Israeli officials raid Greek ship suspected of tar spill on Israeli beaches

February 28, 2021 by  

Israeli officials from the Ministry of Environmental Protection boarded a ship docked in Greece that is suspected of being responsible for dumping tar into the sea which landed and covered the majority of Israel’s beaches. Read more

Remembering Manfred Gerstenfeld: Truth against myth

February 28, 2021 by  

There is an acerbic joke that you sometimes hear in the Netherlands to the effect that most Dutch people were part of the anti-Nazi resistance, but that they joined “after the war.” Read more

On the other hand

February 28, 2021 by  

We have reached an anniversary we would rather not have had to remember. Read more

A loss for the New Zealand community

February 28, 2021 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ has announced the passing of its Founding Director, Inge Woolf z”l. Read more

Add your hero to NAJEX ‘Heroes’ website

February 28, 2021 by  

The NSW Association of Jewish Service & Ex-Service Men & Women (NAJEX) has launched the ‘Heroes’ section of its website, enabling members of the community to display photographs and biographical details of their relatives who served in Australia’s armed forces or those any of our Allies, including partisans. Read more

Two Australian Jewish day school choirs make international debut

February 28, 2021 by  

Sydney’s  Kesser Torah College and Mt Sinai College school choirs made an international singing debut in last week’s first Boys Town Jerusalem (BTJ) International Virtual Choral Festival. Read more

Israeli-owned ship in Gulf hit by explosion amid Mideast tensions

February 27, 2021 by  

An Israeli-owned cargo ship was hit by an explosion while sailing in the Gulf of Oman on Friday amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Read more

Purim in hospital

February 26, 2021 by  

The Jewish holiday of Purim is a favourite among children in Israel. Read more

Israel’s Mobileye, France’s Transdev ATS team up to deploy autonomous shuttles by 2023

February 26, 2021 by  

Jerusalem-based Mobileye, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, have formed a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles. Read more

Israeli Health Ministry launches vaccination drive for Masa participants

February 26, 2021 by  

Recent efforts by the Masa Israel Journey organization and the Jewish Agency to petition Israel’s Health Ministry came to fruition on Wednesday with the launch of a vaccination program for Masa participants currently residing in the country. Read more

We recognize Haman. But where are Mordechai and Esther?

February 26, 2021 by  

This week’s festival of Purim provided Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an irresistible analogy. Read more

The Lost Ark

February 26, 2021 by  

So many people love conspiracy theories, fantasies, and lost causes. Read more

West Bank and Gaza Arabs need to be rescued from PLO and Hamas

February 26, 2021 by  

The first Arab elections to be held in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza on 22 May in more than 15 years – to be followed by a presidential vote on 31 July – in theory, gives the long-suffering Arab residents in these areas the opportunity to get rid of their failed rulers – the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. Read more

Get vaccinated now; the Torah commands it

February 26, 2021 by  

During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across Israel, I encountered a most worrying statistic…writes Rabbi David Lau. Read more

Time to sober up

February 26, 2021 by  

On Shabbat Zachor we reminded ourselves again about the agenda of the Biblical Amalekites and on Purim we celebrate our escape from Persian genocidal catastrophe. Read more

One of the best: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

February 26, 2021 by  

Like a rich layer of icing on a cake that may not have been to everybody’s taste, the SSO sent us home last night haunted by Saint-Saens Symphony No.3, the much loved ‘organ symphony’. Read more

Bluebeard’s Castle to be performed in Sydney for the first time

February 25, 2021 by  

Sydney bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi will play the title role in Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s only opera Bluebeard’s Castle making its debut Sydney performance next week. Read more

Jerusalem District court schedules next Netanyahu hearing for April 5

February 25, 2021 by  

The Jerusalem District Court said on Monday that it would start hearing witnesses in the corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 5, after the March 23 general election. Read more

Genesis Prize Foundation to honour life and legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

February 25, 2021 by  

The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honour the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Lord Jonathan Sacks. Read more

Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill

February 25, 2021 by  

A catastrophic tar spill washing up along Israel’s entire Mediterranean coast may be the worst environmental disaster in Israeli history. Read more

Israeli government allocates $13.8 million to oil-spill cleanup

February 25, 2021 by  

Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the allocation of 45 million shekels ($13.8 million) to help deal with a massive oil spill that has polluted some 100 miles of Israel’s coast. Approximately $20,000 will be advanced as immediate assistance to local authorities and the Nature and Parks Authority, according to an official statement. Read more

Three Generations of Holocaust Memory – The Life and Legacy of Abe (Abram) Goldberg

Join March of the Living Australia for an inspiring online Zoom event with three generations of March of The Living attendees; Abe (Abram) Goldberg, his son Charlie, and grandson Daniel, on Thursday 4th March at 7:30PM (AEDT). Read more

International experts to share insights on COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Australian rollout

Jewish House has partnered with JNF to bring together international & local health experts for an upcoming 90-minute webinar discussing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout later this month. Read more

Israel: COVID-19 Night Curfew on Purim

February 24, 2021 by  

The Israeli government convened on Tuesday night and approved the Health Ministry’s outline for Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions during the Purim holiday, celebrated from Thursday evening until Sunday, chiefly an overnight curfew. Read more

Israeli doctor’s license revoked for promoting fake info on covid-19 vaccines

February 24, 2021 by  

Dr Aryeh Avni lost his license to practice medicine in Israel after he was found to be promoting fake information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines and promoted a boycott on them. Read more

Gandel Philanthropy and Victorian Government fund Holocaust education for educators

February 24, 2021 by  

More Victorian government secondary schools will get the support they need to strengthen their teaching about the Holocaust and help stamp out anti-Semitism, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Victorian Government and Gandel Philanthropy. Read more

Purim When You’re Not in the Mood

February 24, 2021 by  

This Thursday evening, the Jewish world begins celebrating the raucous holiday of Purim, when silliness prevails over seriousness, and levity wins the day. Read more

In new memoir, Amos Oz’s daughter alleges lifetime of abuse by ‘sadistic’ father

February 24, 2021 by  

Israeli author Galia Oz, daughter of world-renowned literary icon Amos Oz, alleged in interviews on Sunday that her “sadistic” father “serially abused” her physically and emotionally, until his death in 2018. Read more

Israeli Cabinet approves proposal to recognize, compensate for Yemenite ‘children affair’

February 24, 2021 by  

The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to recognize the “Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan children affair” and provide financial compensation to the affected families, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. Read more

A gag about Israel and vaccines is more than a bad joke

February 24, 2021 by  

A comedian telling a bad joke that hurts someone’s feelings isn’t news. Or at least it didn’t use to be. Read more

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