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Ask the Rabbi…invites Rabbi Raymond Apple

Ask the Rabbi…invites Rabbi Raymond Apple

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

INCOME TAX & “FIDDLING THE BOOKS”

Q. Is there any halachic reason why I can’t “fiddle the books” when it comes to paying my income tax? Read more

Netanyahu talks to the media

Netanyahu talks to the media

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:51 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has continued a series of interviews in the international media. He was interviewed on Sky Arabic, Fox and NBC stating that Hamas will not let injured Gaza Palestinians access Israel field hospital. Read more

Peres Visits Bereaved Families

Peres Visits Bereaved Families

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

President Shimon Peres has personally visited the families of IDF soldiers killed in Gaza. Read more

Prestigious award for Goldman Travel

Prestigious award for Goldman Travel

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

Sydney’s Tom Goldman became Maccabi World Union vice-president…and his eponymous travel company also scored winning the prestigious Best Corporate Travel Agency in the National Travel Industry Awards. Read more

JNF Australia provides respite

JNF Australia provides respite

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:36 am

Twenty families from Shlomit, a community situated near the border with the Gaza Strip, left for a weekend of peaceful activities in natural surroundings at KKL-JNF’s Field and Forest Center at Lavie, far from the terrors of the rocket fire they have been enduring. This respite weekend was made possible thanks to donations from KKL-JNF’s Friends in Australia. Read more

Free Yehilim app

Free Yehilim app

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:55 am

Due to the crisis situation in Israel, RustyBrick is making their Tehilim/Psalms app available for free for users to download to their mobile devices. Read more

Antisemitism flies high again at Sydney rally

Antisemitism flies high again at Sydney rally

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Sunday’s anti-Israel rally in Sydney attracted a somewhat smaller crowd than last week’s, but the flags, placards and sentiments were much the same. Read more

Victoria Parliamentary Friends of Israel condemn violence

Victoria Parliamentary Friends of Israel condemn violence

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The Victorian Parliamentary Friends of Israel condemns the recent violence that has left many men, women, and children dead and injured in both Gaza and Israel. Read more

Melbourne community holds outdoor rally

Melbourne community holds outdoor rally

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Thousands of Melbourne’s Jewish community members braved the cold yesterday morning to show their solidarity with Israel. Read more

Update by Netanyahu

Update by Netanyahu

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  spoke at the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv last night… Read more

Support for Israel in Sydney

Support for Israel in Sydney

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 9:17 am

Over 1500 people gathered at Central Synagogue on Sunday to show solidarity with Israel. Read more

Coming to terms with 6,000,000

Coming to terms with 6,000,000

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has launched ‘6 Million Friends’, an innovative social media campaign designed to help people conceptualise the number of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. Read more

Jewish Writers’ Festival in Sydney next month

Jewish Writers’ Festival in Sydney next month

Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

Books are just the beginning at this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers Festival 21-24 August which features film, theatre, television, ideas and much more. Read more

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Ask the Rabbi…invites Rabbi Raymond Apple

Ask the Rabbi…invites Rabbi Raymond Apple

INCOME TAX & “FIDDLING THE BOOKS”

Q. Is there any halachic reason why I can’t “fiddle the books” when it comes to paying my income tax? Read more

Accusations against Israel are latest disservice to coiner of the word ‘genocide’…writes Rafael Medoff

Accusations against Israel are latest disservice to coiner of the word ‘genocide’…writes Rafael Medoff

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying out “systematic genocide” in Gaza. South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), asserts that Israel’s actions in Gaza “remind [us] of the atrocities of Nazi Germany.” Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is accusing Israel of “genocide,” and the PA’s newspaper is calling the current war “Israel’s Holocaust.” Read more

Against anti-Semitism, self-defense is no offense…writes Ben Cohen

Against anti-Semitism, self-defense is no offense…writes Ben Cohen

The debate about whether Jews have a future in Europe has once again surfaced, as Israel’s Operation Protective Edge gained momentum in response to Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza. Read more

Tunnel Vision…writes Michael Kuttner

Tunnel Vision…writes Michael Kuttner

For quite some years now a vast network of tunnels has been constructed from Gaza to the Israel side of the border as well as from Gaza to Egyptian territory. Read more

An Epi-Gene is a Happy Gene

An Epi-Gene is a Happy Gene

Life can victimize you. The child can be a victim of poor parenting. The teenager can be a victim of drug peddlers. The adult can be a victim of poor financial advice. Voters can be victims of political intrigues. And we are all victims of our genes. But an emerging branch of science known as epigenetics suggests otherwise. Read more

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Jul-24   Sydney:   Do we still believe in a fair go for all?

Jul-24 Sydney: Do we still believe in a fair go for all?

Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has a long form vision for Australia. He is speaking at the North Shore Temple Emanuel. Read more

Jul-27   Sydney:   Freedom of speech discussion

Jul-27 Sydney: Freedom of speech discussion

Hosted by B’nai B’rith…including guest panelist Tim Wilson  – Australian Human Rights Commissioner. Read more

Jul-27   Sydney:   70th anniversary of the deportation of Rhodes’ Jews

Jul-27 Sydney: 70th anniversary of the deportation of Rhodes’ Jews

Vic Alhadeff will present a lecture….

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Jul-28   Sydney:   Moth: Gen3

Jul-28 Sydney: Moth: Gen3

True stories. Told live. Read more

Jul-29   10:45pm   SBS2-TV:   South Park – Jewbilee

Jul-29 10:45pm SBS2-TV: South Park – Jewbilee

Kenny comes with Kyle to Jewish Camp and almost witnesses the destruction of the Jewish faith. Read more

Aug-03   Melbourne:   VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Aug-03 Melbourne: VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia (VAJEX Aust) is holding their annual Wreath Laying Service in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance. Read more

Aug-08   2:05am   SBS2-TV:   Movie: Remembrance

Aug-08 2:05am SBS2-TV: Movie: Remembrance

Inspired by true events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944. Read more

Aug-09   11:05pm   SBS1-TV:   Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

Aug-09 11:05pm SBS1-TV: Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil. Read more

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

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An Australian first at the Technion

An Australian first at the Technion

Mark Sonnenschein,a Year 10 student at Sydney’s Moriah College, has become the first Australian student to be accepted into the internationally selective, prestigious Technion SciTech Program. Read more

Taglit at Tiberias

Taglit at Tiberias

160 young adult members of the Australian Jewish community have arrived in Tiberias at the start of an educational tour of Israel. Read more

Back from Bible Quiz in Israel

Back from Bible Quiz in Israel

Melbourne studentsEdward Lichtig, 15, from Leibler Yavneh College and Sara Krishtul 15 from Beth Rivkah Ladies College have just returned from the World Bible Quiz in Israel. Read more

Shavuot at Bialik

Shavuot at Bialik

The spirit of Shavuot has been brought to life at Melbourne’s Bialik College in the beautiful Kitchen Garden. Read more

Simultaneous story of Ruth

Simultaneous story of Ruth

Jewish children and their parents around the world have simultaneously reader The Story of Ruth as the Festival of Shavuos approaches. Read more

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Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Players from AJAX Football Club volunteered to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty at a Gary Smorgon House Working Bee. Read more

A legal business get together…

A legal business get together…

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The Young Jewish Leadership of Melbourne (YJLM) and OnKew joined forces for their second upscale cocktail party for Melbourne young adults, this time aimed at bringing young lawyers and businesspeople together for a social and networking event at the award winning CBD cocktail lounge “The Little Red Pocket”. Read more

Zionist Council of Victoria hosts Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Zionist Council of Victoria hosts Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The Zionist Council of Victoria recently hosted Avi Melamed, a world renown Middle East Strategic Analyst. Read more

Award for Craig

Award for Craig

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Home’s Assistant in Nursing (AIN) Craig Goldsmith, is the winner of this year’s Leading Age Services Australia NSW-ACT HESTA Nominate a Care Staff Member Competition which recognises dedicated staff in the aged care industry. Read more

Jul-02   Sydney:   Book Launch

Jul-02 Sydney: Book Launch

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Sthe Sydney Jewish Museum hosts Tom Lawson who will discuss his book “The Last Man” Read more

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