US Ambassador lights Hanukkah menorah at Western Wall

December 13, 2017

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December 12, 2017

לחברינו ולכל היהודים בעולם

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Bar Kochba – Son of Star

November 15, 2017

Bar Kochba – the ancient star of Israel (short instructive video)

 

Bar Kochba followed the same strategy that the Jews had followed in the first rebellion against Rome. He first reconquered the Galilee to cut the Romans off from the sea. Then he surrounded Jerusalem and forced them out. He had active support of most of the rabbis – in contradistinction to the first two revolts against Rome. In those instances the rabbis were at best neutral. In this war, the most influential rabbi lent his name to the cause, was Akiva ben Joseph. It was Rabbi Akiva who ascribed to Shimon bar Kochba the famous messianic verse: “A star will shoot forth from Jacob” (Numbers 24:17). That is how he got the name “Kochba,” which means “star.” In essence, Rabbi Akiva crowned him the Messiah. Rabbi Akiva was so widely respected among the people that if he saw in Shimon messianic qualities then the people immediately elevated him to the level of the Messiah.

See also:

  • ISBN: 978-3739238159
  • 304 Seiten, 18 Euro (3 mal 6)
  • Yehuda Shenef – 666, die Zahl des Menschen:  Das Mysterium der Apokalypse im Spiegel jüdischer Geschichte

כלוב קיץ

November 7, 2017

Am heutigen Abend referierte Rabbiner Julian-Chaim Soussan aus Frankfurt am Main im Festsaal der Augsburger Synagoge kurz und kurzweilig im kleinen Kreis über den biblischen „Prophet Amos, seine Sozialkritik aus klassischer jüdischer Sicht und deren Aktualität“. Zu Beginn sind die beiden etwas unscharfen Schnappschüsse entstanden.

Rabbi Julian Chaim Soussan / Frankfurt am Main

 


Augsburg gegen Antisemitismus

August 20, 2017

filmed by Yehuda Shenef, August 8, 2014 Synagoge Augsburg, Innenhof

Mayor Kurt Gribl, Rabbi Dr. Henry Brandt, Israeli consul general Dan Shaham, head of Jewish community Alexander Mazo


Israel – The Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan song)

May 16, 2017

Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man

His enemies say he’s on their land

They got him outnumbered about a million to one

He got no place to escape to, no place to run

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive

He’s criticized and condemned for being alive

He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin

He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land

He’s wandered the earth an exiled man

Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn

He’s always on trial for just being born

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized

Old women condemned him, said he could apologize

Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad

The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim

That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him

‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back

And a licence to kill him is given out to every maniac

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he got no allies to really speak of

What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love

He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied

But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace

They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease

Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep

They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone

Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon

He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand

In bed with nobody, under no one’s command

He’s the neighborhood bully.


אבינו מלכנו

September 30, 2016

נפרדים לשלום משמעון פרס

הזמר דוד דאור מבצע את השיר “אבינו מלכנו” לצד ארונו בטקס ההלוויה בהר הרצל