Je m’appelle Dreyfus, je suis juive – Paris 2013

March 31, 2015 by  

Australian artist Ella Dreyfus installed these phrases on buildings and streets in Paris in 2013.

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Pesach postcards

March 31, 2015 by  

As we prepare to commemorate the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, Melbourne’s Jewish Care has turned its focus to freedom from another kind of enslavement – mental illness. Read more

Legal action by Melbourne victims

March 30, 2015 by  

As a result of evidence given at the recent Royal Commission Case Study 22, Melbourne legal firm, Waller Legal, is acting for a group of clients claiming negligence by the Yeshivah Centre Melbourne. Read more

Old computers – new use

March 30, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Bialik College has donated 50 working computers, worth over $20,000 to Ardoch Youth Foundation, a charity that provides education support for children and young people in need. Read more

Parliamentarians get immersed in Jewish Melbourne

March 30, 2015 by  

Fifteen Victorian Members of Parliament have participated in the Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s (JCCV’s) 2015 Politicians’ Jewish Immersion Day, visiting Jewish Care, the Jewish Museum of Australia, St Kilda Hebrew Congregation, the Jewish Holocaust Centre and the Beth Weizmann Community Centre. Read more

Lynch’s Supporters Dig Him into a Deeper Hole

March 30, 2015 by  

Nick Riemer’s apologia for the conduct of his colleague, Jake Lynch, during the disruption by protesters of a lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney on March 11 (Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest, March 25) only digs Lynch into a deeper hole. Read more

Apr-12 and 15 Sydney: Commemorating Yom Hashoah

March 30, 2015 by  

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies commemorates Yom Hashoah. Read more

Apr-18 11:25pm SBS1-TV: Movie: Sarah’s Key

March 30, 2015 by  

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv roundup in 1942, where 10,000 Jews were kept in a winter velodrome before being sent off to the concentration camps. Read more

Apr-15 2:30am SBS1-TV: Movie: The Band’s Visit

March 30, 2015 by  

A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab cultural centre, only to find themselves stranded, penniless and still wearing their sky blue uniforms in the middle of nowhere. Read more

Apr-13 3:55am SBS1-TV: Jerusalem: The Making Of A Holy City – Judgement Day

March 30, 2015 by  

Author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents a fascinating series on the city of Jerusalem. Read more

Apr-18 5:05pm SBS2-TV: Planet Sport – Israel/Palestine

March 30, 2015 by  

Jews and Arabs have never succeeded in finding a good way to live together. Read more

Nazi memorabilia on sale in Canberra

March 29, 2015 by  

A Canberra auction house has come under fire for offering for sale Nazi memorabilia. Read more

Melbourne’s UIA Gala Dinner

March 29, 2015 by  

550 donors recently filled Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Savoy Ballroom to capacity for the UIA Gala Dinner featuring international guest speakers Colonel Richard Kemp and Lieutenant Colonel Chezy Deutsch. Read more

UIA Victoria – Seniors’ Afternoon Tea

March 29, 2015 by  

UIA Victoria’s recently hosted a  community afternoon tea for seniors..were you there? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Ask the Rabbi about Pesach

March 29, 2015 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about the ten plagues, chametz and the invisible Seder guest… Read more

New Yorker article compares Jews to dogs

March 29, 2015 by  

The B’nai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has today expressed strong reservations about an essay in The New Yorker magazine by actor and comedienne Lena Dunham in which she compares her Jewish boyfriend to a dog and employs offensive and insulting stereotypes about Jews and money. Read more

Melbourne YoungUIA events

March 27, 2015 by  

Over the UIA Victoria campaign period, YoungUIA held a couple of successful events. Read more

A Trying Subject…writes Emily Gian

March 27, 2015 by  

In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Read more

Sour Grapes and Bitter Herbs…writes Michael Kuttner

March 27, 2015 by  

In the aftermath of the Israeli elections we are witnessing an unprecedented outpouring of bilious blathering from dismayed local and foreign sources. Read more

Breaking the 18-minute rule…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

March 26, 2015 by  

In just over a week we will celebrate Passover, which begins with the Pesach Seder. One of the important Mitzvot of the Seder is the eating of Shmura Matzah. Read more

Yehuda Avner: Isi Leibler remembers

March 26, 2015 by  

When Yehuda Avner passed away this week, aged 86, Israel lost a noble citizen whose entire life was devoted to serving the Jewish state and the Jewish people. Read more

The Road to Realisation

March 25, 2015 by  

More than 180 people attended at the AGM of Sydney’s Hakoah Club despite there being no election and were “walked through” the Hakoah proposal for the redevelopment plans of the White City site. Read more

Palestine: Words Matter – But Their Meaning Matters More

March 25, 2015 by  

“Words matter” – White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters this week…writes David Singer. Read more

Special helping hands

March 25, 2015 by  

Josh Ferenbach and Ruthie Ben-Danan from Access Inc, recently worked in the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University-Vic office assisting with a bulk mail-out. Read more

Red Rattler: Apology accepted

March 25, 2015 by  

A Sydney theatre which refused to consider a booking from a Jewish organisation has apologised…and the apology has been accepted. Read more

Dear Malcolm, Dear Mark

March 24, 2015 by  

Mark Leibler was the president of the Zionist Council of Victoria in 1983 when Malcolm Fraser lost the prime ministership to Bob Hawke… Read more

Watch your rhetoric

March 24, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has stated its position on the use of rhetoric invoking the Nazi Party. Read more

Israel, not Netanyahu, is the ultimate target…writes Ben Cohen

March 24, 2015 by  

There is no world leader more hated by bien-pensant liberals in the West than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

What ordinary Palestinians are saying about the Israeli election

March 24, 2015 by  

Near the entrance to the city of Ariel in the heart of Samaria lies an Arab strip mall of sorts, where Jews and Palestinians alike can get fruits and vegetables, a car wash, pet supplies, hummus, and falafel. Read more

JNF Victoria has shared presidency

March 24, 2015 by  

Michael Carp will become Co-President of JNF Victoria together with Simone Szalmuk-Singer, the current Victorian President. Read more

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