On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

September 30, 2017 by  

While North Korea, Iran and the Palestinian Authority export terror, Israel is busy exporting life saving and life enhancing technology. Read more

PM keeps his date with Dassi

September 29, 2017 by  

Dassi Erlich met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Melbourne today to discuss her campaign t0 fight for the extradition of Malka Leifer to Australia to face 74 criminal charges for alleged sexual abuse of school children under her care while she was the headmistress of the Adass Israel School in Melbourne prior to her sudden departure for Israel in 2008. Read more

Justice Rothman responds to David Singer’s SSM article

September 29, 2017 by  

Justice Stephen Rothman writes to J-Wire on David Singer’s article on how non-voters could influence the outcome of the SSM postal vote. Read more

National Police Remembrance Day

September 29, 2017 by  

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff represented the Jewish community at today’s touching National Police Remembrance commemoration in Sydney. Read more

Looking for Maxine

September 29, 2017 by  

A Canadian reader is searching for Maxine Cohen, a Sydneysider he met in Israel in 1971. Read more

New Year – what has changed?…asks Michael Kuttner

September 29, 2017 by  

With a New Year welcomed by Jews worldwide and Yom Kippur imminent, those who thought that a new era of tolerance and peace was about to dawn must surely be disappointed. Read more

Non-voters could decide same-sex marriage poll

September 29, 2017 by  

The YES vote in the same-sex marriage survey (“Survey”) is home and hosed if a recent Fairfax/Ipsos poll (“Poll) translates into reality…writes David Singer. Read more

The ongoing kulturkampf with the ultra-Orthodox

September 28, 2017 by  

The Chief Rabbinate, backed by its ultra-Orthodox political factions, has imposed additional extreme and even bizarre rulings that impact on the nation…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Babi Yar remembered

September 28, 2017 by  

Friday marks the 76th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the darkest chapters in the annals of human barbarism. Read more

Governor-General visits Jewish community HQ in Hungary

September 28, 2017 by  

Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has visited the MAZSIHISZ – Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary. Read more

Battle of the Sexes: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

September 28, 2017 by  

Sports movies are generally more about sports than not – but this is not a sports movie. Read more

Israeli victims of Har Adar terror attack laid to rest in separate funerals

September 28, 2017 by  

The three Israeli victims of Tuesday’s Palestinian terror attack in the community of Har Adar, near Jerusalem, were laid to rest on Wednesday in separate funerals. Read more

WJC condemns ‘Shameful’ UN threat to blacklist companies active in West Bank, East Jerusalem

September 28, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has condemned threats to blacklist 150 Israeli and international companies for doing business in “occupied Palestinian territories.” Read more

Netanyahu vows recent Palestinian moves will not go ‘unanswered’

September 28, 2017 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman that recent Palestinian moves, such as joining Interpol, will not go unanswered. Read more

Interpol grants Palestinians full membership in diplomatic setback for Israel

September 28, 2017 by  

The international police organisation Interpol voted Wednesday in favor of granting the “State of Palestine” full membership, in a diplomatic defeat for Israel. Read more

The Orthodox Jewish Guide to Following Australian Rules Football

September 28, 2017 by  

Congregant: Rabbi, I have a big problem. It’s Kol Nidrei and the <insert-team-name>  game is on. What should I do?
Rabbi: Haven’t you ever heard of a video recorder?
Congregant: Wow! I can tape Kol Nidrei? Read more

September report card

September 27, 2017 by  

As we leave the Jewish calendar year of 5777 behind it is worth remembering that the three large external issues facing Israel remain unchanged and their resolution no clearer than they were at the beginning of 2017…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

The Dancer – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

September 27, 2017 by  

When her father is killed, farm girl Loie Fuller (Soko) makes her way to New York where her mother Lili (Amanda Plummer) is living a nun-like existence with female prohibitionists.

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NZ Elections

September 27, 2017 by  

The Hawkes Bay Friends of Israel Association has welcomed the results of New Zealand’s general election. Read more

Oct-22 Sydney: Gift of Life enrolling potential stem donors

September 27, 2017 by  

The search continues for stem cell donors… Read more

Record Rosh Hashanah service in Cairns

September 27, 2017 by  

140 Jews of all backgrounds come together  at the Pacific International Hotel Cairns to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Read more

Six inductees for Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame

September 27, 2017 by  

Maccabi NSW honour six more inductees at its Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in December. Read more

Jewish House: Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot

September 27, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House organised for over 40 institutions to be visited over Rosh Hashanah  to allowed members of the community to hear the shofar. Read more

Unwelcome sauce for Australia’s lamb

September 27, 2017 by  

An ad created for the Australian market featuring the multicultural attraction of local lamb through historical religious leaders has been hacked in the USA claiming that YouTube had found the ad offensive. Read more

Oct-19 00:05am SBS-TV: Movie – Closer to the Moon

September 27, 2017 by  

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

Oct-18 00:45am SBS-TV: Movie – The Round Up

September 27, 2017 by  

In picturesque Montmartre in 1942, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Read more

Three Israelis murdered in attack near Har Adar

September 26, 2017 by  

A shooting attack has taken place close to Har Adar, near Jerusalem. The terrorist opened fire on four Israelis. One Israeli was seriously wounded and evacuated to hospital. Three Israelis were murdered at the scene.  Read more

No need to apologise Mr Kirby

September 26, 2017 by  

Expert Australian members of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance have written to The Executive Council of Australian Jewry expressing their view that comments made by the former High Court Judge Michael Kirby drawing lessons from the Holocaust and applying them to the same-sex plebiscite were within acceptable guidelines. Read more

Position vacant: Enrolments and Marketing Officer

September 26, 2017 by  

Sydney: Kesser Torah College is seeking an Enrolments and Marketing Officer. Read more

Over the rainbow

September 26, 2017 by  

Visiting Professor Wayne Horowitz from Hebrew University amazed his audience with his lecture on rainbows held at North Shore Temple Emanuel. Read more

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