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Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm

The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) is deeply concerned about comments attributed to criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg which have appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Read more

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Among the world dignitaries attending the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was Australian Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:34 pm

The Technion in Israel is to award a Doctor Honoris Causa, the Technion’s highest recognition for scientific and humanitarian contribution to former NSW Governor, Professor Dame Marie Bashir Read more

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Around 350 members of the community including diplomats from many countries, gathered at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Rabbis meet the Prime Minister

Rabbis meet the Prime Minister

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Tthe first ever delegation from Australia’s peak and preeminent Jewish religious leadership body – ORA – The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra. Read more

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Lt-Col Leonard Berney RA TD tells J-Wire of his participation and the events surrounding the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read more

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem at yesterday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. Read more

Learn online about the Holocaust

Learn online about the Holocaust

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

To mark the  International Holocaust Memorial Day, FutureLearn, a social medialearning platform, has launched free online courses exploring the history and ongoing scholarship of the Holocaust…one created by Tel Aviv University and the other by Yad Vashem. Read more

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, victims and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, victims and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders gathered at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million people killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the Holocaust, as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in Auckland

The Holocaust remembered in Auckland

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Auckland has hosted an International Holocaust Remembrance day…a J-Wire video report from Keren Cook. Read more

Israeli may have survived car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt

Israeli may have survived car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Irit Wilder, an Israeli tourist who died in a car accident in New Zealand would probably have survived had she been wearing a seatbelt. Read more

Those left standing

Those left standing

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Around 160 Holocaust survivors accompanied by family, friends and carers commemorated 70 years of survival…when survivors were asked to stand only about 80 made their presence felt. Read more

Australia Day message from Tony Abbott

Australia Day message from Tony Abbott

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

Prime Minister Tony Abbott delivers his Australia Day message for 2015. Read more

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Features and Articles

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

Should Netanyahu address Congress?…asks Isi Leibler

Presumably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighed his options carefully before accepting U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address the joint session of Congress. Read more

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

Never Again?…writes Emily Gian

All four of my grandparents were Holocaust survivors. I heard snippets of their stories my whole life but it was always difficult for me to truly imagine how it all began, how it continued, and how it became the greatest human tragedy of all time. Read more

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

When Heimish Doesn’t Mean Amish!…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

I am sitting in the 23rd floor lounge of the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco looking out onto the bay watching a string of bulky container ships making their slow motion to port.

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Bucking stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi fights terrorism and seeks ‘revolution’ in Islam

Bucking stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi fights terrorism and seeks ‘revolution’ in Islam

As the world continues to grapple with a new wave of Islamic extremism, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has emerged as an unlikely Middle East leader willing to confront terrorism both militarily and ideologically. Read more

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday shouldn’t change how the Gulf nation treats its relations with Iran and Israel, experts say. Read more

My mother and other catastrophes

My mother and other catastrophes

An all-star cast features in a new Australian black comedy about four generations of formidable Jewish women. Read more

Yemen Crumbles, Iraq Stumbles, America Fumbles…writes David Singer

Yemen Crumbles, Iraq Stumbles, America Fumbles…writes David Singer

There are some 60 States in the American-led coalition pledged to degrading and destroying Islamic State – but only 21 – regarded as “key members” were at the Conference in London on 22 January – which UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond described in these terms: Read more

Europe’s Jews tied to a declining political class

Europe’s Jews tied to a declining political class

As regular readers of my column will know, I am not an admirer of the analogy between the situation that Jews faced in Europe in the 1930s, and the trials and challenges we face now…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org Read more

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Jan-21   1:35am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoner of War – Three episodes

Jan-21 1:35am SBS1-TV: Prisoner of War – Three episodes

Three episodes of this popular award-winning Israeli series Read more

Jan-22   1:05am   SBS1-TV:   Four episodes of Prisoners of War

Jan-22 1:05am SBS1-TV: Four episodes of Prisoners of War

Four more episodes screened in a row of this popular Israeli series… Read more

Jan-22 and Jan-23   11:55pm   SBS1TV:   Prisoners of War

Jan-22 and Jan-23 11:55pm SBS1TV: Prisoners of War

The series continues Read more

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney:  Signs of Life

Dec-10 for one year – Sydney: Signs of Life

The Sydney Jewish Museum presents its collection of Family letters and postcards of the Holocaust

Jan-28   11:00pm   SBS1-TV:   Movie: Footnote

Jan-28 11:00pm SBS1-TV: Movie: Footnote

Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, ‘Footnote’ is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Read more

Feb-03   1:15am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – Goodbye, Sweetie

Feb-03 1:15am SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – Goodbye, Sweetie

The second series of this gripping Israeli drama picks up with Jamal’s death and the release of the terrorist Abdullah Bin-Rashid, which undermines the position of Yussuf in the Children of the Jihad organization. Read more

Feb-04   1:40am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – Happy Birthday [Three episodes]

Feb-04 1:40am SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – Happy Birthday [Three episodes]

Talia has a break down while Nimrode is out partying. Read more

Feb-05   12:00am   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners of War [Five episodes]

Feb-05 12:00am SBS1-TV: Prisoners of War [Five episodes]

Platoon Secretary – Iris and Haim discover new details in the investigation tying Amiel, Atar Shorer and Dr. Ze’ev Kaplan together. Read more

Jan-05   3:30pm   SBS1-TV:   Jerusalem: The Making Of A Holy City

Jan-05 3:30pm SBS1-TV: Jerusalem: The Making Of A Holy City

Wellspring of Holiness – Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a fascinating three-part series on Jerusalem: the shrine of three faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the most fought over city in history. Read more

Feb-05   11:55pm   SBS1-TV:   Prisoners Of War – The Notebook

Feb-05 11:55pm SBS1-TV: Prisoners Of War – The Notebook

Haim tries to extract more details on Operation Judas from Ze’ev, and together they work on cracking the code that Atar and Jamal used to communicate with each other. Read more

Feb-06   1:50am   SBS2-TV:   Prisoners Of War – three episodes

Feb-06 1:50am SBS2-TV: Prisoners Of War – three episodes

The Kidnapping – The soldier’s kidnapping affects everybody. Read more

Feb-11   Sydney:   Service and cocktail party marking the start of the new law term

Feb-11 Sydney: Service and cocktail party marking the start of the new law term

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will hold its annual service and cocktail party marking the opening of the 2015 Law Term .

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The good oil

The good oil

The traditional art of olive making has been taught to young primary school children as they learn more about Chanukah. Read more

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

BJE Boys lay tefillin at the Kotel

NSW Board of Jewish Education boys on a visit to Israel at the Kotel. Read more

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

Bible quiz winner fifth in her family to score

The Zionist Federation of Australia’s  Federal Bible Quiz took place took place recently in Melbourne with the winner joining three siblings who have won  the prize and a fourth who was runner-up. Read more

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

Sydney student to represent Australia in the Hague

For Emanuel School student, Daniel Hellig-Smith, rubbing shoulders with diplomats and policy makers will soon be par for the course.  Read more

Mount Scopus meets Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus meets Mount Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students are visiting Israel, with nearly 90% of Year 10 students choosing to participate in the College’s optional Ulpan programs. Read more

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New Board for JewishCare

New Board for JewishCare

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

Sydney’s JewishCare has elected a new Board at its AGM. Read more

Gifted teacher

Gifted teacher

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 10:55 am

Rachelle Lever recently attended a Special Religious Education Celebration event held at Parliament House in Sydney, where she was one of 12 recipients of an award recognising their outstanding contribution for excellence, innovation and creativity in the way they deliver SRE to their students.  Read more

New website for Jewish Care

New website for Jewish Care

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish Care has launched a new web site, Read more

Budding artists – in their golden years

Budding artists – in their golden years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

Thirteen residents at Sydney’s Montefiore Home in Randwick entered their artworks to Moriah College’s Artbeat ’14 artshow. Read more

Rabin remembered

Rabin remembered

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:04 am

More than 200 people attended an event honouring  the life and memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Read more

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