BINA expands in 2016

January 30, 2016 by  

Sydney’s Rabbi Michoel Gourarie will be joined by his son Rabbi Levi Gourarie in running the popular BINA educational courses. They talk to J-Wire..a video interview. Read more

Jerusalem apartment for rent

January 29, 2016 by  

A luxury penthouse apartment in the heart of Jerusalem close to restaurants, coffee shops and the shopping/tourist district is available for minimal rental period of two days. Read more

United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Tirau

January 29, 2016 by  

A United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day (UNIHRD) event was held this week in the tiny New Zealand South Waikato town of Tirau, (population 690). Over 120 people attended the event, filling the local (and only) church in town, Tirau Cooperating Church, a combined Presbyterian and Anglican Church. Read more

United Nations International Holocaust Memorial Day: Melbourne

January 29, 2016 by  

Nearly 500 members of the Jewish community, members of Parliament and members of the Consular Corp attended the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on 27 January in the Glen Eira Town Hall. The day of commemoration was established by the UN to recognise the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Online hate analysed

January 29, 2016 by  

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day  Australia’s Online Hate Prevention Institute released a groundbreaking report “Measuring the Hate: The State of Antisemitism on Social Media”. Read more

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Iran cartoon contest has policy implications

While millions of people around the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, an Iranian government-sponsored Holocaust cartoon contest was in the works. Read more

Failing grades for dummies…writes Michael Kuttner

January 29, 2016 by  

Way back in the 1940’s and 1950’s when I went to elementary and high school the punishment meted out to pupils who consistently failed to listen, learn and do their homework ranged from detention and lines to strapping (hands or bottom) and caning. Read more

Just a box of chocolates

January 29, 2016 by  

In January 1987 a few days after our wedding, my wife and I together with my parents and younger sister had the great merit to visit Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneersohn (wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe o.b.m.)…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Plischke furniture finds a new home at Marlborough Museum

January 29, 2016 by  

The Yard Bar in Marlborough holds special and surprising historical significance and, is a popular spot for locals who to enjoy an after-work pint. Read more

Rescue Remedy

January 28, 2016 by  

ABC’s Rachael Kohn interviews the ‘Canadian Schindler,’ Judy Feld Carr who was a regular housewife with six kids with a big secret. Read more

Commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz and UN International Holocaust Memorial Day

January 28, 2016 by  

The 71st anniversary of the Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz and the United Nations International Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration has been held at the Sydney Jewish Museum…addressed by the Governor of NSW and Auschwitz survivor Olga Horak. Read more

Eichmann’s clemency petition revealed

January 28, 2016 by  

“I was not one of the [Nazi] leaders responsible, and as such do not see myself guilty,” Eichmann wrote in a petition to then-President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi • Document to be made public in a Jerusalem ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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The requiem for the Oslo Accords warrants a unity government

January 28, 2016 by  

The controversy over the Oslo Accords, which bitterly divided the nation over the past quarter century, is no longer a contentious issue…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Ambassador lends a hand

January 27, 2016 by  

Australia’s ambassador to Israel has left his signature on the virtual wall of hands that was launched by the “Aviv for Holocaust Survivors”, a non-profit organisation, which helps survivors utilise their rights – free of cost. Read more

Room: a movie review by Toni Susskind

January 27, 2016 by  

Based upon the novel by Emma Donoghue, I approached Room with a level of trepidation. Read more

The one that got away

January 27, 2016 by  

We missed one member of Australia’s community when reporting the Australia Day Awards. He has been added and we offer our apologies for the omission. Read more

WJC praises UNESCO head for condemning Holocaust cartoon contest

January 27, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has praised UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova for issuing a clear condemnation the third edition of a Holocaust cartoon contest held in Iran which features many entries that openly deny the Shoah. Read more

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: a message from Benjamin Netanyahu

January 27, 2016 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu send a message on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Spotlight – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 27, 2016 by  

Spotlight could be seen as an elegy for a lost world.

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The beauty of Jewish education

January 27, 2016 by  

Limmud, the internationally acclaimed Jewish cultural and education festival, is coming back to Sydney this July. This is a program and initiative of great merit, and this is reflected by the program’s success and spread across the globe. Read more

ADC remembers January 27

January 27, 2016 by  

Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed annually on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.  Read more

Ban Ki-moon says terror attacks are result of frustration

January 27, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has  voiced concern after United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told the Security Council that the recent wave of Palestinian violence and incitement was the result of “frustration” and a natural reaction to “half a century of occupation.” Read more

Schnatties head to Israel

January 26, 2016 by  

120 young Jewish Australians from across Australia have left Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Zionist programs.

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Newts News: Wearing a yarmulke and International Holocaust Remembrance

January 26, 2016 by  

Newt comments on current news. A video presentation. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Henry Roth

January 26, 2016 by  

Bridal-wear designer icon Henry Roth has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne. He talks with The Shtick’s Henry Greener. A video interview. Read more

Leibler bequeaths 40,000 book collection to Bar-Ilan University

January 26, 2016 by  

He may not have read all the titles in his book collection of 40,000 volumes, but Isi Leibler knows exactly where each and every one of them is shelved in his Jerusalem home.  Read more

Fund created to help widow of road accident victim

January 26, 2016 by  

A 25-yr-old Melbourne man was killed in a road accident last week and a fund has been established to help his wife Rebecca who is five months pregnant. Read more

2016 Australia Day Awards

January 26, 2016 by  

J-Wire extends congratulations to all members of the Jewish community and to those who place a high value on their Jewish heritage who have been honoured today by their country…
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A multicultural Australia Day message

January 25, 2016 by  

It is interesting to note that the buzz this year on Australia Day has been about diversity…writes Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. Read more

Yom Hazikaron 2016: Are you connected to a victim?

January 25, 2016 by  

Melbourne’s 2016 Yom Hazikaron commemoration co-hosting organisations invite members of the community who have a connection to a fallen soldier or a victim of terror to participate in this year’s ceremony by lighting a candle in his or her memory and/or sharing a story, poem or song related to their loved one. Read more

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