Freemasonry in Israel

Discussion in 'Freemasonry in the Press' started by Glen Cook, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Glen Cook

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    I can't read the article because I don't have a subscription. But starting off with "The grand master of an Israeli branch says the organization is 'Boy Scouts for adult' and joining is as easy as sending an email...", doesn't sound like an organization I'd want to join. Granted this is from an American in his mid-30's. Their target audience may feel differently than I do.
     
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    It's amazing how many ex-Scouts (and current Scouts) are in the Craft - they would not take exception to that description but would see it as a gross simplification.

    Were you a Scout Goomba ? (I was not).

    I get a bit more ".......The grand master of an Israeli branch says the organization is 'Boy Scouts for adults' and joining is as easy as sending an email – for men, that is"

    Ah, that old nugget.
     
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    (oh - and I love the collar jewel in the news article... anyone know which office it is for ?)
     
  5. goomba

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    To be clear I have no issue with scouting at all. I think it's a good organization. But just as the Elks are like the Craft they aren't the same.

    In the USA about 25% of Master Masons are military veterans. But I would say that Freemasonry is like the VFW.

    To me it just sounds like a Grand Master taking the uniqueness from the fraternity to make it like an organization people approve of.

    I'll still state I couldn't read the article so I may be way way off base on this.

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    What I could read of the article, I must admit made me wince.
     
  7. CLewey44

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    Interesting website title too....
     
  8. Warrior1256

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    An Israeli friend of mine posted this on Facebook yesterday and I shared it on my wall.
    Yep, that's a sticking point alright, lol.
     

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