JCCV working to improve inclusion and reduce mental health tragedies for our LGBTI community members

September 26, 2017 by  

About 40 community members, organizational leaders, mental health experts and service providers, including at least seven Orthodox Rabbis, attended a very informative and moving Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) LGBTI Mental Health Forum. Read more

Conflict in the streets…a report by Henry Greener

September 26, 2017 by  

Conflict in the Streets of Melbourne, as Avi Yemini’s Rally to “Make Victoria Safe Again” clashes with the huge Anti-fa “Peaceful Protest”. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Dr Danny Lamm

September 26, 2017 by  

Dr Danny Lamm discusses leadership in our community with Henry Greener…a video presentation. Read more

ECAJ president says “Vote No”graffiti shows antisemitic and homophobia bigotry

September 26, 2017 by  

Hate graffiti, including swastikas, has appeared on a Sydney train and Brisbane homes. Read more

Yom Kippur message from Ray Williams

September 26, 2017 by  

Ray Williams is the Minister of Disability Service and Minister for Multiculturalism in the NSW government. Read more

Sydney Eastern Suburbs local recognised for 50 years service as a JP

September 26, 2017 by  

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has presented five of the state’s longest serving Justices of the Peace (JP), Thomas Goldman, Emeritus Professor Leslie Koder, Paul Lowinger, Ivan Hincks and Kenneth Wolf with a certificate recognising their 50 years of service. Read more

Three Australian rabbis sign a proclamation address abuse

September 26, 2017 by  

Three Australian rabbinical judges are signatories to an international proclamation addressing abuse in the world-wide Orthodox Jewish community.

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How long do you plan to live?

September 26, 2017 by  

There is one thing that all of humanity, indeed every living organism, has in common.  That is that we all grow older, day by day, year by year!…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram. Read more

Yom Kippur: Where’s the magic?…ask the rabbi

September 25, 2017 by  

The great failure of Yom Kippur is that it often doesn’t engage people with religion and this poses a question which Rabbi Raymond Apple answers. Read more

A musical journey: Africa to Israel and beyond

September 25, 2017 by  

VOICES – a spectacular cross-cultural musical journey which merges the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of Israel, Africa and the world – will play in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney starting 14 November. Read more

ZAKA Mexico volunteers recover the body of missing Jewish man

September 25, 2017 by  

ZAKA volunteers in Mexico, under the command of Marcus Cain, have recovered the body of Haim Ashkenazi z”l from the rubble of the office building in which he was working during the time of the earthquake.  Read more

Feintooner

September 25, 2017 by  

Playing ping-pong with Pyongyang…this week’s offering from Feintooner. Read more

Lauder: Merkel is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people

September 25, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term in Sunday’s federal elections, calling her “a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people.” Read more

Building on ‘strong’ bond, U.S. opens first-ever permanent military base in Israel

September 25, 2017 by  

Amidst Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the U.S.-Israel alliance has “never been stronger,” the two countries recently made history by opening of the first permanent American military base on Israeli soil. Read more

Sugihara’s family members visit Sydney

September 25, 2017 by  

The granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Chinue Sempo Sugihara, the Japanese Consul General in Lithuania who helped save tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust have met with descendants of people Sugihara saved during the Holocaust. Read more

Hebrew programs continue to be broadcast by SBS following review

September 24, 2017 by  

SBS has announced its new programming for its foreign language radio broadcasts and has flagged no change to Hebrew schedule. Read more

The Lego Ninjago Movie – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

September 24, 2017 by  

I was accompanied by two young fans who were excited by the prospect of the latest outing in the Lego movie franchise. Well, that and a train ride into the city.

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Trump meets with Abbas and a phantom Palestinian Authority…writes David Singer

September 24, 2017 by  

It is hard to believe that a White House meeting between President Trump and Mahmoud Abbas could be headlined in an official White House Statement as:

“Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority”. Read more

NSWJBD CEO invites nazi flag pranksters to visit the Sydney Jewish Museum

September 24, 2017 by  

A prank spawned by students at one of Sydney’s elite boys’ school involved the unfurling of a nazi flag and saluting it in the Nazi style,  photographing the scene with the Deputy Principal. Read more

Board of Deputies provide many reasons to vote “No”

September 24, 2017 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has significantly qualified its resolution supporting a “Yes” vote in the same-sex marriage survey – providing many reasons why people should vote “No”. Read more

Top Israeli singer Noa to visit Australia

September 23, 2017 by  

Iconic​ ​Israeli​ ​singer​ ​Noa will​ ​be​ ​making​ ​her​ ​Australian​ ​debut this​ ​November in​ ​both​ ​Melbourne​ ​and​ ​Sydney ​courtesy​ ​of Temple​ ​Beth​ ​Israel​ ​(TBI)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Israel​ ​Fund​ ​(NIF). Read more

Plame knew what she was tweeting

September 23, 2017 by  

Valerie Plame had to know what she was tweeting. Plame retweeted a virulently anti-Semitic article by a well-known bigot, which she characterised as “thoughtful.” Now she’s trying to make excuses, but they don’t wash…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

A Torah for Canberra’s Chabad synagogue

September 23, 2017 by  

The Chabad ACT Synagogue is set to own its very first Torah thanks to principal sponsors Dr Alena and Jacob Reich. Read more

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies vote for “Yes” welcomed

September 23, 2017 by  

The Equality Campaign has welcomed a motion of support for marriage equality passed by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) and a separate letter signed by 200 Jewish Australians. Read more

Does the President have the right to expect loyalty from his Attorney General?

September 23, 2017 by  

Recent news reports describe the President chastising his Attorney General Jeff Sessions for disloyalty…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Oct-08 5:00pm Viceland-TV: Cyber

September 23, 2017 by  

Israel is one of the world’s cyber super powers. Read more

Oct-08 10:20pm Viceland-TV: Secrets of our Cities

September 23, 2017 by  

Greig Pickhaver travels to the iconic and glamorous beachside suburb of Bondi, Sydney – Episode 2 Read more

Oct-09 3:25am SBS-TV: Inquisition

September 23, 2017 by  

The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition, was a tribunal established in 1480 by Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Read more

L’Shana Tova from J-Wire

September 20, 2017 by  

J-Wire wishes its Jewish readers around the world a wonderful year to come and thanks for your support for the year just finishing. Read more

Sydney Beth Din at odds with The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

September 20, 2017 by  

At their monthly plenum in  Sydney this week, The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies overwhelmingly passed a resolution last night in favour of same sex marriage, approximately 99-1. Read more

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