Anti-Semitic smear at the Herald Sun

The Herald Sun today ran a story about some enterprising individuals managing to practice their beliefs and faith in Victoria.

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group has been accused of exploiting a loophole in lockdown laws to run clandestine religious ceremonies in Ripponlea and St Kilda East.

People have been seen entering centres in the area up to three times a day carrying prayer shawls and other religious paraphernalia.

But a loophole means the Satmar Hasidic group — [to be added below] — isn’t breaking any of the strict lockdown laws.

“DHHS officers have accompanied police and confirmed that, at this stage, there has been no breach as the group is operating as a support service, rather than running religious ceremonies,” he said.

Under stage three restrictions, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can hold socially distanced meetings of up to 20 people.

In a world where up to 20 alcoholics and druggies can congregate – not to mention 10,000 protesters – it seems a bit churlish to deny religious Jews praying.  Especially when they do so within the rules.

Yet somehow the Herald Sun managed to fit in the 21st century blood-libel. What did I edit out before? (emphasis added)

But a loophole means the Satmar Hasidic group — believed to be a breakaway sect of the Adass Israel group which helped accused paedophile principal Malka Leifer flee Australia — isn’t breaking any of the strict lockdown laws.

So a completely different group of Jews allegedly assisted an accused paedophile flee the country. This is relevant to the story how?

I asked the question. But here is the Herald Sun’s response:

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58 Responses to Anti-Semitic smear at the Herald Sun

  1. Roger

    Given your public profile it may be worth pursuing this at the editorial level, Sinc.

  2. stackja

    Adass Israel group did what?

  3. stackja

    R

    oger
    #3520466, posted on July 21, 2020 at 7:02 pm
    Given your public profile it may be worth pursuing this at the editorial level, Sinc.

    Yes!

  4. Davey Boy

    Another example of drive-by media

    sensational, scandal-seeking, and agenda-driven coverage that is typical of the national press corps … an analogy between the media who cover a story with a barrage of unfair cheap shots before moving on to the next flavor of the month and an inner city gang that drives by and sprays a target with gunfire and then moves on to their next target.

  5. Roberto

    REJECTED…of course. One would expect nothing less from the Herald Sun.

  6. nb

    Why buy newspapers? Except, perhaps, to amuse oneself with the latest obfuscations. At best they’ve taken the place of cryptic crosswords.

  7. notafan

    Very very ordinary.

    Are police undercover checking on me osque attendance?

  8. notafan

    You know the group that actually is a corona cluster.

  9. C.L.

    They’re just scum.
    I know there are fine people who are journalists. I’ve known many.
    Blair and Bolt are two favourites.

    But the media is now overrun with these nasty, dishonest garbage people.
    I’m truly sick and tired of them.

  10. mem

    I’m not sure where Daniel Andrews is headed (my own view is he has flipped his lid and is certifiable) but good to see this group asserting its rights within the law. The Daniel Andrews Victorian Labour Party is now only one step away from something I would have never thought possible , which is a form of government terror with the public having no rights of protest , all under the guise of “caring for you” and they are being aided and abetted by a complicit media that are pumping out their pr without question. Imagine being Jewish in these circumstances, it must feel like history is about to repeat itself.
    In this case the only thing I can do now is cancel my subscription to the HS and hope that Daniel Andrews falls under a bus. Good luck Sinclair and yes pursue it.

  11. Judge Dredd

    Calling it “anti-Semitic” is a stretch. Sounds like you’re on the same side of BLM, just that it’s JLM – can’t say anything bad attached to a Jew otherwise you’re RAAAACCCCIIIISSS!
    Now there’s plenty to have a go at Jews about, after all they have been kicked out of 109 countries to date, but if there’s one thing Jews can do well it’s find loopholes, hence why they are good lawyers and accountants.
    Now if other church leaders had the backbone to say “screw the state, we only worship one authority“ we all wouldn’t be in a cucked mess of retarded rules designed for a socialist state.

    [You are trespassing on my tolerance here. Sinc]

  12. It always seems to come back to defending rock spiders with CL.

  13. Sinclair Davidson

    Remind us m0nty – where is George Pell now?

  14. Rob MW

    But a loophole means the Satmar Hasidic group — believed to be a breakaway sect of the Adass Israel group which helped accused paedophile principal Malka Leifer flee Australia — isn’t breaking any of the strict lockdown laws.

    Sinc – you asked the wrong question (see bold). Their/his/her belief must have come from someone/somewhere. Me thinks the word ‘believed’ was inserted to try and avoid defamation yet challenged on the premise of the accuser(s) belief.

  15. Megan

    Way to miss the point spectacularly, Moron.

  16. notafan

    Monty is reduced to repeating the same slurs.

  17. Sinclair Davidson

    Poor m0nty:
    – Trump is president
    – Morrison is PM
    – Boris is PM
    – Pell is free – not just free, mind, exonerated.

  18. JC

    Monster

    Please get back in the freaking basement and leave the computer alone. It’s not safe for you at ground level and never will be.

  19. Remind us m0nty – where is George Pell now?

    Purgatory.

  20. Chris M

    Excellent, good for those J-ws.

    Are the Horse-Sheet journalists from the same group as the recently convicted pedophile journalist, educated in the same place right?

  21. Sinclair Davidson

    Purgatory.

    Yes. Well. He is a papist I suppose.

    I notice you haven’t died either. 🙂

    More seriously – hope lockdown is treating you well. Despite what they say here, this is more than a flu and you should stay in iso.

  22. Chris M

    Haha the Cat is censoring even the supportive comments here. Libertarianism is a curious thing… (insert headscratch emoji)

  23. Sinclair Davidson

    Chris M – you used a naughty word and got caught in the auto-moderator.

  24. Joanna Smythe

    Daniel Andrews is like all totalitarian leaders who think they are all powerful. As soon as people start to question them, first of all they try and become even more authoritarian but once the heat is turned up, they turn to mush. Won’t be long now.

  25. Chris M

    Really, apparently ‘J – w s’ is a naughty word now? Well how about that

  26. Nighthawk the Elder

    Funny how the Murdoch tabloid mastheads like the Herald Sun are continually accused of being “right wing”, probably because they allow Bolt to have a blog there. There seems to be a new generation of writers and all in competition with the Age and the Guardian as to who can race to the left the quickest.

    More and more, I’ve seen my comments held up in moderation for hours before either finally being posted (long after the thrust of the argument has passed), or more is the case, rejected. And the comments are not controversial by any stretch. But if you post under a left writer’s article, unless you are agreeing with them, chances are your post won’t see the light of day.

  27. Sinclair Davidson

    Really, apparently ‘J – w s’ is a naughty word now?

    No – not that. If it was you’d be caught again. 🙂

  28. notafan

    Cardinal Pell is in Sydney.

    I guess you could call that purgatory.

  29. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3520538, posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:05 pm
    It always seems to come back to defending rock spiders with CL.

    Sleazy even by your low standards.

    Back to your basement and play some fantasy football, before the Kung Flu gets you.

  30. Professor Fred Lenin

    Notafan ,are you sure Andrews hasnt made Melbourne into Purgatory ?

  31. More seriously – hope lockdown is treating you well. Despite what they say here, this is more than a flu and you should stay in iso.

    And to you and all Cats. (Except you – you know who you are.)

    We had a case at a nearby shopping centre but I was out today getting supplies and half the people were maskless. Smh.

  32. notafan

    Only temporary

    I thought you lived in Kew btw

  33. Cassie of Sydney

    “m0nty
    #3520605, posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:56 pm
    Remind us m0nty – where is George Pell now?

    Purgatory.”

    Better purgatory than where you are donut muncher…which is in limbo.

  34. Sinclair Davidson

    One of my favourite deli’s has had an outbreak and the home where my 90 year old aunt lives is now infected.

  35. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty

    #3520605, posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Remind us m0nty – where is George Pell now?

    Purgatory.

    Worse.
    Sydney.

  36. Candles

    I don’t find this article anitsemitic in the slightest and I’m Jewish.
    I actually live very close to where this is all happening, and it’s true. There’s constantly men walking into homes or shops in their prayer attire. And women and families are constantly congregating together on the streets. Not to mention that children of all ages are boarding and disembarking packed school buses during the weekdays. And not a mask in sight by any of them. They have been doing all this during first lockdown and now too.
    Their behaviours and activities has stopped me from going to local shops where I enjoy shopping. It’s stopped me from going to local supermarkets, as I’m petrified of getting the virus and jeopardising my health, my family’s health and my business.
    Why should they be allowed to go about their daily life when the rest of the population are trying to do the right thing and stop this virus from spreading?

  37. notafan

    My daughter was there the same day as the infected staffer.

    Not bothered as pretty careful with her hand sanitizer routine.

  38. monty: Attacking dishonesty is defending rock spiders!

    He’s one of those Pizza Gate morons now, ole’ monst.

  39. Sinclair Davidson

    The Baroness Doom and I were counting back on our fingers to work out when we had last been there.

  40. Sinclair Davidson

    Why should they be allowed to go about their daily life when the rest of the population are trying to do the right thing and stop this virus from spreading?

    Two things:
    1. Even the Victorian government apparatchiks agree that the rules are NOT being broken.
    2. The story is anti-Semitic because it is smearing Jews as being paedophile enablers.

    Do try to keep up.

  41. C.L.

    Why should they be allowed to go about their daily life when the rest of the population are trying to do the right thing and stop this virus from spreading?

    How’s that lockdown stoppage of the virus working out for you down there?

  42. Bloody hell Sinc, don’t tell me we shop at the same shoppo.

  43. Sinclair Davidson

    I prefer the Junction but MrsD likes the Gate.

  44. twostix

    We had a case at a nearby shopping centre but I was out today getting supplies and half the people were maskless. Smh.

    Those crazy normal people.

    They should embrace being a shut-in like you!

  45. I prefer the Junction but MrsD likes the Gate.

    Same! Brothers from another mother.

  46. NoFixedAddress

    Obviously ‘they’ should be rounded up and railed away to an isolated camp,

  47. notafan

    I haven’t been to the Gate since it had Franklin’s.

    The Junction was awful back then.

    Why don’t you shop in Footscray Monty?

    Too ethnic?

  48. Footscray is three suburbs over from me, nota.

  49. notafan

    Oh come on Monty, it’s close, if you can hit Altona junction you can hit Footscray.

  50. Why would I hike to get groceries in Footscray when Altona is just down the road?

  51. Anyway, Altona is plenty ethnic if that is your problem. Dry bloody suburb, almost no pubs.

  52. Judge Dredd

    The story is anti-Semitic because it is smearing Jews as being paedophile enablers

    I think that the sensitivity to anything negative against J_wish people, and quashing that speech will have negative consequences for J_ws everywhere. If you push the speech underground, yet people in that group can act with impunity without repercussions then it won’t work out well in the long run for the group. The best thing to do is ensure that pressure valve is released.

    The fact is, that group, which happened to be J_wish did aid that lady escape justice. Just as Epstien, who is also of a J_wish background assaulted very young girls, as did Weinstein, also of J_wish background also preyed on young women. It doesn’t mean the whole tribe is bad if some facts point out some people are acting badly within that tribe.

  53. Sinclair Davidson

    Judge Dredd – in principle, that is correct. Yet we have 2000 years of immediate history of pogroms and mass murder.

  54. Sinclair Davidson

    m0nty – Hopheads in Pier Street is good.

  55. stackja

    Collective guilt? I don’t subscribe.

  56. The BigBlueCat

    m0nty
    #3520926, posted on July 22, 2020 at 8:42 am
    Anyway, Altona is plenty ethnic if that is your problem. Dry bloody suburb, almost no pubs.

    All the western suburbs of Melbourne are ethnic … the only reason they exist is “immigration” (in the neutralist of senses). Most of my neighbours are Pakistani, Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, African … literally a case of “spot whitey” (and they’re usually South Africans). Not that I’m whinging – they’re all very nice people for the most part.

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