The unusual Yom Tov

April 30, 2018 by  

When creating the world, why did God create Man last?  Ask the rabbi. Read more


April 30, 2018 by  

This cartoon…one small step. Read more

NAJEX Anzac Day in Sydney

April 30, 2018 by  

The NSW Association of Jewish Service and Ex-Service Men and Women (NAJEX) hosted the communal wreath laying and Anzac Day service at the Sydney Jewish museum. Read more

Shofars to blow in 100 NZ locations to bless Israel

April 30, 2018 by  

New Zealand Christians joined together to Bless Israel across the nation and around the world. Read more

Israeli Olympic Swimmer visits New Zealand to swim in Cook Strait open sea event for Parkinson’s research

April 30, 2018 by  

Alon Mandel is an Israeli Olympic butterfly swimmer who represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is the national record holder (2014) in 50 and 100 metre butterfly. Read more

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

April 30, 2018 by  

The most British thing since the last Lily James Second World War drama, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (hereafter mercifully referred to as ‘Guernsey’) is, thankfully, a great deal better. Read more

Fifth week of rioting along Gaza-Israel border: Hamas vows more protests in May

April 29, 2018 by  

(JNS) Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip once again took to the border with Israel on Friday to riot and protest as part of the “March of Return” demonstrations for the fifth week in a row. Read more

The 10 teenage victims of flash-flood hiking tragedy

April 29, 2018 by  

The mood throughout Israel was somber on Friday as the name of the last of 10 missing youths killed in a flash flood near the Dead Sea was released, following the recovery of her body in the early morning hours. Read more

Trump unscrambles UN-EU-PLO misinformation omelette

April 29, 2018 by  

President Trump has started unscrambling the misinformation omelette first cooked up by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Charter in 1964 and dished out by the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) since 1974…writes David Singer. Read more

On the other hand

April 28, 2018 by  

Israel is being inundated by a rare spring rain storm accompanied by thunder, lightening, hail, torrential rain and flash floods. Damage and fatalities have ensued. Read more

A Barmitzvah inspires Joel’s Mars rover

April 28, 2018 by  

What do a vegetarian cattle farmer, a Jewish Barmitzvah DJ, a smart country boy from Kilmore and a quiet Chinese migrant have in common? Read more

‘Anti-Zionist and Jew:’ Behind Jeremy Corbyn’s apology

April 27, 2018 by  

“I refuse to characterise as opinion,” wrote Jean-Paul Sartre in Anti-Semite and Jew, “a doctrine that is aimed directly at particular persons and that seeks to suppress their rights or to exterminate them.” Read more

Middle East braces for a tense May

The coming month of May looks set to contain an unusual number of potential escalation points that could converge to create a highly explosive month…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

Nine students killed by flash floods during hike through riverbed near Dead Sea

April 27, 2018 by  

At least nine students were killed during a field trip on Thursday during flash floods that pummeled Israel. Read more

Anzac Day in Jerusalem

April 27, 2018 by  

The Commonwealth War Memorial Cemetery in Jerusalem was the site of the annual Anzac Day commemoration. Read more

Out of all proportion

April 27, 2018 by  

We are admonished almost on a daily basis that our reaction to any threat or terror must be “proportional.” Read more

Robot plays Tic Tac Toe

April 27, 2018 by  

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers has demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays a game, specifically Tic Tac Toe, with rehabilitation patients to improve real life task performance.   Read more

Montefiore honours Betty Wilkenfeld with Community Life Story

April 27, 2018 by  

Betty Wilkenfeld, as well known for her decades of communal work as for the international Bloch dancewear empire she founded with her father Jacob, was guest of honour at  Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick. Read more

Painkillers and autism

April 27, 2018 by  

A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds new light on the possible relationship between prolonged use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Read more

Meet Lenny Gross

Lenny Gross has established Positive Directions as a regular social group to facilitate friendships and support, to develop structures, boundaries and routines, to eliminate loneliness and despair amongst young people who may lack self-esteem and self-worth…a video report.

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Malcolm Turnbull opens Sir John Monash Centre

April 26, 2018 by  

On the eve of Anzac Day, Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull officially opened the Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux France. Read more

Israel is 70 years young

April 25, 2018 by  

Israel is 70 years young…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Threatening regional storm clouds

April 25, 2018 by  

Notwithstanding the exuberance of Israelis at the jubilant 70th Independence Day celebrations, justified in light of Israel’s extraordinary achievements and progress on both the diplomatic and defence fronts, the Jewish state will be facing major challenges over the next few months…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

ANZAC Day: the New Zealand link to Israel

April 25, 2018 by  

Today is ANZAC Day – a time to reflect and remember our brave soldiers, their families, and all those who sacrificed for our safety and freedom. Read more

Book review – My Opposition: the Diary of Frederich Kellner. A German against the Third Reich

April 25, 2018 by  

When one thinks of the various forms of resistance in Germany to Nazism two groups come to mind…writes Jeffrey Cohen. Read more

Trump calls Iran nuclear deal ‘insane,’ warning Tehran not to restart program

April 25, 2018 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at the Iranian nuclear deal on Tuesday during a press conference at the White House with French President Emmanuel Macron, calling the agreement “insane” and a “terrible deal,” while warning Iran against restarting its nuclear program if the U.S. pulls out. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut celebration in Sydney

April 25, 2018 by  

Over 750 attended a Yom Ha’azmaut celebration in Sydney which was addressed by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Israel’s  ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer. Read more

The Partisan Song links South African students with schools in Lithuania and Russia

April 24, 2018 by  

Perth-based Eli Rabinowitz has told his story on his resurgence of the Partisans’ Song many times, but now he has returned to his native South Africa to introduce his campaign to the country’s Jewish Day Schools. A video report. Read more

The Rona Tranby Trust to be hosted by Governor

April 24, 2018 by  

NSW Governor of NSW General David Hurley will  host an afternoon tea at Government House on Friday for participants and supporters of the Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project. Read more

The Goldene Medina: Celebrating 175 Years of Jewish Life in South Africa

April 24, 2018 by  

Kol Nidre night, September 2016, marked the 175th anniversary of Jewish religious and cultural life in South Africa. Read more

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