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Sydney Beth Din applies for special leave to the High Court

Sydney Beth Din applies for special leave to the High Court

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Four members of the Sydney Beth Din were found guilty of contempt of court and their appeal against the decision was dismissed. Now they are taking the steps necessary to have the matter dealt with by the High Court in Canberra. Read more

Apologies from the Rabbinical Council of NSW following Jeremy Spinak memo

Apologies from the Rabbinical Council of NSW following Jeremy Spinak memo

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

The Rabbinical Council of NSW has expressed regret and sorrow that the publication of a private memo sent to rabbinic colleagues regarding halachic protocol at the funeral of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies President Jeremy Spinak caused  “unnecessary distress to Mr Spinak’s family and communal colleagues”. Read more

Aiia Maasarwe murder: police announce arrest

Aiia Maasarwe murder: police announce arrest

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm

Victoria Police’s Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe. Read more

Triguboff centre to improve life for Bedouins opened

Triguboff centre to improve life for Bedouins opened

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

A new centre that will dedicate its work towards improving the living standards of the Bedouin community in Israel’s southern Negev region has been named after Jewish-Australian real estate magnate, Harry Triguboff. Read more

Destination the moon

Destination the moon

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries first lunar spacecraft began a historic journey to the moon when it was transported in a cargo plane from Ben Gurion Airport to Orlando, Florida, ahead of launching from SpaceX Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station next month.

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Bribery, illicit relations at centre of justice system corruption case

Bribery, illicit relations at centre of justice system corruption case

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

Bribery for the sake of promotion and illicit relations between senior officials in Israel’s judicial system is at the centre of a police probe that is rocking the country.

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Golani mates meet in Jerusalem

Golani mates meet in Jerusalem

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:53 am

Frank Lowy has been honoured by Keren Hayesod with a special meeting in Jerusalem with former IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. General (Res.) Gadi Eizenkot.

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A presidential falafel for Dugo

A presidential falafel for Dugo

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:10 am

Dugo, along with 60,000 Jews, was on the death march from Auschwitz at the age of 14. Exhausted and starving, he marched for miles dreaming of the ‘bilkelach’ rolls he would eat in Israel. Read more

NZ Israel Institute slams racist Malaysian ban on Israeli Paralympic athletes

NZ Israel Institute slams racist Malaysian ban on Israeli Paralympic athletes

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:33 am

Israel Institute of New Zealand director Dr David Cumin is calling on the International Paralympic Committee to move an upcoming Paralympic event out of Malaysia following a decision, by the Malaysian Government, not to allow Israeli athletes to enter the country to participate in the event. Read more

Leifer proceedings expected to last until mid-year

Leifer proceedings expected to last until mid-year

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:04 am

A further hearing in the extradition case involving Malka Leifer facing 74 charges of child sexual abuse in Melbourne was held in a closed-door court in Israel yesterday. Read more

Israeli child sexual abuse scandal: ZFA speaks out

Israeli child sexual abuse scandal: ZFA speaks out

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:36 am

The belated response by one of the most senior and influential rabbinic figures in the National-Religious community in Israel to a growing sexual abuse scandal has been condemned by the Zionist Federation of Australia as inadequate, irresponsible and unacceptable. Read more

Israeli murdered in Melbourne

Israeli murdered in Melbourne

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:19 pm

An Israeli Arab student has been found murdered outside the Polaris shopping centre close to La Trobe University in Bundoora, Melbourne. Read more

Atomic chief: Iran could enrich uranium to 20 percent within four days

Atomic chief: Iran could enrich uranium to 20 percent within four days

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Iran’s atomic energy chief said on Tuesday that the regime has the capability to enrich uranium up to 20 per cent within four days. Read more

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Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

The Malaysian government announced last week that it would deny Israeli para-swimmers visas for the 2019 World Para Swimmers (WPS) Championship slated to take place in Kuching in July, prompting the International Paralympic Committee to intervene. Read more

Paddling her canoe

Paddling her canoe

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Maccabi Australia is set for a big 2019 and has some ambitious plans for the year ahead. Read more

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

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Oaths

Oaths

Anyone who has attended a Kol Nidrei service will know that there are seven terms in Hebrew and Aramaic for vows and oaths…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

An open letter to Dr. Tveit, head of World Council of Churches

An open letter to Dr. Tveit, head of World Council of Churches

Gerald M Steinberg writes…Dear Dr Olav Fykse Tveit,  Read more

Why Trump’s peace plan doesn’t matter

Why Trump’s peace plan doesn’t matter

Earlier this week, Israeli television broadcast a report about the details of the Middle East peace plan that the Trump administration is planning to unveil at some point in the future…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Will we ever learn?

Will we ever learn?

It seems that no matter how many times we are faced with life-threatening situations many people never seem to draw the logical conclusions….writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Trump plan for Israel-Jordan-Egypt negotiations hits brick wall

Trump plan for Israel-Jordan-Egypt negotiations hits brick wall

President Trump’s self-styled deal of the century aimed at resolving the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict has now been postponed beyond February for a further unspecified period of months – signalling Jordan and Egypt are still refusing to step up and negotiate with Israel on Trump’s plan. Read more

Mishpacha

Mishpacha

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family some of whom you might recognise… Read more

Reclaiming service: Planting the seeds of Jewish values

Reclaiming service: Planting the seeds of Jewish values

In our fast-paced interconnected world, it can be so hard to do a good deed in a truly selfless way…writes Rabbi Benji Levy/JNS. Read more

The Kid Who Would Be King – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The Kid Who Would Be King – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

As a child, I loved T.H. White’s The Once and Future King even though I was confused by the concept of Merlin the Wizard travelling backwards through time and getting younger as he went forward. Read more

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NIF to Host ‘Tribute to Amos Oz’ Event

NIF to Host ‘Tribute to Amos Oz’ Event

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Marking the recent passing of acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz NIF Australia will curate an evening to celebrate his life and reflect on his literary and political legacy. Read more

David Marlow joins AJHS

David Marlow joins AJHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:17 am

David Marlow has been appointed the new Honorary Secretary of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS).

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JNF Tour: Day 10 and the end of the journey

JNF Tour: Day 10 and the end of the journey

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

JNF Tour: Day 9

JNF Tour: Day 9

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9:20 am

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

JNF Tour: Day 8

JNF Tour: Day 8

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

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BJE in Israel

BJE in Israel

76 students from Sydney made up the largest contingent ever to tour Israel under the auspices of the Board of Jewish Education. A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Build your own Challah board

Build your own Challah board

BJE has celebrated the end of the year with a Crafts Party at Bunnings Eastgardens in Sydney where BJE students and their parents were given the opportunity to build their own Challah boards. Read more

Six of the best

Six of the best

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

2018 has been another successful year for Year 12 Melbourne’s Mount Scopus students in their VCE exams. Read more

A roaring success

A roaring success

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s primary production of the Lion King Jr was a roaring success. Read more

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