Time for the KA to reform

October 31, 2013 by  

I was married many years ago in an Orthodox shul in Sydney NSW. Read more

Graves desecrated in South Africa

October 31, 2013 by  

Thirty two Jewish graves have been desecrated in the South African town of Krugersdorp. Read more

BDS Litigation “inappropriate” says ECAJ

October 31, 2013 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has issued a statement detailing their reasons as to why they are not aligned with Israeli Human Rights group Shurat HaDin’s move to litigate against a NSW professor who advocates BDS against Israeli academics. Read more

Israeli Civil Rights Group files Federal Class Action Racism Lawsuit Against Australian Academic

October 31, 2013 by  

An Israeli civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, has filed a class action lawsuit under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 with the Federal Court of Australia over a Sydney University Associate Professor Jake Lynch’s participation and public support of boycotts of Israel including an academic boycott of Israeli universities. Read more

Rabbis say “No” to same sex marriage

October 30, 2013 by  

The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia , The Rabbinical Council of NSW and The Rabbinical Council of Victoria have given support to ACT  Rabbi Shmueli Feldman who joins the  Federal Government in opposing ACT in legislating for same sex marriage. Read more

Incident at the University of New South Wales

October 30, 2013 by  

Jake Campbell, a member of the AUJS National Executive, has complained of a recent incident of antisemitism during student council elections at the University of New South Wales. Read more

Kashruth in NSW

October 30, 2013 by  

A great number of the NSW Jewish community appears to be embracing food served be new caterer Amaze in Taste as sufficiently Kosher to meet their needs…but the Rabbinical COuncil of NSW has something to say on the matter. Read more

Straws in the Wind…writes Michael Kuttner

October 30, 2013 by  

Jack Straw, a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, has caused controversy because of his statements recently about Israel. Read more

Bondi attack a “random incident”

October 29, 2013 by  

President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Yair Miller has said that all available information regarding the attack on five members of the community in Bondi on Friday night at this stage points to this being a random incident. Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan – an Autocratic Islamist Bigot…writes Isi Leibler

October 29, 2013 by  

After over 50 years of Israeli-Turkish intelligence co-operation and sharing, the Turkish disclosure to Iran of the identities of Mossad operatives – apparently subsequently executed, illustrates the depths to which Israel-Turkey relations have descended under Islamist autocrat, Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan. Read more

Bondi Attack: Juveniles make court appearance

October 28, 2013 by  

The two juveniles being held in custody have made an appearance in court today through a video link. Read more

Palestine – Bandar Candour Can Help End Arab-Jewish Conflict…writes David Singer

October 28, 2013 by  

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief – Prince Bandar bin Sultan – made a secret visit to Jordan this week – according to a report in Ammon News dated 25 October – reportedly meeting with Jordanian officials to discuss recent developments in the region – especially the Syrian file. Read more

Bondi: Bipartisan support from Macquarie Street

October 28, 2013 by  

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello have condemned what appears to have been an anti-Semitic attack in Sydney’s Bondi late in Friday night…with opposition leader John Robertson offering bipartisan support to the community. Read more

Israel adds her voice

October 28, 2013 by  

Israel’s Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has voiced the State of Israel’s solidarity with the Australian Jewish community on Sunday in response to the act of violence against  five Jews in Sydney on Friday night. Read more

Briefings for diplomats and media…writes Michael Kuttner

October 28, 2013 by  

The Jerusalem Post held its annual diplomatic conference in Herzliya last week attended by representatives of countries accredited to Israel and also the international and local media. Perusing the list of attendees I noted that Australia seemed to be conspicuously absent and New Zealand whose diplomats are based in Turkey also did not put in an appearance…but J-Wire was there. Read more

Bondi attack – the community speaks

October 27, 2013 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have issued statements in the wake of the attack on five members of the Sydney Jewish community last Friday night. Read more

PNG Prime Minister plants tree

October 27, 2013 by  

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has planted a tree during a recent visit to Israel. Read more

Attack at Bondi Beach

October 26, 2013 by  

Police have detained three males after five people were assaulted near Bondi Beach overnight. Read more

Teachers conference in Sydney

October 25, 2013 by  

A Hebrew Conference for Primary Teachers from across Australia will taking place at Moriah College’s Hamakom in Sydney next week. Read more

Interfaith at work

October 25, 2013 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) this week hosted the Jewish – Anglican Friendship Dinner at the Beth Weizmann Community Centre, which featured a Q&A Panel featuring distinguished  speakers from both faiths. Read more

Making Morality Attractive…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

October 25, 2013 by  

Q: Recently some friends got really upset with me suspecting me of doing something wrong which I hadn’t actually done. I am very comfortable within myself knowing that it is untrue and that I am completely free of any wrongdoing. I have been totally misjudged. How much effort do I need to invest to convince them of my innocence? Read more

Rights for Rites

October 25, 2013 by  

NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson today introduced legislation into Parliament which heralds the next significant phase of the NSW Government‘s cemeteries and crematoria reforms. Read more

Walking in harmony

October 25, 2013 by  

Sydneysiders are encouraged to show their support for a fair and compassionate Australia at the second annual Harmony Walk in Sydney’s CBD this Sunday. Read more

Is the Palestinian Prisoner Release Set for Round 2?

October 25, 2013 by  

Reports have been circulating that next week the Israeli government will release the second round of Palestinian prisoners; a precondition attached to the renewal of peace talks…writes Gabsy Debinski. Read more

Photo competition

October 25, 2013 by  

The National Israeli Culture Photography Competition covering subjects relating to Israeli Culture attracted over 200 entries from across Australia. Read more

Qatar removes Israeli flag at Swimming World Cup

October 25, 2013 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has expressed his dismay at Qatar’s removal of the Israeli flag from the premises of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha…the focal point for the 2022 Soccer World Cup. Read more

Israel’s latest Nobel laureate in chemistry on understanding how enzymes work

What is behind Israel’s recent string of Nobel Prize winners?…writes Alina Dain Sharon. Read more

United Nations: The Farce Continues…writes Michael Kuttner

October 25, 2013 by  

Just when you thought that this world body couldn’t sink any lower they amaze us all and prove everyone wrong. Read more

Drama as a tool to curb under-age drinking

October 24, 2013 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) incorporates drama workshops in its program to engage students in a creative conversation on the risks involved with underage drinking. Read more

Making Jerusalem into a Storyworld…writes Alan Gold

October 24, 2013 by  

How do you tell the 3000 year history of Jerusalem, through the interconnected lives of two families traced through the millenia? Read more

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