JIFF: Week 2

November 1, 2018 by  

The Jewish International Film Festival enters its second week… Read more

Australian Pro-Israel Christians show their support

November 1, 2018 by  

As millions of Australians mourn the tragic deaths at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we re-affirm our support and friendship and will continue to do all within our power to educate and act in support of our Jewish friends and the nation of Israel. Read more

Eulogy: Naji Solomon Dingoor

October 21, 2018 by  

Naji Solomon Dingoor came from humble beginnings in India and made a wonderful life for his family here in Sydney, Australia. He was a light-hearted, good-humoured man who loved to sing the lines of the latest songs on the radio. We all know that deep voice with the loud contagious laughter that resonated throughout a room. Read more

Tel Aviv scientist lights the way in detecting cancer cells

October 14, 2018 by  

Any surgeon removing a cancerous tumour stares down immense risk. They face a dilemma—balancing the removal of all present cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. Walking that tightrope necessitates caution, which can lead to lingering cancer cells that spread elsewhere and increase the risk of recurrence. Read more

Obituary: Gisella Scheinberg OAM

October 12, 2018 by  

Everyone who met Gisella had a story to tell. Gisella always said it how it was: whether you were too fat, too thin, too loud, going white or a myriad of other things, she felt it was her duty to tell you. She had a cheeky sense of humour, but not everyone knew the kindness that she showed to people behind the scenes. Read more

Pro-Israel leaders praise Nikki Haley as example of ‘shining city on a hill’ for nations to follow

October 10, 2018 by  

Nikki Haley, who has been the face of the Trump administration’s strong stances in support of Israel, has resigned as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. Read more

Dave the Mensch

October 5, 2018 by  

In June 2016, the day after two Palestinian terrorists murdered four Israelis in the bustling Tel Aviv Sarona Complex, Dave Sharma took his entire Embassy team to Sarona for lunch, in a show of solidarity and support with Israel…writes Arsen Ostrovsky. Read more

An Australian pianist hailed a New York taxi driver

September 21, 2018 by  

In 1983 Sydney pianist Sarah Grunstein, who had moved to NY to study at Juilliard, stepped onto the curb on West 57th St. There were 7 empty taxis coming along. She got into the first, an old yellow checker cab… Read more

The renewal of a community

September 13, 2018 by  

Recently I returned  from a sabbatical in Israel which gave me time for introspection and reflection…writes Rabbi Shneur Reti-Waks. Read more

Meeting the Queen

September 9, 2018 by  

Imagine you just received a Royal invitation from her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to a one on one engagement at Buckingham Palace. Your first reaction is total excitement you notify your wife, your kids your extended family and friends….writes Rabbi Eli Schlanger. Read more

The Israel-Hamas deal: Escape from Oslo

August 29, 2018 by  

Extricating itself from President Bill Clinton’s December 2000 “peace” parameters is a supreme Israeli interest. Ironically, this goal is being made feasible by the crystallizing deal with Hamas over the Gaza Strip…writes Gershon Hacohen/JNS. Read more

The strength of the Jews is the Jew next door

August 26, 2018 by  

To provide great support the supporter must have empathy and understanding of the person –  a lesson from the March of the Living. Read more

A once in a lifetime opportunity

August 23, 2018 by  

Every year JNF Australia and B’nai Brith put on the Changemaker awards which honours young adults in our community who have made a difference to society by volunteering to organisations nationally. Read more

Broadcasters in the spotlight

July 16, 2018 by  

Australia and New Zealand key broadcasters ABC and TVNZ have received complaints following reporting on Gaza, ABC for the weekend’s Israel’s retaliation following rocket and mortar attacks and TVNZ for the recent riots. Read more

Feintooner illustrates a news story

July 9, 2018 by  

PA TV to pregnant women: ‘Unborn fetus will be a martyr for Palestine’ Read more

Advertising for a rabbi…a reader’s letter

July 6, 2018 by  

I note that Kehillat Kadimah, in advertising for a new Rabbi, are seeking someone with essentially the same skills and personality as the previous Rabbi of South Head Synagogue who, together with his Rebbetzen, devotedly served his community for 32 years. Read more

When sports gets corrupted by the Palestinian Authority

June 13, 2018 by  

The Argentinian national soccer team cancelled its scheduled game in Israel due to Palestinian Arab terrorist death threats against its members…writes Farley Weiss/JNS. Read more

Looking for Leah

June 13, 2018 by  

Global Law is trying to locate a mailing address for the family of Leah Aharon formerly of Byron Bay NSW, who had emigrated to Israel. Read more

Let’s talk about Jewish day school fees…writes Becci Krispin

June 12, 2018 by  

I read Rabbi James Kennard’s response to the Gen17 survey results, published in the Melbourne Jewish Report in May 2018, with some disbelief.  Read more

Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding two million Palestinians as hostages’

May 16, 2018 by  

Former Israel Defense Forces’ South Commander Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant likened the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, as a group of “gangsters” holding Gazans “hostage” and spilling their blood to provoke Israel. Read more

Breath: a film review by Ben Apfelbaum

May 6, 2018 by  

Simon Baker’s  much-anticipated debut feature BREATH held its Sydney premiere recently at Randwick Ritz. Read more

KH-UIA International Women’s Division Independence Day 2018 celebrations

May 2, 2018 by  

UIA NSW Women’s Division Co-Chair Bev Michaelis shares her impressions of a special week in Israel. Read more

Hamas inspired violent riots on Gaza-Israel border

April 5, 2018 by  

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) alerts the Australian public to the real facts on the ground in the past week’s conflict along the Israel Gaza border fence. Read more

J-Wire reader attends Malka Leifer court appearance

March 11, 2018 by  

Shalom from Jerusalem 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

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