Bill Shorten on Barry Cohen

December 19, 2017 by  

Barry Cohen was a much-loved man who will be deeply missed and long remembered.   Read more

Tzedek responds to Royal Commission report

December 19, 2017 by  

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse has drawn to a close with the release of its Final Report. Read more

AUD$36 million Warsaw cemetery restoration

December 19, 2017 by  

The Polish government will invest 100 million złoty (AUD$36 million) to restore the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Glinski personally informed World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer. Read more

Gaza rocket hits Israeli home in Ashkelon, IDF strikes Hamas infrastructure

December 19, 2017 by  

A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip struck an Israeli home in the southern city of Ashkelon on Sunday night, causing damage but no injuries. Read more

Vale Barry Cohen

December 19, 2017 by  

Anton Block, President of the ECAJ, and Peter Wertheim, Executive Director of the ECAJ remember Barry Cohen who passed away on December 18 at the age of 82. Read more

Breathe – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

December 19, 2017 by  

True stories about people living with great physical difficulties are generally uplifting and this directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) is no exception.

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40% of Emanuel students achieve ATAR 90+

December 19, 2017 by  

Emanuel School’s HSC results for the class of 2017 reflect a diversity of student interest and strong achievement. Read more

Auckland celebrates Chanukah

December 19, 2017 by  

Auckland’s Chanukah in the Park has been celebrated for the fourth year.

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ECAJ says all Australians must take notice of Royal Commission report

December 19, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Moriah College ranked top performing Co-Ed independent school in NSW

December 19, 2017 by  

Sydney Morning Herald has ranked Moriah College top performing Co-educational Independent School in NSW and 15th NSW school overall. Read more

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

December 19, 2017 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

The 36 saints….ask the the rabbi

December 19, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple has the answer about the 36 hidden saints. Read more

Netanyahu’s bitcoin forecast puts Israel at centre of financial technology revolution

December 19, 2017 by  

As digital currencies make historic gains and as the “start-up nation” of Israel emerges as a key player in the blockchain field, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become one of the first world leaders to weigh in on the cryptocurrency phenomenon, placing the country at the center of the global financial technology revolution. Read more

NSW Women of the Year

December 19, 2017 by  

The public now has more time to submit nominations for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards. Read more

Barry Cohen – Michael Danby remembers

December 18, 2017 by  

The sad news of the passing of Barry Cohen AM in a nursing home in Goulburn NSW came after a lengthy period of illness. Read more

ECAJ reports on the Royal Commission report

December 18, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which was released on December 15.  Read more

Sydney protest calls for intifada

December 18, 2017 by  

Once again, Sydney Town Hall was the scene of flags emblazoned with images of guns, chants calling for an uprising and ethnic cleansing, and hate-filled war-cries in the name of Allah. NSW state politicians, Labor’s Shaoquett Moselmane and the Greens’ Mehreen Faruqi, were among those who addressed the crowd of approximately 800 Muslim protesters, most of them wearing Islamic and Middle Eastern dress, and a small assortment of socialists and others. Read more

Sydney Beth Din found guilty of threatening religious sanctions

December 18, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Supreme Court Justice John Sackar has declared the Sydney Beth Din had threatened sanctions against a businessman who refused to attend a Din Torah. Read more

Feintooner

December 18, 2017 by  

True Lies..this week’s cartoon. Read more

Royal Commission report “shaking us to the core”

December 18, 2017 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand has stated the entire rabbinate should share the responsibility for the Jewish involvement in the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

NSW Labor labels Berejiklian as “disingenuous” on race hate laws

December 17, 2017 by  

NSW Labor labelled NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian as “disingenuous” on changing section 20D on race hate violence – and accused her of saying one thing in public and doing the opposite behind closed doors in Cabinet. Read more

OIC in legal fantasyland over Trump, Jerusalem and Israel

December 17, 2017 by  

The 57 member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) are living in a legal fantasyland of their own creation where non-existent principles of international law supposedly apply…writes David Singer. Read more

On the other hand

December 16, 2017 by  

During Chanukah we recite, “A great miracle occurred at this time.”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Sophie to return home to Australia

December 15, 2017 by  

MP Michael Danby has spoken out on the news that ABC’s correspondent in Jerusalem has finished her term of duty in the region. Read more

A diplomatic encounter

December 15, 2017 by  

J-Wire’s Israel correspondent Michael Kuttner reports on a conversation he had with Chris Cannan, Australia’s Ambassador to Israel after his first six months in the post. Read more

Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

December 15, 2017 by  

2017 has been another successful year for Year 12 Mount Scopus students with two students achieving the maximum ATAR of 99.95, nearly a third exceeding an ATAR of 95. Read more

Google backflips

December 15, 2017 by  

The creator of the demountable exhibition Shadows of Shoah was accepted by Google to use adwords…but then he learned that the giant company said that the word “Holocaust” was dangerous and derogatory. Read more

25 Chabad-Lubavitch survivors spoke to the Royal Commission

December 15, 2017 by  

The Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released its Final Report. Read more

Sound and fury

December 15, 2017 by  

Reality and the truth hurt especially for those accustomed to being coddled over many years by banal blandishments laced with an indecent dose of hypocrisy and double standards…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

AUJS wins a motion on antisemitism at the National Union of Students conference

December 15, 2017 by  

Antisemitism is often dismissed as a phenomenon of the past in public debate and academic discourse. Too often, people mistakenly assume that anti-Semitism is merely historical. Read more

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