Rabbi to bless cats

September 30, 2013 by  

Rabbi Mendel Kastel will conduct a blessing service for cats at a Sydney shelter this week to commemorate World Animal Day. Read more

Israel Invited To Help Destroy Chemical Weapons In Syria…writes David Singer

September 30, 2013 by  

The passage of Security Council Resolution 2118 (2013)  on  27 September  calling for the collection and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons – is a welcome breakthrough in ending the deadlock that has paralysed the Security Council’s ability to act constructively to end the civil war in Syria for the past thirty months. Read more

President Obama and Israel: Looming Confrontations…writes Isi Leibler

September 30, 2013 by  

One might have hoped that Obama’s calamitous mishandling of recent Middle East crises, climaxing with his disastrous response to the Syrian use of chemical weapons, would have taught him a few lessons on regional politics. Read more

Gillard gets Jerusalem Prize

September 30, 2013 by  

The Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) has announced that the recipient of this year’s  2013 Jerusalem Prize is Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia 2010-2013, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to strengthening Australia’s connection with Israel. Read more

Don’t Abandon Ethiopians say Progressives

September 28, 2013 by  

The World Union for Progressive Judaism representing 1.8 million affiliated Jews in 42 countries calls upon the Jewish Agency and the State of Israel to re-consider seriously the decision to close down  Operation Dove Wings.  Read more

Your say

September 28, 2013 by  

It’s your chance to have a say in the NSW Jewish community – the way it runs, who runs it, its policies, its positions. Read more

Aussies Come Out to Play

September 25, 2013 by  

Baz Luhrmann called it ‘one of the most exhilarating projects on our recent history of classical music’ and it is going to happen again in Sydney and Melbourne for three performances commencing 2nd October. Read more

The Gift of Life – the Fight for Life

September 25, 2013 by  

Judy Baxt is a 46-hr-old schoolteacher chronic leukaemia which will not kill her – but it has placed her in a life threatening situation if her body is exposed to infection. She needs a bone marrow transplant…and she needs a Jewish match. Read more

Asylum seekers in Israel

September 25, 2013 by  

Both Israel and Australia face challenges regarding asylum seekers and refugees and, in both countries, there have been attempts by some to dehumanise asylum seekers. Read more

UTS professor involved in Technion initiative

September 25, 2013 by  

A new international program in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been launched at the Technion in Haifa Israel developed and organised by Michael Wallach, a Technion Visiting Professor from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Read more

Ben Rak exhibits in Sydney

September 25, 2013 by  

Hagshama Sydney  has hosted the viewing of Double Coding, an exhibition by Jewish Artist Ben Rak. Read more

Steering clear of terrorism talk…writes Gabsy Debinski

September 25, 2013 by  

The world has been rocked by tragedy over the past week.   Read more

Anti-Semitism in Belgium Reaches New Heights…writes Isi Leibler

September 25, 2013 by  

I have devoted numerous columns of late to the tsunami of anti-Semitism sweeping throughout Western Europe, noting that aside from the frenziedly anti-Semitic Islamic extremists, the principal perpetrators are left wing activists frequently led by those purportedly promoting human rights. Read more

Gandel supports Taglit-Birthright

September 25, 2013 by  

 The Zionist Federation of Australia has welcomed Gandel Philanthropy’s commitment to Jewish continuity through its support of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program.

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VIP Sukkah

September 25, 2013 by  

Chabad of Melbourne CBD have hosted their annual Sukkos in the City Festival in the City Square. Read more

Flattering Fliter

September 24, 2013 by  

The third International Pianists in Recital concert for the year demonstrated Argentinian Ingrid Fliter’s mastery over Haydn, Schubert and Chopin, writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

Syria, Gassing and the Holocaust

September 23, 2013 by  

British Prime Minister David Cameron recently addressed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s 25th anniversary function in London…and said that “Anti-Semitism is not just an assault on the Jewish people – it is an assault on humanity” Read more

World-Wide Sukkah Competition

September 23, 2013 by  

The Jewish Agency for Israel has launched a competition to find the Number One Sukkah in the World. Read more

New Briefing from the Online Hate Prevention Institute

September 22, 2013 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) has released a new briefing which examines in more depth the images of antisemitism and Holocaust denial as shown in its recent video. Read more

An Illegitimate Celebration…writes Michael Kuttner

September 22, 2013 by  

 On Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) hundreds of thousands of Israelis are celebrating this Biblical Festival in an illegitimate manner. That’s not my description but rather that of the European Union and the rest of the UN whose warped definition of Judea, Samaria, the Golan and half of Jerusalem as illegally “occupied” seems to have become something almost divinely ordained. Read more

Syria – London Eleven Need Help From Heaven…writes David Singer

September 22, 2013 by  

Only divine intervention now seems likely to justify continuing support for the anti- Assad forces in Syria by the group known as the London 11 – United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Read more

An evening with Richard Falk in Parallel Narrative Land

September 22, 2013 by  

It was a big night out for Sydney’s anti-Israel community, about 300 of whom turned out at Sydney University’s Footbridge Theatre on Thursday to hear Emeritus Professor Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian territories. Read more

A Musical Journey Through Life

September 22, 2013 by  

Sydney Jewish singing identity Dahlia Dior will present a special performance next week featuring the Ladino, Sephardic, Mizrahi and Yiddish influences in her own family life…and her music. Read more

Race Discrimination Commissioner delivers address

September 22, 2013 by  

Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has delivered this year’s Peace and Understanding Lecture mentioning videos in which viewers are encouraged to kill Jews. Read more

Fred and Ric go Head to head

September 19, 2013 by  

The subtlety of Chopin and the roar of a Wagnerian super-orchestra offered vivid contrasts to a near capacity audience at the SSO Master Series concert last night, writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

Tel Aviv: The World’s First Free Wireless City

September 18, 2013 by  

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is launching a digital revolution as part of the city’s over-all strategic plan to position Tel Aviv as the Startup City – a hub of innovation and creativity. Read more

WANTED…since 1982

September 18, 2013 by  

Channel 10’s popular program “WANTED” will air two segments next week…one focusing on the 1982 bombings of Sydney’s Hakoah Club and  the Israeli consulate also in Sydney. Read more

Bas Mitzvah Celebration

September 18, 2013 by  

The annual Bas Mitzvah Celebration dinner was the culmination of months of learning for Sydney’s 13 Kesser Torah College  Bnos Mitzvah. Read more

KTC graduates celebrate

September 18, 2013 by  

A valedictory ceremony and Graduation Dinner were held for the class of 2013 at Sydney’s Kesser Torah College. Read more

Two State Clarification…by Gabsy Debinski

September 18, 2013 by  

I was horrified this week to come across a piece titled ‘Two-State Illusion’ which appeared on the front page of the New York Times Opinion Page last Sunday. Read more

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