Monthly Archives: March 2018

Chag Pesach Sameach! The coming few weeks are an emotional roller coaster for all Jews.  This weekend we celebrate Pesach and the exodus from Egypt, and soon after, on Yom HaShoah, we remember the six million people who were murdered simply because they were Jewish. We then commemorate Yom HaZicharon, when we remember those fallen soldiers who fought to protect Israel and who made it possible, with so many others, for us to celebrate Israel’s independence on April 19. As we approach this momentous time, let us remember that the times of our greatest achievements  - including the [...]

2018-03-29T17:29:04+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Israel cannot afford to deny Jewish pluralism any longer

http://plus61j.net.au/plus61j-voices/israel-cannot-afford-deny-jewish-pluralism-longer/ THE SUBJECT OF Jewish pluralism in Israel has long been like a recurring pain. It hurts often enough to trouble you but getting it properly fixed would not only be cumbersome but excessively costly. But as the modern state of Israel approaches it 70th birthday, for all its achievements it’s hard to ignore that ache any longer. One of the few subjects to unite the political left and right, the monopoly of the ultra-Orthodox rabbinate over religious and Jewish life and law in Israel has been simmering ominously. Now it seems to be finally coming up to the [...]

2018-03-16T15:45:38+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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