Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

May 30, 2017 by  

I was disappointed and distressed that J-Wire should publish Gideon Ben-Zvi’s otherwise excellent article under the above headline.  The use of the word Schizophrenic, both in the headline and in the text of the article, reinforces the misconception that schizophrenia is equivalent to split personality. Read more

Why I’m presenting at Limmud Oz 2017…writes Debbie Scholem

May 30, 2017 by  

There’s a huge looming issue in our Jewish homes, seldom discussed. It is how Jewish parents deal with their intermarried offspring. Read more

Shavuot: A message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

May 30, 2017 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull send a special greeting to the Jewish community for Shavuot. Read more

Shmooze, Sushi and a Show

May 30, 2017 by  

In a bold move to host six functions in one venue on one day, the fund-raising appeals for 2017 JCA (Jewish Communal Appeal) were all held at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.

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The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in Sydney

May 30, 2017 by  

More than 500 people attended the New Israel Fund’s (NIF) evening with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue. Read more

Locking into our collective long-term memory…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram

May 30, 2017 by  

One of the symptoms of growing old is forgetting what you did yesterday – and remembering with stark clarity something you did fifty years ago! Read more

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister visits Jewish Museum

May 30, 2017 by  

The Greek Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Terens Quick took the time out of his busy schedule on his first trip to Australia to visit the Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

New Tel Aviv-Monash research centre for metabolic disorders

May 30, 2017 by  

A major research collaboration between the new Department of Diabetes at Monash University and the newly established Sagol Centre for Epigenetics of Metabolism and Aging at Tel Aviv Medical Centre has been announced in Israel. Read more

Glorifying terrorists

May 30, 2017 by  

Israel’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has demanded details about the UNSCO funding of a Palestinian Centre named in honour of Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who was involved in a massacre in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children.

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Keep NSW Safe

May 29, 2017 by  

A submission to the NSW Parliament by Keep NSW Safe is calling for a section to be inserted into the NSW  Crimes Act to cover instances of crimes involving racism, sexual preferences, law enforcement agencies and other categories. Read more

Moriah launches entrepreneurial scholarship to Israel

May 29, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced a new scholarship to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation among Year 11 students. Successful applicants will be awarded an all-expenses paid week-long trip to Israel to showcase leading Israeli start-ups and entrepreneurs. Read more

Triguboff funds new amphitheatre on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill

May 29, 2017 by  

A cornerstone has been laid for a new Amphitheatre on the Ammunition Hill (Givat Ha’Tachmoshet) in Jerusalem commemorating the 50th Anniversary of one of the fiercest battles of the Six-Day War. Read more

Countdown to the long weekend and Limmud-Oz

May 29, 2017 by  

Limmud-Oz Sydney, the Festival of Jewish Ideas, comes but once every two years . . . and this year’s must-see event is just days away. Read more

Feintooner

May 29, 2017 by  

Feintooner turns his crayons to last year’s Iran deal…. Read more

Norway demands Palestinians return funding for youth centre named after terrorist

Acting immediately on a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Norway demanded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) return Norwegian state funding for a women’s youth centre named after female Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who masterminded an attack that killed 37 Israelis. Read more

Project approved to build a cable car to the Western Wall

May 29, 2017 by  

At a festive cabinet meeting held at the Western Wall in honour of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, Israel’s government approved a tourism project to construct a cable car to the Western Wall. Read more

Love is in the Air…with apologies to John Paul Young

May 29, 2017 by  

So things are getting a little clearer after President Trump’s visit to the Middle East, a place by the way he apparently thinks does not include Israel…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Jewish Care Signs MOU with Jewish Mediation Centre

May 28, 2017 by  

Jewish Care Victoria’s Individual and Family Support Service recently signed an MOU with the Jewish Mediation Centre, formalising the relationship between the two organisations. Read more

From Greeley, Colorado to Manchester, U.K.

For those—like me—who’d never really given any thought to singer Ariana Grande before the terrorist atrocity at her concert in the British city of Manchester, it took a few minutes to figure out the correspondence between her audience and the target selection of suicide bomber Salman Abedi…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Taking Trump seriously, but not literally, in the Middle East

In a seminal piece for The Atlantic last September, journalist Salena Zito explained a simple truth that most people hadn’t grasped about the man who was about to be elected the 45th president of the United States…writing Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org Read more

Mother of slain teen confronts UN over Palestinian terror payments

May 28, 2017 by  

The mother of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American who was killed in a Palestinian terror attack in 2015 during his gap year in Israel, spoke out at the United Nations Thursday against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) payments to terrorists and their families. Read more

Why aren’t Muslim countries leading the charge on aid for the Palestinians?

Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? The question has renewed relevance upon a United Nations agency’s recent release of its list of donors…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Manchester: The British Consul-General at the Great

May 28, 2017 by  

Following the tragic bombing in Manchester which claimed 22 lives last week, the British Consul-General addressed Sydney’s The Great Synagogue on Shabbat. Read more

Farewell to Wagner and Hello to Kindertransport

May 26, 2017 by  

Annie Byron has been acting in Sydney since the early 1970s but this year will the first in which she will have performed in two productions with strong Jewish themes. Read more

From the margins of society

May 26, 2017 by  

Kishorit is a picturesque village in the Galil in Israel which is home to 171 adults with special needs including two from Australia. Read more

JERUSALEM, D.C….writes Michael Kuttner

May 26, 2017 by  

Jerusalem, David’s Capital, has seen many spectacles in its three thousand years history. Read more

Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

May 25, 2017 by  

The Jewish Agency, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and other organisations charged with convincing world Jewry that its destiny is intertwined with that of Israel fail to mention, on their glossy websites and in their slick public relations toolkits, the single greatest sacrifice one makes when embarking on an open-ended Zionist adventure: cultural DNA…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

May-30 Sydney: A Paddington Shavuos

May 25, 2017 by  

CBDChabad Sydney in conjunction with The Paddington Shteibel is hosting events for Shavuos. Read more

UK Consul to address The Great Synagogue

May 25, 2017 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue will recite a special prayer on Shabbat  for the victims of the Manchester attack. Read more

A Jerusalem Day message..from Jerusalem

May 25, 2017 by  

Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky sends a message for Jerusalem Day. Read more

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