J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au Jewish Online News from Australia, New Zealand and world-wide Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:39:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 A Rosh Hashanah message from the Prime Minister http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rosh-hashanah-message-prime-minister/46104 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rosh-hashanah-message-prime-minister/46104#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:37:51 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46104 Australian Prime Minister has sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to the country's Jewish community.

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Stephen, I still love you but . . . http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/stephen-still-love/46101 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/stephen-still-love/46101#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:24:45 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46101 The greatest challenge in Stephen Hough’s life must be living up to his own legend, writes Fraser Beath McEwing.   As a polymath, Hough is in a class of his own, He writes, composes, paints and plays the piano all with astonishing skill. A Steinway keyboard beneath his fingers, his superfluid technique and deeply considered […]

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A Rosh Hashanah Message http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rosh-hashanah-message/46098 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/rosh-hashanah-message/46098#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:49:53 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46098 A Rosh Hashanah message from Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick, president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria. Rosh Hashanah – our Jewish New Year – is traditionally a time of celebration, as befits the advent of any anniversary. However, in our tradition, it is also mandated as a time for serious introspection. We celebrate past successful achievements […]

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Joanna Weinberg’s Bloody Good New Show…writes Deb Meyer http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/joanna-weinbergs-bloody-good-new-show-writes-deb-meyer/46094 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/joanna-weinbergs-bloody-good-new-show-writes-deb-meyer/46094#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:42:31 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46094 If you enjoy a glass of red wine at the theatre, you would be better to indulge before seeing Baroness Bianka's Bloodsongs rather than after!

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Two-tiered graves an option for Sydney’s Jewish community http://www.jwire.com.au/news/two-tiered-graves-option-sydneys-jewish-community/46092 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/two-tiered-graves-option-sydneys-jewish-community/46092#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:10 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46092 Jewish married couples in Sydney are to be given the option to be buried one above the other in the same grave.

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Awards Honour Best of the Best at Jewish Care http://www.jwire.com.au/gossip/awards-honour-best-best-jewish-care/46087 http://www.jwire.com.au/gossip/awards-honour-best-best-jewish-care/46087#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:51:45 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46087 Two upstanding community members have been honoured at Melbourne's Jewish Care’s 2014 Staff and Volunteer Service and Excellence Awards.

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Human Rights awards nominations extended http://www.jwire.com.au/news/human-rights-awards-nominations-extended/46085 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/human-rights-awards-nominations-extended/46085#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:07:00 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46085 Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs has extended the closing date for nominations for the 2014 Australian Human Rights Awards until Friday 26 September.

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Allan Bermeister passes away http://www.jwire.com.au/news/allan-bermeister-passes-away/46082 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/allan-bermeister-passes-away/46082#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:01:24 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46082 Magen David Adom has lost one of its most stalwart supporters in the passing of former NSW president Allan Bermeister.

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AUJS needs you http://www.jwire.com.au/news/aujs-needs/46080 http://www.jwire.com.au/news/aujs-needs/46080#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:43:03 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46080 The Socialist Alternative is appealing a decision by Melbourne's Monash University to deregister them...AUJS needs your name on a petition.

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Underground medicine…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/underground-medicine-writes-alina-dain-sharonjns-org/46076 http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/underground-medicine-writes-alina-dain-sharonjns-org/46076#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:10:00 +0000 http://www.jwire.com.au/?p=46076 Not unexpectedly, southern Israel suffered more than other areas of the Jewish state during this summer’s conflict with Hamas.

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