Israeli experts address community

October 31, 2018 by  

Several distinguished Israeli experts addressed a function co-hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the Zionist Council of New South Wales and United Israel Appeal (UIA) at the Central Synagogue in Sydney this week. Read more

Despite mixed reactions, Trump visits Pittsburgh in aftermath of synagogue shooting

October 31, 2018 by  

Despite mixed reactions, U.S. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood on Tuesday in the aftermath of a gunman killing 11 people and injuring six others at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue. Read more

First four of 11 Jewish victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting laid to rest

October 31, 2018 by  

The first of the 11 victims of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Read more

Abetz wants Shorten to voice his position on Palestinian recognition

October 31, 2018 by  

Senator Eric Abetz has expressed his concerns that Labor keeps its position “under wraps”. Read more

Victorian Labor pledges $625,000 to Jewish Care if elected

October 31, 2018 by  

Families in Victoria’s Jewish communities will have peace of mind that their elderly loved ones are getting the care they need, under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Read more

New role for Rob Schneider as joins AFHU

October 31, 2018 by  

Michael Dunkel, Federal President of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University today announced the appointment of Rob Schneider as the new National CEO of the organisation. Read more

Jewish labels are meaningless to anti-Semites

Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau didn’t intend to say anything that would wound American Jews in the wake of the mass slaughter at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue…Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Politicians slam PLO’s decision to suspend its recognition of Israel

October 31, 2018 by  

Israeli politicians have slammed the Palestine Liberation Organization’s decision to suspend the recognition of the State of Israel. Read more

Trump’s one-state solution: A Jordan enclave in the West Bank

October 31, 2018 by  

United States Secretary of Defense – James Mattis – remarkably failed to mention “the two-state solution”, or even the “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” in his keynote address-“US Policy in a Changing Middle East”–  delivered at the International Institute for Strategic Affairs 14thRegional Security Summit in Manama, Bahrein held between 26-28 October. Read more

Celebrating excellence and dedication at Jewish Care Victoria’s Staff & Volunteer Awards

October 30, 2018 by  

Over 200 Jewish Care staff, volunteers, Board Members and supporters gathered to acknowledge and congratulate award nominees for their excellence and dedication at Jewish Care Victoria’s 8thAnnual Staff and Volunteer Service & Excellence Awards. Read more

The futile search for meaning in anti-Semitic crimes

October 30, 2018 by  

When something terrible happens, we demand explanations…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh seems split on potential visit by Trump

October 30, 2018 by  

The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue community is apparently split regarding a potential visit today by U.S. President Donald Trump after a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others, including four responding law-enforcement officers, during a brit milah (“baby naming”) at the Pittsburgh house of worship on Shabbat. Read more

Restore deterrence in Gaza now

October 30, 2018 by  

All of us abhor military confrontation or war, which inevitably leads to casualties…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Death in Pittsburgh

October 30, 2018 by  

The massacre of eleven Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh is not just about current antisemitism…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

U.S. citizen is being held hostage by a rabbinical court in israel

October 30, 2018 by  

An elderly and sick U.S. citizen has been held hostage for three years by a rabbinical court in Israel…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

Naftali Bennett represents Israel in Pittsburgh

October 29, 2018 by  

Israel’s Minister of Jews in the Diaspora, and Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett addressed a memorial vigil held in the city of Pittsburgh, for the 11 members of the Jewish community murdered in the shooting attack at the Tree of Life Congregation on Saturday.

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The Pittsburgh Massacre: No Answers, Just Choices

October 29, 2018 by  

Pittsburgh was my home for two years. Although, it was very different from anything I’ve ever experienced in Moscow − from architecture, food, weather, lifestyle to the stubborn foreign language − one thing that stood out was its people…writes Sarah Bendetsky. Read more

First victim in shooting spree at Pittsburgh synagogue identified as Daniel Stein, 71

October 29, 2018 by  

As news of the slaying of 11 Jews at the Pittsburgh synagogue Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Shabbat spread worldwide, the first name of the first victim was released, 71-year-old Daniel Stein. Read more

Melbourne prayer services for Pittsburgh victories

October 29, 2018 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria together with the Council of Orthodox Synagogues Victoria join with Jewish communities around the world in mourning the tragic and horrific loss of life at the ‘Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation’ Synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Shabbat. Read more

“I feel your pain and with me is the entire Jewish people”

October 29, 2018 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin addresses the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. He recites Kaddish for the eleven victims. A video report. Read more

A vigil for Pittsburgh victims

October 29, 2018 by  

The Sydney Jewish community will host a vigil on Wednesday at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue to pay respects to the victims and survivors of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Read more

Neo-Nazis numbers in the NSW National Party continues to grow

October 29, 2018 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord today called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro to act on “purge” the 35 members with links to neo-Nazis – from the ranks of the NSW Nationals – saying the infiltration is much wider than the Coalition originally claimed. Read more

12-year-old swimmer completes BatMitzvah swimathon for Ardoch children’s charity

October 29, 2018 by  

Giselle has just finished swimming 4km to raise vital funds for children in disadvantaged communities as part of Ardoch’s ‘In Celebration’ initiative. Read more

Love makes the world go round fundraiser

October 29, 2018 by  

After a horrific road accident, singer Dahlia Dior found herself with acute pain and a severe hip injury requiring an operation costing over $29,000.

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Feintooner – Pittsburgh

October 29, 2018 by  

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United Hatzalah en route to Pittsburgh, ZAKA volunteers waiting to enter Tree of Life Synagogue

October 29, 2018 by  

As world Jewry reels following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, United Hatzalah volunteers from Israel are on their way to the Jewish community in Squirrel Hill to help counsel witnesses and family members of those killed in the attack. Read more

Authorities release names of 11 victims in Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting

October 29, 2018 by  

Authorities released the names of the victims of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday that killed 11 people. Read more

A letter from Israel

October 28, 2018 by  

Being in Israel for the meetings of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors and at the same time overlapping American Jewry’s General Assembly, the feeling of the shift in the balance of power and confidence between Israel and the largest Diaspora community, is palpable…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

‘It’s a time of mourning’: American Jewish community reacts after Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting

October 28, 2018 by  

The Pittsburgh Jewish community is in mourning after a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others, including four responding officers, during a brit milah (“baby naming”) at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a historic Jewish neighbourhood in the area, as the synagogue was observing its weekly Shabbat services on Saturday. Read more

Pittsburgh: the world reacts

October 28, 2018 by  

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder is sounding the alarm on the very real threats facing Jewish communities worldwide and urging government authorities to ramp up security efforts to prevent such an attack from happening again. Read more

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