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David Cyprys rearrested following release from prison

David Cyprys rearrested following release from prison

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Convicted serial paedophile David Cyprys has been re-arrested this morning upon release on parole from a Melbourne prison. Read more

$5.7 million federal security grants for Jewish schools and institutions within Wentworth

$5.7 million federal security grants for Jewish schools and institutions within Wentworth

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Liberal Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma has welcomed the announcement of $5.7 million for Jewish schools and religious institutions to bolster safety and security within the Wentworth community. Read more

NSW MP: antisemitism shows the worst of humanity

NSW MP: antisemitism shows the worst of humanity

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm

A NSW had ttold parliament antisemitism “shows the worst of humanity and has ruined lives and taken lives”. Read more

Australian and Fijian troops head to the Golan Heights

Australian and Fijian troops head to the Golan Heights

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Australian and Fijian troops will be co-deployed to the area of the Golan Heights which is the UN-controlled territory bordering Israel and Syria. Read more

Touring War Memorial exhibition contains rare Australian war artists works on the Holocaust

Touring War Memorial exhibition contains rare Australian war artists works on the Holocaust

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord is pleased that an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition to rural art galleries contained a number of rare works on the Holocaust including one by an Australian war artist, Alan Moore on the Nazi concentration camp – Bergen-Belsen. Read more

Commonwealth graves desecrated with swastikas in Haifa

Commonwealth graves desecrated with swastikas in Haifa

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had condemned the desecration of dozens of graves in a Commonwealth military cemetery in Haifa. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel facing threat from Iran similar to one prior to Yom Kippur War

Netanyahu: Israel facing threat from Iran similar to one prior to Yom Kippur War

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iranian aggression in the Middle East is threatening Israel in a magnitude similar to the threats the country faced during the Yom Kippur War,  Read more

Israel ‘strongly condemns’ Turkey’s attack on Kurds

Israel ‘strongly condemns’ Turkey’s attack on Kurds

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Israel “strongly condemns Turkey’s military invasion of Kurdish provinces in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Thursday after the Turkish army launched a military campaign against Kurdish strongholds in northern Syria. Read more

ECAJ slams neo-Nazi concert in Melbourne

ECAJ slams neo-Nazi concert in Melbourne

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm

The neo-Nazi Hammered Music Festival is being advertised online by hate groups Blood & Honour Australia and the Southern Cross Hammerskins still has the green flag from the Victorian parliament which claims it has no legal way of banning it. Read more

Israeli water experts for Victoria

Israeli water experts for Victoria

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:01 pm

The Embassy of Israel in Canberra, in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund of Australia (JNF) and the State Government of Victoria, has announced the visit of two renowned Israeli water experts to the State of Victoria this month. Read more

Leifer to stay in jail

Leifer to stay in jail

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

Judge Anat Baron has ruled that Malka Leifer is a flight risk and refused bail to Malka Leifer who will remain in jail as she continues her attempt to avoid extradition to Australia where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse. Read more

Brutal murder in Johannesburg: correction

Brutal murder in Johannesburg: correction

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Mirah Wilks lost her life on Sunday, October 6 and not as reported on  Yom Kippur.

Despite Facebook’s pledge, Fatah’s terrorism promoting page still active

Despite Facebook’s pledge, Fatah’s terrorism promoting page still active

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Fatah’s Facebook page, which was shut down for a short while over its incitement to terrorism, is back up, despite a pledge by the social media giant to combat online incitement on its platform. Read more

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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

It takes a team to support a team

It takes a team to support a team

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Australia’s proud history of participation at Maccabiah is set to continue at the 21stMaccabiah Games in 2021. Read more

Features and Articles

Is Simchat Torah similar to Purim?  Ask the rabbi

Is Simchat Torah similar to Purim? Ask the rabbi

In popular thinking Simchat Torah is a sort of Purim, a day for carnival jollification. But the popular view is wrong. Read more

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Shabbat is trending! Get ready for the Shabbat Project 2019 in Sydney

Shabbat is trending! Get ready for the Shabbat Project 2019 in Sydney

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Karli Kloss and Troye Sivan have all extolled the virtues of Shabbat as a chance to carve out time to disconnect. Read more

On Israel’s dependence on USA, its next PM and a report onsettlements

On Israel’s dependence on USA, its next PM and a report onsettlements

Just as it is wrong of those who criticise everything President Trump says and does just because it comes from him, likewise it is wrong for his supporters to blindly praise or try and explain away, a very poor decision and/or action. Read more

Going abroad

Going abroad

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today he reports from Malta. Read more

Why do anti-Semites hate Jews? Don’t overthink it

Why do anti-Semites hate Jews? Don’t overthink it

The most frustrating aspect of the Yom Kippur assault on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, by a neo-Nazi thug is that we’ve seen all this before. Read more

When doves cry …

When doves cry …

The most righteous of men cannot live in peace if his evil neighbour will not let him be.” — From Wilhelm Tell Act IV, scene III, by Friedrich von Schiller, 1804 Read more

The Americans, the Kurds, the war

The Americans, the Kurds, the war

Two days after announcing the betrayal of America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to belittle them for good measure. Read more

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Kristallnacht concert to be held at NZ synagogue for the first time

Kristallnacht concert to be held at NZ synagogue for the first time

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Over a single night in November 1938 over 200 synagogues were burned in an orchestrated anti-Jewish violence in Germany. Read more

Sushi In The Succah

Sushi In The Succah

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10:30 am

In celebration of Succot,  Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel is organising a social event for Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s. Read more

Friends of Kaveret to play in Sydney

Friends of Kaveret to play in Sydney

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:33 pm

Earlier this year a group of talented musicians came together to form the band החברים של כוורת– “HaChaverim Shel Kaveret – Friends of Kaveret” and they will appear in Sydney next month. Read more

In Heaven’s Name Why?

In Heaven’s Name Why?

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:01 pm

Over 150 people including rabbis and communal leaders filled the Caro Synagogue (Bet Yosef) in Bondi for the launch of Rabbi Chaim Ingram’s fourth book “In Heaven’s Name Why?”. Read more

Community Selichot

Community Selichot

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm

For the first time, two major congregations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs are to join forces in hosting a community Selichot. Read more

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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

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

A very special group of nine children and four teachers from Jilkminggan School, Emanuel’s sister school in the Northern Territory, recently made the long journey to Sydney for a week-long visit. Read more

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