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Rose Bay accident victim was Jewish and father of four

Rose Bay accident victim was Jewish and father of four

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

A doctor recently arrived from the UK was killed in a road accident in the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay when his bicycle fell under the wheels of a truck. Read more

Lauder appeals to FIFA to reject Palestinian demand to suspend Israel

Lauder appeals to FIFA to reject Palestinian demand to suspend Israel

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) today appealed to the 209 member associations of FIFA to reject a Palestinian demand to suspend the membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) in world soccer’s governing body. Read more

A word from Jake

A word from Jake

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Associate Professor Jake Lynch has retained his position at the University of Sydney following the disruption by protester of a lecture delivered in March by pro-Israel British military man Colonel Richard Kemp. A comment for J-Wire readers… Read more

Mal Brough’s visit to Israel

Mal Brough’s visit to Israel

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Liberal MP for Fisher Mal Brough has addressed federal parliament on his recent visit to Israel. Read more

ADC welcomes President Obama’s stand against anti-Semitism

ADC welcomes President Obama’s stand against anti-Semitism

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcomed President Obama’s stirring speech at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington in which he warned of the alarming rise in global anti-Semitism and noted that, “When we allow anti-Semitism to take root, our souls are destroyed. It will spread.”  Read more

After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli Olympians headed for recognition

After decades of IOC silence, slain Israeli Olympians headed for recognition

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

A memorial detailing the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre will be erected int hat city int me for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more

In search of Anne Frank’s father’s letters

In search of Anne Frank’s father’s letters

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum and Holland’s iconic Anne Frank House have launched a search for a series of typed and hand written letters that Otto Frank wrote to Australian pen pals in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Read more

Roll on Maccabiah

Roll on Maccabiah

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the upper management for the 20th Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel in 2017. Read more

Yeshiva still on the hook

Yeshiva still on the hook

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Reports that Waverley Council is expecting to write off a $10,000 debt owed to it by the Yeshiva Centre have been rebutted by Mayor Sally Betts. Read more

So what happened to whom?

So what happened to whom?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The University of Sydney has reported on the outcome of its investigations “into the conduct of individuals during the incident at the University on March 11″….but the details are to remain in-house. Read more

Gandel Young Leaders get to work

Gandel Young Leaders get to work

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The two winners of the Gandel Young Leader awards have completed a Stand Up course and are now putting what they learned into practice. Read more

Rabbis learning to lead

Rabbis learning to lead

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

The Rabbis and Rebbetzins of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) have participated  in a four session Leadership Training course. Read more

AUJS responds to Jake Lynch

AUJS responds to Jake Lynch

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Although it is replete with self-serving rationalisations, Associate Professor Jake Lynch’s defence of his conduct at the Richard Kemp lecture on March 11, “BDS and the Kemp affair: clearing up misunderstandings”, represents a significant climb down from the militantly unapologetic support for Lynch’s actions previously proffered by the “Sydney Staff for BDS” group and other prominent figures on Lynch’s behalf. Read more

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Features and Articles

Politicians: Get your act together…writes Isi Leibler

Politicians: Get your act together…writes Isi Leibler

Every time we feel that our dysfunctional political system and its political leaders have descended to an all-time low, we wake up the next morning to learn of additional shenanigans and irresponsible behavior by those we elected to represent us. Read more

Henry Greener interviews Gary Peer

Henry Greener interviews Gary Peer

Melbourne real estate icon Gary Peer is interviewed by the Shtick’s Henry Greener about his background, success and expansion as the housing market bubble inflates to breaking point…!!!? A video presentation. Read more

Why the Palestinians’ gun culture should concern us

Why the Palestinians’ gun culture should concern us

Another Palestinian teenager was shot to death last weekend…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Bringing them home to make music…writes Fraser Beath McEwing

Bringing them home to make music…writes Fraser Beath McEwing

On Tuesday 23rd of July, at five o’clock in the afternoon, ninety-five of the finest Australian orchestral musicians in the world will file in through the side doors of the Sydney Opera House concert hall stage. Read more

Why don’t we modernise the prayer book?..ask the rabbi

Why don’t we modernise the prayer book?..ask the rabbi

Q. Why don’t we modernise the prayerbook? Read more

When the Saints go Marching in…writes Michael Kuttner

When the Saints go Marching in…writes Michael Kuttner

Most Israelis have by now become used to the spectacle of the rest of the world trying to order us around and offering gratuitous advice. Read more

Turning Milk into Cheese

Turning Milk into Cheese

Apparently one of the reasons we eat milk products on Shavuot is that the Torah (which we received on Shavuot) is compared to milk and honey. So what is the big fuss with the cheesecake? Wouldn’t a glass of milk be enough or is there something specific about the cheese? Read more

Avan Yu fulfilling his promise…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Avan Yu fulfilling his promise…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

While winning piano competitions can seem like an end in itself, it is more often the beginning of a career as a professional soloist. Read more

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Learning together

Learning together

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Around 750 parents, grandparents, and children have participated together in a learning session at Sydney’s Kesser Torah College ahead of Shavuot. Read more

Maccabeats return to Melbourne

Maccabeats return to Melbourne

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:27 am

The popular Maccabeats, an a Capella group from Yeshivah University in New York, will return to Melbourne next month for their “return down under” concert. Read more

Yom Yerushalayim trivia night

Yom Yerushalayim trivia night

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Over 120 trivia buffs and Jerusalem lovers participated in the Zionist Council of Victoria’s Yom Yerushalayim Trivia Night. Read more

Jewish Care app

Jewish Care app

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

A new mobile app launched by Melbourne’s Jewish Care aims to give users a quick and easy way to connect with the organisation while providing many useful features. Read more

Seeking an old friend

Seeking an old friend

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 5:26 am

Were you in Kibbutz Shomrat in the summer of 1970? Read more

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Science Week at Bialik

Science Week at Bialik

Science Week commenced at Melbourne’s Bialik College with a burst of colour, wonder and excitement. Read more

Learning about Shavuot

Learning about Shavuot

BJE’s Emet (SRE) students have  learnt about Shavuot, the Hebrew word for ‘weeks’ commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  Read more

AUJS visits NSW parliament

AUJS visits NSW parliament

A delegation of student leaders from the Australasian Union of Jewish Students has met with parliamentarians and senior political figures at NSW Parliament House. Read more

Australians “quizzed” by Netanyahu

Australians “quizzed” by Netanyahu

Australian’s Chani Charak, 16 from Kesser Torah in Sydney and Chaya Leah (Lele) Kaltmann, 17 from Beth Rivka Ladies College in Melbourne competed in the 52nd World Bible Quiz held in Israel. Read more

Change of plans

Change of plans

The Australasian Union Of Jewish Students (AUJS) has announced a reengineering of its popular Aviv Israel program. Read more

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