Flags fly in Melbourne

November 6, 2023 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Zionism Victoria arranged for seven Israeli flags to fly over Federation Square today in honour of the 1,400 victims of last month’s terror atrocities committed by Hamas.

Today marks ‘Shloshim’, the conclusion of the first 30 days of mourning for the departed according to Jewish custom.

This evening, in another initiative spearheaded by Zionism Victoria,  the Jewish community of Melbourne will join with Jewish communities across Australia to light 1,400 candles in memory of the victims.

In Melbourne, members of the public are invited to light candles at Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre in Caulfield from 6.30pm.

At 7pm, there will be a ceremony including prayers and songs – among the performers will be legendary Australian singer Deborah Conway.

Zionism Victoria executive director Zeddy Lawrence said, “While today’s ceremonies are significant from a religious perspective as the Jewish community mourns those they have lost, they also serve to remind the wider community of the brutal atrocities that sparked the current hostilities and why it is so important to ensure that Hamas and other terror groups can never carry out such heinous attacks again.”


2 Responses to “Flags fly in Melbourne”
  1. Liat Kirby says:

    Well done, Zionism Victoria – wonderful to see those flags flying.

  2. Naomi Be says:

    The zionist federation should update its figures.. on the latest count by Zaka TelAviv there are now over 1750 dead identified with still large numbers of body parts from more dead to be identified

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