24 May 2017 - 28 Iyyar 5777 - כ"ח אייר ה' אלפים תשע"ז
Ohel Leah Synagogue gets new rabbi E-mail

Rabbi Martin van den Bergh has been appointed as the new  Rabbi of Hong Kong’s Ohel Leah Synagogue.
He is a native of Holland who was raised in Zimbabwe and educated in London at Montefiore College.  

Rabbi van den Bergh has served extensively as a community rabbi in more than one large congregation  in the United Kingdom.

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How israelis voted in the recent election E-mail

Israeli citizens voted on 28 March, giving 29 Knesset seats to Kadima, a new party formed by Ariel Sharon and headed by Ehud Olmert. Voter turnout – at 63% – was the  lowest in Israel’s history.

It may not have been such a surprise that Kadima gained so many seats, or that Labour – with 19 – came in second. But the strong showing for Yisrael Beiteinu, led by Russian immigrant Avigdor Lieberman, surprised many.

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