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Rabbi  inducts Chief of The Royal Australian Air Force

Rabbi inducts Chief of The Royal Australian Air Force

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Sydney’s Maroubra Synagogue’s spiritual leader Rabbi Yossi Friedman has inducted the new Chief of the RAAF in Canberra with a prayer and blowing the shofar. Read more

Dual citizenship challenge again for Frydenberg

Dual citizenship challenge again for Frydenberg

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing a rehash of the claim that he is a Hungarian citizen, according to a report on 10 News First…and the Prime Minister has spoken out against antisemitism,

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A new rabbi for the ARK Centre

A new rabbi for the ARK Centre

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

Over 250 people including rabbis, members of State and Federal Parliaments, community leaders, ARK Centre members, donors and  friends and family have gathered to celebrate the induction of Rabbi Gabi and Rebbetzin Mushka Kaltmann as the ARK Centre Rabbi and Rebbetzin. Read more

On July 20, Netanyahu to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister

On July 20, Netanyahu to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

When the clock strikes midnight on Saturday, July 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make history as the State of Israel’s longest-serving premier, surpassing the previous record-holder, David Ben-Gurion. Read more

Argentina orders freezing of Hezbollah assets, effectively designating it a terror group

Argentina orders freezing of Hezbollah assets, effectively designating it a terror group

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

Argentina ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets yesterday, effectively designating it as a terrorist entity, being the first Latin America country to do so. Read more

Omar introducing pro-BDS resolution, announces trip to Israel and Palestinian areas

Omar introducing pro-BDS resolution, announces trip to Israel and Palestinian areas

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:35 am

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) formally introduced this week a resolution on Wednesday supporting the anti-Israel BDS movement, comparing it to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Read more

Adidas scouting Israeli startups and technologies

Adidas scouting Israeli startups and technologies

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:25 am

Adidas executives are in Israel this week to scout for local startups and technologies, meeting with entrepreneurs and tech investors, reported Calcalist, citing Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), which set up the visit. Read more

U.S  government files discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s in Florida

U.S  government files discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s in Florida

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:18 am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission served up a lawsuit in Orlando federal court on Tuesday against the owner of several McDonald’s franchises in Florida, alleging a refusal to hire a Chassidic Jewish man due to his beard. Read more

One of the earliest known mosques in the world discovered in Negev

One of the earliest known mosques in the world discovered in Negev

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

A 7th-century small rural mosque, one of the earliest known in the world, has been discovered in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev, southern Israel. Read more

Awareness, prevention and redress: Child Protection in the Jewish Community 

Awareness, prevention and redress: Child Protection in the Jewish Community 

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:33 am

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Panel on Child Protection at this week’sJuly plenum provided illuminating insights into a topic of great significance for the Jewish community. Read more

Over $1 million raised by Jews gifted to Christchurch’s Muslims.

Over $1 million raised by Jews gifted to Christchurch’s Muslims.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm

More than $1 million raised by the Jewish communities of New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. was officially gifted to the victims of the Christchurch Mosque attacks via The Christchurch Foundation today [Wednesday]. Read more

Israeli start-up developing lab-grown steak aims to conquer the global market 

Israeli start-up developing lab-grown steak aims to conquer the global market 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Aleph Farms, a Rehovot-based Israeli startup, says it is the first company to have developed steak in a laboratory. Read more

US envoy: ‘Absolutely detestable’ that PA children’s camp named after terrorist security

US envoy: ‘Absolutely detestable’ that PA children’s camp named after terrorist security

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Jason Greenblatt, the US’ Special Representative for International Negotiations, slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its annual exploitation of its summer camps for incitement to terrorism and indoctrination of the campers. Read more

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Five races, five golds – Aussie swimmer stars in Maccabi Pan-American Games

Five races, five golds – Aussie swimmer stars in Maccabi Pan-American Games

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:04 pm

After a week of unforgettable sporting experiences, the 14thedition of the Maccabi Pan-American Games has come to an end. Read more

Israeli national baseball team takes first step in qualifying for 2020 Olympics

Israeli national baseball team takes first step in qualifying for 2020 Olympics

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Israel’s national baseball team took its first step towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo over the weekend, winning the Confederation of European Baseball’s (CEB) European Championships Pool in a perfect 6-0 sweep. Read more

Israeli Arab athlete shrugs off pressure in representing nation in competition

Israeli Arab athlete shrugs off pressure in representing nation in competition

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Israeli high-jump champion Hanin Nasser, 22, was targeted by anti-Israel groups this week for representing Israel in the upcoming 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships. Read more

Israeli athletes come home with 7 medals from European Games in Minsk

Israeli athletes come home with 7 medals from European Games in Minsk

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:43 pm

Israel’s delegation to the European Games in Minsk came home with seven medals, an impressive achievement that far exceeded the team’s initial expectations. Read more

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The Seventeenth of Tammuz

The Seventeenth of Tammuz

Five really bad things happened to the Jewish people on the Seventeenth of Tammuz. Which is why we fast from dawn to dusk. This year the seventeenth is on Shabbat, but we fast on Sunday. Shabbat is reserved for happy days. Read more

The Public:  J-Wire has ten double passes to giveaway

The Public: J-Wire has ten double passes to giveaway

Starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater, THE PUBLIC, takes place in downtown Cincinnati during a particularly bitter winter where an Arctic blast has made its way to the front doors of the Public Library – where most of the film’s action takes place. Read more

In Trump vs. ‘the Squad,’ American Jews have picked the wrong target

In Trump vs. ‘the Squad,’ American Jews have picked the wrong target

In the showdown between U.S. President Donald Trump and “the Squad” of four far-left minority congresswomen, Jewish organizations in America have overwhelmingly condemned Trump’s remarks. Read more

The power of words

The power of words

How many still recall the old saying some of our parents taught us when we were children that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?” Read more

The limits of free speech

The limits of free speech

I’m a passionate believer in free speech. I’m of the view that kiwis should be free to express any opinion they wish – with the only limitation being on speech which threatens violence or is designed to incite others to violence. Read more

A case study in why Israel’s democracy is alive and well

A case study in why Israel’s democracy is alive and well

On June 24, Haaretz columnist Amira Hass compared the case of Mahmoud Qatusa to the infamous Leo Frank case in Atlanta. The comparison was suggested by Qatusa’s lawyer, but Hass enthusiastically seconded it. Read more

Ehud Barak’s cautionary tale about wealthy connections

Ehud Barak’s cautionary tale about wealthy connections

Ehud Barak’s legacy just got a lot more complicated. The former prime minister is attempting political combat at the age of 77, in which he hopes to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the next Knesset elections in September. But his already shaky hopes of making a comeback after sitting out the last several years of political combat on the sidelines have been further diminished by reports of his connections to American financier/convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Read more

Gay Conversion Therapy: should some thoughts be a fireable offence?

Gay Conversion Therapy: should some thoughts be a fireable offence?

Israeli Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz’s recent comments about gay conversion therapy have unleashed a firestorm. Read more

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Mentoring with YJP

Mentoring with YJP

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:03 pm

YJP has hosted another successful mentoring and networking event in Melbourne  at a passionate restaurant named “Disrupters Crushing It.” Read more

Benefits of preparatory at Mount Sinai

Benefits of preparatory at Mount Sinai

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:07 pm

As a parent, your two biggest drivers are to protect and prepare.  Arguably, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make in preparing your child for their future is choosing the correct schooling for them. Read more

Sydney’s CBDChabad springs its wings

Sydney’s CBDChabad springs its wings

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Sydney’s CBDChabad, in partnership with PTI Architecture, is expanding to Surry Hills, where it will serve the Jewish needs of both the residential and business district.

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Shalom’s Comedy Night is back for its third instalment next month

Shalom’s Comedy Night is back for its third instalment next month

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Community-based Jewish organisation, Shalom, has announced the third show of top-shelf, young adult comedy nights based at Sydney’s Cafe Lounge. Read more

Eminent political historian to headline ZFA Plenary 2019

Eminent political historian to headline ZFA Plenary 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1:10 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has announced that Professor Gil Troy will be the guest speaker at our Plenary Conference which will be held in Sydney next month. Read more

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AZYC runs pre-camp training sessions for all Zionist youth movement leaders

AZYC runs pre-camp training sessions for all Zionist youth movement leaders

The 2019 Zionist Youth Movement Winter camp season has officially begun and thousands of campers across Australia are currently creating lifelong friendships, exploring their Zionist and Jewish identities and having an absolute blast. Read more

JNFuture Leaders

JNFuture Leaders

Fourteen young Australians have returned from Israel inspired, motivated and excited to contribute to Israel and our local Jewish community. Read more

Birthright Israel gears up for the summer season

Birthright Israel gears up for the summer season

With the support of Gandel Philanthropy its principal Australian partner of eight years, the Zionist Federation of Australia will send 160 young Australians, of which Gandel Philanthropy supports 80, on a 10-day special trip to Israel. Read more

A celebration to remember

A celebration to remember

Sydney’s Kornmehl Centre Emanuel Pre-School recently celebrated its 20thbirthday with over 120 special guests including the Kornmehl family, past and current parents and teachers. Read more

Emanuel Students learn freedom and responsibility

Emanuel Students learn freedom and responsibility

Emanuel School’s Year 9 students took part in an interactive and informative day about refugees and the quest for freedom as part of their course on Freedom and Responsibility within our Jewish Tradition. Read more

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