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Auckland high school student wears ‘inappropriate’ striped pyjamas with Jewish star to athletics day.

Auckland high school student wears ‘inappropriate’ striped pyjamas with Jewish star to athletics day.

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

A Bosnian living in Auckland has laid a complaint about an Auckland high school student who wore a Holocaust victim costume to school. Read more

ECAJ opens office in Canberra and changes its structure

ECAJ opens office in Canberra and changes its structure

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the Australian affiliate of the World Jewish Congress has announced a new permanent professional office in Canberra and a major restructure of its professional team. Read more

Eighth-century clay seal with ‘signature of prophet Isaiah’ found in Jerusalem

Eighth-century clay seal with ‘signature of prophet Isaiah’ found in Jerusalem

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:27 pm

A historic archaeological discovery near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount may be proof of the life of the biblical prophet Isaiah, according to an article in the Biblical Archaeology ReviewRead more

Communications director to turn state’s witness against Netanyahu in latest corruption investigation

Communications director to turn state’s witness against Netanyahu in latest corruption investigation

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Israel’s Ministry of Communications Director-General Shlomo Filber, a longtime associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, signed a deal on Tuesday night to become a state’s witness in a growing corruption investigation involving the Israeli premier. Read more

Early Israel election increasingly likely as Netanyahu’s troubles deepen

Early Israel election increasingly likely as Netanyahu’s troubles deepen

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:51 am

As ongoing and newly opened investigations involving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continue to develop, it is increasingly likely that he may call an early election, and that his government will not complete a four-year term in office, according to Israeli political circles. Read more

IDF says it helped thwart Islamic State plot to bomb Australian flight

IDF says it helped thwart Islamic State plot to bomb Australian flight

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

An IDF elite intelligence unit revealed on Wednesday that it helped Australia thwart a plot by the Islamic State to bomb a commercial airliner. Read more

Foley tells NSWJBD plenum of Labor’s plans to change 20D

Foley tells NSWJBD plenum of Labor’s plans to change 20D

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:14 am

The first plenum for The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies  for 2018 welcomed NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley and 24 newly-elected deputies under the age of 30. Read more

ABC’s Sophie McNeill selectively cuts Ahed Tamimi video

ABC’s Sophie McNeill selectively cuts Ahed Tamimi video

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:54 am

On February 20, Australia’s 7.30 current affairs program on national broadcaster ABC included a ten minute segment on the Ahed Tamimi case. Read more

Iranian official threatens Netanyahu: ‘We will level Tel Aviv’

Iranian official threatens Netanyahu: ‘We will level Tel Aviv’

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, adding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be personally targeted. Read more

Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world due to ‘zero misuse’ of guns

Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world due to ‘zero misuse’ of guns

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

Despite the constant threat of terror in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has announced that “Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world.” Read more

Abbas calls for multilateral peace conference on behalf of Palestinians; Netanyahu calls it more of the same

Abbas calls for multilateral peace conference on behalf of Palestinians; Netanyahu calls it more of the same

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took to the international stage on Tuesday to call for a conference to advance peace efforts amid a falling out between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. Read more

New head for the Rabbinical Council of Victoria

New head for the Rabbinical Council of Victoria

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn is the new president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria and heads a new executive for 2018. Read more

Israel’s attitude toward the far-right in Europe

Israel’s attitude toward the far-right in Europe

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has told  the “End to Antisemitism” conference in Vienna than Israel’s attitude toward the far-right in Europe must be coordinated with Local Jewish communities. Read more

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Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

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From Holocaust to ‘Polocaust’: A change in common parlance doesn’t change the facts

From Holocaust to ‘Polocaust’: A change in common parlance doesn’t change the facts

I interviewed Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, during his September visit to New York…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

To confront what’s brewing in Syria, the world needs another Churchill

To confront what’s brewing in Syria, the world needs another Churchill

There have been extraordinary scenes in cinemas throughout the United Kingdom. People have leapt to their feet in standing ovations, and grown men have been weeping…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Slap-happy comedian Sarah Silverman: Whose side are you on?

Slap-happy comedian Sarah Silverman: Whose side are you on?

Stop the presses! A vulgar American Jewish comedian has praised a Palestinian teenage girl who assaulted an Israeli soldier. Put it on the front page!…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

The Librarian of Auschwitz – a book review by Elena Bowman

The Librarian of Auschwitz – a book review by Elena Bowman

“Dita caressed the books. They were broken and scratched, worn with reddish-brown patches of mildew; some were mutilated. But without them, the wisdom of centuries of civilisation might be lost – geography, literature, mathematics, history, language. They were precious. She would protect them with her life.” Read more

Unmasked

Unmasked

Masks hide and disguise a person’s true intentions…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Game Night: a movie review by Tayla Rosen

Game Night: a movie review by Tayla Rosen

Having obvious similarities to films such as ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ (2005), ‘Killers’ (2010) and ‘Date Night’ (2010), moviegoers can see a common theme evidently growing in popularity in Hollywood.  Read more

When abusing children is considered OK

When abusing children is considered OK

Are the Palestinians finally catching on to the rules of Western public relations?…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

The difficulty of maintaining calm in Gaza

The difficulty of maintaining calm in Gaza

In recent weeks, the Israeli media has covered at length the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Gaza and the concerns that an economic collapse could lead to a humanitarian crisis or to renewed clashes with Israel along the border. Read more

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Courage to Care to launch new Sydney exhibition

Courage to Care to launch new Sydney exhibition

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

Courage to Care is a volunteer-based not for profit organisation that empowers individuals to stand up against prejudice and discrimination. Read more

Parade at the Seymour

Parade at the Seymour

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:33 am

Performing in Sydney for the first time in 10 years, The Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble [MUSE] will  present the Jewish themed PARADE, coming to the Seymour Centre this March with a limited run of four performances. Read more

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:10 am

Zionism Victoria facilitated a full day educational experience bringing 120 students from St Joseph’s College in Echuca to Melbourne as part of the Jakob Frenkiel Connecting Cultures Program. Read more

Celebrating 40 years of Mardi Gras – Shabbat Service & Dinner

Celebrating 40 years of Mardi Gras – Shabbat Service & Dinner

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, Emanuel Synagogue in association with Dayenu – Sydney’s Jewish LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Group is pleased to present the annual Mardi Gras Shabbat Service, followed by a communal dinner.

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Alex Ryvchin’s ‘Anti Israel Agenda’ launched in Melbourne

Alex Ryvchin’s ‘Anti Israel Agenda’ launched in Melbourne

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), Zionism Victoria and the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) co-hosted the Victorian book launch of Alex Ryvchin’s ‘Anti Israel Agenda’. Read more

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Bar-Ilan University’s Lookstein Centre launches educational challenge

Bar-Ilan University’s Lookstein Centre launches educational challenge

The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University has launched a new educational project to celebrate Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary. Read more

Schnatties meet the Australian ambassador

Schnatties meet the Australian ambassador

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) and the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed 131 Shnatties in Israel at an opening seminar recently. Read more

Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

2017 has been another successful year for Year 12 Mount Scopus students with two students achieving the maximum ATAR of 99.95, nearly a third exceeding an ATAR of 95. Read more

First production a sell-out

First production a sell-out

Sydney’s Yeshiva College Girls School presented “In The Merit”- a musical  of the righteous women in Egypt . Read more

Moriah wins a tank

Moriah wins a tank

Sydney’s Moriah Primary School Student Voice representatives entered the Waverley Municipal Council Green Sparks competition and won $500 towards a rainwater tank for our garden.  Read more

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