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On the one hand…

On the one hand…

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

Israeli-born Marcelo Svirsky has been criticised by federal MP Michael Danby for supporting the BDS movement by walking from Wollongong to Canberra…Svirsky responds to the criticism. Read more

Protector of the faith

Protector of the faith

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

Nina Bassat, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, has presented police Sergeant Timothy Lambourne with a certificate in appreciation of his work supporting multiculturalism and his services to the Jewish community in Victoria. Read more

Waves of the future

Waves of the future

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

Australian scientists have been working on collaboration with Israel’s Weizmann Institute to develop ocean waves in producing powers before only witnessed in science fiction. Read more

Bibi addresses the U.N.

Bibi addresses the U.N.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:47 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed the United Nations… Read more

Hebrew University at work on the reef

Hebrew University at work on the reef

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

An expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science has measured a roughly 40% reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in the last 35 years — a scenario that could damage the reef framework and endanger the entire coral ecosystem. Read more

Rare find now on show

Rare find now on show

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:24 am

Visiting or living in Israel? A rare cache of Byzantine-era antiquities discovered in 2013, including the largest gold medallion with Judaic symbols known in existence, are on public display for the first time in a focused exhibition at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Read more

Remembering Babi Yar

Remembering Babi Yar

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

On September 29 and 30, 1941, 33,771 Jews perished at the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev at the hands of the Germans…yesterday they were remembered  in Australia and a new memorial was unveiled in Sydney. Read more

Mossad in search of recruits

Mossad in search of recruits

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

Israel’s secret intelligence service Mossad has launched a new website (in a variety of languages) in order to – inter alia – recruit candidates to its ranks. Read more

More hate mail for Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

More hate mail for Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

Virulently anti-Semitic leaflets have yet again made an appearance in letter-boxes in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs…raising the ore of local Federal Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Read more

Community Relations Commission facing changes?

Community Relations Commission facing changes?

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has raised serious concerns about the future of multicultural harmony in NSW – following reports of a restructure and watering down of the role of the Community Relations Commission. Read more

Funding withdrawn from Mt Sinai

Funding withdrawn from Mt Sinai

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

State Labor Member for Heffron and Shadow Minister, Ron Hoenig has today expressed his outrage at the Federal Liberal Government cutting the school counsellor from Sydney’s Mount Sinai College, in the wake of the recent anti-Semitic attack of Jewish school students on a school bus. Read more

Board slams knife-wielding intruder at Islamic school

Board slams knife-wielding intruder at Islamic school

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:52 am

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has condemned an incident at Al-Faisal College which saw young children take cover beneath their desks while a knife-wielding intruder allegedly threatened staff and students on the College campus. Read more

New Year message from President Rivlin

New Year message from President Rivlin

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:33 am

Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel, sends his message for the Jewish New Year… Read more

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Features and Articles

Dialogue of the deaf…writes Michael Kuttner

Dialogue of the deaf…writes Michael Kuttner

Addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations or indeed the UN Human Rights Council is not exactly a dialogue when it comes to Israel. Read more

Yom Kippur Q&A

Yom Kippur Q&A

Rabbi Raymond Apple asks the questions…and answers them. Read more

A Guilt-Edged Heart …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

A Guilt-Edged Heart …writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

Guilt is complex business. Think of its elements: should have, must have, couldn’t, if only, I wish, shut my big mouth, couldn’t help it, couldn’t resist, and more. Read more

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur, and who shouldn’t?…writes Deborah Fineblum

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur, and who shouldn’t?…writes Deborah Fineblum

Herut Shitrid vividly recalls the first Yom Kippur she fasted. She was only 10, but somehow she was able to make it through the whole day. Read more

Where is the Muslim Outrage at IS?…asks David Werdiger

Where is the Muslim Outrage at IS?…asks David Werdiger

Imagine this scenario: the emergence of a militant Jewish group. The New Sadducee State (NSS) rejects the Torah’s Oral Tradition, and want to return the entire world to their rule under their literal and strict interpretation of the Written Law. Read more

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Bible quiz winner

Bible quiz winner

Chaya Leah Kaltmann, a student at Leibler Yavneh College, has won the Victorian state finals of the 2014 Youth Bible Quiz. Read more

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE students who participated in the Emet Israel program in 2013 recently hosted a dinner for the students from the Arava region.  Read more

New head of primary for Emanuel

New head of primary for Emanuel

Emanuel School’s new Head of Primary, Natanya Milner, is no stranger to the School or its students. Read more

Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

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Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

Two upstanding community members have been honoured at Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2014 Staff and Volunteer Service and Excellence Awards. Read more

Cooking up a community

Cooking up a community

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A LifeSkills Cooking Program for adults living with disability has done more than teach skills; it has helped to bring together a community. Read more

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Shirley Glance has been elected unopposed president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia  (Vic) . Read more

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) has performed at the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains. Read more

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

A slew of soccer stars, ex-Socceroos and other football legends will join forces with communal identities in a unique celebrity ‘fun-raiser’ to aid Epilepsy Action Australia. It’s the Sydney Celebrity Football Charity Challenge. Read more

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