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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.

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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.

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