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North Queensland celebrates Lag B’Omer for the first time

North Queensland celebrates Lag B’Omer for the first time

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

Lag B’Omer was celebrated in Cairns, Townsville and Emerald for the first time ever this year. Read more

At the Writers’ Festival

At the Writers’ Festival

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 9:36 am

Photographer Ben Apfelbaum took his camera to the Sydney Writers’ Festival and spotted these Jewish participants… Read more

Art exhibition shines a light on palliative care

Art exhibition shines a light on palliative care

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8:16 am

Sydney’s Jewish House has joined Palliative Care NSW in supporting the Reflections of Care art exhibition. Read more

Israel blamed for lack of health care in territories

Israel blamed for lack of health care in territories

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6:17 pm

The 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva has adopted a decision with the support of major European countries that considers Israel’s occupation of the territories it captured in the 1967 Six Day War the root cause for all major shortcomings with respect to health care provision in these territories. Read more

A challah for number one

A challah for number one

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Meriton chief Harry Triguboff has plenty to celebrate today…named number one in the BRW top 200 and he will take home a challah to prove it. Read more

Shorten calls Nazi comparison “stupid”

Shorten calls Nazi comparison “stupid”

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

A union leader has told a rally in Melbourne that a proposed national building code’s rules were “likened to Nazi Germany”. Read more

Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Australia’s road to rugby success at next year’s Maccabiah Games ups the ante in June when trials commence for one of the most fiercely contested sports in Israel. Read more

Consignment earmarked for Gaza tunnels stopped at border

Consignment earmarked for Gaza tunnels stopped at border

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

An attempt to smuggle a large consignment of pipes for the production of mortars and dozens of electric motors for use in the Hamas underground tunnel system in the Gaza Strip has been foiled. Read more

Conference on the delegitimisation of Israel

Conference on the delegitimisation of Israel

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Israel’s Mission to the United Nations and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) will co-host a special conference on the delegitimisation of the State of Israel, at UN headquarters in New York next week. Read more

NZ technology mission to Israel

NZ technology mission to Israel

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:27 am

An Innovation Mission to Israel is expected to provide significant benefits for the New Zealand technology and innovation sector. Read more

New CEO for NCJWA [Vic]

New CEO for NCJWA [Vic]

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:14 am

The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Vic), has a new CEO. Read more

Works by Noa Eshkol in Sydney

Works by Noa Eshkol in Sydney

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Wall carpets created by Noa Eshkol, the daughter of Israel’s third Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, are on display during Sydney’s current Biennale. Read more

Sydney loses a jewel

Sydney loses a jewel

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

Sydney has lost one of the stalwarts of its community today with Margaret Gutman passing away at the age of 87. Read more

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Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Maccabi on the lookout for Maccabiah rugby players

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Australia’s road to rugby success at next year’s Maccabiah Games ups the ante in June when trials commence for one of the most fiercely contested sports in Israel. Read more

Maccabi announces national Australian awards

Maccabi announces national Australian awards

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the winners of the 2015 Maccabi National Sports Awards. Read more

Maccabi tennis junior to play for Australia

Maccabi tennis junior to play for Australia

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm

NSW Maccabi tennis player Lara Kaplan will represent Australia at the under 14s Nick Bolliteri  IMG Discovery International Open to be held in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the month. Read more

NSW Maccabi Awards

NSW Maccabi Awards

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Maccabi NSW has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards for achievements in 2015. Read more

Features and Articles

Does Pentecost equate with Shavu’ot….ask the rabbi

Does Pentecost equate with Shavu’ot….ask the rabbi

In old Anglo-Jewry they didn’t use Hebrew names for festivals when they could use English…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Hate education for Palestinian children…partly financed by Australia

Hate education for Palestinian children…partly financed by Australia

The latest in a series of videos exposing hate education in United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools has been released. Read more

Defiant carvings on a Jerusalem prison wall

Defiant carvings on a Jerusalem prison wall

In late autumn 1947, Shmuel Matza, then a 20-year-old member of the Etzel (also known as Irgun) Jewish underground paramilitary organisation, was detained in Jerusalem’s Kishle prison by the British on suspicion of possessing illegal arms…writes Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS.org Read more

A fight for peace and harmony

A fight for peace and harmony

Headlines from the Middle East rarely feature what I believe to be one of the most important stories around: the fight for peace and harmony in a region fraught with tensions…writes Danny Hakim. Read more

Palestine – Rhiannon Propaganda Pamphlet Threatens Greens Political Integrity

Palestine – Rhiannon Propaganda Pamphlet Threatens Greens Political Integrity

Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale needs to immediately shred a misleading and deceptive pro-Palestinian pamphlet authorised and printed by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon…writes David Singer. Read more

Incessant interference…writes Michael Kuttner

Incessant interference…writes Michael Kuttner

Consumer warning: Some contents may be disturbing or unsuitable for politically correct and sensitive individuals. Guidance is advised. Read more

France vs. Egypt: a matchup of Israeli-Palestinian peace summits

France vs. Egypt: a matchup of Israeli-Palestinian peace summits

As part of the latest European effort to spur a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited Israel and the Palestinian territories this week…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Finding it again

Finding it again

Can you find respect for a person again once you have lost it? Rabbi Michoel Gourarie explores this problem. Read more

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Kosher Kepos

Kosher Kepos

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Sydney’s famous Kepos & Co restaurant will once again be kashered featuring Shavout-inspired menus. Read more

NCJWA Cooking Demo…photo gallery

NCJWA Cooking Demo…photo gallery

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

NCJWA NSW guests enjoyed the cooking demonstration by chef Neil Gottheiner of ‘Brown Sugar” & “Lox, Stock & Barrel’, in support of MUM FOR MUM NCJWA.

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Exploring Creativity Through Cooking with Jewish Care’s Disability Residents

Exploring Creativity Through Cooking with Jewish Care’s Disability Residents

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Galit Ben David’s cooking passion started at home. Read more

Happy 100th Anne!

Happy 100th Anne!

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

Jewish Care Victoria has joined Gary Smorgon House resident Anne Bernstein in celebrating her 100th birthday. Read more

Talking faith

Talking faith

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

Judaism was featured at the recent “Talking Faith?” Forum organised by Interfaith Network and Dandenong Library in their annual panel discussion to shine the light on major religions in order to promote dialogue, respect and understanding. Read more

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A MASA journey

A MASA journey

Michael Landis participated in a free 10-day trip with Taglit-Birthright Israel as a teenager and fell in love with the country. Read more

Maccabi tennis junior to play for Australia

Maccabi tennis junior to play for Australia

NSW Maccabi tennis player Lara Kaplan will represent Australia at the under 14s Nick Bolliteri  IMG Discovery International Open to be held in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the month. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut at Bialik

Yom Ha’azmaut at Bialik

Melbourne’s Bialik College celebrates Yom Ha’azmaut. A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Mt Scopus gets an insight into refugees

Mt Scopus gets an insight into refugees

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students have taken part in an educational, informative and eye-opening Refugee Awareness Day, as part of their Community Service Program. Read more

Golan Heights teens meet Melbourne counterparts

Golan Heights teens meet Melbourne counterparts

Melbourne recently hosted twenty year 10 and 11 Diller Teen Fellows from Israel’s Golan Heights region. Read more

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