Toben guilty – 24 times

April 16, 2009 by  

Adelaide Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben has been found guilty of breaching a court order banning him from publishing Holocaust denial material on his website. Read more

Anzac Day in Cairns – Jews pray separately

April 16, 2009 by  

Jewish ex-servicemen in Cairns have been told by the RSL that they cannot recite Kaddish at the Anzac Day memorial function. Read more

Smith unhappy with Durban II progress – Australia unlikely to attend

April 15, 2009 by  

Stephen Smith, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs is unimpressed with the revisions made so far to the Durban II anti-racism Conference text…and has said that Australia is unlikely to attend. Read more

Ambassador questions sponsored visits to Israel

April 13, 2009 by  

A former Australian ambassador to Israel has suggested that sponsored visits to Israel made by members of pariament could have an effect on Australian foreign policy. Read more

Safran crucified

April 12, 2009 by  

TV personality John Safran has spent his Passover in the Phillipines…being crucified. Read more

Hospital neutralises prayer room

April 11, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital has removed all Christian insignia from its chapel. Read more

Perth neo-Nazi concert in the balance

April 11, 2009 by  

A punk rock concert featuring neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour is scheduled in Perth on Anzac Day. Read more

Call to Queensland to extend its religious education

April 11, 2009 by  

A leading Hindu and an American rabbi have called on Queensland to revise its religious education policy. Read more

Aussie Jews bless the sun

April 8, 2009 by  

Jews around Australia particioated today in a rare religious occasion….Birchat Hachama, the blessing of the sun. Read more

Greg Sher’s parents plant trees in his memory in Israel

April 8, 2009 by  

18 trees were planted in Israel yesterday by the family and friends of Private Greg Sher, the Jewish soldier from Melbourne killed in Afghanistan earlier this year. Read more

Zentai to appeal yet again – bail extended

April 8, 2009 by  

87-year-old Charles Zentai is to appeal to the full bench of the Federal Court in an attempt to avoid extradition to Hungary to face charges of beating an-18-year old Jew to death in 1944. Read more

Department of Defence supplier suspends employee with alleged Neo-Nazi links

April 8, 2009 by  

Thales, a major supplier of security technology to the Australian Department of Defence, has suspended a staff member for allegedly being involved as administrator of a neo-Nazi web forum. Read more

Canadian bid to buy Australian Kosher wine for Pesach instead of Israeli fails

April 7, 2009 by  

Jewish dissidents urged Toronto’s Jews to boycott Israeli wines for Pesach and buy Kosher wines from Australia instead. Read more

Geelong leader speaks at bushfire memorial

April 6, 2009 by  

Phillipa Challis told an interfaith congregation attending a memorial service yesterday at St Mary’s Basilica in Geelong that Pesach had much in common with the regeneration of the land and lives lost in the Victorian bushfires. Read more

Government allocates $3.2 million for school security

April 6, 2009 by  

The Federal Government has announced grants to Jewish schools to assist in crippling security costs. Read more

Schindler’s List turns up at the NSW State Library – Jewish Museum disappointed

April 5, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Museum is disappointed that best-selling author Thomas Keneally sold his copy of the original Schindler list to a document dealer. Read more

Hey Hey Esther’s at the Toronto Film Festival

April 4, 2009 by  

The Australian movie with a strong Jewish theme, “Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueberger” will be shown at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival later this month. Read more

Municipal Pesach

April 3, 2009 by  

120 mayors and councillors from across New South Wales gathered at a unique Passover dinner this week. Read more

Once every 28 years – blessing of the sun

April 2, 2009 by  

Jews throughout Australia will participate in a ceremony next week which takes place every 28 years – the Blessing of the Sun.

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Gutnick wins injunction against Mizrachi

April 1, 2009 by  

A sydney court yesterday granted an injunction against the Mizrachi Synagogue blocking a vote on the future of its rabbi and ordered the matter  be dealt with by Din Torah. Read more

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