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Settlement with Rabbi Milecki

Settlement with Rabbi Milecki

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

A binding agreement has been signed between Rabbi Benzion Milecki, the Secured Creditors, the Liquidator, South Head & District Synagogue and Kehillat Kadimah. Read more

The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm

The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and has projected the colours of the French flag on Notre Dame in Jerusalem.

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The price of chometz

The price of chometz

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Liberal candidate for the Sydney seat of Wentworth Dave Sharma has put a $200 deposit on a box of chometz. Read more

Hamas and Israel on way to prisoner swap?

Hamas and Israel on way to prisoner swap?

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Reports of a pending prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas have again resurfaced. Read more

Dear Tony

Dear Tony

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

The president of the Zionist Federation of Australia Jeremy Leibler has written an open letter to journalist Tony Walker whose article  “Melissa Parke incident raises difficult questions about Israel” was published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Read more

State Department updates maps, manuals to reflect Israeli control of Golan

State Department updates maps, manuals to reflect Israeli control of Golan

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

The U.S. State Department has updated its maps and Foreign Affairs Manual to reflect the Trump administration’s recognition last month that the Golan Heights is part of Israel. Read more

WJC appeals for stand against neo-Nazi gatherings planned for Hitler’s birthday

WJC appeals for stand against neo-Nazi gatherings planned for Hitler’s birthday

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

As neo-Nazis and extremists prepare to gather in Sofia and elsewhere in Europe this weekend on the date of Adolf Hitler’s 130th birthday, the World Jewish Congress is calling on governments across the continent to condemn and oppose neo-Nazi movements. Read more

Pesach during the Holocaust

Pesach during the Holocaust

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

The Pesach festival – which marks the Jewish people’s exodus from enslavement in ancient Egypt – was never more reminiscent in modern times as during the Holocaust. Read more

May-06  Noon  Viceland-TV:   Movie: The Other Son

May-06 Noon Viceland-TV: Movie: The Other Son

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

As he is preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, a blood test proves Joseph is not his parents’ biological son. Read more

JDC provides tons of matzah, Passover kit and activities, holds seders worldwide

JDC provides tons of matzah, Passover kit and activities, holds seders worldwide

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life this Passover through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit—a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts, recipes and traditions from eight Jewish communities worldwide—and continuing its long tradition of matzah delivery and Passover activities in local Jewish communities globally. Read more

Pesach message from Dave Sharma

Pesach message from Dave Sharma

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Former Australian ambassador to Israel and candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming election Dave Sharma sends his message for Pesach. Read more

Israeli Druze doctor to be honoured on Independence Day

Israeli Druze doctor to be honoured on Independence Day

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Israel’sMinister of Culture and Sports, Miri Regev, Chairwoman of the Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies, has informed Dr. Salman Zarka that he has been honoured and selected to be one of the 12 torch-lighters during the official ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem kicking off Israel’s Independence Day celebrations this year. Read more

Beresheet – what went wrong

Beresheet – what went wrong

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm

According to preliminary investigation of the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s landing maneuver, it appears that a manual command was entered into the spacecraft’s computer.

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Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Maccabi has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards to recognise great sporting achievements for the calendar year 2018. Read more

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

Features and Articles

The last Nazi hunter

The last Nazi hunter

Shadows of the Holocaust’s Sheree Trotter hears Efraim Zuroff’s story… Read more

Deal of the century

Deal of the century

As Jews worldwide gather to commemorate their ancestors’ deliverance from bondage it is only appropriate that we contemplate exactly what it is we are remembering. Read more

‘Your opportunities are limitless,’ NASA astronaut tells Israel Air Force personnel

‘Your opportunities are limitless,’ NASA astronaut tells Israel Air Force personnel

As NASA astronaut Richard R. (“Ricky”) Arnold projected slides showing images of his time on board the International Space Station, a lecture hall filled with young Israel Air Force personnel sat spellbound, absorbing his every word. Read more

Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term of office. Read more

State and Religion in Israel on Pesach

State and Religion in Israel on Pesach

The return of a rightwing government, heavily reliant on religious parties in Israel, is a matter of some concern because of the increasing encroachment of religious compulsion in Israeli life (as much as I fear the opposite). Read more

Post-election thoughts

Post-election thoughts

In the end, the people of Israel voted for Prime Minister Netanyahu “Mr Security-Mr Statesman,” over Bibi with all of his human shortcomings. Read more

Jordan in denial over Trump plan for Israel in Judea and Samaria

Jordan in denial over Trump plan for Israel in Judea and Samaria

In a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – King Abdullah of Jordan reportedly said the White House had given him:

 “zero visibility into the most fraught part of their peace plan: how it proposes to divide Israeli and Palestinian territory.”

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Oh No— Not another Haggadah

Oh No— Not another Haggadah

Every year there seem to more and more haggadahs [the actual plural is haggadot] available. And this ignores the self-printed ones available to those with some computer literacy. Read more

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Free Museum entry to commemorate Yom HaShoah

Free Museum entry to commemorate Yom HaShoah

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum is offering free admission on Thursday 2 May, the world commemorates Yom HaShoah – the day of remembrance for the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Read more

Evelyne Weltlinger at the Camelot Lounge.

Evelyne Weltlinger at the Camelot Lounge.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm

There are not many women who have emerged as soloist singers late in their life Meet Evelyne Weltlinger…writes Ben Apfelbaum. Read more

Jewish comedy showcase stellar line-up

Jewish comedy showcase stellar line-up

Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

Shalom will be hosting its seventh Jewish Comedy Showcase as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival on Monday, April 29. Read more

NIF says “the best way to see a new side of Israel”

NIF says “the best way to see a new side of Israel”

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Applications have opened for the fifth cohort of the New Israel Fund Australia’s Naomi Chazan Fellowship. Read more

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

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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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