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Dadon quits Malthouse Theatre board

Dadon quits Malthouse Theatre board

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:12 pm

Philanthropist Debbie Dadon has quit the board of Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre following the theatre’s decision to allow the activist Clementine Ford to appear on the same night as a performance of Yentl.

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Netanyahu’s ‘day after’ Hamas plan emphasises security control

Netanyahu’s ‘day after’ Hamas plan emphasises security control

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:02 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday night formally presented for the first time his “day after” Hamas plan, which reiterates his oft-stated goal of completely eradicating the Palestinian terror group and emphasises ongoing Israeli security control west of the Jordan River, including in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Read more

Educators eye AI to connect with youth, boost Jewish education

Educators eye AI to connect with youth, boost Jewish education

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 5:54 pm

“The good news is that artificial intelligence is quite new, for those who aren’t using it yet, you can learn. Read more

Melbourne Jewish man assaulted then accused of breaching the peace by police

Melbourne Jewish man assaulted then accused of breaching the peace by police

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:45 pm

An Australian Jew attending a Melbourne council meeting was assaulted by pro-Palestine protesters and then removed from the area by police, sparking questions about antisemitism and police intervention. Read more

Israel negotiators to take part in Gaza ceasefire talks

Israel negotiators to take part in Gaza ceasefire talks

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Israel will take part in negotiations this weekend in Paris with the United States, Qatar and Egypt on a potential deal for a ceasefire and release of hostages in Gaza, according to a source briefed on the matter and Israeli media. Read more

Israel unveils new tactical drone with 24-hour flight endurance

Israel unveils new tactical drone with 24-hour flight endurance

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:28 am

Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems unveiled its newest tactical drone at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday. Read more

‘Hero’ reservist soldier killed Palestinian gunman

‘Hero’ reservist soldier killed Palestinian gunman

Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:30 am

A 23-year-old Israeli army reservist who recently returned from fighting in the Gaza Strip shot and killed one of the three Palestinian terrorists who opened fire on a checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Thursday morning. Read more

The Zone of Interest   –  a vitally important film

The Zone of Interest – a vitally important film

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:54 pm

A vitally important film, The Zone of Interest is a deeply distressing watch, at the root of which is pure evil … and denial. Read more

Beyond terror: Hamas’s campaign of sexual violence uncovered in disturbing report

Beyond terror: Hamas’s campaign of sexual violence uncovered in disturbing report

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 5:31 pm

Hamas committed “brutal sexual assaults, carried out systematically and deliberately” on October 7, a report released on Wednesday, the first such report to detail the day’s sexual violence. Read more

Gantz notes ‘signs’ of hostage deal

Gantz notes ‘signs’ of hostage deal

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 4:40 pm

Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz says there are “promising early signs of progress” on a new deal to release hostages from Gaza amid regional talks to secure a pause in the war. Read more

Australia must back up warning to Israel ‘with action’

Australia must back up warning to Israel ‘with action’

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 2:36 pm

Australia had been told to back up its stern words against Israel with action after a federal minister used a major international platform to warn against a full-blown assault in southern Gaza.
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Easy uni entrance for Israeli reservists

Easy uni entrance for Israeli reservists

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:13 am

Tel Aviv University says for the next school year, many hundreds of students who serve in the IDF reserves will be eligible for admission to study for a bachelor’s degree through a new admission route that will be opened for them in all fields of study on campus (excluding medicine), without the need for a psychometric exam. Read more

Israel sinks effort to oust it from African Union

Israel sinks effort to oust it from African Union

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:16 pm

Israel has thwarted an effort by South Africa and Algeria to deprive it of observer status in the African Union, the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said on Tuesday. Read more

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Israeli cycling team claims victory in second stage of Tour du Rwanda

Israeli cycling team claims victory in second stage of Tour du Rwanda

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 5:22 pm

Cyclist Itamar Einhorn and the Israel Premier – Tech Cycling Team notched a significant milestone by winning the second stage of the Tour du Rwanda on Monday, the first time Israeli cyclists took first place in any stage of the annual competition. Read more

Montag breaks her own Australian record in 20km walk

Montag breaks her own Australian record in 20km walk

Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 3:47 pm

Jemima Montag has franked her credentials as a red-hot medal contender at the Paris Olympics by smashing her own national 20km record at the Australian race walking championships in Adelaide. Read more

Fox beaten in kayak final at Australian Open

Fox beaten in kayak final at Australian Open

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:48 pm

Olympic star Jessica Fox has finished runner-up in the kayak at the Canoe Slalom Australian Open. Read more

Fox sisters aiming for Paris Olympic kayak double

Fox sisters aiming for Paris Olympic kayak double

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5:39 pm

Noemie Fox’s biggest rival might become her biggest weapon with the slalom kayaker working with her superstar big sister Jessica Fox to achieve her Olympic dream. Read more

Features and Articles

We have your back

We have your back

As Brutus and his allies plunged their knives into Julius Caesar, they all declared, “We have your back.” Read more

Palmyra Tadmor

Palmyra Tadmor

Many years ago, in Israel, my family and I stayed at a drab Government Hotel in Herzliya called The Tadmor! Read more

Rent

Rent

A Melbourne theatre review by Alex First Read more

L’Chaim to Life:  Dr Sheree Trotter

L’Chaim to Life: Dr Sheree Trotter

Maurice Klein speaks with Dr Sheree Trotter, Director of the new Indigenous Embassy Jerusalem, and the 100th embassy in Israel, located at the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. Read more

Joanne Levy gets goods to needy Israelis

Joanne Levy gets goods to needy Israelis

She chats with Henry Greener. VIDEO Read more

Shabbat Tetzaveh:   Pants

Shabbat Tetzaveh: Pants

Many years ago, I was told a story about my father by somebody who belonged to the same congregation as his family in London. Read more

Creating a ‘parallel diplomatic channel’ between Israel and South Africa

Creating a ‘parallel diplomatic channel’ between Israel and South Africa

As chief rabbi of South Africa, I undertook a recent diplomatic mission to Israel amidst the hostility of the South African government and a breakdown in communications between the two countries. Read more

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

A Melbourne theatre review by Alex First Read more

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JOFA offers new moderator scholarships offered to Jewish women

JOFA offers new moderator scholarships offered to Jewish women

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 4:20 pm

For its second program of 2024, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia is offering Australian women an opportunity to learn how to moderate a panel. Read more

RARA needs your help

RARA needs your help

Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5:38 pm

Whether out in the country on a farm or down Balaclava Road in Melbourne, Chabad of RARA is here for you. Read more

Young Jewish leaders visiting Israel

Young Jewish leaders visiting Israel

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 6:18 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, has organised a week-long delegation of Australian Jewish youth leaders to visit Israel. Read more

Want to learn how to write an op-ed?

Want to learn how to write an op-ed?

Monday, January 29, 2024 at 3:20 pm

Kicking off 2024, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia is offering 12 Australian women an opportunity to learn how to write an opinion editorial piece fit for a newspaper. Read more

Rabbi Genende joins AIJAC

Rabbi Genende joins AIJAC

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 4:27 pm

Rabbi Ralph Genende has been appointed as The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s Interfaith and Community Liaison. Read more

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Emanuel’s strong performance in HSC

Emanuel’s strong performance in HSC

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Class of 2023 students achieved strong results with many notable achievements. Read more

Mount Scopus College: “Wonderful VCE results”

Mount Scopus College: “Wonderful VCE results”

The results of over 75% of Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 12 were in the top 20% of the state. Read more

An Aussie in Chicago

An Aussie in Chicago

Sharni Briner, the Melbourne Coordinator for Diller Teen Fellows, attended a gathering in Chicago representing the Australian Jewish community. Read more

Israeli gaming team hosted in Riyadh ‘like kings’

Israeli gaming team hosted in Riyadh ‘like kings’

A team of Israelis who participated in a recent global video game competition in Saudi Arabia said Monday that they were treated like royalty and blended right in with the other international players meeting in the Gulf kingdom. Read more

Masada’s Living Historians program

Masada’s Living Historians program

In a moving and insightful experience, Sydney’s Masada College Year 10 students had the privilege of participating in the Living Historians Program, a unique initiative offered by the College. Read more

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