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Israel needs to be treated like any member state

Israel needs to be treated like any member state

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm

More than 600 Jewish community representatives from some 90 countries around the world were in New York this week for the WJC’s Plenary Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Jewish Congress, which was founded in Geneva in 1936. Read more

ZFA sends a message for Yom Ha’amaut

ZFA sends a message for Yom Ha’amaut

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:41 pm

The president  of the Zionist Federation of Australia Dr Danny Lamm sends a message to Australia’s Jewish community for Yom Ha’atzmaut. Read more

Yom HaShoah at Yad Vashem

Yom HaShoah at Yad Vashem

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin addressed the official ceremony marking the commencement of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, which took place place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Israeli Holocaust survivors: a quality of life

Israeli Holocaust survivors: a quality of life

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:35 am

Before his speech at Yad Vashem to mark the start of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of new arrangements for Israel’s Holocaust survivors. Read more

No Israelis here

No Israelis here

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm

An Israeli tourist has posted on Facebook that a retailer in Cairns has displayed a sign in its windows saying that do  not serve Israelis. Read more

ADC commemorates Yom HaShoah

ADC commemorates Yom HaShoah

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Australia’s Anti-Defamation Commission has marked Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

In Their Steps: The Australian Light Horse and the ANZAC Trail

In Their Steps: The Australian Light Horse and the ANZAC Trail

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

An exhibition marking the Battle of Beersheba, one of the most famous horse mounted battles of all time, has been launched at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

False news and freedom of speech

False news and freedom of speech

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

New Zealand’s Holocaust Centre strongly supports the concept of free speech, but works to make young people question what they read online and be aware of the dangers of false news, the Centre said on the occasion of its tenth anniversary. Read more

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Australia’s largest ever Maccabiah delegation will get the send-off they deserve before heading to Israel, with functions planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and June. Read more

Netanyahu full of praise for the ISA

Netanyahu full of praise for the ISA

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the members of the Israel Security Agency also known as Shin Bet at an event ahead of Independence Day.
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Auschwitz survivor hosted by President Rivlin and the First Lady

Auschwitz survivor hosted by President Rivlin and the First Lady

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

“I am deeply moved,” said 87-year-old Auschwitz survivor Miriam Eshel, to Israel’s President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin at an event at the President’s Residence, of “Zikaron BaSalon” (Remembering in the Salon), a social initiative now running for 7 years, bringing together Holocaust survivors with younger generations in people’s homes to tell of their experiences. Read more

The Spirit of Things: Jewish ANZACs

The Spirit of Things: Jewish ANZACs

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

ABC Radion National program Spirit of Things is entirely devoted to Jewish ANZACs this weekend. Read more

Wolper gets top marks

Wolper gets top marks

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital has recently successfully undergone full accreditation against all ten National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Read more

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Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Plans to farewell the Maccabiah delegation

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Australia’s largest ever Maccabiah delegation will get the send-off they deserve before heading to Israel, with functions planned in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May and June. Read more

589 heading for the Maccabiah

589 heading for the Maccabiah

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:59 am

Australia’s 2017 Maccabiah Games management gathered in Wollongong in New South Wales for a leadership summit headlined by a keynote address from AOC Chef De Mission to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kitty Chiller. Read more

Eighty countries – one heart

Eighty countries – one heart

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

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United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate

United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate

An official United Nations document published by the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat contains a deliberately altered record of a 1922 parliamentary House of Lords debate on the Balfour Declaration…writes David Singer. Read more

Mozart with differences: Fraser Beath McEwing report from New York

Mozart with differences: Fraser Beath McEwing report from New York

My reviews usually come from the Sydney Opera House but this time I’m reporting from Carnegie Hall in New York on a J-Wire special assignment. Read more

Who killed the Holocaust?

Who killed the Holocaust?

Ever dream of winning an Academy Award?…write Harry Ben-Zvi and Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

Ignorance and amnesia – a deadly combination

Ignorance and amnesia – a deadly combination

As we move further away from the years of the Holocaust we find that more individuals, adults as well as youths, are bereft of any knowledge as to what happened during that dark period…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Looks and opinions…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

Looks and opinions…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

In discussing the differences between people, the Talmud makes the following statement: “Just as the physical features of every human being is different, so too do their views differ from each other.”  Read more

Barghouti and The New York Times by Feintooner

Barghouti and The New York Times by Feintooner

A new cartoon from Feintooner… Read more

Sean Spicer and the ‘anyone I don’t like is Hitler’ rule

Sean Spicer and the ‘anyone I don’t like is Hitler’ rule

The biggest Jewish news story during Passover this year was the latest example of a rule of political argument: he who mentions Hitler first always loses…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Israelis defend their country against ‘apartheid’ smear on South African campuses

Israelis defend their country against ‘apartheid’ smear on South African campuses

Wanana Abrams, a 28-year-old Israeli of Ethiopian origin, calls herself “just one of countless examples—along with thousands of other religious and ethnic minorities—of why the term ‘apartheid’ does not apply to the liberal democratic Jewish state”…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

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Could this be the best dinner party conversation?

Could this be the best dinner party conversation?

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Imagine a dinner party with an acclaimed novelist and playwright, a film maker whose paternal grandparents were killed in the Holocaust but whose maternal grandfather was director of an infamous Nazi propaganda film plus one of the most influential people on Jewish Twitter with her finger on the pulse of Israeli politics. And that’s just some of the people at one end of the table! Read more

Victorian spiritual hospital visitors now need accreditation

Victorian spiritual hospital visitors now need accreditation

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The Victorian Government has advised that all community appointed spiritual carers visiting hospitals, unless personally invited by the patient, will require accreditation. Read more

Table talk about refugees and asylum-seekers

Table talk about refugees and asylum-seekers

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Since 2015, the Sydney Alliance has been holding ‘Table Talk’ events to address the issue of refugees and people seeking asylum. Read more

Girls win Unity Cup

Girls win Unity Cup

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:02 am

The Aussie Rules Unity Cup 2017 was played out between eight female teams and 12 male teams representing 14 diverse communities from Melbourne and regional Victoria. Read more

COA Seder

COA Seder

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm

There is nothing quite like Seder with the family, especially the Sydney COA family. Read more

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Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus to stage Mary Poppins

Mount Scopus College is proud to present the Victorian school premiere production of Mary Poppins. Read more

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Maccabi announces 2018 Junior Carnival Manager

Julia Hofbauer has been appointed the Maccabi Junior Carnival Manager set to take place in Melbourne from the 14th to the 21st of January, 2018. Read more

Shnatties in Israel

Shnatties in Israel

The Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) under the auspices of the Zionist Federation of Australia welcomed the 2017 Shnatties in Israel in an opening seminar, full of ruach and excitement for the year ahead. Read more

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

The Diller Teen Fellows Graduation Ceremony

Members of Cohort 1 of the Australian Diller Teen Fellows leadership development program have celebrated their graduation. Read more

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

Maccabi Mentorship Program gives young people a chance to give back

NSW Maccabi’s new mentorship program aims to provide members an opportunity to be involved with the inner workings of its clubs whilst learning from the experiences of others. Read more

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