Ashleigh at Auschwitz

April 22, 2012 by  

J-Wire has received a 30-second video of Sydney’s Masada College pupil playing the theme from Schindler’s List during last week’s March of the Living at Auschwitz…on her great-grandfather’s violin. He perished at that site. Read more

J-Junction Grooms Tell All

April 22, 2012 by  

In an exclusive interview, two best friends, Danny and Michael describe to Odile Faludi how their lives have changed for the better since finding “the one” through j-junction. Read more

Intellectuals and the Delusionary Israeli Left

April 22, 2012 by  

The most talented Israeli intellectuals and writers frequently display gross political naiveté…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Footnote – A movie review

April 21, 2012 by  

Israel has produced many movies over the years but none that this reviewer has seen has attained the quality of Footnote, a 2011 film written and directed by Joseph Cedar which won the best screenplay award at Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award this year losing out to the Iranian film “A Separation”…writes Henry Benjamin.

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Perlman tells a story

April 20, 2012 by  


Award winning novelist Elliot Perlman had a special tale to tell those who attended the functions commemorating Yom HaShoah at which he spoke in Sydney. Read more

Wellington Holocaust Centre opens

April 20, 2012 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand has been opened in Wellington, the nation’s capital…on the solemn day of Yom Hashoah when we remember the millions who perished in the Holocaust. Read more

Jacob’s violin plays at Auschwitz

April 20, 2012 by  

Jacob Vissel was murdered at Auschwitz in 1942…but yesterday his violin, in the hands of his great-granddaughter Ashleigh, played the theme from Schindler’s List at the entrance to the Nazi death camp. Read more

One Day or One Lifetime

There is an interesting halachic discussion regarding the Mitzvah of Sefirat Haomer – the forty nine days that we count between the festival of Pesach and Shavuot…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

Palestine: Quartet and UNESCO In Head-On Collision

April 20, 2012 by  

UNESCO’S  recognition that Palestine is a State has now been totally refuted by the Quartet – America, the Russian Federation, the European Union (EU) and  the United Nations (UN)…writes David Singer. Read more

Next year in Jerusalem

April 20, 2012 by  

Pesach is over, so now it is time to think about Hashanah ha’ba’ah b’yerushalyim: spending next year in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv or Haifa or anywhere else in Israel. Read more

The Story of Mary Maclane by Herself – a theatre review

April 20, 2012 by  

Bojana Novakovic’ The Story of Mary Maclane By Herself is as haphazard as the apparently erratic life of its real-life subject…writes Brad Syke Read more

JCA 2012 Campaign underway

April 19, 2012 by  

The NSW Jewish Communal Appeal has launched its 2012 campaign at a cocktail function for its constituent boards and hosts held at Sydney City Lexus in Waterloo. Read more

Offering a future

April 19, 2012 by  

Jewish Care Victoria and Jewish Aid Australia have combined forces to support a member of the Darfuri community living in Melbourne. Read more

Attorney-General visits Beth Rivkah

April 18, 2012 by  

The Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, and Member for Melbourne Ports, Michael Danby, met with Jewish community leaders at Beth Rivkah College in Melbourne’s St Kilda East today to discuss school safety. Read more

Empty wallets – empty memories

April 18, 2012 by  

The International Tracing Service based in a small German town is the world’s largest archive of Nazi documents and has made a contribution to the Sydney Jewish Museum of wallets seized by the Nazis during WWII…stripped of their contents and the identities of their original owners. Read more

Julia Gillard’s Yom Hashoah message

April 18, 2012 by  

The Australian Prime Minister has sent a message to the community on the eve of Yom Hashoah…Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Waks welcomes religious abuse enquiry

April 17, 2012 by  

Manny Waks, himself an alleged victim of sexual abuse as a pupil at the Melbourne Yeshiva, has welcomed a Victorian parliamentary investigation into criminal abuse by all religious entities. Read more

Remembering the Holocaust

April 15, 2012 by  

NSW  Labor MP and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, Mr Walt Secord attended the annual Yom Hashoah Rookwood Memorial Service to commemorate the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust. Read more

Getting to know you

April 15, 2012 by  

Year 7 students from Sydney’s Jewish Emanuel School and Muslim Iqra Grammar College recently spent a day together participating in the Together For Humanity’s ‘Reaching Out’ program. Read more

On Cardinal George Pell

April 15, 2012 by  

I viewed the interactive public affairs program Q & A hosted by Tony Jones last night (9.35 p.m. Monday, 9th April)…writes…Liat-Kirby-Nagar. Read more

Palestine in UNESCO – Ending The State Of Confusion

April 12, 2012 by  

Palestine’s continuing membership of UNESCO has become far more tenuous and now faces increased scrutiny following a decision by the Office Of The Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that Palestine is not a State…writes David Singer. Read more

Organisations benefit under new scheme

April 12, 2012 by  

The NSW Member for Vaucluse and Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills, Gabrielle Upton MP, today welcomed the announcement of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program…including two Jewish care organisations Read more

Academy BJE and the Montefiore Home, Randwick Family Day Fair

April 12, 2012 by  

Over 20 Academy BJE high school students took part in the recent Montefiore Home in Randwick Family Day Fair activities. Read more

Carr’s Middle East Route

April 12, 2012 by  

Two days ago, Australia’s new Foreign Minister, the Hon Bob Carr, released a statement on Israeli settlements, which seems to be in response to a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to find a way to stop the demolition of several buildings in unauthorised outposts within the West Bank and to find a legal solution to this issue …writes Emily Gian. Read more

A lone voice for same sex marriage

April 12, 2012 by  

Steve Denenberg, the executive director of the Union for Progressive Judaism was a lone voice among the Judeo-Christian leaders being quizzed by a parliamentary group on same sex marriage. Read more

Honoring Konrad Kwiet

April 12, 2012 by  

A celebration of the career and contribution of Professor Kwiet  has been held at the Sydney Jewish Museum where the capacity crowd gave the academic  a standing ovation after his address on the topic: Once upon a Time in Australia: Aborigines, Racists and Jews. Read more

Two more Nominations for Perlman

April 12, 2012 by  

Melbourne author Elliot Perlman, already short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award for his book “The Street Sweeper” has now been nominated for the Australian Book Industry Awards for the same work. Read more

Danby seeks his roots

April 12, 2012 by  

Federal Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has been hosted by the Polish Foreign Ministry in his capacity as Chairman of the Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Read more

Big names to coach Australia at Maccabiah

Maccabi Australia has announced its first football coaching appointments for Team Australia at the 19th Maccabiah Games to be held in Israel next year…and the list is impressive. Read more

Claims Conference Self-Aggrandizement

April 12, 2012 by  

The management of the Conference on Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference) is ecstatic after having successfully forced two Israeli journalists to publicly apologize and praise them…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

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