First orangutan in 11 years born in Israeli zoo

July 28, 2021 by  

A new orangutan has been born at the Ramat Gan Safari Park in Israel. Read more

Iranian dissident delegation meets with Israeli Foreign Ministry

July 27, 2021 by  

It was billed as the first Iranian delegation to Israel since the fall of the Shah 42 years earlier. Read more

Henry Greener in Conversation Part 2

Brett Kaye is the Chazan at StKilda Shule, leading the Prayers with Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, Rabbi Hillel Nagle and Emeritus Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn. Read more

Queensland community calling for new legislation to combat Jew-hatred

July 27, 2021 by  

Hatred against Jews in Queensland is increasing and the community states laws must change so those who incite animosity or engage in harassment or intimidation on the basis of someone’s race, religion, sexuality or gender are punished. Read more

South Africa Jewish communities online

July 27, 2021 by  

The SA Jewish Museum and the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town are to explore on zoom the resources available and consider some of the solutions in use, to recreate South African Jewish communities online.

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From Australia’s Jewish Past: Phillip Blashki – a great business and community leader

July 27, 2021 by  

Phillip was born Favel Wagczewski in Blaszki, Poland on 21 February 1837. Read more

‘Ben & Jerry’s will regret the day they boycotted Israel’

July 26, 2021 by  

The decision by ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s to pull its business beyond the Green Line means that under U.S. law its parent company, Unilever, has lost the right to protect the brand’s trademark in Judea and Samaria, the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center announced over the weekend. Read more

Tough Jews, Las Vegas and the legacy of Meyer Lansky

July 26, 2021 by  

In his autobiography, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas,” Oscar Goodman recounts his 35 years as a famed criminal defence lawyer for Jewish gangsters Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, on whom the character “Ace Rothstein” was based in the movie “Casino.” Read more

Helping to find orthodox women with public speaking skills

July 26, 2021 by  

After successfully launching in Melbourne in May 2021, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia is establishing a national orthodox female speaker’s bureau. Read more

The case of Hungary: Anti-Semitism without violence

July 26, 2021 by  

Is it possible for a country to be the locus of widespread antipathy towards Jews while simultaneously maintaining relatively low levels of anti-Semitic hate crime? A newly published report by the Jewish community in Hungary demonstrates that it is. Read more

Chat time: Brett Kaye and Henry Greener

A regular on The Shtick, Brett Kaye chats with Henry Greener. Read more

Jul-29 4:30pm AEST Zoom: The May 2021 Missiles Duel Between Hamas and Israel.

July 26, 2021 by  

Briefing by JISS fellow Dr Uzi Rubin about “The May 2021 Missiles Duel Between Hamas and Israel.” Read more

Jul-28 6pm/Perth 8pm Eastern States: South African Jewry in Crisis: A Keren Hayesod-UIA Global Family Webinar

July 26, 2021 by  

In response to the queries and concerns regarding the current political, social and economic turmoil that has unfolded and heightened recently in South Africa, UIA has coordinated a webinar with key South African communal leaders and experts – ‘South African Jewry in Crisis’, to be held on Wednesday 28 July. Read more

South African Jewry in Crisis: A Keren Hayesod-UIA Global Family Webinar

July 26, 2021 by  

In response to the queries and concerns regarding the current political, social and economic turmoil that has unfolded and heightened recently in South Africa, UIA has coordinated a webinar with key South African communal leaders and experts – ‘South African Jewry in Crisis’, to be held on Wednesday 28 July. Read more

UN discrimination against Jews traps Unilever and J Street

July 26, 2021 by  

The United Nations (UN) false designation of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem as the “Occupied Palestinian Territories” (OPT) has seen the sorry spectacle this week of: Read more

Secord expresses alarm at antisemitic conspiracy theorists at anti-lock down rally

July 26, 2021 by  

NSW Shadow Minister for Police and Shadow Minister for Counter-Terrorism Walt Secord expressed his alarm at the appearance of antisemitic conspiracy theorists at the Sydney weekend anti-lockdown rally.

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Why some Jews leave a bare section on a wall on purpose?

July 26, 2021 by  

Ask the rabbi…. Read more

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

July 26, 2021 by  

Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Read more

Avishag Semberg takes bronze in taekwondo, Israel’s first-ever Olympic medal in the sport

July 26, 2021 by  

Israeli athlete Avishag Semberg won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday. Read more

Yad Vashem marks Olympics with online exhibitions of Jewish, non-Jewish athletes

July 25, 2021 by  

Gymnast Estella Agsteribbe was one of five Jewish women to participate in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. Read more

On the other hand

July 25, 2021 by  

Boycotts are all the flavour of the week with Ben & Jerry’s freezing their ice creams in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Read more

Feintooner

July 25, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon…Goldfinger. Read more

Ilan Kidron, The Choice Foundation and JCA produce the theme song for the Paralympics

July 25, 2021 by  

ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter Ilan Kidron has written and performed the music Channel 7 will promote the Paralympics. Read more

Blinken discusses anti-Semitism, Babi Yar with Sharansky and Lieberman

July 25, 2021 by  

Representatives of the supervisory board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre Natan Sharansky and former Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman met on Thursday with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, D.C. Read more

Israelis murdered at 1972 Munich Olympics honoured in moment of silence in Tokyo

July 25, 2021 by  

Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Read more

Torah for Shabbat: Shabbat Nachamu, The Shabbat of Comfort after the Ninth of Av.

July 23, 2021 by  

As Moses continues his speech to the children of Israel, he repeats two core texts that underpin the whole of the Jewish way of life. Read more

Moriah takes action

July 23, 2021 by  

Expulsion, discipline and police intervention have followed the widespread revelation of trespassing online schooling and videos being published on social media showing what appears to be drug-taking. Read more

Athletes Say NO to Antisemitism

July 23, 2021 by  

To coincide with the Olympic Games, International March of the Living, Maccabi World Union and the Maccabiah are launching a global campaign to combat the exponential rise of antisemitism around the world.  Read more

Will US anti-BDS laws cause financial meltdown for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever?

July 23, 2021 by  

The recent announcement that Ben & Jerry’s plans to end its sale of ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory,” primarily Judea and Samaria as well as eastern Jerusalem, has stirred a fierce reaction, including potential legal and financial repercussions for the ice-cream maker and its parent company Unilever. Read more

The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

In attempting to defend itself against persistent bigotry, the Jewish Diaspora repeatedly thinks with its heart, rather than its head, and consequently misses the key point. Read more

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