The Day After Iran Goes Nuclear

March 30, 2012 by  

A strategic think tank within Israel recently convened a conference that challenged delegates to consider the implications of “The day after Iran goes nuclear”…writes Julie Bishop. Read more

Hungary commemorates Wallenberg centenary

March 30, 2012 by  

The Capital Jewish Forum and B’nai B’rith have hosted the Hungarian Ambassador to Australia during the year in which Hungary commemorates the centenary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg…the Swedish diplomat responsible saving countless Jews during WWII. Read more

Embassy reponds to March to Jerusalem

March 30, 2012 by  

The Israeli Embassy in Wellington has issued a statement commenting on the “Global March to Jerusalem”. Read more

At the Bottom, but Climbing

March 30, 2012 by  

At the beginning of the Pesach Seder, just after Kiddush, we eat “Karpas” – a small piece of vegetable dipped in salt water…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Promising The Right of Reply

March 30, 2012 by  

The executive director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim, has been denied the right of reply to an article written by New South Wales University Emeritus Professor of Law Hal Wootten. Read more

Australia Can Rescue UNESCO From Palestine Decision

March 30, 2012 by  

Australia’s new Foreign Minister – Bob Carr – needs to urgently review the decision adopted by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO (ANCUNESCO) – that the admission of Palestine as UNESCO’s 195th member State was consistent with UNESCO‘s Constitution and its Rules of Procedure …writes David Singer. Read more

Short + Sweet Finalist

March 30, 2012 by  

Melbourne actress Taylor Klas will compete in this weekend’s short + sweet short play festival at Sydney’s Seymour Centre. Read more

JNF stalwart honored in Israel

March 30, 2012 by  

A memorial plaque has been unveiled in the Australia Park in Western Galilee in honor of Sol Schildkraut, who passed away last year. Read more

Slobedman wins Sir Zelman Cowen prize

March 29, 2012 by  

The 2012 Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Medical Research has been awarded to Associate Professor Barry Slobedman, Discipline of Infectious Diseases & Immunology, University of Sydney and Centre for Virus Research, Westmead Millennium Institute. Read more

World Vision Responds

March 29, 2012 by  

World Vision Australia has received the report on allegations made by Israeli organisation Shurat HaDin that Australian funds emanating from them were being channeled to the Union of Agricultural Workers Committees which has alleged connections to the PFLP. J-Wire publishes World Vision’s response. Read more

Shir Madness revisited

March 29, 2012 by  

J-Wire showbiz reviewer Brad Syke has posted his take on last Sunday’s Shir Madness Jewish music festival… Read more

Movie Review: Dr Seuss – The Lorax ***

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”

Considering the brevity of the average Dr. Seuss book, it’s no surprise that many of his best-known stories have been satisfactorily adapted into half-hour TV specials…writes James Berardinelli. Read more

Movie Review: A Dangerous Method ***

Reduced to its essence, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method is little more than an historical romantic tragedy…writes James Berardinelli. Read more

Zentai appeal begins

March 28, 2012 by  

The High Court in Canberra was the scene for the beginning today of the final stage in the battle to extradite 90-yr-old Perth man Charles Zentai wanted by Hungarian authorities for questioning about the death of an 18-yr-old Jewish youth in Budapest in 1944. Read more

Miles Franklin nominations

March 28, 2012 by  

Two Australian Jewish authors have been nominated for this year’s prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. Read more

Apr-18 00:40am SBS1-TV: Movie – Sweet Mud

March 28, 2012 by  

Set in Israel in the mid-seventies, 12-year-old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his kibbutz and his relationship with his mentally unstable mother. Read more

AusAID back in the spotlight

March 28, 2012 by  

A civil rights group has provided conclusive evidence of WorldVision & AusAID funding illegal Gaza terrorist group and has accused World Vision & AusAID of sham investigation and misleading the public. Read more

Academic Pesach

March 28, 2012 by  

Eighty academics, including deans, professors and senior lecturers, from all five Sydney universities will join twenty leaders of the Jewish community next week at a unique Passover Seder for academia. Read more

Pesach for the needy

March 27, 2012 by  

A Coles supermarket  is working together with Jewish House to provide Passover food for the needy. Read more

Union for Progressive Judaism says yes to same sex marriage

March 27, 2012 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill. Read more

Academy BJE makes Matzah at the Montefiore

March 27, 2012 by  

Academy BJE students from Randwick Public School visited the local Montefiore Home in Randwick and participated in a matzah making with the residents. Read more

Units for the aged planned for Queensland

March 27, 2012 by  

Jewish communal organisations from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast have voted in favour of investing approximately $2.7m to build 10-12 two-bedroom units for aged Jewish people. Read more

Memorial Service for Johannesberg Educator

March 27, 2012 by  

A memorial service is to be held in honour of Gary Block who was the deputy principal of Johannesburg’s King David High School. Read more

Shir Magic

March 27, 2012 by  

More than 2,000 people of all ages packed Sydney’s  Bondi Pavilion complex to experience the musical joys of the 2nd annual Sydney Jewish Music Festival “Shir Madness”. Read more

Bob Kucera on Toulouse

March 27, 2012 by  

Bob Kucera, a former West Australian Labor minister, is Chairman of the Friends of Israel (WA). He sends readers this message following the murders in Toulouse… Read more

Is it time time to pardon the crimes of the Nazis?

March 27, 2012 by  

Two generations after the Holocaust, the shivers still pierce our being when people say, “can’t you forgive and forget?” …writes Rabbi Raymond Apple. Read more

Abduraimov shines

March 27, 2012 by  

The International Pianists in Recital series held in Sydney’s Angel Place City Recital Hall got away to an exciting start with 22 year old Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov…writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

AIPAC at the Pinnacle of Success

March 26, 2012 by  

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a uniquely American organization supported by the majority of American Jews, is the most important global Jewish association engaged in Israel advocacy…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Terry makes it seven

March 25, 2012 by  

Marathon runner Dr Terry Diamond has completed his mission to run seven marathons in seven days to raise funds for a rare disease.

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Awards for Melbourne’s Jewish Care workers

March 24, 2012 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has honored its staff and volunteers at their 2nd Annual Staff and Volunteers Service and Excellence Awards ceremony, held recently in Melbourne. Read more

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