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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and is now starting a search for a suitable site for its embassy within the Holy City. Read more

Hundreds attend funeral for premature baby murdered by Arab drive-by shooter

Hundreds attend funeral for premature baby murdered by Arab drive-by shooter

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Some 300 mourners huddled under umbrellas in the steadily falling rain at Jerusalem’s ancient Mount of Olives cemetery on Wednesday night to lay to rest the newborn boy whose mother was shot Sunday night in a terror attack outside the town of Ofra. Read more

Two Israelis murdered, two severely injured in second shooting attack near Ofra

Two Israelis murdered, two severely injured in second shooting attack near Ofra

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Two Israelis were murdered and two severely injured when shot by a terrorist Thursday morning, at the Givat Asaf Junction between Beit El and Ofra, near the northern entrance to Ramallah. The attack is the second deadly shooting in less than a week. Read more

Paddling her canoe

Paddling her canoe

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Six of the best

Six of the best

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

2018 has been another successful year for Year 12 Melbourne’s Mount Scopus students in their VCE exams. Read more

Barkan terrorist shot dead in Nablus raid

Barkan terrorist shot dead in Nablus raid

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:52 am

Ashraf Naalowa, the 23-year-old  Palestinian who murdered two Israelis in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Zone on October 7, was shot dead by a Border Police counter-terrorism unit.

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100 years and going strong

100 years and going strong

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:37 am

Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman has celebrated his 100th birthday in Perth last week.

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Nick Cave calls boycott of Israel “cowardly and shameful”

Nick Cave calls boycott of Israel “cowardly and shameful”

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:46 pm

Veteran Australian singer Nick Cave has elaborated on his stance against the Israel boycott movement through releasing an email he sent to musician well-known Brian Eno, after he was pressured not to play in Israel last year.

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Government Response to Religious Freedom Review

Government Response to Religious Freedom Review

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released a joint statement following the Religious Freedom Review chaired by Philip Ruddock but the Law Council said  delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination would be better dealt with in comprehensive national anti-discrimination legislation. Read more

Barmvitzah at 52

Barmvitzah at 52

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm

While a normal bar or bat mitzvah will typically feature a row of proud grandparents in the congregation doing what is known in Yiddish as kvelling, Dean Waring was surrounded by his wife and children as he had his bar mitzvah in the North Queensland city of Mackay. Read more

Kosher electoral office

Kosher electoral office

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm

The spiritual head of Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins visited the Edgecliff electoral office of newly elected Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps and joined her in affixing a mezuzah Read more

Progressive machzor

Progressive machzor

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The new Machzor ‘Mishkan T’shuvah’ has just gone to press, to be delivered to the congregations of the Union for Progressive Judaism across Australia and New Zealand in time for next High Holy Days.  Read more

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Paddling her canoe

Paddling her canoe

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Maccabi Australia is set for a big 2019 and has some ambitious plans for the year ahead. Read more

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. 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

Features and Articles

On the other hand

On the other hand

It is mid-December already and we are still waiting for the really nasty winter weather to arrive. Despite a recent downpour much more rain is needed to replenish the Kinneret and underground aquifers…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Moriah ethos and the resilience of traditional Judaism

Moriah ethos and the resilience of traditional Judaism

Since Moriah College’s founding in 1943  by Abraham Rabinovitch, acceptance to Moriah was conditional on having a Jewish mother, or to have been converted according to Halacha…writes Yankel Koncepolski. Read more

Hatred

Hatred

Isn’t it true that the whole of the Muslim world hates Jews?..writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

The myth of William Cooper

The myth of William Cooper

Week after week, the Australian Jewish media has presented many stories about William Cooper’s protest at the German Consulate in Melbourne over Kristallnacht…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

A micro-second of illumination is all we need

A micro-second of illumination is all we need

I have been privileged to lead Chanukah services on cruise ships for the past five years…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram.  Read more

Morally bankrupt…writes Michael Kuttner

Morally bankrupt…writes Michael Kuttner

A definition of this malady states: “moral bankruptcy is the stage a country or organization reaches when it trades away or violates too many of its core values and commitments.” Read more

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: ‘Lion will continue the city’s positive cultural renaissance’

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: ‘Lion will continue the city’s positive cultural renaissance’

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he would not be running for a third term and will instead be entering national politics…writes Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS. Read more

United Nations, Egypt and Jordan could scuttle Trump’s peace plan

United Nations, Egypt and Jordan could scuttle Trump’s peace plan

President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan to end the Arab-Jewish conflict – slated for release by the end of January 2019 – could be indefinitely shelved…writes David Singer. Read more

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Reclaiming Jewish-Greek history

Reclaiming Jewish-Greek history

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff presented a paper on “The Jews of Rhodes” at a conference at Sydney’s Macquarie University on “Reclaiming Greece as a Field of Studies, Teaching and Research”. Read more

White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast at JewishCare

White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast at JewishCare

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Dr Michael Salter’s informative and thought-provoking address at Sydney’s JewishCare  White Ribbon Day Men’s Breakfast was greatly appreciated by over 80 attendees. Read more

The art of Eli Zagoria

The art of Eli Zagoria

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Perth artist Eli Zagoria died in 2013 and an exhibition of his work will run until December 15 at the City of Wanneroo Gallery. Read more

Meet Perth’s newest band: ‘Schtik’

Meet Perth’s newest band: ‘Schtik’

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Four graduates from Perth’s Carmel School have jumped straight from WACE exams to forming Perth’s newest band, Schtik. Read more

UIA NSW hosts North Shore briefing with Ohad Hemo

UIA NSW hosts North Shore briefing with Ohad Hemo

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:14 am

UIA NSW hosted over 140 supporters at its North Shore Briefing and 2019 Campaign Launch at North Shore Synagogue recently with guest speaker Ohad Hemo -Correspondent for Palestinian Affairs for Channel 2 News in Israel….a J-Wire photo gallery.  Read more

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Six of the best

Six of the best

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

2018 has been another successful year for Year 12 Melbourne’s Mount Scopus students in their VCE exams. Read more

A roaring success

A roaring success

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s primary production of the Lion King Jr was a roaring success. Read more

Parents get first glimpse of significant renovation

Parents get first glimpse of significant renovation

Chatswood’s Apples and Honey Preschool is celebrating its new renovation with an Open Day on Sunday 2 December. Read more

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

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