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A candle for Yitzhak

A candle for Yitzhak

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:07 am

Israeli’s President Reuven Rivlin has lit the “Ner Yitzhak” at the official ceremony opening the events marking the 23rd anniversary of the murder of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin ז”ל

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Leibler shocked by Rudd’s revelation

Leibler shocked by Rudd’s revelation

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm

AIJAC National Chairman Mark Leibler has stated he was “surprised and shocked” at the account in the story by Latika Bourke on the Fairfax newspaper website about former PM Kevin Rudd’s forthcoming memoirs (“Israel forged Australian passports before, Kevin Rudd reveals in new book”, Oct. 19) of a meeting that was held in Canberra on June 3, 2010 and his role in it. Read more

An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

An apology tomorrow for some tragic yesterdays

An apology tomorrow for some tragic yesterdays

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm

As part of the recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Australian Federal Government will issue a public apology tomorrow to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse within institutions and their families. Read more

NSWJBD calls for the censuring of Labor MP

NSWJBD calls for the censuring of Labor MP

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies calls on the leadership of the NSW Labor Party to formally censure Shaoquett Moselmane MLC for his ongoing antisemitic abuse. Read more

UN votes to give ‘State of Palestine’ leadership of developing-nations bloc

UN votes to give ‘State of Palestine’ leadership of developing-nations bloc

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

In a landslide, the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted to grant the “State of Palestine” additional temporary rights and privileges that will enable it to head the largest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations. Read more

The John and Dave Show

The John and Dave Show

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:41 pm

Former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard who served Australia in the role from 1996 to 2007 walked around Double Bay shops today with the Liberal candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma.  Read more

Board president’s quote on Dave Sharma’s flyers “a misunderstanding”

Board president’s quote on Dave Sharma’s flyers “a misunderstanding”

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm

The president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Lesli Berger has accepted Liberals’ Wentworth candidate explanation that a quote used by Dave Sharma’s team attributed to him on flyers was a misunderstanding. Read more

Wentworth final questions:   Dave Sharma

Wentworth final questions: Dave Sharma

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:58 pm

In the interests of ensuring that our community is properly informed and engaged in the political process The Executive Council of Australian Jewry asked the four candidates currently polling at over 10% of the primary vote (as per the Reachtell poll published on 17 September), to state their positions on matters of special concern to Jewish Australians.  Read more

Wentworth final questions:   Licia Heath

Wentworth final questions: Licia Heath

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm

In the interests of ensuring that our community is properly informed and engaged in the political process The Executive Council of Australian Jewry asked the four candidates currently polling at over 10% of the primary vote (as per the Reachtell poll published on 17 September), to state their positions on matters of special concern to Jewish Australians.  Read more

Wentworth final questions:  Dr Kerryn Phelps

Wentworth final questions: Dr Kerryn Phelps

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:45 pm

In the interests of ensuring that our community is properly informed and engaged in the political process The Executive Council of Australian Jewry asked the four candidates currently polling at over 10% of the primary vote (as per the Reachtell poll published on 17 September), to state their positions on matters of special concern to Jewish Australians.  Read more

Wentworth final questions:   Tim Murray

Wentworth final questions: Tim Murray

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm

In the interests of ensuring that our community is properly informed and engaged in the political process The Executive Council of Australian Jewry asked the four candidates currently polling at over 10% of the primary vote (as per the Reachtell poll published on 17 September), to state their positions on matters of special concern to Jewish Australians.  Read more

Israel’s President Rivlin meeta with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

Israel’s President Rivlin meeta with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

President Reuven Rivlin has met UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed regional diplomatic and security issues. Read more

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An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

A mazeltov from Bibi

A mazeltov from Bibi

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called gymnast Linoy Ashram and congratulated her on winning the silver medal at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:11 am

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19. Read more

Features and Articles

Why does the bridegroom lift his wife’s veil?  Ask the rabbi…

Why does the bridegroom lift his wife’s veil? Ask the rabbi…

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

Just give it a rest…a Shabbat Project tale

Just give it a rest…a Shabbat Project tale

I have childhood memories of my family road trips from New York to Toronto— a 10-hour drive, including stops—to visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins…writes Rabbi Eli Schlanger. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon…Spreading Wildfires. Read more

On the other hand…Michael Kuttner

On the other hand…Michael Kuttner

Hamas exports rockets by firing them at Israeli civilian targets. Read more

Dershowitz on Lara Alqasem case: ‘Israel never should have detained her’

Dershowitz on Lara Alqasem case: ‘Israel never should have detained her’

The reactions of Jewish individuals and Israel-related groups are mixed over Israel’s Supreme Court allowing entry on Thursday to 22-year-old American BDS activist Lara Alqasem after initially refusing to let her enter earlier this month…writes Jackson Richman/JNS. Read more

Jews tattling on other Jews is nothing new

Jews tattling on other Jews is nothing new

Hagai El-Ad, the executive director of B’Tselem, is not a traitor…writes Dror Eydar/JNS. Read more

Shir Madness: Song of Songs

Shir Madness: Song of Songs

Song of Songs is the Shir Madness Finale, after a full day of music, it is a ritual to put together a line-up of top performers who perform their chosen song written, performed or recorded by a Jewish person. Read more

Our generosity can overcome inequality

Our generosity can overcome inequality

Despite centuries of unfavourable and damaging financial stereotyping, the Jewish people have always gravitated towards social justice and philanthropy. Read more

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Ring the Bells: world music stars to rock in Leonard Cohen tribute

Ring the Bells: world music stars to rock in Leonard Cohen tribute

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:27 am

After a massive, critically acclaimed and sold-out show at Sydney’s City Recital Hall last year, Monsieur Camembert returns with its all-star, blockbuster show celebrating the life, music and poetry of iconic Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen. Read more

Eulogy: Naji Solomon Dingoor

Eulogy: Naji Solomon Dingoor

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Naji Solomon Dingoor came from humble beginnings in India and made a wonderful life for his family here in Sydney, Australia. He was a light-hearted, good-humoured man who loved to sing the lines of the latest songs on the radio. We all know that deep voice with the loud contagious laughter that resonated throughout a room. Read more

Ride for cardiac research

Ride for cardiac research

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Do you love cycling!! Then come and join Maccabi Cycling Club for a 50 km ride in Melbourne to support Israel’s Rambam Hospital’s research into sudden cardiac arrest. You will be joining the Ambassador of Israel who is also riding to help raise funds for this amazing cause. Read more

Great year for BJE

Great year for BJE

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The NSW Board of Jewish Education has reported a very successful year. Read more

B’nai B’rith is relocating to Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

B’nai B’rith is relocating to Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:27 pm

After eight years in rented office premises in Kooyong Road, B’nai B’rith Victoria’s President Dr Benny Monheit announced to members that B’nai B’rith Victoria is relocating its headquarters to the heart of the community, to become part of Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre in South Caulfield. Read more

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Cut for a cause

Cut for a cause

Tied into four loose plaits, the Great Chop inspired over 160 Beth Rivkah students to cut and donate their hair in the name of cancer treatment. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

New primary head for Moriah

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

New preschool facility for Emanuel

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Ten Emanuel High School students recently returned from a three-week, eye-opening trip to Kenya where they experienced Kenyan life first-hand. Read more

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has just concluded its AGM where it elected its 2019 Executive Committee.

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