As you may have heard, Sydney Uni SRC has adopted a motion to support the boycott of the Technion, as part of the BDS campaign against Israel.
Please take 15 seconds out of your day to sign the petition on the link below, to let the SRC know that we are more than upset with their decision, and that nothing short of a full revocation of the motion will suffice!
Well, now that Yom Ha’atzmaut is truly over here, I suppose it’s time to reflect.
Last night I went to a special tefillah at my shule and then to a concert sponsored by the community. The concert was a fun, self deprecating exhibition of Israeli culture. It included quite a few speeches, short comedy performances, a video message from the Shnat kids in Israel and two songs (accompanied by dances) from each decade of Israel’s existence. The song that the concert ended on was מי שמאמין לא מפחד.
To me, this perfectly summarises what I believe Yom Ha’atzmaut is all about. It’s about recognising the miracles of Israel’s existence and giving thanks to God. It’s about realising that Israel’s independence is not just historically or politically important to the Jewish people and the world, but has a great religious significance.
The creation of the Jewish state is the fulfilment of a 2,000 year old dream and even though we have not reached the Geulah Shleimah, Israel is ראשית צמיחת גאולתנו.
That’s why to me, celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut with a special Tefillah and Hallel is so important. Essentially, it’s a Chag and we should treat it with the respect that it deserves, rather than just eating Felafel and wearing blue and white.
When an official body like the local and federal Zionist council (by no means Orthodox organisations) decide to end the evening’s festivities with a song recognising Hashem, it proves to me that we’re really in אתחלתא דגאולה and will merit to see the גאולה שלמה במהרה בימינו אמן.
Chag Atzmaut Sameach!
Today, the state of Israel honors the memory of its fallen, our soldiers and our people who fell in Israel’s wars and in the terrorist attacks.
From the moment the state was established, it has not ceased to wish for peace with its neighbors, and to the same degree, its enemies have not ceased from their aspiration to wipe it off the face of the earth
We are here thanks to Israel’s fighters who joined the struggle for our existence, thanks to those who survived the wars and thanks to those who fell. We do not forget, even for a second, that we are here thanks to the fallen
Today, while the accumulated threats against the State of Israel are greater than in the past, both the IDF and our security services are stronger than ever. We will continue to strengthen our security, we will continue to aspire for peace with our neighbors, and we will continue to ensure the future of our country. Thank you
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.—Leviticus 19:18, the “Great Commandment”
#Palestine #hypocrite #jews #israel #Judaism #muslim
While waiting for the train in AlQuds, this Palestinian lady was attacked by a group of Jews who took her scarf off…Welcome to Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East…
This is an on-point critique. The individuals who did this acted COMPLETELY antithetical to the Torah and Judaism. It is a HUGE Hillul HaShem, a desecration of G-d’s name, and a stain upon the name of our People. Completely Wrong doesn’t even begin to cover it.
I am deeply ashamed and angered. This is not the Judaism I follow, this is not the Torah I admire, this is not what I love about my people. For shame. For shame.
Now, while it’s good you didn’t make any generalizations about all Jews and Judaism, your post is problematic because you’re setting yourself, an outsider, as some sort of expert on our faith, scriptures, and religion, and that is NOT ok. (h/t: lazersilberstein)
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I’m going to sleep better tonight knowing we have Auror support for the soldiers who keep us and our Holy Land safe :)
I think next Moody should teach the IDF brass how to turn all the terrorists into ferrets
Israel’s overgrown cat population would have fun with that…..
And be on alert for any Death Eater activity from the PA/Hamas/Hizbullah/Iran and the rest of their evil cronies
I was planning to drop National Politics to continue Hebrew but
a) I’m the only student that has expressed interest
b) the course coordinator who teaches the subject is taking a leave of absence
He suggested that I take a subject about modern Israel instead - using the “you don’t do exams only two essays” to draw me in.
So…to study national politics or Israel?
Pros of national politics
1. I studied a similar subject last year
2. Did well and enjoyed it
3. This year is an election year so it will be really interesting
4. My timetable fits and is all good
Cons of national politics
1. I might be bored because I studied it last year
2. I’m more interested in international politics that national politics
Pros of Modern Israel course
1. It’s what I do what to learn
2. It’s easy to do well in
Cons of Modern Israel
1. My timetable is already all set - I’ll have to play around with it again
2. I’m not sure if it will count towards a politics major since this is part of a Jewish Civilisation and Israel major
3. I did a course like this two years ago