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20 January 2018 - 4 Shevat 5778 - ד' שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Two Israelis charged with murder of an Israeli in Sydney E-mail

A brutal knife attack on an Israeli in Bondi resulted in his death following emergency surgery.  Two fellow Israelis have been charged with the murder.

Hernan Guelman, age 36, was beaten and stabbed multiple times by Dror and Ezra Salah.  The brothers surrendered to police and a third man is still wanted for questioning.

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Sydney also victim of recent attacks E-mail

Within a two week time period the Sydney Jewish community was the victim of two major attacks on local synagogues as well as a series of smaller anti-Semitic incidents.  The latest attack was on the synagogue in Parramatta.

Concrete bricks were thrown into the stained glass windows of the shul as well as into the windows of two cars parked on the property.  At the time of the attack, Rabbi Yosef Wernick, his wife, and six children were in their home, located adjacent to the synagogue.

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Pillars of Shlomo are standing E-mail

Amuday Shlomo (The Pillars of Shlomo), a new cheder, has officially opened in Hong Kong.  This endeavour was dreamed up and made a reality by Jacob Zion, family and dedicated supporters.

The cheder is centrally located and is devoted to educating children ages five through twelve. To date, twelve children have enrolled for the fall term which began the last week of August.

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Agency continues tsunami aid E-mail

B’nai B’rith’s World Center is in the process of reviewing their post-tsunami development projects.  These projects are mainly aimed at providing aid to Sri Lanka, which suffered millions in damages.

The development projects require the cooperation of numerous international partners and focus on rehabilitation, training, and rebuilding the country’s southern province, the area hit hardest by the tsunami.

 

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Anti-Semitic attack in Christchurch, New Zealand E-mail

The Jewish Community of Christchurch New Zealand awoke to find itself a victim of a heinous attack.  Explicit graffiti was sprayed in green across the entrance of the community’s synagogue.

The brass plaque on the main gate had swastikas etched into its surface.  Additionally, the plaque was vandalised with the words, “6 million Jews… 40 million people in total. What makes you so special?”

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