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The Mezzuzah and the swastika

The Mezzuzah and the swastika

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 6:10 pm

A woman in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs found her front door Mezzuzah on the ground and reaffixed by herself…but there was a surprise in store. Read more

Israel’s PM Netanyahu holds security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an iron dome battery

Israel’s PM Netanyahu holds security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an iron dome battery

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security tour of a missile intercept control centre and an Iron Dome battery. Read more

Jack Black, Flaming Lips and Haim among those to join Hanukkah album

Jack Black, Flaming Lips and Haim among those to join Hanukkah album

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:25 am

A holiday-inspired music album titled “Hanukkah+” will be released on Nov. 22 and feature a collection of Jewish classics and originals from artists, including Haimthe Flaming Lips, Jack Black and Yo La Tengo, The Rolling Stone reported. Read more

British public figures sign letter refusing to vote Labour over anti-Semitism scandal

British public figures sign letter refusing to vote Labour over anti-Semitism scandal

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:12 am

Twenty-four British public figures signed an open letter refusing to vote for the Labour Party in the United Kingdom’s Dec. 12 general elections due to party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s multiple ties to anti-Semitism. Read more

Netflix to edit Demjanjuk docuseries after pressure by Polish government

Netflix to edit Demjanjuk docuseries after pressure by Polish government

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:09 am

Netflix says it will edit its documentary miniseries “The Devil Next Door,” about alleged notorious Nazi guard John Demjanjuk after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki complained of inaccuracies in the series, Variety reported on Thursday. Read more

Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism in address from St. Peter’s Square

Pope Francis condemns anti-Semitism in address from St. Peter’s Square

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

Pope Francis denounced anti-Semitism against Jews worldwide during his weekly general audience. Read more

Orthodox Jew from Golders Green announces Brexit Party run against Corbyn

Orthodox Jew from Golders Green announces Brexit Party run against Corbyn

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 8:56 am

An Orthodox Jewish man has announced that he will be running for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament seat in the United Kingdom’s general elections on Dec. 12. Read more

Report: Thousands of Israelis move down South, undeterred by rocket fire

Report: Thousands of Israelis move down South, undeterred by rocket fire

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Despite the hundreds of rockets launched at Israel’s southern region over the past year, Israelis remain undeterred, moving to southern communities in increasing numbers, according to a report by the Or Movement. Read more

Amnesty falsely accuses Israel of striking Gaza; damage caused by Islamic Jihad rocket

Amnesty falsely accuses Israel of striking Gaza; damage caused by Islamic Jihad rocket

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Human rights NGO Amnesty International on Tuesday accused the IDF of attacking a Gazan human rights watch office, when in fact, the rocket that struck the building was launched by the Islamic Jihad terror organization at Israel and misfired from within Gaza. Read more

10m challah going into Guiness Book of Records

10m challah going into Guiness Book of Records

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:43 pm

JNF and Grandma Moses have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest braided loaf of bread, in honour of the Shabbat Project. Read more

Schindler’s List producer passes away

Schindler’s List producer passes away

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm

World-renowned Holocaust survivor, filmmaker, and producer Branko Lustig passed away yesterday at the age of 88 in Croatia. Read more

Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:53 am

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups that went into effect early Thursday morning was immediately put to the test as five rockets from Gaza sent Israelis scrambling for shelter in the south. Read more

Terrorists continue their fire on south, despite commencement of ceasefire

Terrorists continue their fire on south, despite commencement of ceasefire

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Islamic Jihad terrorists continue to fire rockets on southern Israel, despite the commencement of a ceasefire at 5:30 am. Read more

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Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more

International Judo Federation suspends Iran over its avoidance of competing with Israel

International Judo Federation suspends Iran over its avoidance of competing with Israel

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

The International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday announced it had officially suspended Iran over its directive to its Judoka Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from a recent competition to avoid a contest against Israel’s Sagi Muki. Read more

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On the other hand

On the other hand

Once again it is raining rockets from Gaza as the terrorists target civilians in southern and central Israel. Read more

Gaza: Delaying the inevitable … again

Gaza: Delaying the inevitable … again

“ A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men cannot get out.”Saul Bellow, (1915-2005)  Read more

Israeli party leaders lament stalling of movement towards government coalition

Israeli party leaders lament stalling of movement towards government coalition

With a tenuous ceasefire taking hold across southern Israel, politics has again returned to centre stage. Read more

New Zealand joins bullies at UN again and supports online incitement

New Zealand joins bullies at UN again and supports online incitement

The United Nations just passed eight resolutions against Israel and zero against any other country. New Zealand participated in this bullying again, voting for seven and abstaining on one. Read more

Truth

Truth

“What is truth?” is the question Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, asked two thousand years ago. Possibly the most famous question of all time! Read more

Anniversary blues

Anniversary blues

Anniversaries usually come in two varieties, either commemorating happy or sad occasions. Read more

‘Labelling’ Israel as an unequal player on the world stage

‘Labelling’ Israel as an unequal player on the world stage

As Israel came under attack this week with hundreds of rockets raining down from Gaza, and as it steeled itself for even worse, the Israel-bashers were up to their old tricks. Read more

After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

A ceasefire that appeared fragile, and which was punctured twice by rocket fire from Gaza, went into effect on Thursday after 50 hours of combat between the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror faction and the Israel Defence Forces. Read more

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Ron Hoenig talks government at JewishCare

Ron Hoenig talks government at JewishCare

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

NSW Labor MP Ron Hoenig has visited JewishCare to address guests on  “Our System of Governance in NSW”. Read more

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

Around 1000 attend Jewish House gala event

Around 1000 attend Jewish House gala event

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:34 am

Close to 1000 people came together in celebration and support of the work carried out by Sydney’s Jewish House. Read more

Funds  wanted for underground Blood Services Centre

Funds wanted for underground Blood Services Centre

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Magen David Adom is raising funds in Sydney for Israel’s first underground, shielded Blood Services Centre in the world. Read more

J-Wire has free tickets for: A Maccabi LIFE community event for the whole family.

J-Wire has free tickets for: A Maccabi LIFE community event for the whole family.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

The Maccabi LIFE Health & Wellness Expo will bring together leading professionals, speakers and exhibitors at an informative and fun day – out that will get you and your family thinking about health and well-being. Read more

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The Quiz that stopped the Federation

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

Moriah gets a special visit

Moriah gets a special visit

The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

Over 150 supporters attended UIA NSW NewGen (18-25) Committee Trivia night in Sydney. Read more

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