Strategic Vacuum…writes Michael Kuttner

September 5, 2014 by  
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We have been informed by no lesser an authority than the President of the United States that he has no strategy formulated for dealing with the pandemic of terror now spreading across the Middle East and soon to erupt in the USA, UK and Europe amongst other places. Read more

Yeshiva lights the real thing

November 29, 2013 by  
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Last week, Sydney Yeshiva along with the NSWJBD ran a dummy run of lighting the Menorah at the NSW State Parliament. Last night, they lit the real thing on the second night of Chanukah…the giant menorah in the city’s Martin Place. Read more

Facebook faces online hate protest

October 15, 2013 by  
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The Melbourne-based Online Hate Prevention Institute has played an integral role in a protest by more than 75 people at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park Calfornia over the issue of antisemitism and Holocaust denial on the social media platform. Read more

Electing the Mayor of Jerusalem…writes Isi Leibler

October 15, 2013 by  
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Jerusalem is one of the most colorful and contentious cities in the world. Read more

Blowing NAJEX’s trumpet

October 14, 2013 by  
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The N.S.W. Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX)has appointed Louis Orner as its Honorary Bugler. Read more

Sexual abuser at Yeshivah? “This could be no further from the truth”

October 11, 2013 by  
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The Principal of Melbourne’s Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah College has responded to claims that a known perpetrator of child sexual abuse is in the College’s employment. Read more

Inaugural Ron Castan Awards

October 11, 2013 by  
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Dr Howard Goldenberg and Jacky Lipson are the recipients of the inaugural Ron Castan Humanitarian Awards. Read more

Blessed cats

October 4, 2013 by  
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Cats mixed with guests as Rabbi Mendel Kastel blessed the feline residents of Sydney’s Newtown Cat Protection Society as the part of the activities of World Animal Day. Read more

Flattering Fliter

September 24, 2013 by  
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The third International Pianists in Recital concert for the year demonstrated Argentinian Ingrid Fliter’s mastery over Haydn, Schubert and Chopin, writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

New Briefing from the Online Hate Prevention Institute

September 22, 2013 by  
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The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) has released a new briefing which examines in more depth the images of antisemitism and Holocaust denial as shown in its recent video. Read more

An Illegitimate Celebration…writes Michael Kuttner

September 22, 2013 by  
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 On Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) hundreds of thousands of Israelis are celebrating this Biblical Festival in an illegitimate manner. That’s not my description but rather that of the European Union and the rest of the UN whose warped definition of Judea, Samaria, the Golan and half of Jerusalem as illegally “occupied” seems to have become something almost divinely ordained. Read more

Race Discrimination Commissioner delivers address

September 22, 2013 by  
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Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has delivered this year’s Peace and Understanding Lecture mentioning videos in which viewers are encouraged to kill Jews. Read more

David Cyprys – suppression order lifted

September 17, 2013 by  
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Former security guard at Melbourne’s Yeshivah College David Cyprys has been facing charges in Melbourne’s County Court since last month of more than 40 offences against children in the 198os and 1990s….but proceedings have been subject to a suppression order until today. Read more

Hide and Seek…writes Michael Kuttner

September 13, 2013 by  
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At some stage most children have played the game hide and seek where a designated individual closes his/her eyes, counts to 20 or 50 or 100 while the other kids run and hide as quickly as possible. Read more

Israeli program continues in Australia

September 11, 2013 by  
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The very first Kangarusski Birthright trip brought 40 Russian-speaking Jewish Australians to Israel for an unforgettable ten day experience. Read more

On line hate monitor seeks funding

September 11, 2013 by  
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The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI), an Australian charity whose work many of you will have seen over the past 18 months, has launched its first appeal with a new video highlighting the nature and risks of online hate. Read more

5773: That was the year that was…writes Gabsy Debinski

September 4, 2013 by  
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As always when it comes to Israel, and the Jewish world, the past year has been bitter-sweet; marked by both pain and celebration. Currently, Israel stands as a beacon of light in a region plagued by destruction and bloodshed. Read more

Chief Rabbi installed in the presence of Prince Charles

September 4, 2013 by  
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South African-born Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has been installed as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth  at St John’s Wood United Synagogue in London in the presence of  HRH The Prince of Wales. Read more

Syria – Obama Left Red-faced Over Red Line…writes David Singer

September 3, 2013 by  
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President Obama has tripped over his own red line – leaving the prestige and authority of his Office and America’s reputation in tatters. Read more

Early Learning at KTC

August 30, 2013 by  
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Federal MP Malcolm Turnbull attended the opening this week of the Carl Rose Early Learning School at Sydney’s Kesser Torah College. Read more

Australian ambassador visits Syrian patients in Israeli hospital

August 29, 2013 by  
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Australian Ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma and his wife Rachel, have made an official visit to the Ziv Medical Center in Zefat, visiting Syrian casualties hospitalised in different departments of the hospital. Read more

The last Ethiopians arrive in Israel

August 29, 2013 by  
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Around 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia boarded two Jewish Agency-chartered flights bound for Israel  yesterday and arrived in Tel Aviv a few hours later. Read more

Two States for Two Peoples on Two Sides of the Jordan River

August 27, 2013 by  
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A seminar in Jerusalem has covered all aspects of Two States for Two Peoples on Two Sides of the Jordan River…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

“The great patrimony we share with the Jewish people”

August 25, 2013 by  
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The Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell has condemned “displays of anti-Semitism when delivering a lecture on religious freedom. Read more

Singh visits Canberra

August 23, 2013 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has facilitated three roundtable discussions for Australian policy makers and analysts in Canberra,  led by Washingon-based foreign policy expert, Michael Singh. Read more

Gabrielle Upton at NCJWA NSW

August 23, 2013 by  
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Local State Member of Parliament Gabrielle Upton was guest speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women NSW’s 90th anniversary. Read more

Maitland Jewish Cemetery on the State Heritage Register

August 23, 2013 by  
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The NSW Heritage Council has plans on the table to list the Maitland Jewish Cemetery. Read more

Strong Jewish connection to NSW award

August 22, 2013 by  
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NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has conferred the inaugural NSW Human Rights Award on Andrew Penfold, founder of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. Read more

Moriah Foundation concerned about cost of education

August 22, 2013 by  
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Donors to the Moriah Foundation have heard an update on the fund’s activities at its annual cocktail party…and concern about increasing numbers of Jewish children at public primary schools. Read more

Maccabi: Victims speak through Tzedek

August 20, 2013 by  
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37-yr-old Shannon Francis was sentenced to 5 and a half years minimum imprisonment for sexual offenses against young girls including two charges of sex with a minor. Some of the girls involved were members of a Maccabi basketball team. Tzedek, the advocacy group headed by Manny Waks, has issued a statement on behalf of some of the girls… Read more

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