Tag Archives: New Year

Season’s greetings to all readers.

Thanking you all for supporting Jews Down Under this year. For those who celebrate Christmas we wish you a joyous and peaceful one. In the time honoured Christmas message.. On earth peace, good will toward men To all A Very Happy New Year in good health.   New Zealand police, …

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Arlene from Israel: As We Begin a New Year.

 I’m going to begin with some inspiring words that go beyond my normal “good news.”  This is extracted from commentary by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in the Koren Rosh Hashana Machzor [Prayer book] with my emphasis added: “There is mystery at the heart of Jewish existence, and it is written into …

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Arlene from Israel – We Must Hope.

I comment every year at this time about the difference between the way the secular new year and the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) are celebrated.  In the Jewish tradition it is a time for prayer and introspection. This year in particular, I think, the difference is marked.  For the …

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