Israel’s government functioning

September 17, 2021 by  

Prime Minister Bennett has now been in office for three months and the sky has not fallen. Read more

Yomai Hadin – Days of Judgement

September 17, 2021 by  

We have, according to Jewish tradition, ten days in which we can hope to alter any Divine decree made about us on Rosh Hashanah. Read more

President Biden’s short road back

September 17, 2021 by  

On August 14, 2020, I woke up to a barrage of WhatsApp messages. Group conversations I’m in were buzzing. The UAE and Israel had just announced a peace deal. People wanted to know, was this genuine peace? Was it a joke?..writes Robert Gregory.

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Questions and answers on Sukkot

September 17, 2021 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple shares his thoughts on Sukkoth. Read more

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

September 16, 2021 by  

Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World Conference against Racism that took place in Durban, South Africa, four days before the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

A day like no other

September 15, 2021 by  

The Torah says of Yom Kippur, “For this day will atone for you, to cleanse you of your sins and you will be purified before God.” (Leviticus 16.30). Read more

They’re terrorists, not ‘security prisoners’

September 15, 2021 by  

How do news outlets love to portray the recent “great escape” from Israel’s Gilboa Prison? Let us count the ways. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Where there is a will there is a way – Coolgardie WA and Rosh Hashana

September 14, 2021 by  

Possibly one of the most unique High Holiday services ever held in Australia took place in 1894 in Coolgardie WA for Rosh Hashana. Read more

Video: Manny Waks in town to cover the Malka Leifer hearing

September 14, 2021 by  

Manny Waks gets out of lockdown quarantine after flying from Israel to Melbourne to be present for Malka Leifer’s court case. Read more

‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

September 14, 2021 by  

Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theatre in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH). Read more

Assessing the twin disasters of September 2001

September 13, 2021 by  

We have a tendency to forget that two historical events occurred in early September 2001. No one needs to be reminded of the jihadist attacks on Sept. 11 that killed nearly 3,000 people in a single morning. Read more

Arizona shames Biden on Ben & Jerry’s boycott of Jews

September 13, 2021 by  

Arizona has highlighted President Biden’s weak leadership in failing to condemn Jew-hatred – by selling off Arizona’s $143 million investment in Unilever bonds ($50 million still to be sold) – after Unilever’s subsidiary – Ben & Jerry’s – announced its intention to stop selling its ice cream products from the end of 2022 to Jews living in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Read more

Yom Kippur

September 13, 2021 by  

Thoughts on Yom Kippur from Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Feintooner

September 13, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon…Uniters not Dividers. Read more

The real lesson of 9/11 isn’t a story about Islamophobia

September 12, 2021 by  

One of the strangest aspects of post-9/11 America has been the compulsion of so many to change the narrative about the attacks that took place 20 years ago. Read more

Israel and region continue to feel reverberations of 9/11 two decades later

September 12, 2021 by  

As the world marks 20 years since Al-Qaeda’s terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the unprecedented events and their aftereffects continue to reverberate throughout the region and beyond. Read more

Lior Raz on new show shot in Brooklyn, remembering 9/11 and being called sexy

September 12, 2021 by  

Being an international action star might be enough for some, but not for Lior Raz…writes Alan Zeitlin. Read more

Alan Finkel joins Henry Greener on his 700th show

September 12, 2021 by  

Dr Alan Finkel Zooms in to appear on the special 700th Episode of The Shtick. Read more

Two decades on, the West’s cultural fault line exposed by 9/11 remains

September 10, 2021 by  

Few of us, if any, will ever forget those terrible images of the 9/11 attacks on America. Twenty years on, it’s painfully clear that many Westerners still don’t grasp the full nature and scope of what they witnessed when the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan fell. Read more

Jewish community recalls 9/11 with service projects, prayer, concert, memorial walk

September 10, 2021 by  

Allan Englander usually commemorates Sept. 11 at the Tribeca Synagogue, where he was having breakfast after morning minyan that Tuesday in 2001 when he heard a plane had hit the World Trade Centre…writes Kares Schwartz. Read more

This is how the ‘balance of deterrence’ was created in the security prisons in Israel

September 10, 2021 by  

A very senior Hamas leader told TPS Thursday that “the statement heard among Israeli officials that it is the prisoners who control the prisons is incitement that is often repeated and is baseless.” Read more

Why God hides: Shabbat Shuvah and Shabbat Vayeyleh

September 10, 2021 by  

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is always called the Shabbat Shuvah, the Shabbat of Return. Read more

Podcast: David Southwick on the ban of the swastika

September 9, 2021 by  

L’Chaim had had its first guest on L’Chaim to kick off the year 5782, the newly announced Deputy Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, Member for Caulfield, David Southwick. Read more

Henry’s 700th birthday celebrating with Josh Burns

September 9, 2021 by  

Federal Member for the Melbourne seat of Macnamara Josh Burns appears via Zoom on the special 700th episode of The Shtick. Read more

As Gulf opens to Jewish life, Muslims spark interest in learning about High Holidays

September 8, 2021 by  

With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are planning to take part publicly in some of the traditional holiday rituals for the first time in decades. Read more

After 80 years, correct headstone to be erected on WWII grave of 15-year-old Jew

September 8, 2021 by  

In early 1940, thirteen-year-old Jacob Sorsky ran away to sea and joined the Merchant Navy, keen to fight the Nazis. Just two years later he was killed – the second-youngest soldier to die whilst serving in the Australian Army in WWII – and then buried in an unknown grave, on the other side of the world from his family. Read more

The Taliban’s Palestinian partners: Implications for the Middle East peace process

September 8, 2021 by  

The Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan, followed by the ISIS-K bombing that killed 13 U.S. military personnel and scores of civilians, underscores the far-reaching implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the country. The mujahideen’s takeover of Kabul, following a 20-year U.S. counter-terror campaign against Al-Qaeda and other jihadi groups in Afghanistan, has reenergized the global jihad’s slow and determined war against the West…write…Dan Diker and Khaled Abu Toameh. Read more

In addressing anti-Semitism, honesty matters

A couple of years ago after giving a speech, I was confronted with what struck me as a bizarre query during the question-and-answer period. Read more

After years of rebuilding, Budapest’s Jewish community sees growth in size and shuls

September 8, 2021 by  

On the week ahead of Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year 5782—the Autonomous Orthodox Jewish Community of Hungary (MAOIH) and the Chabad-Lubavitch Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH) restored several Jewish communal institutions in Budapest to their original glory. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Hylton Chilchik

September 8, 2021 by  

Music producer and performer Hylton Chilchik Zooms in from Sydney to tell Henry about his Jewish New Year Project called Tom Tov 2021. Read more

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