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Israel to US: don’t cut funding to UNRWA activity in Gaza

Israel to US: don’t cut funding to UNRWA activity in Gaza

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Israeli officials have requested the United States not to cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza, due to concerns that it may push the humanitarian crisis in Gaza over the brink of disaster, the Israel Hayom daily reported Monday.   Read more

At Ashdod port, Israel confiscates tens of thousands of balloons headed for Gaza

At Ashdod port, Israel confiscates tens of thousands of balloons headed for Gaza

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Three shipping containers containing tens of thousands of balloons on their way to Gaza were stopped and confiscated at the Ashdod port, according to a report by Israel’s Channel 10. Read more

Netanyahu condemns UK’s Corbyn for Munich terrorist memorial

Netanyahu condemns UK’s Corbyn for Munich terrorist memorial

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm

United Kingdom Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged words on Twitter yesterday after photos surfaced last Friday of the former laying a wreath near the graves of the Black September terrorists who killed 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Read more

An open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

An open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

The Claims Conference has focused from its inception on its fight for restitution to compensate Holocaust survivors and now sends an open letter by video to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Read more

Fairfax changes their Gaza headline

Fairfax changes their Gaza headline

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The problematic headline ‘Mother and child killed by air strike’, placed on an otherwise reasonable report by Isabel Kershner published on August 10 in both the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age has now been changed to ‘Talk of cease-fire between Israel, Hamas interrupted by cross-border fire.’ Read more

UK’s Corbyn admits he was ‘present’ at memorial honoring Munich terrorists

UK’s Corbyn admits he was ‘present’ at memorial honoring Munich terrorists

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The United Kingdom’s Opposition and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn admitted that he was present at a memorial ceremony in 2014 in Tunisia for the Palestinian terrorists behind the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, but did not “think” he was involved in the wreath-laying. Read more

Netanyahu: Arab demonstrators want to see end of Israel as Jewish Nation State

Netanyahu: Arab demonstrators want to see end of Israel as Jewish Nation State

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm

The Arab demonstrators who raised Palestinian flags at Saturday night’s protest against the Nation State Law “want to annul Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting, yesterday. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel won’t accept anything less than full Gaza ceasefire

Netanyahu: Israel won’t accept anything less than full Gaza ceasefire

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Israel will not accept anything less than a complete ceasefire with Gaza, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday, while a senior minister said that the option of toppling Hamas was inching ever closer. Read more

Premier for NSWJBD AGM

Premier for NSWJBD AGM

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will be the keynote speaker at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies AGM next week. Read more

Dedication of The Australian Jewish War Memorial and commemoration of the centenary of General Sir John Monash’s knighthood

Dedication of The Australian Jewish War Memorial and commemoration of the centenary of General Sir John Monash’s knighthood

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The ACTJC, the Canberra Jewish Centre has held a solemn ceremony in the grounds of the Centre dedicating the Australian Jewish War Memorial to honour Australian Jewish military personnel who have died in wars serving their country.   Read more

Yiddish 2 – with a Chinese twist

Yiddish 2 – with a Chinese twist

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Signalling that Yiddish still has some life in it, a Chinese scholar in residence at Oxford University who speaks it fluently has used a Chinese song using modern music demonstrating that Yiddish harmonies are not restricted to the shtetl. Read more

Yiddish 1

Yiddish 1

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its International Yiddish Centre has hosted the International Commemorative Conference of Yiddish Culture and Language in western Ukraine, as part of the Jewish Culture Days in Bukovina celebration. Read more

Head of the Sderot Yeshiva talks of the rocket attacks – a video report

Head of the Sderot Yeshiva talks of the rocket attacks – a video report

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Rabbi Dov Fendel, Head of the Sderot Yeshiva speaks about the dozens rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza and the damages to the city of Sderot in southern Israel. Read more

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Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

Israeli youngsters score another first

Israeli youngsters score another first

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

Features and Articles

What Palestinian flags reveal about Israel’s nation-state law

What Palestinian flags reveal about Israel’s nation-state law

For the second consecutive week, Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square was the site of a Saturday-night protest against Israel’s nation-state law. But the difference between the two demonstrations speaks volumes about the nature of the debate over the controversial legislation…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Roman Salyutov’s Melbourne piano recital

Roman Salyutov’s Melbourne piano recital

Russian-German pianist Roman Salyutov visited Melbourne  on his way home from New Zealand where he enthralled music lovers in  a recital…writes Ron Jontof-Hutter. Read more

Deterrence against Hamas is evaporating

Deterrence against Hamas is evaporating

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will see his electoral support plummet unless he finds a better solution to the barrage of Hamas rockets and incendiary kites than bombing empty buildings…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The Turk in Italy:  an Opera review by Victor Grynberg

The Turk in Italy: an Opera review by Victor Grynberg

2 parts Rossini + 1 part Phillips = a sparkling cocktail. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Feintooner’s view:   Parse Farce Read more

Are suicides buried at the edge of the cemetery?…ask the rabbi

Are suicides buried at the edge of the cemetery?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions. Read more

Gaza: Lieberman gets an ‘F’

Gaza: Lieberman gets an ‘F’

Shortly after Avigdor Lieberman was appointed Israeli Defence Minister, two Palestinian-Arab terrorists cut down almost a dozen customers at a well-known coffee shop located a few hundred yards from the Ministry of Defence and Israel Defence Forces’ headquarters in Tel Aviv, killing four and wounding the rest…writes Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Rockets from Gaza are raining down on Israeli communities in the south of the country…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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Women of Diversity Dinner

Women of Diversity Dinner

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Around 300 women from over 20 cultural backgrounds came together for a night of singing, dancing, eating and laughing at the 2018 Women of Diversity Dinner (WDD) recently held at the Emporium Function Centre in Sydney. Read more

Gift of Life runs the City to Surf

Gift of Life runs the City to Surf

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Several participants in Sydney’s annual City to Surf sported their Gift of Life Australia t-shirts to raise awareness about the life-saving program. Read more

A volunteering example

A volunteering example

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Melbourne’s Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah students are imbued with a love of, and dedication to, volunteering and are inspired to initiate and engage in volunteer programs. Read more

Recognising youth at the first Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards

Recognising youth at the first Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm

More than 90 guests gathered for the inaugural Montefiore Student Volunteer Awards.

Many proud parents attended with their children, as 15 dedicated teens from local public, private and Jewish dayschools received awards for selfless service to the community.

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A new take on Shabbat services for young children

A new take on Shabbat services for young children

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s new Bagels & Brachas Family Shabbat is a unique, and innovative program that is helping to build a “community of young families” within the larger Temple family.  Read more

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Fiddler returns to Moriah

Fiddler returns to Moriah

Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF from 21 October to 1 November – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more than 150. It’s a Tradition! Read more

Carmel students visit the Negev

Carmel students visit the Negev

Every year, tenth grade students from the Carmel School in Perth embark on a Shorashim (‘roots’) journey in Israel.

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Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students has brought music to patients receiving treatment for cancer at Box Hill Hospital Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Sydney’s Mount Sinai College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2020. Read more

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