Obama’s Islamic State Policy Uncorks Shiite Genie In Iraq

October 31, 2016 by  

President Obama’s decision 14 days ago to approve Iraqi and Peshmerga forces undertaking the liberation of Mosul has well and truly blown up in his face with the news that the Iran funded Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have now joined in the attack…writes David Singer. Read more

UNESCO slammed by Christian speakers

October 31, 2016 by  

Christian speakers at a commemoration of the 1917 charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade have condemned UNESCO stating it is attempting rewrite the history of Israel. Read more

Klinger named Jewish Sportsman of the Year in WA

October 31, 2016 by  

Over 225 guests attended WA Maccabi Hall of Fame dinner in Perth at which cricketer Michael Klinger was announced the outstanding Jewish Sportsman of 2015. Read more

Hundreds gather in Melbourne to remember Shimon Peres

October 31, 2016 by  

Israel’s ambassador to Australia  Shmuel ben Shmuel joined over 300 people gathered at Melbourne’s Beth Weizmann Community Centre last week to remember the life and legacy of the late Shimon Peres . Read more

MOTL 2017 appeal

October 31, 2016 by  

The March of the Living has launched its 2017 appeal and a madrich who participated in the 2016 MOTL writes of next year’s march and what it means… Read more

What does orthodoxy mean?…ask the rabbi

October 30, 2016 by  

Who invented there term “orthodoxy”…and when? Read more

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations, played by Sarah Grunstein

October 29, 2016 by  

A performance of JS Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations for keyboard is a rare treat…writes William Brooks. Read more

The Two State delusions…writes Michael Kuttner

October 28, 2016 by  

Hardly a day goes by when we are not bombarded with what has become infallible dogma from befuddled politicians, media and others who either wish we were not here anymore or are just mouthing politically correct slogans. Read more

Words for Shimon Peres

October 28, 2016 by  

The memorial service and tombstone unveiling marking 30 days since the passing of the late Ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres, will be held today at the Great Leaders of the Nation’s Plot in Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem. Read more

Henry Greener interviews Shane Baker

October 28, 2016 by  

Shane Baker, a Nice Jewish Goy, loves Yiddish Culture, especially theatre and language, which he now has adopted as the centre of his life as an actor in Yiddish Theater in New York City…a video interview. Read more

Emanuel muds’ muddy challenge

October 28, 2016 by  

35 students of Sydney’s Emanuel School,  four staff members and one brave parent took part in the inaugural Raw Challenge on the NSW Central Coast. Read more

The Kadimah commemorates centenary of the death of Sholem Aleichem

October 28, 2016 by  

The Kadimah is presenting three shows in Melbourne to commemorate centenary of the death of the famous Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem. Read more

World Jewish Congress demands UNESCO committee reject ‘blatantly dishonest’ draft decision condemning Israel and ignoring Jewish ties to Jerusalem

October 27, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has called on members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee to reject the “blatantly dishonest, inflammatory, and one-sided” draft decision up for adoption that accuses Israel of damaging the character of Jerusalem and ignores the Jewish and Christian connections to the holy sites in the city. Read more

Emerging Jewish actor to star in Australian play

October 27, 2016 by  

Aaron Lucas is a must-see actor starring in the powerful new Australian play, FLOOD, which opens 8 November at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown, Sydney. Read more

Ambos at the OBK

October 27, 2016 by  

The Leadership team of the NSW Ambulance Service have visited Our Big Kitchen in Sydney’s Bondi  to cook meals for those in need. Read more

Rare document mentioning the name of Jerusalem from the time of the First Temple

October 27, 2016 by  

A rare and important document was exposed in an enforcement operation initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery. Read more

Netanyahu on the latest UNESCO vote

October 27, 2016 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that UNESCO to be condemned for “its blindness”. Read more

Jewish Care Receives $500,000 Grant to Help the Disadvantaged Secure Employment

October 27, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has received a grant of $518,770 over four years from the State Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to secure sustainable employment for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Read more

Obama’s Islamic State policy threatens Clinton election victory

October 27, 2016 by  

President Obama’s decision to agree to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces attacking Mosul to degrade and destroy Islamic State just three weeks before the US elections sounds alarm bells for the prospects of Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump on 8 November…writes David Singer. Read more

Julie Bishop “dismayed and disappointed”

October 26, 2016 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told the Executive Council of Australian Jewry that the UNESCO’s draft decision denying a Jewish connection to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is “Highly politicised unbalanced and provocative”. Read more

Own Goals…write Ron Weiser

October 26, 2016 by  

The Chagim have passed and yet the month did not go by without some notable events that affect Israel in the international arena. Read more

What is the Jewish view of transsexuality?…ask the rabbi

October 26, 2016 by  


Rabbi Raymond Apple answers your questions… Read more

The Shabbat Project Set To Sea in Shabbat @ Bondi

October 26, 2016 by  

Prior to sunset on Friday 11 November The Shabbat Project will be holding an Extraordinary Kabbalat Shabbat on the sands of Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Read more

New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh recognised by World Sailing Athletes’ commission.

October 26, 2016 by  

Five sailors have recently been elected to the World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission. Read more

The Fink Group announces launch of Bennelong Arts Foundation

October 26, 2016 by  

The Sydney-based Fink Group has announced the launch of the Bennelong Arts Foundation with its first scholarships being awarded to performers from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Australian speaker at Scottish National Party (SNP) conference criticised for reference to Nazi Germany

October 26, 2016 by  

At the SNP’s conference last week, Australian national Gregg Brain took to the podium wearing a yellow badge with the letter ‘F’ on it. Read more

It’s All About the Films

October 25, 2016 by  

Back and bigger than ever, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) includes a wide raging variety of movies and documentaries.

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Strengthening arts and culture in NSW

October 23, 2016 by  

David Gonski, Simon Mordant and Gretel Packer will join a committee of influential figures from across the arts and cultural sector to dramatically improve the way the NSW Government supports and develops arts and culture. Read more

An Australian pianist and a New York taxi driver

October 23, 2016 by  

In 1983 Sydney pianist Sarah Grunstein, who had moved to NY to study at Juilliard, stepped onto the curb on West 57th St. There were 7 empty taxis coming along. She got into the first, an old yellow checker cab… Read more

Clinton and Trump clash on defeating Islamic State in Syria

October 23, 2016 by  

The Presidential debates have signalled fundamental policy differences between Clinton and Trump on defeating Islamic State in Syria [ISIS]…writes David Singer. Read more

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