May-19 Melbourne: Just Add Love with Irris Makler

April 30, 2019 by  

Celebrate family, food and the feat of survival as part of The Jewish Museum of Australia’s exhibition, Discover Shabbat Through 1001 Lights.

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May-11 Melbourne: She’ela Pop-up

April 30, 2019 by  

Calm your mind and connect with community at our late night opening for Discover Shabbat Through 1001 Lights. – the Jewish Museum of Australia and She’ela Festival.
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Long Shot – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 30, 2019 by  

“Unlikely but not impossible” states the poster advertising the unlikely pairing of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. That’s the point of course, but this is billed as a romantic comedy and it does deliver on both counts.

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What if there’s no way to stop another synagogue shooting?

Who caused a madman to enter a synagogue in Poway, Calif., and begin shooting? And what can we do to stop another such extremist from committing the next atrocity? Read more

Anzac Day commemorated in Jerusalem

April 30, 2019 by  

The Embassy of Australia in Israel held the annual commemorative service for Anzac Day at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery, Mt Scopus in Jerusalem on Monday. Read more

Sydney commemorates Yom Hashoah

April 30, 2019 by  

This year’s theme for the Sydney Yom Hashoah Commemoration was “Memorials and Memories”. How do we keep history alive in our communities? Read more

Another Labor candidate disendorsed

April 30, 2019 by  

Another Labor candidate for the upcoming election has been dropped by the party for an antisemitic comment. Read more

In midst of apology for one anti-Semitic cartoon, ‘New York Times’ publishes yet another

April 30, 2019 by  

Despite apologizing on Sunday for running an anti-Semitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, The New York Times published another anti-Semitic cartoon in the same edition over the weekend. Read more

World Jewish Congress delegation arrives in San Diego to mourn with local community

April 30, 2019 by  

A World Jewish Congress delegation has arrived in San Diego to stand in solidarity with the local Jewish community in the wake of the horrific shooting at the Chabad congregation of Poway that claimed the life of Lori Gilbert Kaye and wounded three others. Read more

From Pittsburgh to Poway

When a natural or human-made disaster strikes my community, it’s my natural instinct to write about it. Read more

Poverty isn’t the cause of terrorism, so let’s stop blaming it

April 30, 2019 by  

It turns out that the Islamist terrorists who slaughtered more than 350 people in Sri Lanka came from one of that country’s wealthiest families. Read more

Bedouin women in Israel’s Negev Desert aim ‘to go the distance’

April 30, 2019 by  

A workshop aimed at advancing the lives of Bedouin mothers was launched this week in Israel’s Idan HaNegev Industrial Park at the initiative of the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Switch-Triguboff Centre for Training and Advancement of Employment. Read more

Israel releases two Syrian prisoners in ‘goodwill gesture’ for return of Baumel

April 30, 2019 by  

In a gesture meant to express gratitude for the return earlier this month of the remains of an Israeli soldier killed during the First Lebanon War, Israel released two Syrian prisoners back to Syria on Sunday. Read more

Remembering WWII on ANZAC Day

April 30, 2019 by  

The Founding Director of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand Inge Woolf spoke at an ANZAC Day Service in Wellington. Read more

Jukebox Jewkbox!

April 30, 2019 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum is presenting a new interactive exhibition that takes visitors on a musical journey through the records that changed lives and the technology that made it happen. Read more

Alert level raised

April 29, 2019 by  

The Alert Level for the Jewish Community in Australia has been raised to Level 5, ‘Heightened’. Read more

Israel demands NY Times fire editor who published anti-Semitic cartoon

April 29, 2019 by  

Israel is demanding that the New York Times fire the editor who approved the publication of an anti-Semitic cartoon which generated an international outcry. Read more

What about measles and vaccination? Ask the rabbi

April 29, 2019 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple was for many years Australia’s highest-profile rabbi and the leading spokesman on Jewish religious issues. After serving congregations in London, Rabbi Apple was chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, for 32 years…he answers the question and other. Read more

A Bar Mitzvah 81 years in the making

April 29, 2019 by  

Jewish Care Victoria recently hosted a very special Bar Mitzvah celebration for 94-year-old Israel Olshina at Montefiore Homes. Read more

NAJEX Communal ANZAC Day Service

April 29, 2019 by  

It was a full house as The NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen & Women (NAJEX) hosted the Communal Wreath Laying and Anzac Day Service at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

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The Times They are not a-changin’

April 29, 2019 by  

This week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

One Land: Two People – in Conversation

April 29, 2019 by  

Israeli Ambassador Mark Sofer and the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine, Izzat Abdulhadi will participate in an open conversation at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue on Sunday. Read more

Poway: more reactions and a hoax threat to Sydney synagogue

April 29, 2019 by  

More messages of condolences following the fatal attack on the Chabad synagogue in California…and police search Sydney’s Central Synagogue following a threat. Read more

Outrage ensues over anti-Semitic cartoon published in ‘The New York Times’

April 29, 2019 by  

The New York Times International Edition printed a political cartoon during Passover featuring U.S. President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, sporting dark-tinted glasses and being led by a dog with the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a large blue Star of David hanging from its collar. Read more

Sderot residents among wounded in California Chabad synagogue shooting

April 29, 2019 by  

Two of the victims of Saturday’s shooting at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, Calif., were former residents of the rocket-beleaguered Israeli town of Sderot, and had come to the United States for respite from the fear of attacks. Read more

Israel to participate in Dubai’s 2020 World Expo

April 29, 2019 by  

Israel will participate in the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read more

On the other hand

April 28, 2019 by  

Hopefully, we have safely navigated Pesach, enjoyed the culinary delights offered and marvelled at the miracles which enabled our ancestors to arrive as a newly forged nation to the Promised Land. Read more

Leaders condemn vicious attack on California synagogue: “People of all faiths must stand together against such hatred”

April 28, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has condemned the vicious attack unleashed against a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, just six months after the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh which claimed 11 lives. 60-yr-old Lori Gilbert-Kaye died in this latest attack. Read more

What will become of us?

April 27, 2019 by  

A new documentary on Sir Frank Lowy will be premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week. Read more

Rabbi participates in 2019 ANZAC Day Bondi Dawn Service

April 27, 2019 by  

Maroubra Synagogue’s Sydney-born Rabbi Yossi Friedman holds the rank of Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force and made history participating in the annual North Bondi RSL Sub-Branch’s Bondi Beach Dawn Service on Anzac Day. Read more

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