J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au Jewish Online News from Australia, New Zealand and world-wide Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:10:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Maccabi Australia announces national awards http://www.jwire.com.au/news/maccabi-australia-announces-national-awards/45897 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/maccabi-australia-announces-national-awards/45897#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:19:22 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45897 The winners of State awards for sporting prowess within the Australian Jewish community qualify for the national awards...and they have been announced today.

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Palestinian-Israeli soccer school http://www.jwire.com.au/news/palestinian-israeli-soccer-school/45895 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/palestinian-israeli-soccer-school/45895#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:11:24 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45895 Israel's 9th President, Shimon Peres, will kick off the Peres Center for Peace’s annual "Twinned Peace Soccer Schools" program tomorrow at Kibbutz Dorot in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

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“Protective Edge not Over”…Yair Lapid http://www.jwire.com.au/news/protective-edge-yair-lapid/45893 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/protective-edge-yair-lapid/45893#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:05:59 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45893 Israel's Finance Minister and Security Cabinet Member Yair Lapid has told an international media press conference that Operation Protective Edge is not over.

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The Music of the Elastic Band…writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/music-elastic-band-writes-rabbi-laibl-wolf/45891 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/music-elastic-band-writes-rabbi-laibl-wolf/45891#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:29:29 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45891 Thresholds are interesting phenomena. They are tipping points, transformative moments, when realities swap their identities making humans laugh, cry or stare in awe and amazement.

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Adelaide support for Israel http://www.jwire.com.au/news/adelaide-support-israel/45887 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/adelaide-support-israel/45887#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:27:05 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45887 Sixty supporters of Israel have held a rally on the steps of the South Australian parliament is support of Israel.

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Ask the rabbi…Rabbi Raymond Apple answers http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/ask-rabbi-rabbi-raymond-apple-answers/45880 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/ask-rabbi-rabbi-raymond-apple-answers/45880#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:18:17 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45880 DO ENDS JUSTIFY MEANS

Q. Do the ends justify the means?

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Looking back or moving forward…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/looking-back-moving-forward-writes-rabbi-michoel-gourarie/45878 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/looking-back-moving-forward-writes-rabbi-michoel-gourarie/45878#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:09:35 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45878 Yesterday you discussed the current month "Elul" - the month of preparation for the New Year. You described it as an opportunity to take stock and strongly reflect on the past year, identify and analyze areas of weakness, and resolve to improve our performance in the coming year.

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Palestine – Unearthing Past Remains Key To Resolving Future…writes David Singer http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/palestine-unearthing-past-remains-key-resolving-future-writes-david-singer/45875 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/palestine-unearthing-past-remains-key-resolving-future-writes-david-singer/45875#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:52 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45875 The cease fire agreement ending hostilities in the Fifty Day War between Israel and Hamas marks yet another milestone attesting to the failure of Jews and Arabs to peacefully resolve their claims to sovereignty and self-determination in the territory once called “Palestine”.

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The anatomy of a cease-fire…writes Dmitriy Shapiro http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/anatomy-cease-fire-writes-dmitriy-shapiro/45871 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/anatomy-cease-fire-writes-dmitriy-shapiro/45871#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:11:39 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45871 After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal.

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Carr adds his voice http://www.jwire.com.au/news/carr-adds-voice/45864 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/carr-adds-voice/45864#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:36:21 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=45864 Last weekend’s Queensland Australia Labor Party Conference joined that of NSW in supporting recognition of Palestine...a move welcomed by former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.

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