South Head Synagogue’s administrator bars the rabbi

April 30, 2017 by  

Sydney’s South Head Synagogue is facing a legal battle with its sacked Rabbi Benzion Milecki who has been told he has no longer access to the building or use its car park. Read more

Understanding the Yoms…writes Ron Weiser

April 30, 2017 by  

This week we will be celebrating the 69th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish State – Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut – preceded by Yom Hazikaron where we remember those who fell in the defence of the State of Israel. Read more

Rabbi Milecki defies termination

April 28, 2017 by  

Rabbi Benzion Milecki has reacted to an announcement that his employment at Sydney’s South Head Synagogue has been terminated. Read more

More self-control could hinder our efforts to exert self-control

April 28, 2017 by  

Turning down that delicious piece of chocolate cake. Resisting the temptation to buy clothes that we don’t need. If we want to watch our weight and save our pennies, these enticements demand that we exercise some degree of self-control. Read more

United Nations must trash false information on Arab-Jewish conflict

April 28, 2017 by  

The United Nations Study titled “The Origins and Evolution of the Palestine Problem: 1917-1988” (“Study”) has coughed up yet another piece of false information following that exposed in my last article – which indicates increasingly that the United Nations has been complicit in disseminating false information on the Arab-Jewish conflict for almost the last forty years…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel: A miracle in progress…writes Michael Kuttner

April 28, 2017 by  

Sixty-nine years ago, a mere three years after the devastation of the Holocaust, Jewish independence was reasserted. Read more

Tick the box

My grandfather once shared with me the following thought…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

The unacceptable behaviour of the German Foreign Minister

April 27, 2017 by  

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel displayed unprecedented chutzpa and insensitivity during his official visit to Israel to participate in ceremonies on Holocaust Memorial Day when he scheduled meetings with organisations who accuse us of engaging in war crimes…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Palestinian terrorist who murdered British student to receive monthly PA stipend

April 27, 2017 by  

A Palestinian terrorist who murdered a British student in Jerusalem in mid-April will receive a stipend of approximately $1,000 per month from the Palestinian Authority (PA). Read more

May-21 Melbourne: Aleph Melbourne – Celebrating 20 Years

April 27, 2017 by  

Aleph Melbourne’s documentary “Aleph Melbourne – Celebrating 20 Years” will be screened in the prestigious 2017 St Kilda Film Festival. Read more

After 69 years, some of Israel’s original supporters are its key economic allies

April 27, 2017 by  

Throughout the seven decades since it declared independence, Israel has waged an ongoing struggle for legitimacy, navigating the global arena to find its place among the nations…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

A clampdown on cyberhate

April 27, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) Plenary Assembly has passed several resolutions dealing with major issues facing the Jewish world, including anti-Semitism, extremist political parties, the Middle East peace process, and combating hatred on the internet. Read more

May-17 1:50am SBS-TV: Movie – Sarah’s Key

April 27, 2017 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

Yom HaShoah in Auckland

April 27, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of New Zealand’s annual Yom HaShoah Tekes was held in Auckland and was attended by over 300 people. Read more

Kosher pop up restaurant for theatre production

April 27, 2017 by  

Following the huge success of the kosher pop up restaurant at the 2016 Sydney production, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, preparations are underway to bring back the restaurant for this year’s season. Read more

NIS 100 Million in Exposing Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures

April 26, 2017 by  

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Caesarea Development Corporation, Israel Antiquities Authority and Israel Nature and Parks Authority have announced cooperation on an unprecedented scale in exposing, conserving and making accessible the important public buildings of ancient Caesarea in Caesarea National Park, and developing and making the settlement’s beaches accessible. Read more

Maccabiah swimmers bond in the pool

April 26, 2017 by  

Fifty swimmers from around Australia came together for a long weekend of training, motivation and bonding in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Read more

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

April 26, 2017 by  

Under a cloudless blue spring sky a large crowd of Australians were joined by New Zealanders and Israelis gathered at the Commonwealth War Cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus to honour the memory of those servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country. Read more

A new day for Israel

April 26, 2017 by  

United States Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York, telling the 600 delegates from more than 90 countries, “I can safely say that it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations.  I know it’s a new day for Israel at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.”   Read more

From Auschwitz to Israel

April 26, 2017 by  

29 Year 11  students and a 25-person adult group from Australia to Poland and Israel are attending this year’s March of the Living to Poland and Israel Read more

May-01 Sydney: Entertainment at the Entertainment Quarter

April 26, 2017 by  

Jewish House presents an evening of film, comedy and music… Read more

ADC: “We owe these brave souls our utmost respect”

April 25, 2017 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission says ANZAC Day is a solemn occasion for our nation to reflect and to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the fine men and women of our armed forces, from every generation, who laid down their lives to defend our freedoms and values. Read more

Yom HaShoah in Sydney

April 25, 2017 by  

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies held three events to mark Yom HaShoah. Read more

Israel’s first Rhodes scholars

April 25, 2017 by  

After decades of campaigning to include Israel in the prestigious international Rhodes scholarship programme established at Oxford University, the first two Israeli academics have been accepted since the programme was established in 1902. Read more

Yom HaShaoh: Israel in shutdown for two minutes

April 25, 2017 by  

Israel stops for two minutes in response to sirens wailing across the country to remember the Shoah. A video report. Read more

A teenager’s tortuous journey from hell

April 25, 2017 by  

As part of Holocaust commemorations, survivors’ personal testimonies have become more important than ever…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The Palestinians don’t want Mandela

Palestinian internal politics and liberal hostility to Israel came together at The New York Times this month…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

As Marine Le Pen advances in French election, Jewish leaders express alarm

April 25, 2017 by  

Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday.  Read more

Ronald S. Lauder says anti-Zionists are anti-Semites

April 25, 2017 by  

Ronald S. Lauder has been reelected for a third term as World Jewish Congress president at the WJC’s Plenary Assembly in New York. Read more

Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust

April 24, 2017 by  

As an incredibly moving and thought-provoking portrait of the Holocaust, Survivor captures the experience of surviving one of the darkest moments in human history. Read more

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