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Pray for the Wellbeing of Jerusalem

Beit Ha’am Z-Talks Pray for the Wellbeing of Jerusalem Psalms 122 A Special Edition in the Wake of the Western Wall Plan Turmoil “A dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure; one that is not for the sake of Heaven is not destined to endure.” (Ethics of the Fathers, 5:17) The decision to put a freeze on the Western Wall plan was made on Rosh Hodesh – the first day of the month of Tammuz. According to the Jewish calendar, later this month, on the 17th of Tammuz, the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem [...]

2017-07-27T10:57:30+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|

Fresh Eyes – observations from Jerusalem

 “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Lev. 19: 18) –  וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ Reflections from Israel – Tammy Cohen – 5th July 2017 Just a few months ago, I stood at the Kotel, leyned from Torah and together with Rabbi Gersh Lazarow, led a Mincha Shabbat service as we celebrated the bat mitzvah of one of our Australian community members. My first visit to the current Egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel was uplifting, it was one of the first moments where I felt a connection between my own religious practices and Israel. It brought me hope that Israel’s government and [...]

2017-07-27T10:57:30+00:00 July 7th, 2017|News|

Statement from the Zionist Federation of Australia

Background: On Sunday, the Israeli Cabinet made a decision to reverse an earlier decision to establish a pluralist prayer space at the Western Wall. Additionally, there was an initial approval of a bill that would give the Chief Rabbinate a monopoly on conversion in Israel. President of the ZFA Dr Danny Lamm, who was in Israel for Board of Governor’s meetings with The Jewish Agency for Israel, said these decisions came as a tremendous shock to all participants. Explaining the two decisions he said that the reversal of the decision in regards to the Western Wall came after the Government [...]

2017-08-10T14:02:29+00:00 June 29th, 2017|News|

Update about the Kotel and more

Over the past few days we have once again been reminded in the most stunning manner about the lack of regard that the Government of Israel has for Progressive, Conservative and other non-Orthodox Jews in Israel and around the world. It has also provided a stark reminder of the continuing importance of the work of ARZA groups around the world to see Israel fulfill one of the basic commitments of her Declaration of Independence. […]

2017-09-17T11:20:26+00:00 June 28th, 2017|News|