Monday, September 25, 2006

A Religion of Peace...

Some reactions to the Pope's comment on Islam last week:

These and more can be seen here.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Erev Rosh Hashana at the Ohel

These amazing photos are found on and Enjoy!

Photos by Eli Kahan are on COL - here and here.

The photos by Shaya Katz are on on here.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Inscribe Us All

Wishing all a

Kesivah Vechasimah Tovah

A healthy, happy and peaceful year


May 5767 bring true peace throughout the world

with the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu


Thursday, September 21, 2006

RARA in the Outback

Cartoon by Kron in the Australian Jewish News

Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia is at it again. Rabbi Dov Oliver and family will again be going to Cairns for Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur. The story appears in this week's Australian Jewish News here.

Chabad of RARA was formed by Saul Spigler in 2000 in order to reach out to Jews living in remote parts of Australia. The original outback trip was made in the late 1970s by Sauly, Hershel Herbst and Yossi Loebenstein.

Kol Hakavod Sauly, Dov and all the RARA shluchim.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Dry Bones' take

From the Dry Bones blog

Unfortunately the Pope was correct. Islam is a religion of violence - the entire world is scared of terrorists and the terrorists are mainly of the Moslem faith. When the politically correct Western governments finally recognise this maybe then there will be a backlash against these thugs.

But we are being told by the representatives of Islam that the Koran preaches peace and theirs is a religion of peace. If these spokesmen really believe this why do they not denounce the extremists among their co-religionists? Maybe they are also afraid of a violent reaction.

Let us hope that the new year of 5767 ushers in an era of true peace with the coming of Moshiach.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Insensitivity or Caution?

I know it is "old" news but I just saw this article on here. A non-English (or French) speaking man is davening on a plane and the crew appears to overreact. I find the comments much more interesting than the article. Why do so many of our frum Jewish friends expect every non-Jew to know and appreciate the subtleties of our religion but themselves have no inclination to understand anything outside of Yiddishkeit?