J-Wire reader attends Malka Leifer court appearance

March 11, 2018 by  

Shalom from Jerusalem Read more

Employment: Sydney

February 26, 2018 by  

North Shore Temple Emanuel looking for a Director of Education – Part Time Read more

Employment: Melbourne MBD

February 25, 2018 by  

The Melbourne Beth Din seeks a Registrar. Read more

Employment Sydney: Communal Rabbi

February 20, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Kehillat Kadimah is seeking a Communal Rabbi. Read more

Employment Sydney: Director of Education

February 7, 2018 by  

The NSW Board of Education, BJE, is seeking a Director of Education. Read more

Feb-18 5:30pm SBS-TV: Hitler’s Secrets

February 1, 2018 by  

Hitler tightens his iron grip on Germany and turns his sights to conquest. Read more

Israel bans entry for 20 BDS groups, shows it ‘won’t turn a blind eye’ to delegitimisation

January 10, 2018 by  

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Jan. 7 published a list of 20 organisations affiliated with the BDS movement that will be barred from entering the country, marking the Israeli government’s first major step to ban entities that seek to undermine the Jewish state since legislation targeting such groups was passed last year.  Read more

Davar Acher

December 13, 2017 by  

I would like to offer a davar acher to the recent J-wire post, “Religious Liberals: On the Way Down?…asks Professor Bill Rubinstein,” and address some of the unfounded assumptions and claims made by its author…writes Rabbi Nicole Roberts. Read more

Dec-12 to Dec-20 Melbourne: Magen David Appeal

December 6, 2017 by  

MDA needs to raise $35,000 to purchase a Mini Merv. Read more

UN attacks Israel again, this time Australia abstains! 

December 4, 2017 by  

As part of six anti-Israel resolutions it approved on 30 November, the United Nations General Assembly recently voted overwhelmingly to disavow Israeli ties to Jerusalem. The vote was 151 in favour and six against, with nine abstentions (including Australia). Read more

The Prime Minister’s Chanukah greeting

December 4, 2017 by  

A greeting for Chanukah from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Read more

Israel’s new ambassador presents his credentials

November 26, 2017 by  

Israel’s new Ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer has presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove. Read more

No action in NSW against hate speech

November 26, 2017 by  

NSW Labor has reintroduced a Private Member’s Bill to strengthen the laws against hate speech. Read more

Researching for a new book

November 16, 2017 by  

Vieslava Mataczynski and Timothy Scutt, co-authors of a new book under the working title: “Preservation of Life” bringing together memories both individual and collective, of the Jewish people  contacted J-Wire in an effort to reach out to the wider Jewish Community in support of this work.

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Teaching ‘The Holocaust Survivor’s Anthem’ to the next generation

November 9, 2017 by  

“On Yom Hashoah, many Holocaust survivors sing ‘Zog Nit Keynmol’ – The Partisan Song. However, a decline in survivors has meant that the song was being lost to history,” explains Australian educator Eli Rabinowitz, who is working to reverse this by teaching the song and the original poem to school children around the globe, in their home language…writes Tali Feinberg. Read more

Holocaust Centre of NZ calls on NZ PM Ardern to press Australia on Manus refugees

November 3, 2017 by  

The chairman of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand wants Australia to accept NZ’s offer to accept refugees.  Read more

Labor MP’s Nazi Germany comparison apology welcomed by ECAJ

October 26, 2017 by  

Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon likened recent police raids on the offices of the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) to Nazi Germany in an interview on Sky News this week. Read more

Australasian Jewish youth to celebrate the Light Horse centenary in Israel

October 7, 2017 by  

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade battle at Beer Sheva, where at dusk on 31 October, 1917, the Australian brigade stormed through the Turkish defence to capture Beer Sheva. This marked a turning point in removing Ottoman rule from Palestine and was a precursor to the formation of the Jewish state. 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

Babi Yar: Survivor of massacre that killed 33,000 Jews lives in Melbourne

September 13, 2017 by  

Over two days in September 1941, more than 33,000 Jews were executed by Nazi soldiers in the capital of Ukraine. Read more

Postal plebiscite issues

September 8, 2017 by  

Yesterday, ARK Centre released a response condemning the deplorable statement by the RCV urging the Jewish community to vote ‘no’ in the upcoming postal plebiscite on Same Sex Marriage…writes Rabbi Schneur Reti-Waks. Read more

Kindertransport – a theatre review by David Kary

August 19, 2017 by  

We need to step outside of ourselves and into the ‘shoes’ of another human being to truly understand and accept them. Read more

Charidy to implement community fundraising calendar

August 18, 2017 by  

Charidy, the latest fundraising program to hit Australia, is working to create a transparent calendar of Charidy fundraising dates within Melbourne’s Jewish community. Read more

El Al and Qantas codeshare routes

August 17, 2017 by  

El Al and Qantas  have announced their codeshare agreement at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce tourism lunch. Read more

Moriah Archibald photo gallery

August 15, 2017 by  

Moriah Foundation Archibald event: a photo gallery from Nadine Saacks. Read more

Australians participate in Naomi Chazan Fellowship

August 7, 2017 by  

Five Fellows from Sydney and Melbourne have participated in the New Israel Fund (NIF) Naomi Chazan Fellowship in Israel. Read more

Bob Carr should look in his own back yard

August 1, 2017 by  

Before Bob Carr starts to badmouth Israel and to speak of the rights of the Palestinians, perhaps he should consider restoring to the Australian aborigines the land taken from them by the white man. Read more

Drinkable water at the top of Israel’s list of national security issues.

July 30, 2017 by  

Perhaps few resources are more valuable to a nation than water and energy supplies. Israel will soon reach what could be a point of no return in which the Netanyahu government will have to decide which to put first: water or energy. Read more

The joy of Shabbat – the sadness of bereavement

July 24, 2017 by  

It was a perfect Shabbat, with many guests, delicious food. The end of Shabbat was approaching and, together with my son and our guests, we make our way to the house of my friend Gadi Whitman for evening prayers. In my heart, I wish that Shabbat would not end… When the evening prayers were over, we sit around the table together to recite the prayer “Vayiten lecha”…writes ZAKA volunteer Moti Bukchin. Read more

UIA Women’s Division world president’s event

July 18, 2017 by  

In her first event as KH-UIA  International President of Women’s Division Sydney-based Penny Hurst has led an incredible and productive five-day seminar (Mifgash) in Israel. Read more

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