Jewish artist’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth on show in Canberra

September 30, 2012 by  

A portrait of The Queen by a Jewish artist was unveiled yesterday at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra by  Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Read more

The ECAJ on Malmo

September 30, 2012 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has issued a statement condemning public and media indifference following the bomb attack on Malmo’s Jewish Community Centre. Read more

More on the Holocaust

September 30, 2012 by  

New Zealand educators who teach the Holocaust have been offered an opportunity to further their studies in Israel through a heavily subsidised scheme. Read more

NZ Catholics send Chag Sameach

September 30, 2012 by  

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations has sent a Chag Sameach to the NZ Jewish community. Read more

European Jewish Conference statement on Malmo

September 29, 2012 by  

European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor has condemned as unacceptable the unbearable escalation against the European Jewish community after an explosion rocked Malmo’s Jewish community building this morning. Read more

First ever NSW Police Remembrance Day service held in a Synagogue

September 29, 2012 by  

As part of its Friday night Shabbat service, the Central Synagogue in Sydney’s east and members of the Sydney Jewish community marked National Police Remembrance Day to honour those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Read more

Victorian Parliament introduced to Rosh Hashana

September 28, 2012 by  

Over thirty politicians were treated to their first taste of Rosh Hashanah at a luncheon at Parliament House co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV). The event was attended by many members of State Parliament and enhanced by a visit by the Premier, Ted Baillieu MP.   Read more

U.N. goings on

September 28, 2012 by  

On Monday, Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the UN Assembly in a high level meeting on the rule of law. Having walked out in protest, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nation’s Ron Prosor made the perfect analogy when he declared, “the leader of a lawless country that repeatedly violates the basic principles of rule of law has no place in this hall. It is an absolute disgrace that this kind of man is given a voice on such an important issue…writes Emily Gian. Read more

Sharing a Sukkah

September 28, 2012 by  

A world-wide registry of Sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. Read more

Coming to terms with Israel

September 28, 2012 by  

For nearly two decades I have been positing that inside Israel itself we have reached a post ideological age vis a vis the dispute between Israel and her neighbors which results in a remarkably consistent policy…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Palestine: End the Jew Hatred – End the Conflict

September 28, 2012 by  

The universal international condemnation of the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” – whilst defending at the same time the freedom of individuals to express those abhorrent views – has come in response to the anger and violence that has broken out in many Moslem populations around the world and cost the lives of the American Ambassador to Libya – J Christopher Stevens – and three other members at the Embassy in Benghazi on September 11…writes David Singer. Read more

Jewish Support for Obama almost triple that for Romney

September 28, 2012 by  

An American Jewish Committee poll  has the head to head between Obama and Romney at 71% to 27% among Jewish voters. Read more

Carrying the torch – and the Shofar

September 28, 2012 by  

Two American Chabad rabbis  spent the High Holy Days driving a “Mitzvah tank” from Melbourne to Far North Queensland. Read more

Opportunity for funding

September 28, 2012 by  

NSW State Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has urged community organisations and local councils to apply for funding under the 2012 Community Building Partnership Program. Read more

Graf Orator says Judaism is not a Religion

September 28, 2012 by  

Avraham Infield, one of the world’s foremost contemporary Jewish thinkers who says Judaism is not a religion, will deliver this year’s Graf Oration. Read more

Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv

September 27, 2012 by  

J-Wire is coming to you from Israel. On Yom Kippur this city shuts down completely. No Israeli TV, no travel in or out on any airline and no traffic on the roads…much to the delight of Tel Aviv citizens who take to the Ayalon expressways on their bicycles…. Read more

All Blacks to boost Israeli and Palestinian rugby

September 27, 2012 by  

Kiwi-style rugby is about to receive an international boost—in the Middle East. Read more

Facebook rejects claim of profiting through racism

September 27, 2012 by  

In response to an attack by Jewish and Aboriginal leaders that Facebook was promoting racism by publishing material that mocks Jews and Aborigines, the social media company said the “Jewish memes” and “Aboriginal memes” pages do not violate its terms, even though it finds the material “incredibly distasteful”. Read more

On the Boil: Obama, the Democrats and the Jews

September 27, 2012 by  

The disproportionately high profile of American Jews in the Presidential election contest and the efforts invested by both candidates portraying themselves as supportive of the Jewish State has assumed surrealistic levels…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

A Ginsburg Session

September 27, 2012 by  

True to cliche, I get (even) sillier as I get older. Having painstakingly taken notes (on the back of a ticket and Woolies docket) in deference to my unreliable memory at The Mark Ginsburg Band’s Sound Lounge gig last Saturday evening, I thoughtlessly discarded them almost immediately afterwards in a bin on Redfern station. In my defence, it was late and I was tired. Regardless, with a little bit of help from Mark, I shall boldly go and venture forth with my opinions and estimations of two sets, as best I recall the detail…writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.  Read more

Looper 4/4 a movie review

Looper is a tremendous motion picture experience. Not merely a “very good” one, but a great one…writes James Berardinelli. Read more

Arbitrage 3/4….a movie review

With a title like Arbitrage, it’s reasonable to expect a story that navigates the byzantine labyrinth of the world’s financial systems – perhaps a better companion piece to Wall Street than Money Never Sleeps…writes James Berardinelli. Read more

The P.M., the U.N. and the M.E.

September 27, 2012 by  

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Here is what she had to say about Israel… Read more

Rabbi Ritchie Moss finds love in under four weeks

September 25, 2012 by  

Odile Faludi interviews charismatic Rabbi Ritchie Moss… Read more

Melbourne Jewry to celebrate Koori ties

September 25, 2012 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Community will celebrate its long-standing ties with the Koori community at a Sukkot jazz and piano event next week at St Kilda Synagogue. Read more

Facebook under fire

September 25, 2012 by  

NSW Jewish and Aboriginal communities have mounted an attack against racism on social media giant Facebook. Read more

Central hosts a police memorial service

September 25, 2012 by  

Sydney’s The Central Synagogue will host a service to honour members of the NSW Police Force who lost their lives or sustained serious injury in the line of duty. Read more

Emanuel student joins NSW Young Labor in education fight

September 25, 2012 by  

The high school network of NSW Young Labor has joined the campaign to fight the O’Farrell Government’s slashing of $1.7 billion from all NSW schools and has now reached a number of students from government and independent schools. Read more

Pappe’s poor performances

September 25, 2012 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has commented on the performances of UK-based Israeli historian Ilan Pappe. Read more

Holocaust Denier Bankrupt

September 25, 2012 by  

Fredrick Toben, the Holocaust denier who was jailed in 2009 for contempt of a court order banning him from publishing anti-Semitic material on his website, has been declared bankrupt. Read more

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