Tag Archives: Jewish

HaShomer HaChadash: A love story between a land & her people, a people & their land

There are some people who don’t hear when others speak the word, “impossible.”  Instead, they hear, “it’s possible” or “I am possible.”  Their minds begin to race in search for solutions and when there is no logical reason to succeed, faith moves them forward. Who could look at the barren …

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Hypocritical tweets and violence, why a Jewish protestor ends up in hospital .

Yesterday evening a 70-year-old Jewish woman was attacked outside an event that set out to deny there is an antisemitism problem in the Labour Party. Eye witnesses claim she was’ kicked in the face’. Live footage shows another woman being attacked and we also see the injured woman, on the …

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Why are so many Jews ignoring the holiday of Shavuot?

Receiving the Torah is one of the most important things that happened in the history of the world, not just for the Nation of Israel but for all Nations who accepted the 10 Commandments as the definitive guideline for a moral and decent society – and a stark contrast to …

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To the land that I will show you…

“Go forth from your country, from the land of your birth and from the home of your father to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) Land. God’s first commandment to Avram (who would later become Avraham the father of the Jewish people) was about land. In the …

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Unravelling the “narrative”.

Over and over I keep hearing the word “narrative”. Most often it is spoken by people who insist on the importance of understanding and respecting the “Palestinian narrative.” How many people have actually paused to consider what “narrative” means? More importantly, how should we respond to a narrative that is …

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Maccabiah 2017.

I #LoveIsraelBecause ours are a visionary people. In 1912 Yosef Yekutiel learned that numerous Jews participated in the Olympics and won medals. He envisioned Jewish athletes winning medals, not for the countries of their residence but for their homeland, Israel. After the war, his vision was denied by the Olympic …

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A call to Jews around the world (& friends of Jews): the time for unity is now.

We are a tiny tribe. Threatened from all corners of the earth, from near and from far. We are Jews. So few. So threatened. So brilliant and yet so very stupid. Our enemies laugh while, instead of uniting against them, we fight amongst ourselves. I follow the religion more correctly …

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Things I learned in Israel.

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Israel is something you have to experience in order to truly understand.  This land is both less and much more than people tend to assume. These are some of the things I learned living in Israel: In Israel, I learned that “no” means “maybe.” Rules are for the boring. There …

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Arlene from Israel: Heading Forward.

Were that I had only good news to report.  But painfully this is not the case.  And in a situation such as we are facing now, the good news, which does exist, must wait. There seems no end to this: In the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem today (Sunday) a …

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Into the Fray: Israel & American liberal Jewry: Real reasons for the rift.

Incredibly, according to Israel’s “liberal” detractors,  the only remedy for Israel’s “democracy deficit” is to establish yet another Muslim-majority tyranny.  Israel’s accomplishments have been remarkable.  Israel has created a thriving economy, and has been a refuge for hundreds of thousands of the displaced and the needy. Israel has generated a …

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My Trip to Nabagoya , Jewish Uganda

This is a re-post of the article written in March 2014 by Lorna Hopf. Jewish Uganda is something we know nothing about and is very interesting and given that PM Netanyahu has very recently been there and  thought it an ideal time to re-post it.. Please check the link at …

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The Jewish circus clowns and the antisemites.

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Conspiracy theories have been attached to Jews throughout history. 2000 years ago, as the blood was being washed from Pilate’s hands, the Jews were blamed for successfully conspiring to kill the Christian god. Jews went on to be carriers of plague, they used the blood of children to make unleavened …

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A Call to Jews and Zionists: It’s Time to Demand Respect.

How do we gain respect? By demanding it. It’s time to proudly wear the symbols of our Jewish ancestry again – especially on campus.  I read Facebook and Canada’s two national newspapers every morning. I get acid indigestion every morning. Never a day goes by without the media-social or otherwise-attacking Israel …

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Joe Biden ignores Jewish Rights and the history of the Jewish State.

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 20, 2016. He spoke passionately about the importance of the security of Israel and America’s commitment to defend Israel. At roughly the 29 minute mark of the speech, he said that “One thing is certain: the …

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Into the Fray:Preserving the Jewish state – Post-Paris imperatives?

“If Israel is to survive as the nation-state of the Jewish people, it will have to contend adequately with two fundamental imperatives: the geographic imperative and the demographic imperative.”  Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – attributed to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, (1808 –1890, editor of Le Figaro). Translated …

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You do not confront antisemitism by waving a white flag.

 Imagine if you can, a marketplace of ideas in a small city somewhere on the coast in South West England. The owners of this market by law must ensure free trade, free that is for as long as it does not promote violent extremism. Within this market are people who …

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Into the Fray: Jewish Hate Crimes & Vandalism are not Terrorism.

Public attention has been diverted from foiling the Iran nuclear deal in Congress by sanctimonious hand-wringing over crimes of individual perpetrators on outer fringes of Israeli society. We can and we do [b]urn children alive, execute murderous, inhuman, incomprehensible terror. And no, we’re no better than them…. – Sima Kadmon, …

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Aussie Interfaith Meals: You can’t please everyone!

Interfaith events are a fantastic opportunity to get to know people from a wide variety of religions, theoretically increasing empathy towards those from different cultures. What better way to break the ice than to invite a whole lot of folks with an array of religious beliefs to break bread together. …

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The Pathos of Jewish anti-Zionism.

I must admit, there is often something very touching about heartfelt expressions of Jewish anti-Zionism. On Daily Kos (a significant left-leaning political blog) we recently saw another soulful “diary” calling for the dissolution of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people.  As is sometimes the case, this one came from …

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Transference

  Due to never-ending Arab hostility toward Jews in the Middle East I am reading more and more people talking about the possibility of transference.  Mainly in the comments of various pro-Israel blogs and news websites, but among some well respected high-profile analysts, as well, the idea of inducing Israeli-Arabs …

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