FASCINATING: 100 Year Old Man Davens For Amud For His Mothers 100th Yartzheit – SEE THE VIDEO


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This Sunday י״ג כסלו, Reb Berish Aurbach davened for the Amud at Caulfield Beis Medrash in Melbourne Australia for his mother’s 100th Yartzheit.

Berish turned 100 this year and lost his mother Rivka Aurbach (nee Blass) in Biala, Poland in 1920 when he was just a few months old.

This past August Reb Berish celebrated his 100th birthday, and received a latter from the Queen of Australia (part of the British Commonwealth.

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  1. Lib. You are simply wrong. A quick Google search proves it.

    The present monarch is Elizabeth II, styled Queen of Australia.

    Australian constitutional law provides that the monarch of the United Kingdom is also the monarch in Australia.

    Australia is thus one of the Commonwealth realms, sixteen independent countries that share the same person as monarch and head of state.

  2. Sorry, but you’re not right. She is officially Queen of Australia. Google Queen of Australia and you’ll see. She is of course Queen of England and she has other titles as well.

  3. The Queen of Golders Green? The Queen’s full title in the United Kingdom is Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of G-d, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
    The Commonwealth of Nations, generally known simply as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 54 member states, nearly all former territories of the British Empire.
    The British Empire. When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain already governed Canada, large areas of India, Australia, and New Zealand, and small parts of South America and Africa. Together, these countries formed the British Empire.
    So there you have it. Her Majesty is the Queen of Golders Green (part of Great Britain) as well as Australia!

  4. I find it really sad that all the comments are about the Queen! What about this poor old Yid who grew up without a mother and has been saying kaddish for her for probably over 90 years? May he have arichas yomim

  5. To all of the above: this article was about a man who is 100 years old, davening on his mother’s 100th yahrtzeit, a woman whom he therefore does not remember.

  6. Australia has been an independent country since September 1, 1939. It just happens to share its queen with over a dozen other countries, which saves on the expenses.

    Also, she’s not queen of England, she’s queen of the United Kingdom. England hasn’t been a separate kingdom since 1707.