The Anti-Semitism Worldwide Report 2021 and the Anti-Defamation League report about anti-Semitism show the rise of hate against Jews.
With one foot in a world where there is no room for the Elohim and with the other foot where one is searching for the Kingdom of Peace offered by the Creator, one must dare to make the right decision in a world where individualism and consumerism are paramount.
After not being deliberately separated from everyone else, we may look forward to times that we shall be allowed again to gather, finding again some precious time to feel a unity to worship the Elohim.
During the long months when we could not meet in the shul and were assigned to celebrate all the Feasts of Hashem in our own little living room among house-mates, it became clear how important the meetings are for the community, to keep them alive but also to give them enough spiritual food to grow.
Now that the lockdown periods seem to be over, let us not be deterred by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, but let that also be one of the reasons to come together now more than ever, for prayer and reflection, looking forward to a time when our people will enjoy an everlasting peace under Hashem’s blessings.
- How has lockdown affected your relationship with those you live with?
- Dystopian Reality
- “We all had friends and relatives who tragically died from Covid” – Lichfield MP
- Planet Chaos
- Of mice and men essay loneliness and isolation
- When is TOO much isolation a problem?
- The world is crashing
- Close covid contacts in NSW no longer required to isolate
- ‘NSW’s COVID close contact rule change is the good news I wasn’t expecting’
- Close Contacts No Longer Have to Isolate in NSW and VIC Under New COVID-19 Rules
- Household covid contact rules to loosen in ACT
- The trauma of war and the war of trauma in family life.
- The Invisible Community
- Feeling Connected
- The World of the Generous
- Going back to shul
We humans live with one foot firmly in the physical world, and yet we have an inexplicable urge to dip a toe in the spiritual world. However strong or tentative that impulse may be, we all have our moments when we long to transcend our physical being and soar. Where to? That’s the mystery.
Today I shared a moment with a woman whom I had only just met. It was time for her to take the last step in her conversion to Judaism, and I had the privilege of walking into the Gulf of Mexico with her while she prepared to submerge three times.
The Gulf is a beautiful place to use as a mikvah. It is living waters, mayim chayyim, as required of a mikvah, but instead of being surrounded by the walls of a building we were surrounded by sand and sky, white clouds and soft breezes. …
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On the domestic political side, neither the United States nor Russia are as stable or predictable as they were in the Cold War and Putin, in all his cocksureness, pushed his country into a conflict none foresaw.
The first-ever Jewish president of Ukraine is being accused to be a Nazi and to be terrorising ethnic Russians in Ukraine, and therefore should be killed and is the reason for Putin to undertake what he calls the peace mission to give the Ukrainians a better life.
The fall Feast of Tabernacles is an “ingathering,” a celebration of harvest, and of thanksgiving for the provision God has given. In Israel, families will spend the week of celebration living in, or at least gathering in, temporary dwellings, rejoicing together while remembering the days of old.
In these dark times of Covid-19 we have a remembrance day of coming light and a new world.
We are given God's Word in the Torah, to have a light of guidance and to have some good instructions to build up our lives and to help others to grow and join us on the path to the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.
People would be surprised when they would come to be assured that it is possible to come to live in a truly healthy universe. That is possible when all human beings will realise that we all need one another.
It can well be that the Democratic Party will have to reckon with the identity issue that mirrors the divide within American Jewry to swing left or to carve out a middle lane.
All should know that the discrimination and displacement inside Israel's 1948 borders are connected to its rule in those Occupied Territories. This system of violence deprives all Palestinians of civil, political, and economic rights.
On Thursday the 23rd of January 2020 a dedication ceremony for a memorial took part at Jerusalem's Sachar Park in honour of the casualties the Siege of Leningrad. After the attendance of the 5th World Holocaust Forum Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, the Russian foreign minister, mayor [...]
Video screening of the live broadcast of the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on January 23, 2020
Marking the 75th birthday of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp it is good to demand that active steps shall be made to make sure the horrors of the Holocaust shall not be repeated and future crimes against humanity shall be prevented by states reacting in the right way in time.
Time to come face to face with the King in the field.