A Prayer for our fallen Australians

August 31, 2012 by  

Synagogues throughout Australia will recite a prayer especially penned to honour the five members of the Australian army who lost their lives in Afghanistan this week. Read more

Riding for Israel

August 31, 2012 by  

Melbourne’s Rabbi Ian Goodhardt has presented a cheque representing funds raised in a bike ride in aid of the Keeren Malki Foundation and UIA. Read more

March of the Living plans for 2013

August 31, 2012 by  

March of the Living Australia has announced details of the Adult delegation to March of the Living 2013. Read more

Not Naive Just Loving

August 31, 2012 by  

A Gentile seeking to convert to Judaism once approached the great sage Hillel and said: “Teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot.” Hillel responded: “What is hateful to you do not do to others. This is the essence of Jewish teaching – the rest is the commentary which you must go and study”…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

BDS causes fear in Brisbane

August 30, 2012 by  

A Brisbane shopkeeper is fearful for the future after BDS protesters stopped trade in her shoe store for 90 minutes and threatened to return. Read more

Anti-Semitic remark at Council Meeting

August 30, 2012 by  

A throwaway line at a council meeting in Sydney has sparked a major outcry. Read more

Israeli clown doctor in Sydney

August 30, 2012 by  

Sydney has an extra reason to smile this week, with a visit by an Israeli clown therapist. Read more

$20,000 fund for young leaders

August 30, 2012 by  

ROI Community, a global network of young Jewish innovators, and Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) has launched the “Dave Grants” at the Australian Gathering for Young Jewish Leaders, in Melbourne. Read more

Chabad Women’s Convention

August 30, 2012 by  

Women from all over Australia met up at Chabad of North Shore in Sydney this past weekend, for the 17th Annual Nshei uBnos Chabad Convention. Read more

AUJS seminar attracts top politicians

August 30, 2012 by  

AUJS has run its fifteenth star-studded fifteenth year premier AUJS Political Training Seminar—PTS—in Canberra. Read more

Australia should stick to its principles

August 30, 2012 by  

The decision of the Australian government to dispatch two senior officials to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Iran is a mistake…writes Julie Bishop. Read more

A night of mystery and self discovery

August 30, 2012 by  

Hagshama Sydney joined Neshama Life l for an inspirational and uplifting girls night of Jewish spirituality and mysticism. Read more

Aboriginal artist inspires Emanuel School students

August 30, 2012 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School students immersed themselves in Aboriginal art and culture during the School’s first Aboriginal Art Week. Read more

The other Rachels

August 30, 2012 by  

I must have written on countless occasions of items appearing in The Melbourne Age and other Fairfax newspapers questioning their balance, the editorial choices behind them, the use of emotive and sometimes misleading headlines and images and the general atmosphere of agenda based journalism when it comes to reporting on the Middle East…writes Emily Gian. Read more

Breaking the Silence and NIF tell Australian Jews to “pay up and shut up”

August 30, 2012 by  

The leaders of the Israeli fringe group known as Breaking the Silence (BtS) specialise in sharp criticism of the IDF, but they show no tolerance when it comes to criticism of their own activities. Their part of the current debate in Australia has been particularly shrill, self-righteous, and lacking in substance….write Gerald Steinberg and Naftali Balanson. Read more

The Expendables 2…a movie reviewed by James Berardinelli. Rated 2½/4

The Expendables 2 does not defy expectations; it defines them. If you think you know what the movie will deliver, you’re probably right…writes James Berdinelli. Read more

Moonrise Kingdom a movie reviewed by James Berardinelli. Rated 3 ½/4

Few working directors are as consistently, dependably quirky as Wes Anderson, whose films tend to excite art house audiences while being ignored and bypassed by mainstream movie-goers..writes James Berardinelli. Read more

The Jewish Struggle for Universal Human Rights

August 29, 2012 by  

One of the conundrums associated with the enduring nature of global anti-Semitism which has soared exponentially in recent years, is why, having made such disproportionate contributions towards all levels of civilization and left major imprints on science, ethics, medicine, culture and the arts, we Jews continue to act as a magnet for such virulent hatred…writes Isi Leibler.
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Olympic Shabbat

August 29, 2012 by  

Olympians Steven Solomon and Silver Medal winner Jessica Fox will visit Central Synagogue on September 7. Read more

Kadimah going from strength to strength

August 29, 2012 by  

As Wellington’s only Jewish days school prepares to shut its doors, Auckland’s Kadimah School reports an upturn in numbers. Read more

David Selinger Award winners say “Come to Carnival”

August 29, 2012 by  

The 2012 winners of the ‘David Selinger Memorial Award’, Lauren Coppel and Dylan Chilchik, agree that making friends at Maccabi Junior Carnival is the biggest highlight of the week-long event. Read more

Award for Dana Cordell

August 29, 2012 by  

Breakthrough research on managing global phosphorus supplies has won Dr Dana Cordell and Professor Stuart White from  Sydney’s UTS’s Institute for Sustainable Futures the environmental research award in the 2012 Australian Museum’s Eureka Prizes. Read more

Rubenstein and Danby join the Fairfax Fray

August 29, 2012 by  

Dr Colin Rubenstein, the executive director of AIJAC and Federal Labor MP Michael Danby have voiced their views on the Fairfax criticism of the IDF’s treatment of Palestinian children… Read more

Breaking the Silence replies to the ECAJ

August 29, 2012 by  

In response to a recent publication by the Israeli veteran organization Breaking the Silence, Dr Danny Lamm, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, blatantly attacked us – veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces – calling the publication “crude propaganda”…. Read more

Wallenberg to be honoured in NSW Parliament

August 29, 2012 by  

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg – credited with saving 100,000 Jews during the Holocaust – will be formally honoured at a ceremony in NSW Parliament House next week. Read more

Register for Junior Carnival – PS3 Up for Grabs

August 29, 2012 by  

Register for the Maccabi Junior Carnival to be held in Sydney in January 2013 by September 21 and give yourself a chance to win a PlayStation 3. Read more

Illegal Arab Building Defies Supreme Court Ruling

August 29, 2012 by  

The illegal “building intifada” being waged by the Palestinian Authority  on state lands in Area C of Judea and Samaria, (the West Bank), has become the latest battleground for the radical left in conjunction with  foreign-funded Israeli so called “human rights” NGO’s such as B’tselem and Bimkom…writes Ari Briggs. Read more

Making Aliyah – at 96!

August 28, 2012 by  

Lily Hyde is making Aliyah to Israel….at the age of 96. Read more

Speed Dating in Chatswood

August 28, 2012 by  

Thirty singles recently braved the elements to meet in a cosy café in Sydney’s Chatswood to make new acquaintances and j-junction and Shore Thing delivered. Read more

ECAJ Slams Fairfax

August 28, 2012 by  

The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Dr Danny Lamm, today slammed a story alleging maltreatment of children by the IDF which appeared in Fairfax newspapers on Monday. Read more

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