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From the margins of society

From the margins of society

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Kishorit is a picturesque village in the Galil in Israel which is home to 171 adults with special needs including two from Australia. Read more

UK Consul to address The Great Synagogue

UK Consul to address The Great Synagogue

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will recite a special prayer on Shabbat  for the victims of the Manchester attack. Read more

A Jerusalem Day message..from Jerusalem

A Jerusalem Day message..from Jerusalem

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky sends a message for Jerusalem Day. Read more

Former ABC news chief reflects on the six-day war..and witnessing Moshe Dayan at the Western Wall in 2017

Former ABC news chief reflects on the six-day war..and witnessing Moshe Dayan at the Western Wall in 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm

John Tulloh was a 26-yr-old Australian foreign correspondent based in London when the Six Day War broke out in 1967. The Adelaide-born journalist, who would become Head International Operations for ABC  News and Current Affairs, recalls his experiences for J-Wire…….and witnessing the Israelis reach the Western Wall. Read more

Yom Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:10 am

Jerusalem Day 2017 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the city’s unification during the Six Day War. Read more

Lauder praises Trump for underscoring Jewish people’s historic ties to Jerusalem

Lauder praises Trump for underscoring Jewish people’s historic ties to Jerusalem

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has commended US President Donald J. Trump for underscoring during his official address at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem the Jewish people’s historic ties to the Land of Israel, and for declaring commitment to the security of the State of Israel and to helping Israelis and Palestinians reach a mutual and comprehensive peace agreement. Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns Manchester terror attack

World Jewish Congress condemns Manchester terror attack

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:41 am

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has condemned the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester, England on Monday night as “despicable and horrendous.” Police confirmed on Tuesday that the attack was carried out by a lone suicide bomber who was carrying “an improvised explosive device”. Read more

Two-state solution conspicuously absent from Trump’s agenda in Israel

Two-state solution conspicuously absent from Trump’s agenda in Israel

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

“The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal” – President Donald Trump

“The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal” – President Donald Trump

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:35 am

President Donald Trump delivered an important address at The Israel Museum in which he spoke of the “unshakable bond between the United States and Israel.” Read more

President Trump lays a wreath at Yad Vashem

President Trump lays a wreath at Yad Vashem

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:07 am

President Trump and his wife Melania visit Yad Vashem in Jerusalem where they laid a wreath in memory of the 6,000,000 who died during the Holocaust. Read more

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Trump keeps focus on Iran upon meeting Netanyahu, addresses intel leak to Russia

Trump keeps focus on Iran upon meeting Netanyahu, addresses intel leak to Russia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

President Donald Trump continued his focus on Iran during his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel on Monday, while also briefly touching on the intelligence situation with Russia.  Read more

Dinner with the Netanyahus and the Trumps

Dinner with the Netanyahus and the Trumps

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:51 am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara hosted a festive dinner with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Read more

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Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The custodian of the Maccabiah Games Torch, Alida Lipton has presented the torch to some of Melbourne’s Bialik College athletes who will be travelling to Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  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

Features and Articles

Farewell to Wagner and Hello to Kindertransport

Farewell to Wagner and Hello to Kindertransport

Annie Byron has been acting in Sydney since the early 1970s but this year will the first in which she will have performed in two productions with strong Jewish themes. Read more

JERUSALEM, D.C….writes Michael Kuttner

JERUSALEM, D.C….writes Michael Kuttner

Jerusalem, David’s Capital, has seen many spectacles in its three thousand years history. Read more

Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

The Jewish Agency, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and other organisations charged with convincing world Jewry that its destiny is intertwined with that of Israel fail to mention, on their glossy websites and in their slick public relations toolkits, the single greatest sacrifice one makes when embarking on an open-ended Zionist adventure: cultural DNA…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

Trump signals Abbas must end indiscriminate slaughter of Jews

Trump signals Abbas must end indiscriminate slaughter of Jews

The horrific carnage perpetrated in Manchester on 22 May presented an emotion-charged backdrop to two meetings the next day between President Trump and President Abbas in Bethlehem and President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem…writes David Singer. Read more

After Trump visit, the onus rests on us…writes Isi Leibler

After Trump visit, the onus rests on us…writes Isi Leibler

Overall, U.S. President Donald Trump has delivered. He will not have satisfied the delusional aspirations of Israel’s radical right but, despite some missteps before he arrived, highlighted by hostile and misleading press reports, the Trump visit was favourable for Israel and outlined parameters of what can be achieved with the Palestinians. Read more

Trump and Bibi: Feintooner cartoon

Trump and Bibi: Feintooner cartoon

Feintooner on President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Read more

Terrorism persists because it works…writes Alan M. Dershowitz

Terrorism persists because it works…writes Alan M. Dershowitz

Every time a horrendous terrorist attack victimises innocent victims we wring our hands and promise to increase security and take other necessary preventive measures.  But we fail to recognise how a friends and allies play such an important role in encouraging, incentivising, and inciting terrorism. Read more

Tsujii set the feet stamping…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Tsujii set the feet stamping…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii, sent the usually reserved Sydney Recital Hall audience into rapturous applause last night, and it wasn’t because he has been able to totally conquer the restrictions of blindness from birth. Read more

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Drumming up community support at Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal Dinner

Drumming up community support at Jewish Care’s Annual Appeal Dinner

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Jewish Care Victoria has  hosted 400 supporters at its 2017 Annual Appeal Dinner. Read more

Shula meets New York City’s top cop

Shula meets New York City’s top cop

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:54 am

Shula Endrey-Walder attended the ‘Partners for Life’ dinner in support of Gift of Life the organisation she head is Australia where she met the New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. Read more

Rabbi gets updated

Rabbi gets updated

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Jewish chaplain for NSW Rabbi Mendel Kastel has spent three days on specialised training at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn. Read more

Chabad ACT expands to new building

Chabad ACT expands to new building

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Chabad ACT is expanding into an additional building in Giralang, Canberra. Read more

Jewish-Aboriginal relationships

Jewish-Aboriginal relationships

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Shadow Federal Minister for Human Services Linda Burney addressed the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum on the Jewish-Aboriginal relationship. Read more

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Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

For the seventh consecutive year, a Bialik College student has won a trip to Israel to be a part of the annual My Family Story ceremony and exhibition at Beit Hatsufot – “The Museum of the Jewish People”. Read more

Fiddler on the Moriah roof

Fiddler on the Moriah roof

It’s one of the greatest and most loved musicals of all time, capturing the hearts and imagination of audiences around the world – and it’s coming back to Sydney’s Moriah College in 2018, for the first time in close to three decades. Read more

Bialik students receive VCE awards

Bialik students receive VCE awards

Four 2017 Premier’s Victorian Certificate of Education Awards have gone to Melbourne’s Bialik College students. Read more

Teenagers keen to explore Israel

Teenagers keen to explore Israel

There was a record attendance at last week’s Youth 2 Israel Information Night is Sydney for Year 10 students who are from non-Jewish day schools. Read more

Premier’s Awards for Mount Scopus students

Premier’s Awards for Mount Scopus students

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College has announced five students have been awarded Victorian’s Premier’s VCE Awards. Read more

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