Ivanka Trump prays at Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave ahead of election

October 26, 2020 by  

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, made a late-night visit on Thursday to the Ohel in Queens, N.Y., to pray at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Read more

NSWJBD at a public hearing

October 26, 2020 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies attended the Joint Select Committee on the NSW Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 began its public hearings at Parliament House in Macquarie Street on Friday. Read more

Nov-15 Online: WIZO hosts a conversation with Jason Greenblatt

October 23, 2020 by  

Jason Greenblatt will be talking with Ron Weiser and ZFA’s Emily Gian. Read more

Nov-09 Wellington: Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert in Wellington

October 22, 2020 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand in partnership with Te Kōki, the New Zealand School of Music – Victoria University of Wellington, and supported by the Public Trust Hall and the Adam Foundation has announced its Kristallnacht Commemorative Concert. Read more

Oct-27 8pm: Facebook/Zoom – A conversation with Omar Al Busaidy

October 22, 2020 by  

The Zionist Council of NSW Zooms and Facebooks a chat between Emirati global shaper Omar al Busaidy and Arsen Ostrovsky. Read more

Nov-07 8:30pm: Online concert – Ladies who sing Leonard

October 22, 2020 by  

Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) is promoting a special Leonard Cohen anniversary concert online ‘Ladies Who Sing Leonard’. Read more

Oct-29 Zoom: Meet the First Lady of Nails

October 19, 2020 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Care invites you to a zoom with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann universally know as the First Lady of Nails. Read more

Nov-07 4:00pm SBS-TV: Jewish GIs of WWII

October 14, 2020 by  

Jewish GIs of WWII tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. Read more

First-Temple Era 2-Shekalim weight discovered near Western Wall in Jerusalem

October 13, 2020 by  

An ancient limestone-made weight, dating to the First Temple period, was discovered in an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) beneath Wilson’s Arch, right next to the Kotel, Western Wall, and the entrance to the Temple Mount. Read more

Some Jewish attitudes

October 12, 2020 by  

This article presents brief statements of the Jewish view on some current issues. Read more

The night we had dinner with RBG.

September 25, 2020 by  

The  very sad news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died was summed up in an email from a friend in Minneapolis  – ‘Cry Our Beloved Country.  We have lost our moral compass.’ Read more

An Iran update

September 24, 2020 by  

Foundation for Defence of Democracies Iran expert Behnam Ben Taleblu, speaking at an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) webinar urged Australia to take stronger action to try to bring home Kylie Moore-Gilbert, currently imprisoned in Iran. Read more

RBG and how to save a corrosive political culture

September 23, 2020 by  

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18—the eve of Rosh Hashanah—at the age of 87 was a symbol of female empowerment, as well as a renowned scholar and jurist. Read more

Oct-25 11am Zoom: Lox and Loaded

September 21, 2020 by  

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) will kick off its “Lox and Loaded” zoom online speaker series next month with Ron Kampeas – the Washington DC bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) wire service. Read more

Zoom: Lox and Loaded

September 21, 2020 by  

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) will kick off its “Lox and Loaded” zoom online speaker series next month with Ron Kampeas – the Washington DC bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) wire service. Read more

A Rosh Hashanah message from President Rivlin

September 18, 2020 by  

The President of Israel Reuven Rivlin has videoed a Rosh Hashanah message to world Jewry. Read more

Hell hath no fury like peaceniks upstaged

September 16, 2020 by  

Israeli protesters gathered on Sunday night along the highway to Ben-Gurion International Airport, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was headed to board a flight to the United States. Read more

Sep-17 Zoom: A special event for Shimon Peres 4th Yahrzeit

September 15, 2020 by  

The Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation is partnering with a variety of Australian Jewish organizations and bodies for a special event marking the fourth anniversary of Shimon Peres’ passing. Read more

Keep up the pressure

September 15, 2020 by  

The President of the Zionist Federation of New Zealand Rob Berg cannot believe that Mt Hutt Ski Area and NZ Ski think it is acceptable to name a ski slope and a restaurant after an unrepentant officer of the SS, as well as have a plaque erected to “respect his legacy”. Read more

Sep-30 7:30pm Zoom: Medicine and Morality in Nazi Germany

September 15, 2020 by  

World WIZO joins with WIZO Australia in presenting Dr Tessa Chelouche to talk on this subject. Read more

Sep-17 11am Zoom: Dunera presents The Merchant Of Venice – Live Discussion

September 14, 2020 by  

Following Streamed Shakespeare’s all virtual production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ last month (trailer here) this roundtable will host the Director and Actors live in conversation. Read more

Rabbis and politics

September 12, 2020 by  

Rabbis should stay out of politics! Here we go again with this nonsense. This may sound strange coming from me. I have consistently deplored religious politics and the negative, destructive influence that rabbis and religious parties have on Israeli life. But I believe there is a difference between party politics and political issues. Read more

Oct-01 Zoom: U.S. elections: Thomas Friedman talks with NIF Australia

September 11, 2020 by  

With just over a month before the US elections, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will join NIF Australia to discuss the Trump presidency and what’s at stake in the November elections. Read more

Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize in wake of Israel-UAE deal

September 10, 2020 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, in part for helping to broker the treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, dubbed the “Abraham Accord.” Read more

Sep-13 Zoom: A real-life Hollywood story

September 10, 2020 by  

This Sunday, the ZFA has partnered up with the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, Zionism Victoria and South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation to bring you a special panel discussion. Read more

Hate-filled spelling of premier’s name

September 9, 2020 by  

A driver was shocked to see a message daubed on a road in DonvNale in the north-eastern Melbourne replacing letters in Premier Daniel Andrews with a Star of David and a swastika. Read more

Black Lives Matter: should the Jewish community get involved

September 8, 2020 by  

The Uluru Statement from the Heart. Indigenous deaths in custody. Black lives matter. Where does the Jewish community fit in, and what could – or should – we do to get involved? Read more

Sep-26 5:15pm SBS-TV: Hitler’s Holocaust Railways

September 2, 2020 by  

Chris Tarrant takes a journey through WWII as he finds out how the most horrendous and coldly calculated genocide in human history was made possible by the railways. Read more

Sep-07 11:45pm SBS-World Movies: Foxtrot

August 31, 2020 by  

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Read more

Sep-15 2:55pm Viceland-TV: Outback Rabbis

August 30, 2020 by  

Orthodox Chabad Rabbis hit the Aussie bush on a road trip like no other. Read more

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