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18% off SALE FRIDAY
This may seem an odd blog, but we want to let you know that THIS FRIDAY, 18 December in Sydney at our book shop, we are selling EVERYthing in the shop at 18% off. 18 on 18
The address is 257 Oxford Street, across the street from where we used to be for 9 years, and where we have been for 18 months already. We are 100 metres from the BEACH end of Westfield and if you take the bus or train, we are less than 5 minutes from the Bondi Junction interchange.
We open at 7 am and close at 5:30 pm this week... see you for GREAT deals all day. This includes books by Fruchtenbaum and Katz, Rosen and Brickner, while supplies last. Jewish holidays, the Feasts of the Lord, books on Israel and the Holocaust, even classical Hebrew studies.
Also every candle and oil, all the CDs and DVDs, EVERYTHING is on sale. We welcome you and your mates. Tis the season to buy gifts; why not get a godly gift to give? Y tenemos libros y discos en español también!
Given at Kol Nidre service
Bondi Junction (Sydney) NSW
29 September 2017
Janis Joplin sang a song at Woodstock which was the anthem of a generation. Me and Bobby McGee, which contained this conclusion,
“Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no
And, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin' good was good enough for me, good enough for me and Bobby McGee.”
I sang that song along with Joplin, with Waylon Jennings in 1973, with Willy Nelson when he covered it in 1979 and still that conclusion about freedom lingers in my memory to this day.
Nothing left to lose. Like the North Queensland Cowboys who will be playing with nothing to lose on Sunday in the NRL Grand Final. When no one expected the boys to carry on after the loss of both their co-captains, they have nothing left to lose. Is that freedom?
What does Hanukkah celebrate?https://youtu.be/WiajYjXvGz8 Happy Hanukkah! This is the Jewish holiday celebrated worldwide in December each year, which marks the anniversary of a military victory about 2100 years ago. The occupier of the land of Israel then was a Syrian Greek king named Antiochus the Fourth. He was not good for the Jews, and even went so far as to outlaw the Jewish religion. He ordered us Jews to worship Greek gods. In the year 168 B.C., his soldiers massacred hundreds of people in Jerusalem and desecrated the holy Temple. They built an altar to Zeus and sacrificed pigs on it.
The story goes that one man, Mattathias Maccabee, and his five sons rose up in a little village named Modi’in, and called on the Jewish people to join them against Antiochus. Their call was successful, as many joined in the fight. Mattathias died a couple years later, and his son Judah Maccabee took over, and finished the recapture of Jerusalem. When they entered the holy Temple, they found the des…
Who is this One? A sermon given in Wakayama, Japan Wakayama Lutheran Church 12 November 2017 by Bob Mendelsohn (To comment reply here, or write email@example.com)
Thank you, Pastor Charles, for the welcome today, and I trust as we share together in these words of the sermon, that each of the congregants here in church, and those who read or listen online to this sermon later, will be met by the One who is our Life, and will have answers to those who challenge us as we live for Him in these days. When crises come, when difficulties arise in your life and in the lives of those you love, what do you do? How do you solve the problems? What about challenges, that is, when some challenge you in your faith, or in your resolve? How do you handle those situations? It’s not easy being a Christian, certainly not here in Japan, nor is it easy in Australia, where I live, and where I have lived for 19 years. So how do you solve these? And what advice, if any, did Jesus offer to us? How did He handle…