Well…we passed the “plenty” mark a long time ago where terrorism and threats by terrorist entities are concerned. But what I see is that the excesses of terrorists are beginning to stiffen backs a bit.  In the …

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The Holocaust was an Arab story too.

On the day that the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the UK liberal newspaper The Guardian declared in an editorial : “The Arabs, meanwhile, cannot be blamed for feeling that Europe’s blood debt to the Jews was paid with what they see as …

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Media Release: Jewish Care Victoria

Media Release 3 February 2015 By Donna Surdut Inaugural Graduating Class for Jewish Care and Selmar Partnership The inaugural graduation of students who have completed Certificate III in Aged Care/ Home and Community Care took place this week at Jewish Care, with ten graduates receiving their qualification. The nationally-accredited aged …

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