On the other hand

December 15, 2018 by  

It is mid-December already and we are still waiting for the really nasty winter weather to arrive. Despite a recent downpour much more rain is needed to replenish the Kinneret and underground aquifers…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Moriah ethos and the resilience of traditional Judaism

December 14, 2018 by  

Since Moriah College’s founding in 1943  by Abraham Rabinovitch, acceptance to Moriah was conditional on having a Jewish mother, or to have been converted according to Halacha…writes Yankel Koncepolski. Read more

Hatred

December 14, 2018 by  

Isn’t it true that the whole of the Muslim world hates Jews?..writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

The myth of William Cooper

December 14, 2018 by  

Week after week, the Australian Jewish media has presented many stories about William Cooper’s protest at the German Consulate in Melbourne over Kristallnacht…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

A micro-second of illumination is all we need

December 14, 2018 by  

I have been privileged to lead Chanukah services on cruise ships for the past five years…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram.  Read more

Morally bankrupt…writes Michael Kuttner

December 14, 2018 by  

A definition of this malady states: “moral bankruptcy is the stage a country or organization reaches when it trades away or violates too many of its core values and commitments.” Read more

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Barkat: ‘Lion will continue the city’s positive cultural renaissance’

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced that he would not be running for a third term and will instead be entering national politics…writes Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS. Read more

United Nations, Egypt and Jordan could scuttle Trump’s peace plan

December 13, 2018 by  

President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan to end the Arab-Jewish conflict – slated for release by the end of January 2019 – could be indefinitely shelved…writes David Singer. Read more

Mishpacha

December 13, 2018 by  

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family some of whom you might recognise… Read more

CAPHARNAÜM: a movie review by Hila Tsor

December 12, 2018 by  

CAPHARNAÜM was a genuine masterpiece, a story that will stick with you months later.  Read more

Why the Magnitsky Act is important for Australia

December 11, 2018 by  

Most Australians were unfamiliar with Ukraine prior to the missile shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17. Read more

Despite UN vote, Palestinian terror is still a losing strategy

The U.N. General Assembly narrowly defeated a resolution last Thursday that would have condemned Hamas for its terror campaign against Israel…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Is a person who has left Judaism still Jewish? Ask the rabbi

December 10, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

Feintooner

December 10, 2018 by  

This week’s cartoon:  Tunnel Vision Read more

UN-Hamas day of infamy mars Trump-Israel day of celebration

December 9, 2018 by  

December 6, 2018, marks the day the United Nations General Assembly (“UNGA”) infamously sold its soul to evil by failing to agree on whether a resolution condemning Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza required two-thirds – or simple – majority vote…writes David Singer. Read more

Danon: ‘We don’t play defence anymore at the UN’

December 9, 2018 by  

It is no secret that the United Nations has long been viewed as a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. Read more

Through rapid raids, IDF’s special forces to play critical role in future war with Hezbollah

December 9, 2018 by  

At the end of November, the Israeli military’s Commando Brigade held a secretive war exercise, which sheds light on how Israel is preparing new capabilities against Hezbollah and Hamas. Read more

Amid rising antisemitism in Europe, are Jews now safer in the East than the West?

December 9, 2018 by  

The October attack on the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh has put a renewed spotlight on anti-Semitism in the United States, which has seen an uptick in recent years…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Hezbollah’s war on Israel takes precedence over the war on Bibi

Maybe you thought that the discovery of tunnels built by Hezbollah under the border between Lebanon and Israel would generate a full-scale debate about the deadly nature of the threat from the terror group and its Iranian masters…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

December 8, 2018 by  

We are in the midst of commemorating Chanukah when we remember the miracles which occurred during the liberation of Judea and the rededication of the Temple in our Capital of Jerusalem. Read more

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December 7, 2018 by  

Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be ‘ready for deterioration,’ says ex-defence official

December 7, 2018 by  

As the Israel Defense Forces plough ahead with an operation to expose and destroy a network of Hezbollah tunnels snaking their way into northern Israel from Lebanon, the military must also be prepared for the risk of a sudden escalation with the powerful Shi’ite terrorist organization, a former senior defence official told JNS. Read more

Ulysses

December 7, 2018 by  

Judaism has engaged and locked horns with Greek culture for thousands of years. Alexander the Great was welcomed in 332 BCE…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

Mixed messages…writes Michael Kuttner

December 7, 2018 by  

It is not always easy to decide whether expressions of appreciation are genuine messages of solidarity or merely politically expedient and opportunist attempts to curry support. Read more

NZ “aids terror” at UN as US-led resolution condemning Hamas fails

December 7, 2018 by  

New Zealand voted for a historic United States-led resolution against Hamas terror at the United Nations, along with 87 other countries. There were 36 abstentions and 57 nations voted against the resolution. Read more

The hypocrisy of Hanukkah at the UN

December 6, 2018 by  

Hanukkah (or Chanukah, or other spellings) is a Hebrew word meaning ‘rededication’. Read more

Mishpacha

December 5, 2018 by  

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family some of whom you might recognise… Read more

Trump stand shames UN rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

December 5, 2018 by  

December 6 marks the first anniversary of President Trump’s historic and ground-breaking announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the American Embassy to Jerusalem…writes David Singer. Read more

Feintooner

December 4, 2018 by  

A Chanukah greeting from Feintooner… Read more

Ask the rabbi

December 4, 2018 by  

Ask the Rabbi on Chanukah. Read more

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