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NZ rugby star apologises for racist slur

NZ rugby star apologises for racist slur

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm

Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall ha apologised to the Jewish Council over a comment he made on live television in which he labelled an All Black a “Jew”. Read more

The Republic of Poland is one of the custodians of the memory of the Holocaust

The Republic of Poland is one of the custodians of the memory of the Holocaust

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm

On Friday the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel paid a historic visit to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Read more

NSW Jewish community raises over half-a-million dollars to assist bushfire victims 

NSW Jewish community raises over half-a-million dollars to assist bushfire victims 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:15 pm

The NSW Jewish community has raised over $500,000 to assist victims of the catastrophic NSW bushfires.

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Ronald S. Lauder thanks German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Contribution toward  Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp’s Preservation

Ronald S. Lauder thanks German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Contribution toward Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp’s Preservation

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:35 pm

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today met German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp and thanked her for announcing that Germany is committing € 60 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation to support the preservation of the memorial site. Read more

Labour officials denounce the party’s anti-Semitism crisis in 53-page report

Labour officials denounce the party’s anti-Semitism crisis in 53-page report

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:19 pm

A total of 70 current and former British Labour Party officials condemned anti-Semitism in the party in sworn statements submitted to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Read more

The U.S. approves Israeli device that extracts medical results based off drop of blood

The U.S. approves Israeli device that extracts medical results based off drop of blood

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an Israeli startup device that can quickly extract results based off just a drop of blood. Read more

Gal Gadot’s production company to adapt Israeli series ‘Queens’ for US

Gal Gadot’s production company to adapt Israeli series ‘Queens’ for US

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:12 pm

The production company started by Israeli actress Gal Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano is developing a U.S. version of hit Israeli television series “Queens.” Read more

Game of Thrones’ actor cancels talk in Belgium over offensive parade floats

Game of Thrones’ actor cancels talk in Belgium over offensive parade floats

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Dutch actress Carice van Houten, best known for her role in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” cancelled an upcoming television appearance in Belgium because of the use of anti-Semitic caricatures targeting Jews at a parade in the Belgian town of Aalst. Read more

Liberman says ‘no’ to narrow govt, third elections inevitable

Liberman says ‘no’ to narrow govt, third elections inevitable

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, Member of Knesset (MK) Avigdor Liberman on Thursday announced he would not join a narrow government, and after his attempts to leverage a unity government failed, a third round of elections within a year seems inevitable. Read more

State Prosecutors announce charges of bribery, money-laundering in major submarine corruption scandal

State Prosecutors announce charges of bribery, money-laundering in major submarine corruption scandal

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

State Attorney Shai Nitzan has announced charges against former senior security officials, as well as former aides of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a major corruption case involving the purchasing of German naval vessels. Read more

Tax treaty between Australia and Israel ratified

Tax treaty between Australia and Israel ratified

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

The Morrison Government has today ratified a historic new tax treaty between Australia and Israel, representing an important milestone in removing tax barriers and facilitating trade and investment between Australia and Israel. Read more

After following outcry, German performance-art group ceases display containing ashes of Holocaust victims

After following outcry, German performance-art group ceases display containing ashes of Holocaust victims

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm

A German political performance-art group has ended its latest display allegedly containing the ashes of Holocaust victims following a widespread outcry by Jewish institutions and within German society. Read more

We Made it to the Final Four! Let’s Make it to #1

We Made it to the Final Four! Let’s Make it to #1

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s researchers Prof. Liran Carmel and Dr David Gokhman have made it to the final round of Science Magazine’s 2019 Breakthrough of the Year award. Read more

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‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, was played in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after Israel’s 17-year-old Alon Leviev won the gold medal in the Under-18 category at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. Read more

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more

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On the other hand

On the other hand

It is just as well that our innovators, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs keep Israel in the forefront of international achievements. Read more

Meet Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the living and the dead

Meet Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the living and the dead

The phone rings in Michael Schudrich’s study. The young man on the other end sounds upset. His grandmother died, and he needs the rabbi’s help. Read more

Capitalism

Capitalism

The popular narrative of the moment is that Capitalism has failed. Read more

 Is it good for the Jews?

 Is it good for the Jews?

Thursday 12 December 2019 is crunch day for United Kingdom Jews. Whatever the results of the elections, on Friday 13th, the fallout and aftermath will not be good news. Read more

Could a future US administration undo Trump’s new policy on Israeli settlements?

Could a future US administration undo Trump’s new policy on Israeli settlements?

The announcement last month by U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo that Israeli settlements are not illegal was either warmly welcomed or hotly rejected, depending on how you interpret international law. Read more

While Iran shoots protesters, Europe schemes to enrich the murderers

While Iran shoots protesters, Europe schemes to enrich the murderers

The news out of Iran should shock the conscience of the world. As The New York Times reported in a front-page article published on Monday, when Iranians tried to protest their government’s arbitrary decision to drastically raise gasoline prices, the regime responded with unprecedented force. Read more

A briefish Mahler fest: Music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

A briefish Mahler fest: Music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

If you love Mahler, this was a concert for you. Read more

Why Netanyahu is not planning to resign

Why Netanyahu is not planning to resign

While Israel’s government remains in a period of unprecedented paralysis, embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains entrenched in his position, despite being handed a series of criminal indictments that have been followed by calls from political opponents as well as longtime supporters for him to step aside and allow someone else to take over, either from the opposition or from his own ruling Likud Party. Read more

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Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s  Very Funny 2020 Vision

Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s  Very Funny 2020 Vision

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Heading off to Northern NSW…so are Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan. Not on holiday but to entertain you. Read more

Emanuel concert a sell-out

Emanuel concert a sell-out

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

The recent Crossroads concert/multimedia event sold out two sensational nights recently at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue…a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

New president for Wolper

New president for Wolper

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:15 am

Richard Glass has been elected Wolper’s seventh President after serving as Vice President for 5 years. Read more

The Kristallnacht Cantata: A Voice of Courage

The Kristallnacht Cantata: A Voice of Courage

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm

The Kristallnacht Cantata: a Voice of Courage will hold its world premiere at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne next Sunday.

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Playing kaluki for the Monte

Playing kaluki for the Monte

Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Following the first popular Friends of Montefiore Kaluki morning, the most recent gathering was hosted at the home of  Nicole  & Dan Katz and included coaching for beginners joining the game. Read more

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Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

Perth Carmel School graduate Judd Behr will commence a double degree in Law and Psychology at Curtin University next year, after having won a prestigious John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

The Quiz that stopped the Federation

Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

Moriah gets a special visit

Moriah gets a special visit

The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

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