Purim and Noise…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

February 27, 2015 by  

The festival of Purim (celebrated this year on Wednesday night 4 March and Thursday 5 March) is just a few days away. Read more

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre…a letter to the community

February 27, 2015 by  

At the conclusion of Case Study 22 of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne has learnt many painful but important lessons. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Masorti viewpoint

February 27, 2015 by  

The rabbis of the Masorti Beit Din have observed, with sadness and disappointment, the proceedings over the past month of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

A continuing tradition

February 27, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s St Kilda Shule has dedicated a plaque in memory of the late Rabbi Dr Simon Herman continuing its long-standing tradition of honoring its deceased past rabbis.

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Happy birthday AJN

February 27, 2015 by  

J-Wire joined The Australian Jewish News at a celebration in Sydney last night to mark 120 years of continual publication. Read more

New faces at the Beth Din…and a move

February 27, 2015 by  

The Sydney Beth Din is both delighted and proud to welcome the Sephardi Synagogue’s Rabbi Michael Chriqui as Associate Dayan. Read more

Elections for the Short Attention Span…writes Emily Gian

February 27, 2015 by  

The Israeli elections are getting close, and with only three weeks to go before polling, the entire country is in full campaign mode. Read more

Apr-21 Melbourne: Yom Hazikaron

February 27, 2015 by  

Commemorate Yom Hazikaron…a no charge event Read more

Apr-22 and 23 Melbourne: Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert and Family Festival

February 27, 2015 by  

Join in Israel’s 67th birthday celebrations in Melbourne. Read more

Web site for the Israeli elections

February 27, 2015 by  

In the lead-up to the 2015 Israeli Elections, The Australasian Union of Jewish Students  has launched an informative website “israelrepresent.org”.

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South African Chief Rabbi in Melbourne

February 27, 2015 by  

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa has met with over 20 members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria for a private discussion. Read more

Situations Vacant…writes Michael Kuttner

February 27, 2015 by  

This week has provided yet more proof that in Washington at least the battle against Islamic terror is at best half-hearted and at worst magnificently muddled.
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Challenge for the Rabbinate

February 26, 2015 by  

In bygone days, the title of Rabbi commanded automatic respect and reverence. In modern times, respect has to be earned…writes Romy Leibler. Read more

Parisian Jewish family finds a new home…in Sydney

February 26, 2015 by  

As thousands of French Jews flock to Israel in the wake of terrorist attacks, one Parisian family has made a new home for itself…in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Read more

In the Doghouse

February 26, 2015 by  

Jewish House in Sydney’s Bondi has built two kennels to house the pets of clients who use the care organisation’s crisis refuge facility. Read more

An Apple for the president

February 26, 2015 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has hosted a delegation from Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook. Read more

Top speakers for UIA

February 26, 2015 by  

The NSW United Israel Appeal has a bumper line up of speakers and defenders of Israel to headline its 2015 Campaign. Read more

Bibles in schools discriminatory?

February 26, 2015 by  

New Zealand’s secular Education Network has asked the Human Rights Commission to investigate bibles in schools, claiming they breach the Human Rights Act. Read more

B’nai B’rith welcomes decision holding PLO liable for terror attacks

February 26, 2015 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission have hailed and welcomed the decision by the jury in a New York federal court against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO holding them liable for terror attacks that killed 33 Americans and injured more than 450 during the Second Intifada. Read more

Behind the photonics chip

February 26, 2015 by  

Winner of Israel’s highest honour the Israel Prize Professor Moti Segev, has been visiting Australia to further the Technion’s collaborative project with Sydney University to develop the next generation of computer chip. Read more

The Apple of G-d’s Eye…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

February 25, 2015 by  

Apples have gotten a bad rap. Fables abound with poison apples. Adam and Eve’s quick-fix Dr. Oz apple diet was all the rage in early creation time. Read more

Run for kids

February 25, 2015 by  

Fancy going on a run? What if it’s for a good cause? Read more

From tragedy, families of slain Israeli teens create the gift of unity

The mother of one of three teens whose murder in Israel led to  the Operation Protective Edge war Gaza has spoken of how his death has created unity in the Diaspora. Read more

Israel: diplomatic peace with NZ

February 25, 2015 by  

New Zealand has settled its differences with Israel through the appointment of Jim McLay, a special envoy to the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: a modern orthodox rabbi’s point of view

February 25, 2015 by  

Rabbi Yossi Friedman is a modern orthodox rabbi, currently spiritual leader of Sydney’s Cremorne Synagogue. Read more

Another Purim warning

February 25, 2015 by  

With the approach of Purim, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria reminds the community of its obligations to the Mitzvot of Purim. Read more

Will the true leaders stand up?…asks Avi Vorcheimer

February 25, 2015 by  

The recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  in Australia,  brought with it a tremendous amount of pain and embarrassment to Jews throughout the world. Read more

Blood brothers – and sisters

February 25, 2015 by  

A team of eight Moriah College Year 11 students has reached the International finals of a prestigious Future Problem Solving Competition.  Read more

Islamic State: Egypt wakes up – when will America and Russia?

February 25, 2015 by  

Whilst the American–led coalition continues its largely ineffectual air strikes in Iraq and Syria – Islamic State has spread its barbaric tentacles into Libya with alarming rapidity. Read more

Rabbi Yosef Feldman replaced as hechsher provider

February 24, 2015 by  

Following his appearance the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  Souther Synagogue’s Rabbi Yosef Feldman is no longer providing a hechsher for Sydney caterer Amaze in Taste. Read more

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