New Holocaust film for Australia

March 31, 2011 by  


The Generation Gap

March 31, 2011 by  

In the article, Give Us the Tools to Define Our Involvement, Joshua Einstein cogently articulates the major challenges and obstacles inherent in the global predicament of Jewish continuity. The term “continuity” is ubiquitous in contemporary Jewish community discourse. Broadly, it defines the continuity of “Jewishness”, both as our collective identity and as a values framework. Read more

Gary Humphries talks to the CJF

March 31, 2011 by  

Liberal Senator for the ACT, Senator Gary Humphries, addressed the Capital Jewish Forum (CJF) in Canberra this week. He spoke about his recent tour of Israel and the West Bank. Read more

The System Works But We Should Not be Happy

March 30, 2011 by  

Earlier this week former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years jail for rape. The result did not shock the Israeli people who had been avidly following the trial since Katsav resigned from his office in disgrace. When the sentencing was announced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset that it was a sad day for Israel but that ‘no one is above the law’ and that Israel should be proud of her justice system. Read more

Apr-04 Sydney: CBD Future Economics – A New Model

March 30, 2011 by  

CBD Chabad invite you to a lecture by Simon Jacobson…a speaker who has delighted audiences all over the world… Read more

86% of Australian Jewry has visited Israel

March 30, 2011 by  

The President of the Australian arm of the Jewish National Fund Grahame Leonard has addressed the KKL-JNF World Leadership Conference in Israel…reporting that 86% of Australian Jewry has visited Israel. Read more

Mar-31 Sydney: Memorial service for Itamar victims

March 29, 2011 by  

The Great Synagogue will host a memorial service to commemorate the lives lost in Itamar recently. Read more

Dame Kiri asked to boycott Israel

March 29, 2011 by  

New Zealand’s iconic opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has ignored a request to cancel an upcoming visit to Israel. Read more

Danby’s O’Farrell attack answered

March 28, 2011 by  

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Eric Abetz has responded to Labor MP Michael Danby’s criticism of new NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell following the Party’s decision not to introduce preferences in the NSW seat of Marrickville being contested by mayor Fiona Byrne who is calling for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. Read more

Adelaide woman makes important donation to Yad Vashem

March 28, 2011 by  

Brigitte Flatau-Yallen has donated two portraits and a wealth of archival material shedding light on German-Jewish life as the Nazis rose to power for safekeeping to Yad Vashem.  Read more

ECAJ offers sympathy

March 25, 2011 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has sent a message of sympathy to Israel following the fatal bomb attack on a Jerusalem bus. Read more

BDS Opposition Swells

March 25, 2011 by  

Federal Labor member of parliament Michael Danby has attacked NSW Liberal Party would be Premier Barry O’Farrell for not allocating preferences to Labor in the seat of Marrickville where anti-Israel campaigner and Marrickville mayor Fiona Byrne is poised to win the State seat for the Greens Party in tomorrow’s State election. Read more

Elli reunited with the family who saved her – after 65 years

March 24, 2011 by  

“Try one more time Nana”….she did and found the baby girl her husband’s mother had hidden from the Nazis ending a search which has lasted for 65 years. Read more

Gaza and Libya – the UN Speaks with Forked Tongue

March 24, 2011 by  

The double standards employed by the United Nations when it comes to dealing with Israel were thrown into sharp focus with the Security Council’s passing of Resolution 1973 on 19 March. Read more

Senate Slams Marrickville Council

March 24, 2011 by  

The Senate has supported a motion proposed by Senator Mitch Fifield denouncing Marrickville Council’s boycott of Israel. Read more

Silence Shirley? Good luck!

March 23, 2011 by  

Randwick citizen Shirley Finn got her chance to speak at a council meeting this week a …and attempts by the Mayor to cut her back fell foul of Shirley’s persistence and determination. The topic? Boycotts against Israel…Marrickville and Randwick. Read more

Apr-10 Sydney: Soul Seder

March 23, 2011 by  


A pre-Pesach workshop featuring 15 psycho-spiritual steps of the Seder. Read more

Apr-16 Sydney: Pre-Pesach Getaway

March 23, 2011 by  

Preparing for Pesach is a big job…spend the Shabbos before at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre. Read more

Victoria to fine adults who provide alcohol to children

March 23, 2011 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria president John Searle today applauded the Victorian Government for its intended introduction of legislation this week, providing for $7,000 fines for adults who give alcohol to children without parental permission. Read more


Steve Solomon might be Maccabi NSW’s incumbent Junior Sportsman of the Year, but this is a young guy who now has mainstream Australian sport talking. Read more

Emanuele Ottolenghi’s take on the Itamar murders

March 20, 2011 by  

The silliest of all Western reactions to the slaughter of the Fogel family has been to suggest that the murder of three children was aimed at torpedoing the peace process. Read more

The Q Society and Marrickville Council

March 20, 2011 by  

In the past week or so, it has become clear that the organisation which has is behind the petition against the Marrickville Council’s Boycott Divestment and Sanctions declaration is an active right wing, racist organisation.  the QSociety, whose official HQ is a post box office box in the western suburbs of Melbourne. It has strong links into other circles of haters and racists who just don’t like Muslims but other people as well. When the issue of a Muslim prayer group in the heart of the Jewish community in Melbourne, was attached to their cause, it took me only 5 minutes of searching on Google to figure out what these people represent, and that is what makes the Sydney response so scandalous. Read more

Support Randwick Council support Israel

March 20, 2011 by  

Show Your Support of Israel at Randwick Council Read more

Chief Justice to Retire

March 20, 2011 by  

NSW Chief Justice James Spigelman has announced his intention to resign. Read more

Family First – or Last?

This Sunday (20th March) we will celebrate Purim, the happiest day in the Jewish calendar. There are many lessons to be learned from this special day. One of them is the true meaning of kindness and unity. Read more

Medicine for Marrickville

March 20, 2011 by  

A long time ago – some sixty years – I had a spell of some medical responsibilities in the Marrickville area.  It was the time of early multiculturalism and I retain pleasant  memories of a happy polyglot community with a great sense of civic pride and neighbourly concern. Read more

“A Real Abuse of Power”

March 20, 2011 by  

A Marrickville councillor has slammed mayor Fiona Byrne for using the Council web site to explain why Israel should be boycotted. Read more

Too many emails?

March 18, 2011 by  

J-Wire now offers its subscribers the choice of receiving news bulletins every Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of daily…. Read more

Kesser Torah Spreads the Word

March 18, 2011 by  

Spread the Word, Israel’s Advocacy Group at Sydney’s Kesser Torah Girls High School, lived up to its name this week when students conducted a program supporting  Five Minutes of Silence in protest against Gilad Shalit’s five years in captivity. Read more

Obama – Confronting the Killing Culture in Palestine

March 17, 2011 by  

The brutal murder of five members of the Fogel family including three children aged 11, 4 and 3 months – whilst asleep in their house – could only elicit the following pathetic response from President Obama:

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of five Israelis in a terrorist attack in the northern West Bank, and we offer our condolences to their loved ones and to the Israeli people. There is no possible justification for the killing of parents and children in their home. We call on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack and for the perpetrators of this heinous crime to be held accountable.” Read more

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