Cycling Tel Aviv – Israel’s largest cycling event

October 18, 2019 by  

Cycling Tel Aviv – Israel’s largest cycling event. Thousands participating this morning. Read more

From Congress to classrooms: Reframing the Israel narrative

Concern about resurgent anti-Semitism has been at fever-pitch among Diaspora Jews for years. Read more

Sin? Not such a big deal

October 18, 2019 by  

Next week we will restart the annual Torah reading cycle and that always reminds me of Sin! Adam and Eve and all that. Read more

The Palestinian Authority donor machine

October 18, 2019 by  

When it comes to humanitarian aid to the Palestinian Authority, transparency does not exist. Read more

Exposed: World Bank’s Palestinian recovery and development program funding salaries for terrorists

October 17, 2019 by  

International aid transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the World Bank’s Palestinian Recovery and Development Program (PRDP) Trust Fund is used to pay the salaries of Palestinian terrorists, an in-depth investigation by TPS has exposed Read more

Two new films from Judy Menczel

October 17, 2019 by  

ABC’s Compass program will feature two new documentaries from producer Judy Menczel. Read more

‘Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,’ ex-Israeli intelligence official says

October 17, 2019 by  

Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Read more

Going abroad

October 17, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today he reports from Malta. Read more

Mr Chess passed away in South Africa

October 17, 2019 by  

Leonard R Reitstein, aged 91, much admired and respected member of the Cape Town Jewish community, particularly Temple Israel, and as South Africa’s “Mr Chess”. passed away in August. Read more

Is Simchat Torah similar to Purim? Ask the rabbi

October 16, 2019 by  

In popular thinking Simchat Torah is a sort of Purim, a day for carnival jollification. But the popular view is wrong. Read more

Feintooner

October 16, 2019 by  

Gobble Gobble Read more

Shabbat is trending! Get ready for the Shabbat Project 2019 in Sydney

October 16, 2019 by  

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Karli Kloss and Troye Sivan have all extolled the virtues of Shabbat as a chance to carve out time to disconnect. Read more

On Israel’s dependence on USA, its next PM and a report on settlements

October 16, 2019 by  

Just as it is wrong of those who criticise everything President Trump says and does just because it comes from him, likewise it is wrong for his supporters to blindly praise or try and explain away, a very poor decision and/or action. Read more

Going abroad

October 16, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today he reports from Malta. Read more

Why do anti-Semites hate Jews? Don’t overthink it

October 13, 2019 by  

The most frustrating aspect of the Yom Kippur assault on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, by a neo-Nazi thug is that we’ve seen all this before. Read more

When doves cry …

The most righteous of men cannot live in peace if his evil neighbour will not let him be.” — From Wilhelm Tell Act IV, scene III, by Friedrich von Schiller, 1804 Read more

The Americans, the Kurds, the war

October 13, 2019 by  

Two days after announcing the betrayal of America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to belittle them for good measure. Read more

Rivlin must cook up a US$220 million Netanyahu-Liberman omelette

October 13, 2019 by  

An opening to ending Israel’s election deadlock has come after Yisrael Beiteinu faction chairman Oded Forer sent a formal letter to the head of the Likud’s coalition negotiating team, Yariv Levin, on 11 October, asking for negotiations on the policy guidelines for the next government. Read more

Going abroad

October 13, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today he reports from Taormina, Sicily. Read more

Succot and the World

October 11, 2019 by  

Every Jewish festival has several different levels of significance. There are always personal, national, agricultural and universal themes. Read more

Professor Louis Waller AO: 1935-2019

October 11, 2019 by  

Melbourne community stalwart and highly-jurist Professor Louis Waller has passed away at the age of 84. Read more

Rose Fekete 1947-2019

October 11, 2019 by  

Sydney has lost one of its cherished community workers this week with the passing of Rose Fekete. Read more

There is a chill in the air

October 11, 2019 by  

We are now into autumn (fall if you are an American) and in our part of the Promised Land in the hills of Judea, evenings and nights have a distinctly chilly feel to them. Read more

Going abroad

October 11, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today on the road in Sicily. Read more

Sukkah pointers

October 10, 2019 by  

Want some Sukkah pointers?…ask the rabbi. Read more

Going abroad

October 10, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today on the road – Agrimento.

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Never Again-Austen Tayshus

October 8, 2019 by  

Like so many I saw a number of Austen Tayshus shows in the 80’s in Pubs and clubs where you would leave drenched in sweat and feeling like you had just done nine rounds of cage wrestling with Andre the Giant and a Grizzly bear. The latest offering by Austen Tayshus at the Bondi Pavillion still leaves you battered and bruised but dying for more. Read more

UJEB in the wake of the school antisemitism in Melbourne government schools

October 8, 2019 by  

The widely reported anti-Semitic bullying incidents at two Melbourne government schools last week were an unfortunate reminder that there continues to be vilification of our community. The incidents were all the more shocking because children were involved. Read more

Leaving Syria: A blow to US deterrence, a boost to Middle East Islamists

The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull back troops from northern Syria in the face of a likely Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces is a blow to American deterrent power in the Middle East. Read more

Going abroad

October 8, 2019 by  

J-Wire’s music reviewer Fraser Beath McEwing has added another string to his bow as he takes J-Wire readers on his travels…today on the road – Sicilian style. Read more

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