Monthly Archives: July 2015

Arlene from Israel: Keep On Keeping On.

I begin by telling my readers that – as is the joyous norm for me during late summer – I am going to have grandchildren staying with me off and on. And so expect fewer postings at several points in August.  My relationship with these kids is a blessing that …

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Arlene from Israel: Hope Rising.

No, were are not about to see a new day, filled only with promise and light.  And yet, there is light enough today to sustain us for the short term and then some. We have news, first – important news! – that Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison on …

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Media Release: Jewish Care Victoria.

Jewish Care Crowdfunding Aims to Improve Senses Jewish Care Victoria is launching its first digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Cents for Senses’ on 21 July 2015 to raise funds for vital equipment to be used in the adult and children’s sensory rooms located in the new Disability Respite Centre in Caulfield. Jewish …

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Arlene from Israel: Revelations du Jour.

Once again a VERY important piece from Arlene Kushner: === As the news keeps coming with regard to the horrors of the Iran deal – and the horrors of how Obama and Kerry are conducting themselves – I have no choice but to continue to write on the subject. This …

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Arlene from Israel – From All Sides.

This is a posting that begs to be written, even as I do my Shabbat preparations. Shabbat is actually Tisha B’Av – the ninth of Av, which commemorates a host of tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, most significantly the destruction of the Temples. Because we do not mourn …

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From the Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM.

Summer in Israel. Hard to beat. The sun was shining, the weather was hot and the hotels and restaurants were full again. What a contrast from just a year ago and Operation Protective Edge. A personal highlight for myself was the visit to the museum on Moshav Avichail and to …

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Arlene from Israel – An Endless Litany

I have been trying to provide you, my readers, with sufficient solid information on the Iran deal so that you can grasp its horrors – without overwhelming you with enormous technical minutiae, which can make the head spin. However, every time I think I have provided enough, some other fact …

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OzTorah – Torah reading: D’varim

FORM OR CONTENT? Starting with the opening verses of D’varim, we become the audience for Moses’ series of farewell speeches. Impressive to read, we wonder whether the orations were equally impressive to listen to. After all, Moses was marred by a speech impediment: he was “k’vad peh, k’vad lashon”, “heavy …

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