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Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:13 am

Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

American Jewish Committee partners the New Zealand Jewish Council to help Muslim impacted by Christchurch attack

American Jewish Committee partners the New Zealand Jewish Council to help Muslim impacted by Christchurch attack

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:25 pm

American Jewish Committee has partnered with the New Zealand Jewish Council to provide financial support to the Muslim community devastated by racist, terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Read more

Netanyahu meets Trump and the recognition of Golan is signed

Netanyahu meets Trump and the recognition of Golan is signed

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm

At the start of the meeting, between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the president signed the proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as being in Israel. Read more

Words on Israel

Words on Israel

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Australian and world Jewish major organisations have penned their feelings following injuries by Israelis sustained by a rocket from Gaza and Australia’s voting against UNHCR resolutions claiming Israel committed war crimes. Read more

Varraville proposed as new Jewish cemetery

Varraville proposed as new Jewish cemetery

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm

The CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies has addressed Independent Planning Commission on the need to establish a cemetery at Varroville near Campbelltown. Read more

Israel launches heavy assault on key Hamas terror sites, infrastructure in Gaza

Israel launches heavy assault on key Hamas terror sites, infrastructure in Gaza

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:28 am

The Israel Defense Forces have carried out dozens of airstrikes on key Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Monday evening following a rocket attack that destroyed a home in central Israel earlier in the day. Read more

IDF pummels Hamas after one rocket attack too many

IDF pummels Hamas after one rocket attack too many

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:22 am

The Hamas rocket that shattered a village home in the Sharon district of central Israel, north of Tel Aviv early on Monday morning, is an attack that for Israeli leadership represents a step too far. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel will respond ‘ forcefully’ to ‘criminal attack’

Netanyahu: Israel will respond ‘ forcefully’ to ‘criminal attack’

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday morning promised a forceful response to the “criminal attack on the State of Israel” after a rocket fired by Gazan terrorists hit and destroyed a home in central Israel and wounded several Israelis. Read more

Netanyahu thanks Romania and Honduras for embassy move to Jerusalem

Netanyahu thanks Romania and Honduras for embassy move to Jerusalem

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening thanked Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă who announced that her country will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and Honduran President Juan Hernandez who announced his country will upgrade its diplomatic presence in Jerusalem. Read more

Home Directly Hit By Rocket; 7 Israelis Injured

Home Directly Hit By Rocket; 7 Israelis Injured

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Gazan terrorists launched a rocket at the centre of Israel early this morning, directly hitting and demolishing a home in Moshav Mishemert and wounding seven Israelis. Netanyahu is returning home from the U.S. Read more

Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:27 pm

Romania will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, Romanian Prime Minister

announced yesterday. Read more

AIJAC welcomes Australia vote against UNHRC resolutions

AIJAC welcomes Australia vote against UNHRC resolutions

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:16 pm

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the Australian Government’s principled decision to vote against all resolutions under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) biased Agenda Item 7, which each year is devoted exclusively to condemning Israel. Read more

Julie Bishop addresses UIA Women’s Division

Julie Bishop addresses UIA Women’s Division

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Jewish women from all over Sydney attended a sold-out breakfast event to hear The Right Hon Julie Bishop MP, headline speaker for this year’s UIA Women’s Division.  Federal Member for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps, was among the guests.

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Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship following failing to guarantee Israeli Para swimmers’ participation. Read more

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

Features and Articles

Trump could replicate Golan Heights decision in Judea and Samaria

Trump could replicate Golan Heights decision in Judea and Samaria

President Trump’s Proclamation on Recognizing the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel (Proclamation) could have important implications for America’s future policy regarding territorial claims by the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Read more

An exciting piano package from Alessio Bax:  a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

An exciting piano package from Alessio Bax: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Italian pianist, Alessio Bax, ticked all the right pre-concert boxes for his Sydney Recital Hall performance last night. Read more

Why does Judaism prohibit mixing milk and meat…ask the rabbi

Why does Judaism prohibit mixing milk and meat…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers question on Judaism…. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon – Purim Spiel 2019 Read more

Is every day like Purim?

Is every day like Purim?

In Spirals of the Soul (p. 115) I cite the AriZa”l, R’ Isaac Luria, who famously declares that Yom Kippur, known in the Torah as Yom Kippurim, “is like Purim” – Yom K’Purim. I go on to suggest that the implications of this go far deeper than a play-on-words. Read more

A chat with Deborah and Willie

A chat with Deborah and Willie

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier talk with Henry Greener about their past experiences, how they met and the journey they have travelled together for the past 27 years. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

With election day rapidly approaching Israelis are faced with the dilemma of which party to cast their ballot for. Read more

Blood libels

Blood libels

On March 22nd1144, in Norwich, England, Jews were first accused of killing a Christian child because it was claimed, they needed its blood for the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder. Read more

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New Rabbi Sought for National Capital: A Community with Verve!

New Rabbi Sought for National Capital: A Community with Verve!

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm

The ACT Jewish Community (ACTJC) is seeking a new Rabbi to serve their warm and lively congregation in the nation’s capital Canberra. Read more

Discovering the lost journals of Dr Andor Kämpfner

Discovering the lost journals of Dr Andor Kämpfner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Shortly after his liberation from Buchenwald in April 1945, Dr Andor Kämpfner began writing an extraordinary document; his journals. Read more

Ari Fuld’s supporters run the Jerusalem marathon – a video report

Ari Fuld’s supporters run the Jerusalem marathon – a video report

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

Friday’s Jerusalem marathon had numerous groups running together to support a cause. One group ran to continue the legacy of Israel advocate Ari Fuld, recently murdered in a terror attack. Read more

Letters of Loss and Refuge: an exhibition at Sydney’s B’nai B’rith Centre

Letters of Loss and Refuge: an exhibition at Sydney’s B’nai B’rith Centre

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The exhibition “Letters of Loss and Refuge” will open at the B’nai B’rith Centre in Kensington on Sunday. Read more

Bondi humanitarian of the year

Bondi humanitarian of the year

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:13 pm

Our Big Kitchen’s Laya Slavin was recognized as ‘Bondi Humanitarian of the Year’ from a field of very accomplished women. Read more

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Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

The Melbourne Diller Teen Fellows have produed their Leadership Shabbaton. Read more

Debating rising star

Debating rising star

Perth’s Carmel’s Year 10 student, Aviya Solomon has made it through to the first round of candidates selected for the Western Australian Debating League (WADL) State Team. Read more

Emanuel School students take a s­tand

Emanuel School students take a s­tand

Over 150 Emanuel Primary and High School students rallied to voice their concerns about the global climate crisis. Read more

The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

Noa Bloch writes: In August 1941, in reprisal for a prisoner successfully escaping Auschwitz, the Nazis indiscriminately selected ten prisoners to be starved to death. Read more

Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

It was a record year for youth volunteers in WA on Green Sunday with the annual telethon having more students and young adults giving their time to make calls than ever before. Read more

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