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JNF provides a welcome respite

JNF provides a welcome respite

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

More than 2,500 Israeli schoolchildren whose homes are close to the Gaza border have received a welcome break from the tension generated by a daily dose of rockets…they were bussed to safer pastures for respite courtesy of the Jewish National Fund’s Australian arm. Read more

Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

200 members of the Melbourne community have attended a  panel discussion on – “Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?” Read more

The impact of overseas conflicts  on NSW multicultural communities

The impact of overseas conflicts on NSW multicultural communities

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW ( CRC) Annual Symposium will discuss the impact on communities in NSW of conflicts and other humanitarian crises in other parts of the world. Read more

Governance for Maccabi

Governance for Maccabi

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Maccabi Australia has released its Member Protection Handbook and with it a structure that ensures proper governance and process. Read more

Melbourne teacher to be extradited from Israel to face sexual abuse charges

Melbourne teacher to be extradited from Israel to face sexual abuse charges

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Malka Leifer is being held in Israel as extradition proceedings get underway to return her to Australia to face charges of sexually abusing her pupils. Read more

Palestine Action Group waits for a decision

Palestine Action Group waits for a decision

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sydney’s Palestine Action Group is seeking permission to stage a protest outside the Verona cinema in Paddington on Thursday at the opening if the Israeli Film Festival. Read more

Liberman not scheduled to visit Australia

Liberman not scheduled to visit Australia

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

A Jewish newspaper published an “exclusive” report that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was “set for an Oz Tour” later this month.  J-Wire can confirm he is not. Read more

Pro-Israel rally on Shabbat

Pro-Israel rally on Shabbat

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A rally showing solidarity with Israel was held in the New Zealand city of Hastings on Saturday…by Christian supporters of the Jewish State. Read more

The whole truth…

The whole truth…

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:05 am

Dr Toby Haggith, is the Senior Curator of the  Department of Research at London’s Imperial War Museums and restoration director of the German Concentration Camps Factual Survey…a documentary featuring  the original work of wartime film cameramen who produced irrefutable evidence of the horrors of the Holocaust being shown in Sydney this week. Read more

Guardian rejects Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

Guardian rejects Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The British newspaper The Guardian has rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, JNS.org has learned. Read more

Key posters defaced

Key posters defaced

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is currently campaigning to seek victory in the September general election…but posters have been daubed with vile anti-Semitic slogans. Read more

Protesters occupy Israeli company in Melbourne

Protesters occupy Israeli company in Melbourne

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

The Israeli-based Elbit company’s offices in Port Melbourne have been occupied by pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Read more

Code of Silence afterthoughts

Code of Silence afterthoughts

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 6:32 am

Manny Waks and his father Zephania talk on film following the screening on ABC-TV of “Code of Silence” a finely made documentary showing how going public on child sexual abuse within the Melbourne Yeshiva community impacted on the orthodox Waks family… Read more

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Lies Reveal Truth About a Liar …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Lies Reveal Truth About a Liar …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Why do people lie? Why state an untruth? A lie contradicts reality. A lie misleads. Lies reveals a defective character. Lies breed more lies. Lies become habitual. Read more

The deafening silence of American Jewish Leaders…writes Isi Leibler

The deafening silence of American Jewish Leaders…writes Isi Leibler

Over the past few months, Israel has been increasingly castigated and blamed by President Obama and his spokesmen concerning their botched initiative to bring about a settlement with the PA. Read more

Next to Her…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Next to Her…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Chelli (Liron Ben-Shlush), an attractive young woman, is a school security guard in Haifa. Read more

Autopsies…ask the Rabbi

Autopsies…ask the Rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes on protecting the dead… Read more

Gaza – Hamas Humiliates and Manipulates World Media…writes David Singer

Gaza – Hamas Humiliates and Manipulates World Media…writes David Singer

A family of 11 previously reported dead in an Israeli air strike in Gaza has turned out to be false – further fuelling the unprecedented furore caused by the Tel Aviv based Foreign Press Association (FPA) issuing the following statement on 11 August slamming Hamas for its treatment of journalists during the current conflict: Read more

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Aug-20   Melbourne:   The rights of the elderly

Aug-20 Melbourne: The rights of the elderly

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is hosting a forum on the Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Read more

Aug-21   3:05am   SBS1-TV:    Movie: Zion And His Brother

Aug-21 3:05am SBS1-TV: Movie: Zion And His Brother

Set in a working-class suburb of Haifa, a tragic turn of events drives a wedge between a pair of inseparable brothers as the youngest re- examines his loyalty towards the older brother he once looked up to. Read more

Aug-24   3:20am   SBS1-TV:   Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Aug-24 3:20am SBS1-TV: Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Long before Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang, Jascha Heifetz was the original classical superstar. Read more

Aug-28   Melbourne:   Film premier – Tunnel of Hope

Aug-28 Melbourne: Film premier – Tunnel of Hope

A great escape by Jewish slave workers in WWII. Read more

Sep-01   2:15am   SBS2-TV:   Movie – Ultimatum

Sep-01 2:15am SBS2-TV: Movie – Ultimatum

The relationship of a young French couple in Israel is stretched to breaking point while the nation awaits an attack from Saddam Hussein’s army. Read more

Sep-03   1:35am   SBS2-TV:   Movie – The Flood

Sep-03 1:35am SBS2-TV: Movie – The Flood

Cruelly bullied at school and in the middle of his parent‟s separation, Yoni gets a shock when his autistic older brother Tomer returns home. Read more

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BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE students who participated in the Emet Israel program in 2013 recently hosted a dinner for the students from the Arava region.  Read more

New head of primary for Emanuel

New head of primary for Emanuel

Emanuel School’s new Head of Primary, Natanya Milner, is no stranger to the School or its students. Read more

Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Doron Losky, who is better known by his stage name, Lostkeyz is a 17-year-old rapper and a Year 12 student at Emanuel School in Sydney. Read more

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Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua’s Civic Theatre on 19 August. Read more

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:27 am

About fifty ambulance officers joined thirty members of the community combined at Our Big Kitchen (OBK) last week to cook for the homeless. Read more

Jewish House and the travelling Kosher Pickle Factory

Jewish House and the travelling Kosher Pickle Factory

Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The humble kosher pickle has been a crunchy staple on many a Shabbat table for centuries. Learn how to make your own. Read more

Roy wins a trip to Israel

Roy wins a trip to Israel

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

Roy Schloss was the lucky recipient of the Melbourne-based  FBI Travel sponsored ticket to Israel. Read more

Young Board for Kehillat Masada

Young Board for Kehillat Masada

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:03 am

The leadership team at Kehillat Masada Synagogue in St. Ives, Sydney,  has undergone dynamic development.  Read more

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