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Shuls in Australia Reopen Their Doors

After 4 months of strict Covid lockdowns, Jewish communities in Australia return to Shuls. There are still health guidelines but gathering is allowed which rabbis thanked the government for making a priority. Full Story

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Not the whole Australia
October 11, 2021 1:42 am

Btw this is only in New South Wales (Sydney) not in Victoria (Melbourne) they are still in the worlds longest lockdown

Howard
Reply to  Not the whole Australia
October 11, 2021 12:15 pm

You say “the worlds [sic] longest lockdown” with a hint of cynicism. But the truth is that, unlike in America, very few Frum Australian Jews have passed away from SARS-CoV-2 over the last two years. Perhaps they got it right all along.

Guess what?
Reply to  Howard
October 11, 2021 1:35 pm

If they ban motorized vehicles, no frum Australian Jews will die in car accidents!

And yet sensible people understand that life has to go on as normal, that there are certain acceptable risks, and that trying to mitigate them is one thing, but that the cure can be worse than the disease.

Now, power-hungry governments, and people who are foolish enough to trust them unquestioningly (in violation of Pirkei Avos 2:3), now they’re something else altogether..,

Look at the bigger picture
Reply to  Howard
October 11, 2021 4:15 pm

We may not have had as many covid deaths as other countries but what about the suicide rate? Economic destruction? Children’s education is at stake as they haven’t been in proper school in almost 2 years. We have just pushed off the inevitable. Covid will spread as soon as we open up, even with a vaccine. Keeping us locked up indefinitely is a temporary disastrous solution.
Btw I live in Melbourne so speak from experience. For so those saying just leave, it’s not so simple….

most locked down
Reply to  Howard
October 11, 2021 5:55 pm

not Melbourne Melbourne took on the title of most locked down city and is strong going. In the past 18 months they had 250 days of lockdown

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Reply to  Howard
October 11, 2021 11:29 pm

Im a kid and i can say from experience, lockdown is terrible for us kids. Online school is not good at all. Its basically just so schools can get away with saying they had school this year. But the truth is, we didnt have one week last tearm that was full.
So yes, there has been less deaths, but still, it is not possible to be locked down for so long.

Vote the authoritarians out of office
October 11, 2021 5:14 am

I certainly hope the Australian people vote the authoritarians out of office next election cycle

Re:
Reply to  Vote the authoritarians out of office
October 11, 2021 1:10 pm

The other party is worse

Australian
Reply to  Re:
October 11, 2021 7:48 pm

It’s true!

yes in nsw
Reply to  Australian
October 11, 2021 11:02 pm

in nsw the party in power is better but in victoria the worse party is in power so that wouldnt be true

Fed up
October 11, 2021 6:38 am

Only opened in Sydney. Melbourne is still all closed

Not all of Australia
October 11, 2021 7:04 am

This article talks about Australia but they mean to say NSW which is one state in Australia. The state of Victoria remains in strict lockdown and Shuls are still closed.

NSW
October 11, 2021 8:31 am

this is for NSW only. the rest of us in Melb and Victoria are still very much in a very strict and harsh lockdown, including a 9pm curfew. Our shuls were closed for 2 Tishreis !! we are the most lockdown city in the world.
Very happy Sydney/ NSW is starting to open up

Only sydney
October 11, 2021 9:10 am

Melbourne is still in lockdown day 276

Aussie
October 11, 2021 9:34 am

Just Sydney
Melbourne is still stuck
Prayers please

Bh!! Should be yeshuos for all am yisroel!!
October 11, 2021 10:49 am

Moshiach now

Surprised
October 11, 2021 12:57 pm

If Australia continues to be a Police-State, perhaps its time for people to leave?

Berel
Reply to  Surprised
October 11, 2021 2:23 pm

And go where?

Anonymous
Reply to  Surprised
October 11, 2021 4:31 pm

It’s impossible to get out

get out
Reply to  Surprised
October 11, 2021 5:57 pm

the police state is the problem, there is no way to get out you need to get approved by border officials for an exemption which is very difficult to come by even if you leave for ever.

Get out
October 11, 2021 1:11 pm

Get out of Australia . If you can .
What’s going on there is complete insanity.
Covid is not going away and we just have to learn to live with it. Keep elderly safe. There is no need to lock healthy people and kids in their homes for years on end —and this is with the vaccine!

Berel
Reply to  Get out
October 11, 2021 2:24 pm

Unless you are suggesting a move to Sweden, which has its own um problems, we are all in that or nearly in that boat.

Not Possible
Reply to  Get out
October 11, 2021 7:22 pm

You think it’s that easy? dan the man is enjoying his power and he’s not going to let anyone leave just to live a normal life

Australia is a big country
October 11, 2021 4:03 pm

i.e. Victoria is in a dreadful lockdown
NSW just opened up and Tasmania had minyonim for Rosh Hashana and you kipper. Shul open every shabbos
no masks no deaths and not even a single COVID case.

People should go to Tasmania
Reply to  Australia is a big country
October 11, 2021 7:51 pm

It’s a beautiful place.

Tasmania
Reply to  People should go to Tasmania
October 12, 2021 8:59 am

It is beautiful, and the housing is cheaper, but it’s not a place most frum Jews could live. There is no kehilla at all, no Jewish schools, no kosher anything, you’d have to import all kosher products from Vic or NSW, it would be like being on shlichus, which is fine if that’s what you want to do, but isn’t for most people. This can only be solved by organizing 50 or so families to move at once, and that’s a very difficult project that people have been trying to do for years and has not yet got off the… Read more »

Moshiach now!!
October 12, 2021 7:53 am

The aibishter should protect all of Am yisroel where ever they are in the world!

Mental health is important
October 12, 2021 7:56 am

It’s true that the mental health aspect is damaging and as important to monitor as a physical illness like covid r”l

It doesn’t seem that the government see that unfortunately.

They see
Reply to  Mental health is important
October 12, 2021 3:47 pm

They see, they don’t care
The problem with Australian Jewry- some groups more than others is, they don’t want to give up any of their comforts. They’d rather live in lockdown, no shuls, No school, no Simchas, no social gatherings as humans rather than give up their comforts

How about the small businesses?
October 12, 2021 7:59 am

So many small business are suffering and struggling to stay open, a lot are closing and this has a huge financial burden on families. It’s not an easy situation on every level.

Also we need to support the shluchim at this time, no tourists, no traffic to support their mosdos.

משיח עכשיו!!
October 12, 2021 8:01 am

The birth pangs of moshiach. The whole world turning upside down and the leaders of countries being powerless…

Big Z Schapiro
October 12, 2021 10:48 am

thank you Heshem

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