Pittsburgh: Australia and New Zealand reacts

October 28, 2018 by  

Members of the Australian and New Zealand communities have reacted to the horrific news from Pittsburgh where at least 11 worshippers were gunned down as they participated in Shabbat services at The Tree for Life synagogue. Read more

On the other hand

October 28, 2018 by  

Jordan wants to cancel part of its “peace” treaty with Israel. Abbas follows suit and threatens to abrogate signed agreements. Hamas and Hezbollah feverishly prepare to amass stockpiles of rockets targeting Israeli civilians…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Training future leaders

October 28, 2018 by  

Yeshiva College Bondi has come in first place in an international competition in which over 50 Chabad Schools measured Jewish Children’s ability to engage with the broader community during the High Holiday season. Read more

At least 11 dead in Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting, killer made anti-Semitic threats

October 28, 2018 by  

At least 11 people have been reported dead and several injured as a result of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Read more

IDF hits 80 targets in Gaza after night of rocket fire

October 28, 2018 by  

The IDF struck some 80 terrorist targets in Gaza overnight in response to 30 rockets fired at Israel, a military spokesman said early Saturday morning Read more

After Khashoggi: How the Sunni feud between Saudi Arabia and Turkey plays out in the Mideast

October 27, 2018 by  

The ongoing drama surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has dominated global headlines in recent weeks…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Robert Faurisson: The liar and his legacy

October 27, 2018 by  

“He will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool,” opines one character about another in William Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

JIFF Giveaways

October 27, 2018 by  

J-Wire has double-passes for ever-popular The Jewish International Film Festival. Read more

IDF, civil search and rescue units head to Jordan to assist in flood rescue efforts

October 26, 2018 by  

IDF and civil rescue teams have been dispatched to Jordan after a bus carrying 37 schoolchildren and seven teachers was swept away by flash floods on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. Read more

JIFF’s Melbourne opening

October 26, 2018 by  

This year’s JIFF kicked off with a bang of the Classic Cinema on Wednesday 24th October. Read more

Abraham: A Man for all Seasons

October 26, 2018 by  

Abraham is revered by the major monotheistic religions. In Judaism, what he went through is constantly being re-examined to provide us with an example we should follow. Ma’aseh Avot Siman LeBanim…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

Dedication of Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation spotlights Israel-China cooperation

October 26, 2018 by  

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed the crowd by video at the grand opening of the Innovation Centre at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. Or did he? Read more

The elasticising of semantics

October 26, 2018 by  

“Zionism developed as a colonialist movement” is how Professor Ishay Rosen Zvi, head of the Talmud and Late Antiquity section in the Jewish Philosophy Department at Tel Aviv University, opens a recent op-ed of his published in Haaretz. Read more

Keshet Eilon Australian Friends Launched With A Stunning Performance

October 26, 2018 by  

Australian music Young Performer of the Year  Emily Sun studied in a music college situated in a kibbutz in Western Galilee several years ago. Now she has performed in Sydney at the inaugural concert staged by a new group raising funds for the college.

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Squalls on the horizon

October 26, 2018 by  

We are slowly transitioning from summer to autumn and if past performance is anything to go by winter will arrive with a bang…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Art shows a new way to remember the past

October 26, 2018 by  

Next week, The Sydney Jewish Museum will launch its new temporary exhibition The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art. Read more

Report: Decision on Netanyahu indictment by early 2019

October 25, 2018 by  

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to make a decision on whether to indict Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the first quarter of 2019 after Israel Police concluded their investigation into three corruption cases against him,  Hadashot TV news station reported Tuesday. Read more

Suspects arrested in connection with Barkan terrorist attack

October 25, 2018 by  

Several suspects were arrested during an overnight operation to find the Barkan terrorist, the IDF confirmed on Wednesday Read more

Beautiful Boy – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 25, 2018 by  

That this film is based on a true story inspired by two memoirs only serves to make it all the more compelling. Read more

PM Netanyahu: Israel is The Nation State of The Jewish People

October 25, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has emphasized that he wants Israel “to be the home of every Jew.” Read more

JIFF is up and rolling for 2018

October 25, 2018 by  

Over 80 people came to the opening of the Jewish International Film Festival in Sydney. Read more

World Kindertransport Day

October 25, 2018 by  

The Kindertransport Association, Australian division, is commemorating World Kindertransport Day at a special Shabbat service at the Great Synagogue, Sydney. Read more

Jason Sandler takes the helm at JewishCare

October 25, 2018 by  

After twelve years on the Board of JewishCare and more recently eight as President, Allan Vidor is stepping down from the Board.  Read more

Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul – a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

October 24, 2018 by  

Having read and used Naomi Levy’s writings before I was fascinated to find out the connection between Einstein and Rabbi Levy. Read more

Mishpacha….red cucumbers?

October 24, 2018 by  

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family with whom you may well recognise… Read more

Opposition leader spruikes at AICC lunch

October 24, 2018 by  

Just four weeks ahead of the Victorian State election, Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy presented his key election promises to the business leaders represented at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) luncheon on Wednesday. Read more

Jordan challenges Israel on land-lease agreement

Under a blistering sun back in 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan, along with U.S. President Bill Clinton’s support and watchful eye, signed the Israel-Jordan peace treaty in the Arava valley of Israel, north of Eilat and near the Jordanian border…writes Fiamma Nirenstein/JNS. Read more

100th anniversary of the liberation of Haifa

October 24, 2018 by  

Over 100 members of the Jewish and Indian communities commemorated the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Haifa by Jewish, Indian and British troops during WW1 at Sydney’s Parramatta & District Synagogue on Sunday. Read more

Media mission to Israel

October 24, 2018 by  

The eight editors, journalists and producers who participated on the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ 2018 Journalists Mission to Israel will report to the community at a public meeting in Sydney next Tuesday night. Read more

Jordan and Israel: Trump’s only viable two-state solution

October 24, 2018 by  

Four major developments in the past week have heightened expectations that President Trump will have no option but to call on Jordan and Israel to negotiate the allocation of sovereignty between their two respective States in the West Bank and Gaza – 5% of the territory comprised in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine (Mandate) …writes David Singer. Read more

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