FIrst Modern Orthodox Creche in Melbourne

July 30, 2013 by  

Leibler Yavneh College has announced it will open the Yavneh Crѐche in January next year at their Balaclava Road Campus in Melbourne. Read more

Wonder where the money goes to?…writes David Werdiger

July 30, 2013 by  

If you live in the ghettos of Caulfield, East St Kilda or Bondi, and have a mezuzah on your door, then you will surely have experienced them. Read more

Palestine: Kerry Commits Harakiri…writes David Singer

July 30, 2013 by  

US Secretary of State John Kerry has fallen on his sword in attempting to seek a renewal of negotiations designed to culminate in the creation of a new Arab State between Jordan and Israel for the first time ever in recorded history. Read more

Researching family history

July 30, 2013 by  

Year 7 students at Sydney’s Emanuel School recently delved deeply into their family history, researching their past through a project called Shorashim, which means ‘roots’. Read more

Five medals for Jeff – open Gold for Mikaela

When Melbourne’s Jeff Sher left Israel in 2009 with four Maccabiah gold medals around his neck, he was a pretty satisfied athlete…but this year he brings home five! Read more

New Race Discrimination Commissioner

July 30, 2013 by  

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has announced the appointment of Dr Tim Soutphommasane as Race Discrimination Commissioner. Read more

Israel – second time around

July 30, 2013 by  

Onward Israel is an exciting new six-week Israel advocacy program organised by the Zionist Federation of Australia for young Australian and South African adults aged 19-30 who want to return to Israel for a second program experience. Read more

New Executive Director for Victorian Rabbis

July 30, 2013 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) has announced the appointment of Rachel Mihalovich to the role of Executive Director. Read more

A Bissel Beethoven

July 30, 2013 by  

The second International Pianists in Recital concert for the year was a night out for Beethoven-philes as Jonathan Biss stacked four sonatas on top of one another, writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

Palestine: The Unending Conflict – Part 2…writes George Peters

July 29, 2013 by  

Part 2 of a previously published article entitled “Palestine: The Unending Conflict: Part 1”, dealing primarily with Israel’s “right to exist” under International Law and post-WW1 Treaties. Read more

Bid to become Maccabi Man

July 28, 2013 by  

Not even a year since he took up competitive triathlon, Adriel Young leaves Israel with two gold medals and is within striking distance of claiming the inaugural Maccabi Man – the prize for the most elite Maccabean athlete in the world. Read more

Australian sought for Burgas Bombing

July 28, 2013 by  

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry has released images of two men wanted for questioning over the bombing of a bus a year ago resulting in the death of five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian national…and one of the two is Australian. Read more

A letter from Bibi

July 28, 2013 by  

As Israeli-Palestinian negotiations about to resume, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu writes an open letter to the Israeli people…outlining the difficulties of decision-making. Read more

One Small Candle …a question for Rabbi Gourarie

I happen to know a number of people who are experiencing big difficulties and challenges in their lives at the moment. Some have been hurt and need a listening ear to share their pain. Others are struggling with their relationships and a few of them are grappling with emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. But I am not a psychologist and do not have the necessary skills to provide support, nor do I have the energy to help each one with their specific issues. On the other hand I feel a sense of responsibility. Can you advise? Read more

The Untitled Book Club

July 26, 2013 by  

Jewish Care residents, clients and volunteers now have a new place to meet, talk and share their enthusiasm with like-minded bookworms at the new Book Club held monthly at The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia…but the club has no name. Read more

Can we do something about Israel’s PR?…asks Rabbi Nochum Shapiro

July 26, 2013 by  

On Tisha B’Av Israeli newspapers and the world media reported The European Union (EU) has issued a resolution for all its 28 member States that forbids any form of cooperation, including funding, scholarships, and research grants, to any Israelis or Israeli entities in areas that Israel acquired in 1967, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Read more

One Button, One Child

July 26, 2013 by  

Following on the heels of its namesake school in Wellington, New Zealand, Sydney’s Moriah College is collecting 1.5 million buttons in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Read more

Progressives call for compassion

July 26, 2013 by  

Australia’s Union for Progressive Judaism has attacked the government’s new stop-the-boats policy and called fro compassion for asylum seekers. Read more

Kramer sentencing: the aftermath and a repeated apology

July 26, 2013 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has its say, the Yeshivah College apologises again and Tzedek responds… Read more

Indyk: a disastrous choice for mediator…writes Isi Leibler

July 26, 2013 by  

The US State Department has floated a trial balloon to test the idea of former US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, serving as mediator in the forthcoming peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It is not surprising that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signaled his approval. What is incomprehensible is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has done likewise. Read more

Ella strikes gold

July 25, 2013 by  

18-yr-old Ella Regan-Lacey has won Gold for Australia an the Junior 100 meters. Watch the run… Read more

No Aldi Boycott

July 25, 2013 by  

Reports on the Internet claimed that popular supermarket chain Aldi had stopped selling goods produced in Israel settlements. The company has denied that this is the case. Read more

JCCV on Kramer sentencing

July 25, 2013 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has called for police intervention to protect children following the sentencing of David Kramer yesterday, convicted on charges of  sexually abusing four boys at the Yeshiva College in Melbourne. Read more

Only 24% of tourists visiting Israel are Jewish

July 25, 2013 by  

Income from tourism in Israel has grown from $4bn in 2009 to $5.1bn in 2012 with 56% of inbound tourists being Christian and only 24% Jewish. Read more

AIJAC and the Boat People

July 25, 2013 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has voiced its views on how Australia is dealing with asylum seekers. Read more

Josh Small finishes the job

July 25, 2013 by  

Josh Small’s father Greg died in the Maccabi Bridge disaster in 1997…on his way to the opening ceremony and a member of the ten tin bowling team. This week, his son Josh won the medal his late father sought. Read more

The Elusive Road to the Negotiating Table…write Gabsy Debinski

July 25, 2013 by  

It has been a big few days in Israel. After an intense round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at reviving the inactive peace process, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced that the Israelis and Palestinians had agreed to the resumption of peace talks. Read more

Collectively protecting children

July 25, 2013 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), in conjunction with the Australian Zionist Youth Council, Chabad Youth and Jewish Care, have joined forces to provide a free information session for community organisations to prevent and respond effectively to allegations of child abuse. Read more

Silver for Solomon

Steven Solomon and Donald Sanford have produced a level of sport tonight beyond the wildest dreams of the organisers with a thrilling 400m mens final on the first night of the track and field competition at this year’s 19th Maccabiah. Read more

Helping Israel’s Children

July 25, 2013 by  

High on Mount Carmel above the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, WIZO Ahuzat Yeladim offers a last chance for troubled teenagers. Read more

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