The Miseducation of Cameron Post: a movie review by Elana Bowman

August 31, 2018 by  

Being sent away for being gay? The terrible tragedy is that Cameron does not come out, she is found out at her prom no less by her prom date, and she is sent away post-haste by her very misguided guardians. Read more

The Corbyn Question: What’s driving UK Jews to Israel

August 31, 2018 by  

For months, the Labour Party, and its leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been caught up in a storm of antisemitism allegations leading many British Jews to contemplate moving their lives to Israel.

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Boy gets award after turning in rare statuette

August 31, 2018 by  

A ten-year-old boy has been awarded a certificate of good citizenship after turning in a rare fertility statuette that he found during a trip to the Upper Galilee.

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Kotel workers removing notes ahead of high holidays

August 31, 2018 by  

Notes lodged between the stones in the Kotel have been removed…and transferred to the Mount of Olives.  Read more

Supporting our future this Kol Nidre

August 31, 2018 by  

In the 1990’s, UIA Victoria introduced the annual Kol Nidre Appeal, set up for one purpose – for Children of Israel. Children are our future, and we must continue to nurture and strengthen this important yet vulnerable part of Israeli society to ensure a stronger Israel for a stronger Jewish people. Read more

Fickle friends…writes Michael Kuttner

August 31, 2018 by  

Throughout our very long history, with a few exceptions, we have been abandoned by those who claimed to be our “friends.” Read more

Netanyahu on the phone with Scott Morrison

August 31, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wished him success. Read more

Special gifts for special forces

August 31, 2018 by  

Just after their graduation from Boys Town Jerusalem’s College of Applied Engineering – and just before they began their five-year service in the Israeli Defence Forces – 50 young men were given a special gift of love. Read more

Eureka! science Oscar for Tony Weiss

August 30, 2018 by  

Australia’s highest-profile science awards, the Eureka Prizes, has recognised four University of Sydney researchers at the “Oscars of Australian science” including Professor Tony Weiss. Read more

Trump turns screws as PLO creates fake news on Jerusalem and refugees

August 30, 2018 by  

President Trump cancelled more than $US200 million in aid to the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) this week – following his earlier decisions: Read more

A moving feast of Johannes: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

August 30, 2018 by  

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra devoted its prowess to a whole program by one composer in the APT Master Series concert last night. And while that didn’t cast a wide musical net, it delivered an outstanding experience for those who are partial to Johannes Brahms. Read more

AUJS concerned about Sydney University’s newspaper

August 29, 2018 by  

The University of Sydney student newspaper Honi Soit has published a flattering article on North Korea written by Jay Tharappel who has made his known his views on Jews and the Holocaust. Read more

Why are we Jewish?…a two-part essay by Rabbi Chaim Ingram

August 29, 2018 by  

In the first part of this essay, I cited the JCA/Monash University Gen17 survey and discussed the disturbing implications of the finding that “remembering the Holocaust” (95% of respondents) appeared to be the main identifier of Jewish identity in Australian Jewry…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram. Read more

The Israel-Hamas deal: Escape from Oslo

August 29, 2018 by  

Extricating itself from President Bill Clinton’s December 2000 “peace” parameters is a supreme Israeli interest. Ironically, this goal is being made feasible by the crystallizing deal with Hamas over the Gaza Strip…writes Gershon Hacohen/JNS. Read more

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

August 29, 2018 by  

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19. Read more

Former chief rabbi of UK lambasts Corbyn’s ‘hateful’ words on British Jewry

August 29, 2018 by  

Former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of UK and The Commonwealth, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks blasted U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as “an anti-Semite” who supports “racists, terrorists and dealers of hate,” adding that a speech the party leader gave five years ago was the “most offensive statement by a senior British politician since [Conservative parliament member] Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.” Read more

You Were Never Really Here: a movie review by Elana Bowman

August 29, 2018 by  

Meet Joe. He carries the darkness within him, so it’s no surprise he is characterised as a slightly overweight, full of scars, totally unkempt, and seems to be falling apart, so he comes across as a lumbering hitman who is tasked with being brutal. Read more

Haley says US will introduce additional UN resolutions condemning Hamas

August 29, 2018 by  

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that on behalf of the Trump administration, she plans to introduce additional resolutions at the world body that condemn the terrorist group Hamas. Read more

IDF shoots at car aiming to ram troops at Joseph’s Tomb

August 29, 2018 by  

A vehicle accelerating towards a group of Israel Defense Forces soldiers outside the city of Shechem (otherwise known as Nablus) in Samaria was fired upon and stopped on Monday before it could cause injuries to troops. Read more

Supreme Court rules Israel must admit Hamas relatives for critical medical care

August 29, 2018 by  

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the Israel Defence Forces on Sunday to admit five critically ill women who are close relatives of Hamas terrorists for urgent medical treatment, despite a government ban on providing health care to Hamas relatives. Read more

Rabbi marks 30 years of chaplaincy and weekly pastoral visits

August 28, 2018 by  

CEO of Eastern Suburbs crisis centre Jewish House Rabbi Mendel Kastel has been acknowledged for his 30 years of pastoral support to patients at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital. Read more

Sparks fly on Q&A

August 28, 2018 by  

On ABC-TV’s Q&A last night one of the panelists, MP Bob Katter, was asked a question about the reason for his support for the call by Senator Fraser Anning for “a final solution to the immigration problem” in his maiden speech…and answered it by reading out a statement written by Melbourne’s Avi Yemini which Katter said “reflects the Jewish position in this country”. No it does not says The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

Today Melbourne has lost some of its colour

August 28, 2018 by  

Mirka Mora was a cultural icon of Melbourne who brought beauty, vibrancy and colour to the city.  Read more

Visiting Progressive rabbi for the Act Jewish community

August 28, 2018 by  

The ACT Jewish Community has announced that Rabbi Gary Robuck will be leading High Holyday services this September for members of its Progressive congregation.  Read more

Across the political divide

August 28, 2018 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair, Walt Secord has paid tribute to Malcolm Turnbull, saying his successor in Wentworth will have “impossibly large shoes to fill when it comes to supporting the Jewish community and Israel”. Read more

Greg Sheridan book launched in Melbourne

Journalist and Author Greg Sheridan has recently written a new book, “GOD IS GOOD FOR YOU”, which he speaks about at Sukiert Hall, Caulfield Shule, co-hosted by AIJAC and UIA. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Rabbi Zevi Slavin

Meet Biblical Scholar Rabbi Zevi Slavin, Resident Scholar at Spiritgrow has been studying Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism, observing Contemporary Echoes of an Ancient Wisdom. Read more

Kids get a ‘time out’ from the unrest near Gaza

For five months now, since March 2018, Israeli communities bordering Gaza have sustained ongoing terrorism and arson from hundreds of rockets and incendiary devices, causing constant stress and chaos for the 50,000 people who call this region home…writes Rachel Kontorovich/JNS. Read more

UK anti-Semitism watchdog calls on Corbyn to resign

August 28, 2018 by  

Amid what seems like a continual stream of disturbing developments surrounding Jeremy Corbyn this month, a prominent anti-Semitism watchdog group is calling on the U.K. Labour leader to step down.
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Tel Aviv launches campaign to get residents to disconnect from mobiles

August 28, 2018 by  

Tel Aviv high school students will take to the streets to encourage pedestrians to take time away from their cellphones, according to a new campaign launched by the city of Tel Aviv. Read more

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