Former JCCV President now heads St Kilda Shule

October 24, 2012 by  

One of Melbourne’s long standing Jewish communal leaders has been elected as President of St Kilda Hebrew Congregation. Read more

Tallit at the Kotel – but worn by a woman

October 24, 2012 by  

Anat Hoffman is a woman who acts on what she believes in. She writes to J-Wire on being arrested at the Kotel for wearing a tallit… Read more

Harry Triguboff – a source of inspiration

October 24, 2012 by  

JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler has called Harry Triguboff “a source of inspiration for the warm community of the Jews of Australia” at the dedication of the Triguboff Gardens in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Centre. Watch the video… Read more

Graveyard attack accused denies charges

October 23, 2012 by  

Three men accused of desecrating over 20 Jewish graves, in Auckland’s oldest cemetery late last week, appeared in court charged with wilful damage today [Tuesday]. Read more

TV Alert: Breaking the Silence on ABC-TV’s The Drum

October 23, 2012 by  

Avner Gvaryahu is visiting Australia from Israel representing “Breaking the Silence” and Israeli human rights organisation which reports on incidents involving the IDF. Read more

Auckland Arrests

October 21, 2012 by  

Two men have been charged with Wilful Damage following the desecration of more than 20 Jewish graves in Auckland, New Zealand. Read more

Central Synagogue service described in Parliament

October 21, 2012 by  

MLC Walt Secord has described the Police Remembrance Service held recently at Sydney’s The Central Synagogue to the NSW State Parliament. Read more

P Plate Inspiration

October 19, 2012 by  

Rabbi, I don’t mean to be nosy but I couldn’t help noticing that you are driving a car with P plates. Did you just learn to drive? Are they yours or were they left there by one of your teenage children?   Read more

Palestine – Merging Banks Can Reap Huge Dividends

October 19, 2012 by  

Prince Hassan Bin Talal – Jordan’s former Crown Prince and the uncle of Jordan’s current ruler – King Abdullah – has floated a possible new diplomatic initiative by reminding the world that the West Bank was once part of Jordan…writes David Singer Read more

Leaders welcome UN Security Council seat

October 19, 2012 by  

Australian Jewish community leaders have welcomed the UN vote giving Australia a seat on the Security Council for two years. Read more

Historic Jewish graves desecrated in Auckland

October 19, 2012 by  

Around twenty Jewish graves in a historic central Auckland cemetery have been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti at some point in the last 48 hours. Read more

Emanuel School student brings back bronze for Australia

October 19, 2012 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School student, Daniel Goldbach, has won a bronze medal at the 24th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held in Lake Garda, Italy. Read more

Safety not Guaranteed 3/4 – a movie review by James Berardinelli

The classified ad reads: “WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before. ” Read more

To Rome with Love 1½/4 – A movie review by James Berdinelli

Once upon a time, calling a movie “lesser Woody Allen” might be considered a slap in the face. Now, it’s more-or-less expected. In the last decade, Allen has directed two good movies: Match Point and Midnight in Paris. Read more

The Intouchables 3½/4 A movie review by James Berdinelli

At the beginning of The Intouchables, a caption informs us that this is “based on a true story.” Read more

Savages 3/4 A Movie review from James Berardinelli

Savages is a drug-fueled crime delirium that doesn’t break much new ground in the genre but offers a volatile concoction of violence, heroism, and amorality that is compulsively watchable. Read more

Basger in Futsal World Cup Australian Squad

October 19, 2012 by  

Jarrod Basger has been selected in Australia’s squad to compete at the Futsal World Cup in Thailand. Read more

Two new members on the front bench

October 18, 2012 by  

State Labor MP and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair, Walt Secord and newly elected MP for Heffon, Ron Hoenig have been promoted to the State Labor frontbench this week. Read more

Smorgon quits top job with the Bulldogs

October 18, 2012 by  

Melbourne businessman David Smorgon has fulfilled the promise made at the beginning of the AFL season marking it as his last as the Western Bulldogs’ president. Read more

Examining Evil

October 18, 2012 by  

What turns ordinary people into mass murderers? How can human beings commit atrocities against their fellow men, women and children?

These are some of the penetrating questions that will be addressed later this month at Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) by a panel comprising renowned Holocaust researcher and former chief of the Australian War Crimes Unit Professor Konrad Kwiet, together with psychiatrists Dr Paul Valent and Dr George Foster. Read more

O’Farrell addresses the AICC

October 18, 2012 by  

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has addressed the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. J-Wire photographed the event… Read more

Parliamentarian addresses NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Plenum

October 17, 2012 by  

Charismatic Member of the Legislative Council Walt Secord has addressed the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies monthly plenum. Read more

Professor released from UAE Jail

October 17, 2012 by  

78-yr-0ld Professor Cyril Karabus has been released from an Abu Dhabi jail on bail following his arrest at Dubai airport whilst in transit on August 18. Read more

The Hypocritical Protestant Churches

October 17, 2012 by  

The recent initiative by a group of Protestant Christian leaders calling on Congress to reevaluate military aid to Israel is a nauseating example of applying double standards against Jews and Israel under the cloak of piety and hypocritical sanctimoniousness…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

The Light Horsemen Ride Again

October 16, 2012 by  

More than 40 members of the Australian Light Horse Association are heading to Israel to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the famous Light Horse Brigade’s charge on Beer Sheva, which helped bring an end to the Ottoman Empire. Read more

Frydenberg on Front Foot

October 16, 2012 by  

Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg has attacked the government’s “crude attempt” to win votes in this Thursday’s UN Security Council vote. Read more

Israeli Embassy delivers Soccer Gear to the Cook Islands

October 16, 2012 by  

Cook Islands Football Association held a ceremony to receive a shipment of donated football goods valued at $31,000 from the Reagan Milstein Foundation at the CIFA complex in Matavera. Read more

Budding stars at Emanuel

October 15, 2012 by  

A number of Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Music and Drama students were recently nominated for two prestigious events. Read more

Shurat HaDin and World Vision Australia: In talks

October 15, 2012 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has intervened in the dispute between Israel’s Shirt HaDin and World Vision Australia over the former’s claim that World Vision was funding a terrorist organisation. Read more

Sydney’s JewishCare HQ Officially Opened

October 14, 2012 by  

The gleaming new headquarters for Sydney’s JewishCare have been officially opened. Read more

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