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Kfar Mordechai

Kfar Mordechai is a moshav in central Israel. Located about 30 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, between Ashdod and Yavne, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gederot Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 644; the village was established in 1950 by British and South African Jews and by some ex-kibbutz members, on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Bashshit. It was named after Mordechai Eliash, born in the Ukraine, educated at universities in Berlin and Oxford, immigrated to Palestine in 1919, was a lawyer and the first Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom; when the first residents arrived, they discovered that the houses had not yet been built and they were housed in semi-detached huts consisting of one large room, one kitchen and one toilet located about a kilometer from their allocated farms. After waiting for a year for Rassco to build their new homes, an agreement was reached with Rassco to supply the materials for residents to build their own homes. Agi Mishol

John Henry Sexton

John Henry Sexton OBE was a Baptist minister in South Australia. Sexton was born in the fourth son of Alfred Sexton and his wife Grace James née Bray, he grew up in Mount Barker and studied for the Baptist ministry at Union College, was ordained in 1885, served as minister to Baptist churches in Georgetown, Morphett Vale and Gawler. He was secretary and president of the South Australian Baptist Union, edited the Southern Baptist from 1905 to 1907, he was for 23 years secretary of the Adelaide chapter of the British and Foreign Bible Society and editor of their monthly The Bible in the World from 1909 to 1919. He was secretary of the Aborigines' Friends' Association from 1911 to 1942 and its president for several years, he arranged to have the gospels printed in Aranda. He was involved with Adelaide City Mission for over 25 years and its president in 1926, he was a member of the State Advisory Council for Aborigines from 1918 to 1940 and on occasion served as secretary. In 1935 he served as a member of a board called by the Commonwealth to investigate the treatment of Aborigines at Hermannsburg Mission and the killing of Yokunnunna, an unarmed Aborigine, at Ayers Rock by Constable W. McKinnon.

Sexton, J. H; the Classic of the Soul: an anthology Sexton, J. H. Australian Aborigines Sexton, J. H. Aboriginal Intelligence He married Mary Annie Playford, the eldest daughter of Thomas Playford, on 30 June 1886, their daughter Annie served as a nurse in Egypt during World War I. He was appointed an OBE in January 1946. Suzanne Edgar,'Sexton, John Henry', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sexton-john-henry-8390/text14709, published in hardcopy 1988, accessed online 16 October 2014