The Time of Their Lives – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 31, 2017 by  

Like a dish described on a menu, some things don’t always live up to the promise.  A road movie with two (very) mature Englishwomen, running away from home and behaving disgracefully, plus the promise of late life romance, sounded delicious.

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Mesirah? Ask the rabbi

July 31, 2017 by  

“Mesira” was a key word in the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Rabbi Apple answers  about its meaning. Read more

Fallout after Carr’s address to NSW Labor

July 31, 2017 by  

The executive director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Peter Wertheim has described some comments at the NSW Labor conference made by former Foreign Minister and NSW Premier Bob Carr as being “ignorant and disingenuous”. Read more

Women of Diversity

July 31, 2017 by  

Over 350 women from across Sydney and communities worldwide attended the second annual Women of Diversity Dinner in Bankstown on Saturday night – half of them newly arrived from the Middle East, many of them Christians fleeing persecution, sexual slavery and genocide. Read more

Call for Temple Mount to not be a site for violence or incitement

July 30, 2017 by  

Fifty years ago, after recapturing the Temple Mount which also houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque, Israel established the so-called “status quo” which has remained more or less unchanged since 1967. Read more

NSW Labor group vows to oppose Bob Carr on Israel

July 30, 2017 by  

The NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) has vowed to continue to oppose former NSW Premier Bob Carr’s continued activity on Israel – after successfully forcing him to recognise Israel’s right to exist within secure and recognised borders”. Read more

No OK from NSW Labor to a federal Labor government recognising a Palestinian state unilaterally

July 30, 2017 by  

The Australia Israel Labor Dialogue (AILD) today congratulated the NSW Labor Branch Conference in not agreeing to bind a future Federal Labor Government to unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. Read more

Drinkable water at the top of Israel’s list of national security issues.

July 30, 2017 by  

Perhaps few resources are more valuable to a nation than water and energy supplies. Israel will soon reach what could be a point of no return in which the Netanyahu government will have to decide which to put first: water or energy. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

July 29, 2017 by  

Some of this week’s good news which most probably never surfaced in your local media. Read more

Can the President pardon himself?

July 29, 2017 by  

President Trump’s tweets about his broad power to pardon have raised the ultimate question: Can the president pardon himself? The answer is crystal clear! And anyone who gives you a different answer is misleading you, because there is only one correct answer…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Finding Jewish foster carers

July 28, 2017 by  

Sydney crisis care community charity Jewish House has hosted an information evening for interested potential  foster care families.  Read more

Wanting introductions

July 28, 2017 by  

I’m architect and professor in Brazil. Read more

SBS apologises for “sloppy and biased” reporting

July 28, 2017 by  

SBS has apologised for a report on a recent attack in Jerusalem which stated that an “attacker was shot dead after stabbing a border police officer” which failed to report that the young policewoman victim died of her injuries. Read more

Israel’s VENµS Satellite to be launched into space next week

July 28, 2017 by  

VENµS – Israel’s first environmental research satellite – will be launched into space on August 2 on the “Vega” launcher from French Guiana. Read more

The Scorpion and the Frog…writes Michael Kuttner

July 28, 2017 by  

This tale of duplicity has a moral which basically teaches us that what is fundamentally vicious will not change because one’s nature cannot be changed. Read more

Kehillat Kadima takes over from South Head

July 27, 2017 by  

A brand new congregation has been granted a six-month lease to the building which housed the South Head Synagogue which is in liquidation. Read more

UIA says thanks

July 27, 2017 by  

UIA hosted its annual Volunteer’s Thank You Dinner for over 100 people in Melbourne. Read more

Peta Credlin and James Morrow talk about Israel

July 27, 2017 by  

Sky News Political Contributor Peta Credlin and Daily Telegraph Opinion Editor James Morrow have addressed a luncheon hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in Sydney following their return from an AIJAC Rambam study mission to Israel. Read more

President Rivlin pays a condolence visit to the Salomon family

July 27, 2017 by  

President Reuven Rivlin this afternoon (Wednesday), paid a condolence visit in Elad, at the home of Elad Salomon, who was murdered together with his father Yossi, and sister Chaya in a terror attack on Friday night in Halamish. Read more

Melbourne letter writing for Cairns Siyum Sefer Torah

July 27, 2017 by  

Members of the Melbourne community has come together to help celebrate the first ever Sefer Torah to service the Jewish community in North Queensland. Read more

Indigenous Friends of Israel call for no change in Labor’s policy to Israel

July 27, 2017 by  

Indigenous Friends of Israel spokesperson Munganbana Norman Miller again today urged the NSW and Federal Labor Party not to change its policy towards Israel. Read more

Magen David Adom focuses on one thing and one thing alone…saving lives.

July 27, 2017 by  

Jewish tour-guide and educator for StandWithUs Kay Wilson and a friend were viciously attacked by terrorists, while hiking near Jerusalem. She will be the guest speaker at Magen David Adom annual campaign dinner in Sydney. Read more

EU court keeps Hamas on terror list

July 27, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the European Union’s listing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation  and called on the EU do to everything in its power to prevent European entities from engaging in business or showing any other form of support with it.  Read more

Hebrew University dinner in Sydney

July 26, 2017 by  

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University (NSW Division) has co-hosted a dinner with the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund at the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay. Read more

Sydney mother to swim the English Channel to raise support for families struggling with perinatal anxiety

July 26, 2017 by  

A Sydney doctor is preparing to swim the English Channel next month to raise funds for  PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia. Read more

Feintooner on Halamish

July 26, 2017 by  

Feintooner turns his thoughts to the three Israelis murdered in Halamish. Read more

Australian World Orchestra’s  chamber spin-off…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

July 26, 2017 by  

With the veracity and popularity of the Australian World Orchestra now firmly established, its creators, led by conductor Alexander Briger, no doubt feel the need for development. That’s what last night’s chamber music concert was all about. Read more

Mother of Halamish terrorist arrested on incitement charges

July 26, 2017 by  

Israeli soldiers arrested the mother of Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed Tuesday on charges of “aggravated incitement,” following her son’s fatal stabbing of an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish. Read more

Meta-analysis finds that among men from North America, Europe and Australia, sperm concentration has declined more than 50% in less than 40 years

July 26, 2017 by  

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report a significant decline in sperm concentration and total sperm count among men from Western countries.  Read more

Aug-16 Noon Viceland TV: Movie – The Flood

July 26, 2017 by  

Cruelly bullied at school and in the middle of his parent’s separation, Yoni gets a shock when his autistic older brother Tomer returns home. Read more

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