Comments for J-Wire Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:47:08 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Walt Secord reveals deeply personal visit to Israel: spouses reunites with Refusenik family members by Paula Seligman Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:47:08 +0000 Thanks for the above moving post, Mr Walt Secord. I was intrigued to learn about Julia’s family’s Refusenik history.
My family, too, had Russian cousins living during this time. My great Aunt would be in contact with them by letters, written in Yiddish, appealing for assistance. My parents would then tell us of the circumstances under which they were living.
Parcels would be sent to them regularly. Most of the time they were not received.
They were finally allowed to leave in 1973 and they made Aliyah to Israel.
Sadly anti-Semitism will exist forever.

Comment on Walt Secord reveals deeply personal visit to Israel: spouses reunites with Refusenik family members by Dennis Hulse Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:42:00 +0000 An inspiring story indeed, thanks for sharing it. Dennis

Comment on Deconstructing Monash by David Deasey Fri, 28 Feb 2020 01:15:40 +0000 I hesitate to get involved in an issue which is irrelevant in terms of whether he is or is not promoted. It does not matter whether he commanded 20000 or 250000 as far as promotion to Field Marshal goes. Field Marshal is an Honour it is awarded, it is not something that you are entitled to by position. Secondly it is not within the province of the Department of Defence to even comment on.
Having said that lets stop beating about the bush Adrian, you have your views others have different views but for goodness sake get the facts correct. Yes he commanded the five divisions of the AIF but during the operations from 8 August 1918 he had at various times the British 18th and 32nd Divisions, The Canadian 1st and 4th Divisions, the US 27th and 30th Divisions (and arguably the US II Corps) the US 131st and 132nd Regiments (33rd US Division) British 5th Cavalry Brigade, Sundry tank battalions including the US 301st, 17th Armoured car battalion all under command for operations so by my count that makes 9 Divisions plus. All useful for discussion but none of this is completely relevant to the Field Marshal argument

Comment on In Paris, 250 European leaders, conference attendees to confront anti-Semitism in full force by Judi Schiff Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:15:58 +0000 Perhaps the EJA could give consideration to the removal or the covering over of the highly objectionable carvings and engravings on prominent buildings in European countries including Germany portraying the ‘Judensau’. According to Wikipedia, there are apparently over 30 of them; six have been removed.
They have been in place some for 700 years; it’s time to get rid of them. Such portrayals lead to anti=Semitism.
The pastor in the church in Wittenberg, Germany, where one such carving is placed on an outside, street frontage, says he is ‘shamed and pained’. The courts have ruled, after two court cases, that the carving can remain in place. The case is being taken to the High Court.

Comment on In Paris, 250 European leaders, conference attendees to confront anti-Semitism in full force by Michael Chernick Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:44:26 +0000 Encouraging sobriety by brave and principled people, non Jews and Jews alike.

Comment on Non-Zionists’ column does not represent Temple Sinai by Robert Weil (I am the sender) Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:02:12 +0000 Another example of the destructive influence of leftism on Jews and Judaism. Unfortunately, so many Jews on the left including Rabbis and lay leaders indulge in the same embarrassing folly. Dennis Prager sums it thus….”When Jews abandoned Judaism, many of them did not abandon Judaism’s messianic impulse. From Karl Marx — the grandson of two Orthodox rabbis — and onwards, they simply secularized it and created secular substitutes, such as Marxism, humanism, socialism, feminism and environmentalism”.

Comment on Rampant madness prevails by Eion Isaac Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:37:13 +0000 Netanyahu has very high intelligence and energy and is a very quick strategists .
but his ego and hubris have caused him to make errors .
Also he seems undiplomatic some of his best buddies of the past like Yaalon have turned against him and they are solid people .
Gantz is a hero and is tough and has a team of two other Generals who led the IDF – a decade of high level experience plus Lapid a very determined second generation Holocaust survivor .
I agree a Unity is the best with the a compensation deal for money poorly focused to be redirected to the Israeli heath education and welfare sector .

Comment on AZYC opening seminar in Israel by Jack Morris Wed, 26 Feb 2020 23:29:31 +0000 Numbers are down – is this of course to our Zionist organisations?

Comment on Is this funny? by David Schulberg Wed, 26 Feb 2020 23:04:32 +0000 Honi Soit has a track record of producing material that can be construed to be anti-semitic. However when it comes to anti-Israel invective AUJS and its minders tend to push that under the carpet, only being willing to take on “textbook anti-semitism” publicly as we see in this instance.
Please listen to my last couple of podcasts on my program ‘The Israel Connexion’ on J-AIR ( where I have tackled the vexing issue of on-campus anti-semitism which is largely of the left-wing anti-Zionist variety.

Comment on Lore Zusman’s support for Jewish National Fund spans 84 years, three continents and four generations by tom clarke Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:55:52 +0000 i am after finding out about minnie heseltine sassoon thank you tom clarkr