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South Australia calls for the recognition of the Palestinian state

South Australia calls for the recognition of the Palestinian state

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

A dumped Labor backbencher has put a resolution to the South Australian parliament has Canberra to recognise the Palestinian state which was passed in the lower house last week. Read more

Dinner with the PM cancelled following the Western Wall decision

Dinner with the PM cancelled following the Western Wall decision

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

In light of yesterday’s decisions by the Government of Israel suspending egalitarian prayers at the Kotel, the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel hastened  its entire agenda for the remaining two days of its meetings in Jerusalem, in order to address the ramifications of these decisions. The scheduled dinner with the participation of the Prime Minister has been cancelled. Read more

South Head Synagogue: the rabbi is back in his pulpit

South Head Synagogue: the rabbi is back in his pulpit

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Rabbi Benzion Milecki remains as the spiritual head of Sydney’s South Head Synagogue after the Supreme Court of NSW ruled that his termination was void. Read more

NZ Jewry outraged

NZ Jewry outraged

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:52 am

The New Zealand Jewish Council is saddened and outraged by the desecration of ANZAC graves at Beersheba Cemetery in Israel. Read more

South Head: rabbi’s termination void

South Head: rabbi’s termination void

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm

A judge in the Supreme Court in Sydney has ruled the termination of Rabbi Benzion Milecki’s contract by the administrator of the South Head Synagogue is void. Read more

Adviser to four US presidents to speak in Sydney

Adviser to four US presidents to speak in Sydney

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

An adviser to no fewer than four US presidents will speak in Sydney next month. Read more

The Turnbull Government should support US extradition request

The Turnbull Government should support US extradition request

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:45 am

The US, Australia’s most important ally, is seeking the extradition of the convicted Hamas terrorist Ahlam al-Tamimi from Jordan. Read more

Visas for foreign entrepreneurs at 12 innovation Landing Pads

Visas for foreign entrepreneurs at 12 innovation Landing Pads

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

As part of the Innovation Visas program, entrepreneurs may reside in Israel for a period of up to 24 months, during which time he/she may submit a request to the Israel Innovation Authority’s “Tnufa” support program. Read more

An extraordinary 900-year-old collection of women’s jewellery

An extraordinary 900-year-old collection of women’s jewellery

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

So just how did 900-year-old rings, bracelets, earrings and hairpins come to be in the kitchen of a Crusader fortress tower in Modiʻin? The question may not be one of those in the local student’s next history exam, but it certainly occupies them as they participate in an archaeological excavation close to home. Read more

The bird sanctuary in the heart of a city

The bird sanctuary in the heart of a city

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:40 am

The  Bird-watching Centre in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park’s Rosh Tzippor Forest is  now reality thanks to JNF Australia and one of its major donors. Read more

Memories of the Six Day War

Memories of the Six Day War

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

Former Coogee Synagogue and Mount Sinai College board member Harry Schnapp has reflected on his involvement in the Six-Day War at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum. Read more

Anatomy of a terrorist attack

Anatomy of a terrorist attack

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:44 am

23-yr-old border policewoman Hadas Malka was stabbed on duty in Jerusalem. Mohammed Abed al-Rahman was the Magen David Adom paramedic who stubbornly fought for her life…in vain. Read more

After London mosque attack, Jewish groups express solidarity with Muslims

After London mosque attack, Jewish groups express solidarity with Muslims

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:53 am

Several British Jewish groups expressed solidarity with the U.K.’s Muslim community following an attack outside London’s Finsbury Park Mosque Monday, where a van ploughed into a crowd of Muslim worshipers as they left prayer services just after midnight. Read more

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International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.0rg. Read more

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Farewell to the NSW Maccabiah contingent…and 1997 remembered

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The countdown to the 2017 Maccabiah Games has really ramped up, with the first of three official farewells held for the 570-strong delegation held in Sydney on Sunday to farewell the New South Wales contingent. Read more

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Bialik’s athletes meet the torch

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The custodian of the Maccabiah Games Torch, Alida Lipton has presented the torch to some of Melbourne’s Bialik College athletes who will be travelling to Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Read more

Features and Articles

Supreme Court will likely uphold most of travel ban

Supreme Court will likely uphold most of travel ban

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in October regarding President Trump’s second travel ban, may not itself tell us much about the likely outcome of the case.  But the High Court’s decision to allow parts of the ban to go forward now – even before hearing the arguments—strongly suggests that there are a majority of Justices who will uphold the most important parts of the ban. Read more

Can a Jew be excommunicated?…ask the rabbi

Can a Jew be excommunicated?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions. Read more

Feintooner: Abbas meets Kushner

Feintooner: Abbas meets Kushner

This week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

Trump, Kushner, Greenblatt flirt with phantom Palestinian Authority

Trump, Kushner, Greenblatt flirt with phantom Palestinian Authority

President Trump has made a poor start in attempting to broker an end to the Jewish-Arab conflict by initially engaging with the “Palestinian Authority” – an entity that no longer legally exists…writes David Singer. Read more

Will Palestinian energy feud spark surge in violence against Israel?

Will Palestinian energy feud spark surge in violence against Israel?

The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening crisis in the Gaza Strip, as a cut in the electricity supplied to the coastal territory is stoking fears of a surge in violence, both between the Palestinian factions and against Israel…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

Welcome to the Shi’a corridor…writes Ben Cohen

Welcome to the Shi’a corridor…writes Ben Cohen

If you haven’t encountered the term “Shi’a corridor” yet, chances are that you will in the coming weeks, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in Syria intensifies. Read more

Ignore at your peril…writes Michael Kuttner

Ignore at your peril…writes Michael Kuttner

There are many occasions in life when ignoring the obvious can have dire consequences at some later time. Read more

Israel: Confronting Fake News, One Camera at a Time

Israel: Confronting Fake News, One Camera at a Time

While today’s widespread use of the term fake news can be traced to Donald Trump’s first press conference as President-elect, Israel has long had to grapple with the phenomenon of media outlets bending the truth for political gain. Read more

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Show your funny side

Show your funny side

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm

2017 Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival (MJCF) expression of interest are now open till June 30 2017. Read more

Off the air…but only temporarily

Off the air…but only temporarily

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish radio J-AIR is to temporarily suspend its live broadcasting from the 5pm on Friday. Read more

The Israeli Film Festival in Wollongong’s special cause

The Israeli Film Festival in Wollongong’s special cause

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

From Wollongong, Chloe Saxby was diagnosed with Vanishing White Matter disease (VWM) a genetic, degenerative, terminal disease that affects mostly children, in 2012 when she was three and a half. Read more

New board for NCJWA NSW

New board for NCJWA NSW

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:58 am

The National Council for Jewish Women of Australia NSW branch has elected a new board at its AGM. Read more

Kids Circle to hold holiday camp at North Shore Temple Emanuel

Kids Circle to hold holiday camp at North Shore Temple Emanuel

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Sydney’s Kids Circle has lined up another attractive and varied School Holiday Program for July including visits from Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, Le Cordon Bleu Qualified Chef and owner of Jon-Patrick Catering Company, Gene Cameron, and co-author of “A Fearsome Beast and a Dumpling Feast”, Yves Stening. Read more

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Cutting their hair for cancer

Cutting their hair for cancer

For the second year in a row, a group of students at Emanuel School gathered to cut at least 20cm of their hair to help beat cancer. Read more

Moriah students selected for entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah students selected for entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Six Year 11 students at Sydney’s Moriah College have been selected as the inaugural recipients of a new scholarship comprising an all-expenses-paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli startups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 3 Registration Open

Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 3 Registration Open

The Zionist Federation of Australia has announced that registration for the third Melbourne cohort of the Diller Teen Fellowship is now open. Read more

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced a new scholarship to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation among Year 11 students. Successful applicants will be awarded an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

Bialik student wins trip to Israel for My Family Story project

For the seventh consecutive year, a Bialik College student has won a trip to Israel to be a part of the annual My Family Story ceremony and exhibition at Beit Hatsufot – “The Museum of the Jewish People”. Read more

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