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

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.

Read more

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

Next Page »