Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why do I call myself a Christian Zionist?

This is a very personal story written by Steve Blowers, a Christian Zionist who explains why he is a Zionist and how he became one. Written in reply to the question “Why are Christians Zionists ?”  which arose from the article  “Who is a Zionist”. The person who asked the …

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Who is a Zionist?

The issue of who is a Zionist has come to the forefront in the past week or so, thanks to Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks  who has decided that only Jews can be Zionists and is working very hard on non-Jews to declare they are ‘pro-Zionist’ and not ‘Zionist’. This I might add …

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, for those of you who may not know, is US representative to Florida’s 23rd congressional district and chair of the Democratic National Committee. This would make her not only among the most powerful Jewish women in the United States Congress, but among the most important people in national …

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Arlene from Israel: “Over the Top”

To say that the situation is outrageous would be to minimize it. And so I will not say it. The game being played by the PA and its supporters, as well as by Jordan, is simple:  Muslim violence has been fomented on the Temple Mount, and then when Israeli security …

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OzTorah: Sukkot articles.

THE GA’ON’S ETROG. The Vilna Ga’on said that he would forego his place in the World to Come for an etrog. Other historical figures have made sweeping statements. Recall, for example, the ruler who said, “My kingdom for a horse!” But giving away the afterlife for a citron? The Ga’on …

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Russian Rosh Hashanah Fun Day – Sydney Shabbat Dinner

Written by  Sarah Bendetsky Co-Founder of Subbotnik. Over 170 people gathered at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Funday at Russian Sunday School Lider in Melbourne’s Caulfield North. Subbotnik is a Russian term for volunteering action commonly held on Saturdays Hosted by a young, dynamic volunteer-driven organisation Subbotnik in partnership with the Russian Sunday School …

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The Impending Transformation of Europe.

There are some in the West, such as American FOX News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who claim that Europe is under “invasion.”  The implication of such language is that ultimately, underneath it all, there is something nefarious about Syrians fleeing war and Arabs, in general, fleeing economic deprivation in order to …

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OzTorah: Yom Kippur Features

THE WORDS OF OUR MOUTH & THE MEDITATION OF OUR HEARTS. Nothing rivals the awe and splendour of Kol Nidrei night. Nothing rivals the Kol Nidrei melody. But nothing explains the apparent banality of the Kol Nidrei words. The explanation needs us to acknowledge how often the prayer book appeals …

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Arlene from Israel: A Howl of Fury

Nothing less will do… Five days since the end of Rosh Hashana – which had been for me a time of spiritual high, offering a sense of my place in the world. How badly I had wanted to hold on to that high. I knew, of course, that there was …

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Egypt cleaning up ‘Down Under’.

Egypt has been fighting a losing battle in the Sinai for a number of years now. With the overthrow of  Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 conflict the country became increasingly unstable and it created a security issue in the Sinai peninsula. Radical Islamic terrorists  in …

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Into the Fray: POTUS vs US.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to accept that the Obama administration conducted negotiations with Iran in good faith. The Security Council [d]emands… that Iran shall suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, to be verified by the IAEA – Security Council Resolution 1696, July 31, 2006 Iran …

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Of Iceland, Israel and the Banana Republic.

It was reported that Iceland’s city of Reykjavík has decided to ban Israeli products: Reykjavík will no longer purchase goods made in Israel. The City Council voted that the city would not purchase any goods manufactured in Israel as long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories continues. The motion …

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The Wanton Destruction of Gaza.

Abbas has the chutzpah to complain about Israel ‘damaging’ the Al-Aqsa Mosque, when in Gaza they are destroying their history. This is just one video of what the Arab thugs have been doing to the place they claim is the third holiest place in Islam. A statement issued by the …

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The Single State

For years I thought that the only reasonable solution to the ongoing Arab war against the Jews was the two-state solution.  A single state solution, we were told, would either undermine Israel as a democratic state or it would undermine Israel as a Jewish state.  Israel could be Jewish, democratic, …

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