Closer: Portraits of Survival

August 31, 2017 by  

Closer: Portraits of Survival is a rich and intimate photographic exhibition exploring the artefacts and individuals that anchor us to the past currently on show at The Sydney Jewish Museum. Read more

Israeli aid group sends emergency experts to flood-ravaged Texas

August 31, 2017 by  

IsraAID, an Israeli international humanitarian organization, says it’s sending a team of experts from Israel and the U.S. to assist Texas residents dealing with the after effects of Tropical Storm Harvey. Read more

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop titilates Melbourne Jewish audience with Jerusalem mission promises

August 31, 2017 by  

Julie Bishop is shameless. Less than six months ago in January, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denounced former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for proposing that the Australian embassy in Israel move to Jerusalem…writes Michael Danby. Read more

New Israeli device for treatment of heart failure successfully implanted in patient

August 31, 2017 by  

Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus is the first medical institution in the world to successfully implant the new Israeli-developed “CORolla” device for the treatment of diastolic heart failure. Read more

UN chief tours Gaza frontier, visits Hamas terror tunnel

August 31, 2017 by  

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who is on a three-day visit to Israel, traveled to the Gaza border Wednesday to see first-hand the security challenges Israel faces, including visiting a Hamas terror tunnel.  Read more

Israeli human rights activist lawyer speaks in Melbourne

August 31, 2017 by  

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, named one of the 50 most influential Jews by’ The Jerusalem Post’ in 2014, has spoken at Melbourne Chabad CBD. Read more

New eruv for Sydney

August 30, 2017 by  

A new eruv has been completed linking Sydney’s Maroubra community with the existing eruv serving the Eastern Suburbs in the Bondi region. Read more

Hurricane Harvey the peak of a devastating three-year flooding trend for Houston’s Jews

As a member of Houston’s Jewish community writing about a devastating flood for the third time since May 2015, I’m at a loss for words…writes Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org. Read more

Hamas leader says relations with Iran ‘fantastic,’ vows to liberate ‘Palestine’

August 30, 2017 by  

Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas terror group’s recently elected political leader in Gaza, said Monday that his organization has fully restored relations with Iran and is making preparations for the next war with Israel. Read more

Chabad aiding Houston-area Jews with kosher meals, clean water and shelter

August 30, 2017 by  

Chabad-Lubavitch has announced it is aiding Jewish residents of Houston with kosher meals, clean water and shelter amid the biblical-style flood enveloping the region resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey. Read more

Upcoming UN ‘blacklist’ of companies tied to Israel invokes anti-Semitism, experts say

August 30, 2017 by  

An upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem represents yet another attempt by anti-Israel actors in the United Nations to single out and demonize the world’s only Jewish state, experts say…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

Worldwide Sukkah Directory enters 24th year of operation

August 29, 2017 by  

The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. Read more

ACO to perform at Emanuel Synagogue

August 29, 2017 by  

Sydney;s  Emanuel Synagogue has announced the return of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for one night to perform its third concert in its sanctuary. Read more

Building Bridges through Interfaith at Scopus

August 29, 2017 by  

As part of the ‘Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue’ program, Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College hosted 114 students from several different faith schools.

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Aussie madrichim spend summer in the Arava

August 29, 2017 by  

The Australia Arava Partnership in collaboration with the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) initiated a new project to enhance the connection between Australia the Arava. Read more

New contract for Rabbi Telsner from Yeshivah

August 29, 2017 by  

Child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has cut off communications with Melbourne’s Yeshiva Centre following its announcement of a new contract with Rabbi Zvi Telsner. Read more

Europe begins to appreciate the reality of Islamic terrorism

August 29, 2017 by  

Until recently, most European governments avoided confronting the reality and true nature of Islamic terrorism by burying their heads in the sand…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

António Guterres meets President Rivlin

August 29, 2017 by  

President Reuven Rivlin has held a working meeting at his residence with United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres. Read more

WJC and ICFR thank UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for being ‘determined ally’ in fight against anti-Semitism

August 29, 2017 by  

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has met privately in Jerusalem with representatives of the World Jewish Congress and the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR), which operates under its auspices. Read more

Antonio Guterres in Israel

August 29, 2017 by  

Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres began his official visit to Israel by visiting the grave of the late Ninth President Shimon Peres. Read more

Abbas set to defy Trump and Netanyahu at United Nations

August 28, 2017 by  

PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas seems set to once again embark on another futile journey to the United Nations (UN) seeking recognition of a second Arab state – in addition to Jordan – within the territory comprised in the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine…writes David Singer. Read more

Melbourne Beth Din to reviews its procedures

August 28, 2017 by  

The Melbourne Beth Din Board has commenced a Strategic Review establishing a Steering Committee, with representation from the Rabbinic Council of Victoria, the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria and other members of the Jewish Community to oversee a review of its practices and procedures. Read more

Does a Mezuzah bring you luck?…ask the rabbi

August 28, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple provides the answer. Read more

Sydney students visit to East Timor

August 28, 2017 by  

Thirteen Emanuel School students have recently visited East Timor where they spent 11 days teaching English. Read more

Trump’s foreign policy….writes Ron Weiser

August 28, 2017 by  

Notwithstanding the constant polarisation that especially his domestic words and deeds seem to generate, on some foreign policy matters President Trump seems to have very wide American support. Read more

The IDF Medical Corps join Magen David Adoms’s Life Guardians Project

August 28, 2017 by  

The IDF Chief Medical Officer, Brigadier-General, Dr. Dudu Dagan and MDA Director General, Eli Bin, have announced a first of a kind collaboration between MDA and the IDF Medical Corps. Read more

WA Labor follows NSW attempt to get federal Labor to recognise Israel

August 28, 2017 by  

The WA State Labor conference has passed a resolution on “Israel-Palestine” in identical terms to that which was passed by NSW State Labor Conference one month ago. Read more

Sep-02 6:00pm ABC-TV: Last Witnesses

August 27, 2017 by  

Judy Menczel’s documentary tells  stories related by child survivors of the Holocaust. Read more

Last witnesses: ABC to show doco featuring child survivors

August 27, 2017 by  

ABC-TV’s Compass is to screen a documentary about child survivors of the Holocaust now living in Sydney and Melbourne.
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Feintooner

August 27, 2017 by  

Feintooner – recycling the peace progress. Read more

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