web analytics
August 31, 2015 / 16 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Dutch Jews ‘Vexed’ by Royal Event on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Says

By: JTA

A Dutch chief rabbi said his community was “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen was scheduled on Yom Kippur.

“Jews are again faced with a reality in which they don’t belong and that is painful,” Holland’s chief interprovincial rabbi, Binyomin Jacobs, told NRC Handelsblad on April 26. On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and inner reflection which is Judaism’s most holy date, Jews refrain from eating, drinking or operating machines, among other restrictions.

The Dutch daily reported that Jacobs said officials from the Dutch Royal House should have made sure Jews would be able to attend the Sept. 14 event, when thousands are expected to gather in Rotterdam to wish Queen Beatrix a happy retirement after 33 years on the throne.

Beatrix, who celebrated her 75th birthday on Jan. 31, announced the abdication in January in favor of her oldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

The committee planning the event is aware of the problem, NRC Handelsblad reported, but the date will likely not be changed because of “agenda issues” and because of limited availability of the conference center scheduled to hold the event – the massive Ahoy complex in the port city’s south, which has a capacity of 15,000 people.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Dutch Jews ‘Vexed’ by Royal Event on Yom Kippur, Rabbi Says”

  1. hello this come from muslims friend of van heiningen him nazi old 52 years with mother of lididha work in defense in france and europa make trouble everywhere I been victim of agression from her in holland twice in france she send mail insulting make toruble with muslims she do it to me for yeas van heiningen use his friends nazi group to provoc people nox french evangelsite cremona his group make trouble and some in front national all been in meeting the 14 january 200ç harcelel the jewish in world I know them the young van heiningen work in klm was my boy friend this family austria and all females muslims they got are problmematic some are in touch libya iran afghanistan turkish and else robbe papers of israel in my place and my family robbe money the french defense over protected them in south of france for a reasons I don't know so watch all informations come from france inside is islamists nazi inside the defense make problem the iranian work in european defense van heiningen also with eruopaen defense holland and france I know them for ten years always be a problem because they are in defense untouchable for me hell I'm serious danger try to kills me in holland for my papes poursuit me also in nice help.

  2. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Jews need to understand that the dutch are still pissed that 30, 000 Jews survived the Shoah. To the dutch that was tantamount to a national disgrace anf failure

  3. Aba Yon says:

    Queen Beatrix farewell and Welcome the new King W.Alexander.

  4. Aba Yon says:

    אביתר בורובסקי, יהי זכרך ברוך….השם יקום דם כל הנרצחים היהודיים…על ידי בני עוולה…מכיוון שחלשה דעתם וידם של מנהיגי המדינה מפחד…מדינת תל אביב..

  5. Aba Yon says:

    הפיגוע המצער בשומרון הינו תוצר ישיר של ההסתה שיוצרת ומלבה הרשות נגד ישראל ונגד העם היהודי. האחריות על הרצח מוטלת על הרשות ועל העומדים בראשה.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
View of the Palestinian Authority city of Jenin in Samaria, at night.
First Official Turkish Delegation to Israel in 5 Years
Latest News Stories
View of the Palestinian Authority city of Jenin in Samaria, at night.

The first official Turkish delegation to Israel in five years arrives to discuss a development project in Jenin.

Brooklyn's "Vote No on the Nuclear Deal" rally organizers singing Ani Ma'amim. (L to R) Cantor Shlomie Rabin, Councilmember David Greenfield, Jeffrey Davis (back row), Kalman Yager (back row), Chanina Sperlin, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton, Zaki Tamir, Yaacov Berhman, Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Aug. 26, 2015.

Brooklyn politicians and community leaders called on Cong. members to vote down the Nuclear Iran deal.

Dr. Ben Carson (left) at the Western Wall in December 2014.

Both Carson and Trump are solidly behind Israel, but their real drawing card is that they are not politicians.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

Oregon’s Jeff Merkley announced he is backing the nuclear deal, leaving Obama only three shy of a veto-proof majority.

The gas field is far larger than those discovered off Israel’s coast and will supply Egypt with gas for decades.

Israel’s Elbit Systems has racked up two more sales, this time by its cyber security subsidiary Cyberbit to a European police force and an African enforcement agency. Elbit, listed on NASDAQ, did not disclose the amount of the sales. It set up the Cyberbit subsidiary earlier this year to include the cyber and intelligence divisions […]

The regime’s Fars [Read “Farce”] News Agency reported that three Israelis and Jordanians were killed.

Jaffa port is a nice little port with a pleasant promenade to walk around on.

Barenboim rejected from Iran because he’s a “Zionist”. The irony is overwhelming.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chair, allegedly blocked a DNC resolution supporting the Iran Deal.

Dr. Sacks was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, neurologists.

Arab readers of the Arabic version of Aljazeera responded with astonishment at the restraint shown by an armed Israeli soldier, who was filmed while a group of female villagers physically assaulted him during a rally.

Palestinian Arab terrorists shot and wounded an Israeli driver on the road near Kedumim.

Firefighters in Galilee were able to stop a brush fire on Sunday from spreading into a wildfire.

An Israeli woman has allegedly flown to Turkey to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.

PM Netanyahu told Italian PM Renzi during weekend talks in Florence Israel does not object to a “civilian” nuclear program in Iran.

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/dutch-jews-vexed-by-royal-event-on-yom-kippur-rabbi-says/2013/04/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: