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President Rivlin met thousands of students from Jewish schools in Melbourne

President Rivlin met thousands of students from Jewish schools in Melbourne

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin continued his official visit to Australia today travelling to Melbourne where he began his day with a powerful and moving meeting with thousands of students from all the Jewish schools in the city. Read more

IAF bombs Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, Syria in response to massive rockets attacks

IAF bombs Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, Syria in response to massive rockets attacks

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:48 pm

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Sunday night carried out a series of strikes against Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza Strip and in Syria in response to the massive rocket fire launched by Islamic Jihad terrorists at Israel earlier in the evening. Read more

Rocketsrain on Southern Israel following killing of two Islamic Jihad terrorists

Rocketsrain on Southern Israel following killing of two Islamic Jihad terrorists

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Over twenty rockets were fired towards Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, with two Israelis sustaining light injuries as a result of the attacks. Read more

For the people of Israel at UIA NSW 2020 Gala & Centenary Celebration

For the people of Israel at UIA NSW 2020 Gala & Centenary Celebration

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm

UIA NSW hosted over 2000 Sydney supporters at its 2020 General Division Gala Event and Centenary Celebration on Sunday 23 February with Guest of Honour, President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli musical artist, Idan Raichel. Read more

Executive Director for AJA

Executive Director for AJA

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm

The Australian Jewish Association has appointed Ted Lapkin as its executive director. Read more

Thanks to Gaza’s Israeli neighbours who donated to Australian bushfire victims

Thanks to Gaza’s Israeli neighbours who donated to Australian bushfire victims

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

The people of Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev region have been under a nearly constant barrage of rockets from Gaza over the past 20 years yet they didn’t hesitate to donate tens of thousands of shekel to strangers and wildlife in need on the other side of the world. Read more

WJC up in arms of Nazi literature available from Amazon

WJC up in arms of Nazi literature available from Amazon

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:31 pm

The World Jewish Congress is infuriated that Amazon is continuing to allow virulently hateful and inciteful material to be sold on its website. Read more

President Rivlin meets a koala

President Rivlin meets a koala

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:42 pm

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin has visited the wildlife hospital at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in Sydney…and patted a koala. Read more

First confirmed coronavirus case in Israel

First confirmed coronavirus case in Israel

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre has confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus, following the arrival of 11 quarantined patients from the Princess Diamond cruise ship. Read more

The entire spectrum of Jewish life and culture in Melbourne

The entire spectrum of Jewish life and culture in Melbourne

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Fancy some delicious nosh, lots of foot-stamping klezmer and a healthy dose of Yiddishkeit? Read more

UK school textbook removed from sale, asks if Israel was responsible for 9/11 attacks

UK school textbook removed from sale, asks if Israel was responsible for 9/11 attacks

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:33 am

A secondary-school textbook in the United Kingdom that asked students how Israel might have been responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was removed from sale on Thursday by its publishers, who also issued an apology. Read more

First Jewish school for Canberra

First Jewish school for Canberra

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:57 am

The first Jewish school for the Australian Capital Territory and region has opened its doors this week. Read more

Peter Weiss gives $4 million for lung research

Peter Weiss gives $4 million for lung research

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:39 am

Renowned Sydney businessman and philanthropist Peter Weiss is advancing medical knowledge of lung disease with $4 million of funding for critical research to the University of Sydney. Read more

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Ex-Aussie’s daughters hit the target in Israel

Ex-Aussie’s daughters hit the target in Israel

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Shira and Alma Ifergan have taken out Gold and Silver medals in their first Israeli National Youth Archery Championships. Read more

Gold medal winner Jemima to walk for Australia in the Tokyo Olympis

Gold medal winner Jemima to walk for Australia in the Tokyo Olympis

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:54 am

Jemima Montag is turning 22 this Saturday and will have a double celebration as she has a confirmed spot in the Australian Olympic Team for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

Maccabiah senior teams confirmed – now for the athletes

Maccabiah senior teams confirmed – now for the athletes

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:09 am

The Australian Maccabi Delegation has taken an important step forward on the road to the 21st Maccabiah after having confirmed the senior leadership team, team managers and coaches for Australia’s delegation for the upcoming Games. Read more

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Voter apathy threatens reunion of Judea and Samaria with Israel

Voter apathy threatens reunion of Judea and Samaria with Israel

Crunch time has come for approximately 6.5 million Jews and Arabs to vote on Israel regaining immediate sovereignty in parts of the Jewish People’s biblical and ancient heartland in Judea and Samaria – 3000 years after its loss. Read more

The battle between Jews and Jews

The battle between Jews and Jews

Member of the Knesset Elazar Stern is in Sydney to join in the celebrations of property magnate 87th birthday and to spread his message of hope to the Jewish world that generations to come will be proud of being Jewish…and that each individual can find his/her own way of expressing their own pride. Read more

Former MK Yehuda Glick arrested for ‘provocative behaviour’ on Temple Mount

Former MK Yehuda Glick arrested for ‘provocative behaviour’ on Temple Mount

Former Knesset member Yehuda Glick was arrested three times over the course of a 24-hour period this week, accused by police of carrying out provocative behaviour on a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He was subsequently charged with disrupting court procedures by stealing investigative materials from a police investigation room. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

As we hurtle towards round three in our general elections the frenetic canvassing of voters by desperate political parties is in stark contrast to the switched-off interest shown by those targeted. Read more

The Auschwitz bombing debate continues…

The Auschwitz bombing debate continues…

Duelling academics Bill Rubinstein and Rafel Medoff continue their debate on the bombing of Auschwitz. Today Dr Medoff writes from Washington…

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Jewish Names

Jewish Names

We Jews are hyper-sensitive. Recently, several people have told me how embarrassed they are that Jewish names are so prominent in the current spate of legal cases involving sexual abuse. Read more

Sanitizing Soros through guilt by association

Sanitizing Soros through guilt by association

The law professor Alan Dershowitz has thrown a legal hand-grenade into America’s political civil war by claiming to have evidence that former President Barack Obama “personally asked” the FBI to investigate someone “on behalf” of Obama’s “close ally,” billionaire financier George Soros. Read more

Anti-Semitism can be fought only with policy action, not lip service

Anti-Semitism can be fought only with policy action, not lip service

Anti-Semitism turns truly dangerous when it becomes the organizing principle of a society. This occurred during the past century under Nazism and communism, and it is occurring again today. Read more

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First Aid training

First Aid training

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Magen David Adom is now associated with Hatzolah in bringing First Aid courses to the Melbourne community. Read more

The story of William Cooper

The story of William Cooper

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

At Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue, Abe Schwarz together with a descendant of William Cooper will present the compelling story of an Aboriginal leader who fought for oppressed Jews. Read more

Short+Sweet Launches 19th Season

Short+Sweet Launches 19th Season

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:21 pm

The biggest little theatre festival in the world breezes into the Sydney summer scene with its 19th big year of the popular 10×10 minute format. Read more

Healing Stories: Alison Jones and Rikki Stern speak to Alice Moldovan

Healing Stories: Alison Jones and Rikki Stern speak to Alice Moldovan

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Two women diagnosed with cancer will be interviewed by ABC journalist Alison Moldovan ahead of August’s Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Read more

Start spreadin’ the news: Sydney choir leaving for New York

Start spreadin’ the news: Sydney choir leaving for New York

Monday, February 3, 2020 at 11:52 am

Sydney Jewish Choral Society is a community on the move. Read more

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UJEB BBYO Leaders Elected College Captains for 2020 at Glen Eira College (GEC)

UJEB BBYO Leaders Elected College Captains for 2020 at Glen Eira College (GEC)

Noah Loven and Chloe Guss, who are both in year 12 at Glen Eira College, have just been elected College Captains for 2020. Both are leaders in UJEB’s BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) group in Melbourne. Read more

AZYC opening seminar in Israel

AZYC opening seminar in Israel

Over 80 young Jewish Australians have departed Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) gap year programs. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

Diller feeds our community with C-Care

Diller feeds our community with C-Care

The lead up to Chanukah offers us a chance to think about how we spread light in the world and what our impact is. The Diller Teen Fellows, which is a part of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA), created a spirit of volunteering and goodwill in our community, finding purpose through the art of giving. Read more

Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

Perth Carmel School graduate Judd Behr will commence a double degree in Law and Psychology at Curtin University next year, after having won a prestigious John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more

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