World leaders wish Israel a happy 72nd Independence Day

April 30, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have received greetings from world leaders in honour of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, lauding the ties between the Jewish State and countries around the world. Read more

‘Significant step in global fight against terrorism’: Israel welcomes Germany’s ban on Hezbollah

April 30, 2020 by  

Israel has applauded the German Federal Government’s “important decision” to ban the Hezbollah terrorist organization in its entirety and take action against the group’s activity in Germany. Read more

Biden affirms he won’t move embassy back to Tel Aviv

April 30, 2020 by  

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, reiterated yesterday that if elected in November, he would keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Read more

The leftist thought police are wrong: Taylor Swift isn’t an anti-Semite

In today’s woke and hyperpartisan world, nobody escapes the watchful eye of the thought police. Not even a pop superstar like Taylor Swift. Read more

Yom Ha’atzmaut road show

April 30, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Moriah College hit the road yesterday attempting to visit as many homes possible which are temporary “classrooms’ for students in isolation with their family. Read more

Gifts from the Heart

April 30, 2020 by  

Elders at Melbourne’s Jewish Care have been busy assembling gift packs for people in the Jewish community to spread some cheer during these difficult days of isolation. Read more

Dr Mike Kelly: tributes to a stellar career

April 30, 2020 by  

Labor MP Dr Mike Kelly has resigned from parliament and tributes have been received from colleagues within parliament and from the community. Read more

Poor health forces Dr Mike Kelly to resign

April 30, 2020 by  

Dr Mike Kelly has resigned from parliament citing health issues dating back to the time he served in the Australian Defence Force. Read more

Yom Ha’atzmaut flyover

April 29, 2020 by  

The Independence Day IAF flyover photographed at Tel Aviv’s Tel Hashomer Hospital. Read more

Alarmed by global spike in anti-Semitism, Yad Vashem calls for action

April 29, 2020 by  

Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Holocaust Memorial, has expressed “deep concern and dismay” following a recent global spike in anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric, especially in the US. Read more

Jewish House partners with Wesley Mission

April 29, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has announced a partnership with fellow crisis agency, Wesley Mission, with the opening of a new temporary accommodation property. Read more

A premier Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 29, 2020 by  

The Premiers of Victoria and New South Wales have sent messages to their res[ective Jewish communities for Yom Ha’atzmaut as Israel’s celebrates its 72nd birthday since independence. Read more

An invitation to join a world Yom Ha’atzmaut party

April 29, 2020 by  

Maccabi World Union is partnering with JCC Global, JAFI & JCC Association to bring to you, wherever you are in the world, a grand Facebook LIVE CELEBRATE ISRAEL event. Read more

Facebook and SZCNSW

April 29, 2020 by  

I have attended every Yom Hazikoron commemoration since JNF’s Aviva Kogus and Noga and Rami Ganor organised the first one in the King David Room of the now-vanished Hall Street Hakoah Club in the early 1990’s Read more

Find your way on your phone, tablet and computer

April 29, 2020 by  

COA Sydney and Social Status have set up a Facebook group called Community at Home, to offer basic tech help.

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This year, we commemorate our loved ones in different ways

April 29, 2020 by  

My brothers and sisters in bereavement, in our 72 years of independence we have known various memorial days. We have marked them in times of wars and battles, in times of military campaigns and raids, in waves of terrorism, and in peaceful times when vigilance was the order of the day—as it always is. Read more

Binge-watching Jewish TV as an indoor sport

April 29, 2020 by  

Netflix was surely not around during the making of the Covenant—the contract between God, Abraham and Jewish People. But more so than perhaps any other media company, Netflix is, apparently, determined to discover the destiny of the Chosen People. Read more

Israel Film Archive digitalizes extensive collection, starts to release films online

April 29, 2020 by  

After years of work on digitizing its collection of Israeli film clips, the Israel Film Archive (IFA), part of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, is beginning to share its collection online with the goal of eventually digitalizing its entire archive of more than 5,000 hours of film. Read more

A Yom Ha’azmaut message from Anthony Albanese

April 28, 2020 by  

A special message from the Leader of the Opposition. Read more

What would the world be like with no State of Israel?

What scholars like to call counterfactual history is science fiction for those who prefer to ponder the implications of things turning out differently in the past rather than speculating on the future. Read more

A Yom Ha’azmaut message from Israel’s president

April 28, 2020 by  

A special greeting to mark Israel’s 72nd Yom Haatzmaut / Independence Day from President Reuven Rivlin. Read more

Addiction Support Service during COVID-19

April 28, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has launched a support service connecting people with addictive behaviours (of alcohol, drugs and gambling) to its team which can give them the tools to assist in addiction support and preventing relapse. Read more

Recalling San Remo, and international law regarding the Jewish state, 100 years later

April 28, 2020 by  

Exactly 100 years ago this week, World War I allied powers including the British Empire, Italy, France and Japan, along with the United States serving as an observer nation, met in San Remo, Italy, and ratified the 1917 Balfour Declaration, calling for a national home for the Jewish people in “Palestine.” Read more

Israel mourns 23,816 fallen on annual Remembrance Day

Israel is mourning its 23,816 fallen soldiers as Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Hazikaron) is held, for the first time, without visitors at military cemeteries across the country due to restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Victims of Terror held at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

April 28, 2020 by  

President Reuven Rivlin addressed at the official ceremony Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Victims of Terror. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut virtual cycle race in Israel and you can participate

April 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), is inviting fans from across the world to join an unprecedented double event of virtual racing on Israel’s Independence Day, Wednesday 29 April. Read more

How to manage the COVID-19 pandemic without destroying the economy

April 27, 2020 by  

Hebrew UniversityProfessors David Gershon, Alexander Lipton and Hagai Levine have shown that based on real-life data, Israel and other countries could have controlled COVID-19 without lockdown. Read more

Leaders encourage the community to download the Coronavirus app

April 27, 2020 by  

Community leaders across Australia are encouraging the Jewish community to download the COVIDSafe app from Apple and Google in order to safeguard each and every one by minimising the threat of contracting COVID-19.

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On its 72nd Independence Day, Israel’s population numbers 9,190,000

April 27, 2020 by  

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released its traditional statistics report on the citizens of Israel in honour of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, which is celebrated this year on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Read more

Does Judaism believe in turning the other cheek?

April 27, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi. Read more

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