An Israeli Carmen

January 23, 2018 by  

After a sell-out season in 2016, John Bell’s vibrant production of Bizet’s Carmen, featuring gypsy girls and bull-fighting boys in eye-popping colours, returns to the Sydney Opera House next month. Read more

Sophie Caplan: 1933-2018

January 22, 2018 by  

Australia has lost Holocaust survivor and historian Sophie Caplan who died last week in Sydney’s Montefiore Home. Read more

State memorial service for Barry Cohen

January 22, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten will speak at a State Memorial for former Labor minister Barry Cohen. Read more

Israel’s embassy in Amman back to normal

January 19, 2018 by  

Israel and Jordan have reached an agreement following the incident in Amman involving an Israeli diplomat on July 23, 2017 and the incident in which a Jordanian judge was killed on March 10, 2014. Read more

Chelsea Football Club joins World Jewish Congress #WeRemember Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism

January 19, 2018 by  

The Chelsea Football Club has joined the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign, as part of its own long-term educational initiative to raise awareness of the persisting phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. Read more

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Visit Chabad House in Mumbai

January 19, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the Chabad House in Mumbai accompanying 11-yr-old Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents in the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack on the building. Read more

Ugly slogan at Sydney station

January 18, 2018 by  

The pristine white walls of Sydney’s Martin Place station have been daubed with a message calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be “1st in the oven”. Read more

Look who’s visiting the Taj Mahal

January 17, 2018 by  

Taking time out for a romantic episode…. Read more

AJA takes issue with CAM’s statement

January 17, 2018 by  


The Australian Jewish Association believes that The Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism statement supporting Victoria’s African community is ill-considered and counterproductive. Read more

A former NSW premier goes into bat for Michael Danby

January 17, 2018 by  

Former NSW premier Morris Iemma has questions for Fairfax  media who have mounted a front page attack against Labor Federal MP for using taxpayer funds for funding ads to point out bias in ABC reporting in Israel. Read more

NSW MP visits Israeli wave technology to generate electricity

January 16, 2018 by  

With NSW and Australian families facing record electricity bills, NSW State Labor MP Walt Secord visited the pilot site for an Israeli power company using ocean wave technology to create electricity in southern Europe. Read more

70 hours of Israeli Celebrations

January 16, 2018 by  

Plans for celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday events have been announced by Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev. Read more

One ambulance, one shift, two births

January 16, 2018 by  

Last Friday began normally for a team from Magen David Adom’s Modi’in station, headed by ambulance driver and EMT Itzhak Cohen, and volunteers Noa Oster, Ziv Bamberger and Shaked Ron-Tal. Read more

The ECAJ joins the push to quash a death sentence for Baha’i man in Yemen

January 16, 2018 by  

A Yemini prisoner and a member of the Baha’i community has been sentenced to be executed in public because he made contact with Baha’i headquarters in Haifa. Read more

Victorian Jewish community supports Australians of African descent

January 15, 2018 by  

The Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism which includes The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has expressed its targeting the African community as scapegoats for youth crime in the state. Read more

Abe sits at Sugihara’s desk

January 15, 2018 by  

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited his country’s former consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania at which Chiune Sugihara issued Japanese visas to around 6,000 Jews escaping Nazi-occupied Poland in WWII. Read more

Game of Drones

January 15, 2018 by  

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video has been revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science cyber security researchers. Read more

We Remember – the Holocaust survivors’ anthem

January 12, 2018 by  

In the lead up to the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2018 a series of recordings of The Partisan Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, sung and recited by ORT and other schools will be available to educators. Read more

The King’s speech

January 12, 2018 by  

His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, the King of the Zulus, has addressed top six newly elected members of the ANC at his “Osuthu Palace” in KwaNongoma speaking on the importance of South Africa’s relationship with Israel. Read more

65% of Israel’s LGBT community willing to donate blood under new plan

January 11, 2018 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Health procedures have been changed to include donations from male members of the LGBT community under condition that 12 months have passed since donors had sexual relations. Read more

Townsville’s first ever barmitzvah

January 11, 2018 by  

The Sassoon Chabad RARA House in Townsville has hosted the city’s first barmitzvah. Read more

Israeli father of 6, MDA volunteer medic killed in drive-by shooting terror attack near Nablus

January 10, 2018 by  

The victim, 35-year-old Raziel Shevah, was pronounced dead at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in central Israel shortly after arriving there. Read more

The IPO honours Sir Frank and Lady Shirley Lowy

January 10, 2018 by  

The Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra have dedicated a concert in Tel Aviv in honour of Lady Shirley and Sir Frank Lowy, among the orchestra’s closest friends and among the largest contributors to the renovation of the Mann Auditorium. Read more

Fairfax attack on Danby

January 9, 2018 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has responded on the weekend attack against him by Fairfax Media over his $4574 spend on ads criticising ABC journalist Sophie McNeill. Read more

First Jewish same-sex marriage announced in Sydney

January 5, 2018 by  

The Emanuel Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins has told J-Wire the shul will host the first same sex marriage on May 2. Read more

Religious Freedom Review gives concern

January 4, 2018 by  

Aleph Melbourne is deeply concerned with the announcement that all public submissions to the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review will be kept secret. Read more

2017 record tourism year for Israel – the report card

January 3, 2018 by  

2017 was a record year for incoming tourism, with about 3.6 million tourists and NIS 20 billion revenue from incoming tourism alone. Read more

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach condemns Lorde

January 1, 2018 by  

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,  described on his web page as “America’s Rabbi”, has placed a full-page ad in The Washington Post, condemning New Zealand’s pop icon Lorde who followed the BDS line by cancelling her June concert in Tel Aviv. Read more

Twitter cancels racist accounts

December 30, 2017 by  

Twitter’s new anti-abuse rules came into effect earlier this month and the social media giant has cancelled white supremacist accounts around the globe…including Australia. Read more

The Great approaches its 140th anniversary

December 29, 2017 by  

2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the consecration of  Sydney’s The Great Synagogue, which took place on 4 March 1878. Read more

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