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The Partisan Song links South African students with schools in Lithuania and Russia

The Partisan Song links South African students with schools in Lithuania and Russia

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Perth-based Eli Rabinowitz has told his story on his resurgence of the Partisans’ Song many times, but now he has returned to his native South Africa to introduce his campaign to the country’s Jewish Day Schools. A video report. Read more

The Rona Tranby Trust to be hosted by Governor

The Rona Tranby Trust to be hosted by Governor

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm

NSW Governor of NSW General David Hurley will  host an afternoon tea at Government House on Friday for participants and supporters of the Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project. Read more

The Goldene Medina: Celebrating 175 Years of Jewish Life in South Africa

The Goldene Medina: Celebrating 175 Years of Jewish Life in South Africa

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Kol Nidre night, September 2016, marked the 175th anniversary of Jewish religious and cultural life in South Africa. Read more

Trump asks Netanyahu if he really wants peace with the Palestinians

Trump asks Netanyahu if he really wants peace with the Palestinians

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:39 am

In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the approval of building projects in Judea and Samaria, commonly known as the West Bank, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly asked the prime minister if he truly cared about making peace with Palestinians. Read more

Kiddish cup up for auction in Jerusalem not the Rebbe’s, according to Chabad

Kiddish cup up for auction in Jerusalem not the Rebbe’s, according to Chabad

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

An auction house in Jerusalem is preparing to put up for sale a Kiddush cup they say was used by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, despite the fact that Chabad-Lubavitch representatives have provided them with evidence that they say proves the cup to be inauthentic. Read more

World Jewish Congress and Chelsea F.C. on the same team

World Jewish Congress and Chelsea F.C. on the same team

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:13 am

The World Jewish Congress and Chelsea Football Club have kicked off a strategic global partnership under the banner “A Red Card for Hate”, aimed at combating the widespread phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. Read more

40 dignitaries to attend dedication of US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14

40 dignitaries to attend dedication of US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 3:46 pm

A sizeable delegation of American dignitaries will arrive in Israel to attend the official dedication ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, according to Sunday report on Israel’s Channel 10 news. Read more

Police investigating Alex’s death

Police investigating Alex’s death

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

11-yr-old autistic boy Alex Raichman absconded from his carers’ respite home in Sydney’s suburb of Oatley and was found following a intense search dead at the local railway station. Read more

Israelis celebrate Yom Ha’azmaut in Australia: photo gallery

Israelis celebrate Yom Ha’azmaut in Australia: photo gallery

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:14 am

Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli celebrated Israels 70th Independence Day with a Memorial Beacon Lighting Ceremony, dinner and dancing with guest singer Vered Harel Read more

Natalie Portman refuses to receive Genesis Prize in Israel

Natalie Portman refuses to receive Genesis Prize in Israel

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:10 am

Hollywood Actress and director Natalie Portman, who once said that she would not “you know, s**t on Israel,” has announced that she did not “feel comfortable” accepting an esteemed award in the Jewish state due to “recent events.” Read more

Dassi’s story

Dassi’s story

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

Dassi Erlich, who has campaigned tirelessly for the extradition of Malka Leifer from Israel to face 74 charges of  child sexual abuse in Melbourne, will tell her story  on ABC-TV’s “Australia Story” over the next two weeks. Read more

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm

Two Australian high school students have had the experience of a lifetime after competing in the International Bible Quiz live on Israeli TV on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and meeting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Limmud Oz returns to Melbourne

Limmud Oz returns to Melbourne

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Tickets are now on sale for Limmud Oz, Australia’s festival of Jewish learning and culture, which is back in Melbourne this year and returns to its traditional date over the Queen’s birthday weekend, June 9-11. Read more

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Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Jemima Montag has won the coveted Gold Medal in the 20km women’s walk at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Read more

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Melbourne’s Maccabi Hockey Club is looking for U14 Kids to join one of our hockey teams for the Winter season. Read more

Fox and Horwitz take top honours

Fox and Horwitz take top honours

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Olympian kayak star Jess Fox and Waratahs fly half David Horwitz have been named as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at Maccabi’s NSW 2017 Sports Awards. Read more

Budo for Peace’s 4th international Martial Arts for Peace seminar

Budo for Peace’s 4th international Martial Arts for Peace seminar

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:04 am

Budo for Peace headed by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim hosted the 4th International Martial Arts Seminar for Peace in Raanana. Read more

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And the award for best performance goes to . . . Natalie Portman

And the award for best performance goes to . . . Natalie Portman

And the award for best performance by a non-supporting actor goes to . . . Natalie Portman. Read more

The Portman factor

The Portman factor

That so many Jews care so deeply about what an actress has to say about the State of Israel and its prime minister tells us a lot about Jewish insecurity in 2018…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Miracles?

Miracles?

Are miracles miracles?…ask the rabbi. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Ode to Seven – this week’s cartoon. Read more

Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israel impasse

Arab Summit helps Trump break Jordan-PLO-Israel impasse

The 29th Arab Summit – concluded in Dhahran on 15 April – has presented President Trump with a wonderful opportunity to circumvent the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) refusal to consider Trump’s eagerly-awaited proposals to end the Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer.

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On the other hand

On the other hand

We are privileged to be living at a time to witness the miraculous restoration of Jewish sovereignty in our ancestral homeland and the ingathering of our dispersed people from all parts of the globe. Read more

An open letter to the Muslim world

An open letter to the Muslim world

Dear Muslim world,

The State of Israel is 70 years old today, and I am writing from its capital city, Jerusalem…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Flyby a reminder ‘that we are standing watch,’ says Israeli squadron commander

Flyby a reminder ‘that we are standing watch,’ says Israeli squadron commander

Minutes before his fighter jets took off to take part in a historic flyby marking Israel’s 70th year of Independence, the commander of  the 101 Squadron of the Israeli Air Force told JNS that he viewed the event as an important mission—one that carries a powerful message…writes Yaakov Lappin. Read more

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Melbourne kosher eatery opens in Sydney

Melbourne kosher eatery opens in Sydney

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10:19 am

The first Community Kashrut (CK) supervised meat restaurant in Sydney has opened for business. Read more

New Israel Fund Fellows launch online photo campaign

New Israel Fund Fellows launch online photo campaign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:54 am

Adam Grodeck and Rebecca Sharp, two Naomi Chazan Fellows have launched a three week online facebook campaign highlighting the work of organisations working for change in Israeli society. Read more

Creativity on show at Montefiore Seniors’ Week Art Exhibition

Creativity on show at Montefiore Seniors’ Week Art Exhibition

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm

The foyer at Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick was transformed into a pop-up gallery for Seniors’ Week, showcasing the vibrant work of 18 resident artists aged into their late 90s.

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Shalom: storytelling

Shalom: storytelling

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Kurt Brown is third generation Holocaust survivor. He grew up in a fundamental Christian home and only found out about his grandmother’s hidden past as a teenager and is now converting to Judaism. Watch his powerful story. Read more

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

Maccabi future hockey stars wanted

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Melbourne’s Maccabi Hockey Club is looking for U14 Kids to join one of our hockey teams for the Winter season. Read more

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Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Australian high school students have had the experience of a lifetime after competing in the International Bible Quiz live on Israeli TV on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and meeting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

A minyan of teens

A minyan of teens

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) clergy were joined by 10 post b’nei mitzvah teenagers in leading the morning shacharit service for the congregation. Read more

JCCV YAP thanks Yavneh students

JCCV YAP thanks Yavneh students

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Executive Director David Marlow has presented a certificate of appreciation to the Social Action Captains of Leibler Yavneh College. Read more

Dershowitz meets Carmel students

Dershowitz meets Carmel students

Staff and students from the Year 11 and 12 Advanced Hebrew classes at Perth’s Carmel School recently attended this year’s Annual United Israel Appeals (UIA) dinner, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel. Read more

Moriah students shed their hair to help kids with cancer

Moriah students shed their hair to help kids with cancer

More than 100 students at Sydney’s Moriah College have volunteered to have their hair cut at school, donating their locks to have wigs made for KIDS WITH CANCER.  Read more

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