Let’s talk about sex: the aftermath of Charlottesville

August 18, 2017 by  

The scene is Paris in the late 19th century. At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gentilhommes eagerly circled the charming Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld—something of an Ivanka Trump in her day—in the hope of being granted a dance…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Do it Today…writes Rabbi Michael Gourarie

August 18, 2017 by  

One of the secrets of success is to respond quickly to a project or a task as soon as it comes our way. Read more

If not now, then when?…asks Michael Kuttner

August 18, 2017 by  

There have been many instances in history when appeasement instead of action has resulted in carnage and catastrophe. Read more

Accelerating chaos within the American Jewish community…writes Isi Leibler

August 17, 2017 by  

The chaos enveloping American Jewry since the election of President Donald Trump—which many predicted would be merely a passing phenomenon—has in fact increased exponentially over the past few months. Read more

Do Jews and Christians worship the same God?

August 15, 2017 by  

This and other questions are answered by Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

As Israel faces growing threat from enemy drones, science fiction comes to life

A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying a unit had arrived to take it away for checks….writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org. Read more

Trump, Israel, Jordan and PLO need to confirm Palestine’s boundaries

August 14, 2017 by  

President Trump’s attempt to end the Jewish-Arab conflict could well hinge on Israel, Jordan, the PLO and Trump confirming the boundaries of former Palestine under the 1922 Mandate for Palestine (Mandate territory)…writes David Singer. Read more


August 14, 2017 by  

Confrontation…this week’s cartoon from Feintooner… Read more

Which country is missing from terror list on Australia’s #1 news site?

Intentional car ramming is terrorism all over the world except one place. Guess where? Read more

Beyond the point of no return

August 11, 2017 by  

The recent foiling of a terrorist plot to blow up a plane in Australia has focused attention on the threat posed by radicalised citizens both at home and abroad…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Postmortem of a disastrous month

August 7, 2017 by  

The dramatic setbacks of the past month have been somewhat destabilising in contrast to the almost euphoric atmosphere which prevailed…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Trump, Israel, Jordan and Egypt can redress Obama – PLO debacle

August 7, 2017 by  

President Trump continues to ponder the way forward to end the 100 years conflict between Arabs and Jews – as negotiations between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) – stalled since April 2014 – show no sign of being resumed…writes David Singer. Read more

Prince Bettliegend in Sydney

August 7, 2017 by  

Sydney is hosting the world premiere reconstruction of Prince Bettliegend (The Bedridden Prince) next week.  Billed as a comic musical revue, it is presented as part of the Seymour Centre’s Great Ideas Performance Series and the Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music’s Out of the Shadows : Rediscovering Jewish Music and Theatre festival.

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August 7, 2017 by  

This week’s cartoon: inauguration, adulation and capitulation. Read more

Lechem: bread or war?

August 7, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers questions about bread… Read more

Court ruling deals blow to Palestinian efforts to restrict Jews in Jerusalem

August 6, 2017 by  

Palestinians are vowing to continue their efforts to prevent Jews from living in large parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, despite a July 31 Israeli court ruling permitting a Jewish purchase of several properties there…writes Rafael Medoff/JNS.org. Read more

On the other hand

August 6, 2017 by  

More proof that Israel is indeed a light unto the nations and that our presence here is ancient and incontrovertible…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Fuelling a failed enterprise

August 4, 2017 by  

Investors and entrepreneurs before contemplating their support for a new venture usually, if they are at all prudent, make sure that it is likely to succeed…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Be a child

Growth, change and self-development aren’t always easy. They require a lot of effort, and some risk taking…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Jared Kushner is right: there’s no solution

August 3, 2017 by  

When presidential adviser Jared Kushner said in a recent private discussion that “there may be no solution” to the conflict between the Palestinian Arabs and Israel, he was just stating the obvious…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Award-winning Israeli cancer researcher says immunotherapy is the ‘future’ of treatment

August 3, 2017 by  

A rapidly aging population and increased environmental risks have led cancer to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in parts of the Western world…qrites Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

‘Ideological’ Jewish visitation to Temple Mount could be pretext for more terror attacks

The Temple Mount—a site of significance to the world’s three major monotheistic religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity—remains in the middle of a geopolitical standoff as Jews described as “ideological” are visiting the Muslim-controlled prayer compound in greater numbers…writes Alex Traiman/JNS.org. Read more

Walls that work: Can Israeli tech be Trump’s solution for Mexico border security?

August 2, 2017 by  

The Trump administration has reportedly reached a new contract with the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems to implement advanced security systems on the U.S. border with Mexico, similar to the security technology utilised along Israel’s borders…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

ALP policy-change boosts PLO aim to destroy Israel and Jordan

August 1, 2017 by  

The Resolution of the NSW Labor Party Conference urging the next Federal Labor Government to recognise “Palestine” (Resolution) has given a boost to the political objectives of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) whose Charter calls for the destruction of Israel and Jordan. Read more


August 1, 2017 by  

Feintooner on Jerusalem. Read more

No good options for Netanyahu

August 1, 2017 by  

The last two weeks was not a good time to be prime minister of Israel…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

The Time of Their Lives – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 31, 2017 by  

Like a dish described on a menu, some things don’t always live up to the promise.  A road movie with two (very) mature Englishwomen, running away from home and behaving disgracefully, plus the promise of late life romance, sounded delicious.

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Mesirah? Ask the rabbi

July 31, 2017 by  

“Mesira” was a key word in the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Rabbi Apple answers  about its meaning. Read more

Call for Temple Mount to not be a site for violence or incitement

July 30, 2017 by  

Fifty years ago, after recapturing the Temple Mount which also houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque, Israel established the so-called “status quo” which has remained more or less unchanged since 1967. 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

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