These weeks mark the tenth anniversary of Yated Ne'eman
reaching the shores of Australia. Tens of thousands (!)
of copies have been distributed over the years, bringing the
views and news of Torah to Australian Jewry.
Yated still remains the largest selling religious
paper in Australia. Most of the sales are through
subscription. The Yated is also available at the local news
agent, Kosher shop and convenience store.
Over the years the airlines who fly direct to Israel from
Australia have stopped flying from Melbourne. This has
prevented the Yated from arriving on Thursday as it
used to: when British Airways stopped flying to Melbourne it
wasn't possible to get the Yated to Australia before
Shabbos. So for nearly a year the Yated has been
distributed a week later.
A few months ago British Airways resumed flying to Melbourne
and the Yated is now often been distributed just
There are many eager readers down under and as soon as the
paper arrives they are there to pick up the paper
personally. About a year ago the Ivrit Friday edition of the
Yated was made available for subscription to the
delight of Israelis residing here.
The Yated is and was read by all types of people from
all different religious circles and some readers who don't
live in the Jewish area would often ring up complaining that
they have missed one edition at the news agent and could we
please send them their missing edition
In the words of one of the leading rabbonim in Australia,
the Yated says the things which we are afraid to say
and which need to be said. Some people have said this is
their shiur for the week and they love the way the
paper is not apologetic for their views.
From down under we wish success for the Yated Ne'eman
in bringing pure daas Torah to the English
speaking world and to the shores of Australia, and in
bringing the centers of Jewish world that much closer to