The earliest known visual travelogue to the Holy Land documents a 14th-century pilgrim’s journey

September 17, 2021 by  

Just in time for Sukkot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Judaism, the Israel Museum presents the earliest, most detailed and comprehensive depiction of the holy places in the Land of Israel: A parchment scroll, the work of a medieval Jewish artist-pilgrim from Egypt, whose imagery reflects a wealth of customs and traditions associated with the pilgrimage to holy sites—many of them shared by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Read more

Paralympians welcomed by president

September 15, 2021 by  

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog hosted an event to salute the Israeli delegation at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Read more

A Yom Kippur message from Natalie Ward, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism

September 15, 2021 by  

I wish a meaningful and spiritually uplifting Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement to the NSW Jewish community. Read more

Yom Kippur prayers permitted outdoors in Sydney

September 15, 2021 by  

The Sydney Jewish community has been granted an exemption to observe Yom Kippur in outdoor locations around the city with the same exemption being applied to Newcastle. Read more

Playbill’s Brian Nebenzahl passes away at 86

September 14, 2021 by  

The retired chairman and founder of Playbill Brian Nebenzahl passed away on Sunday in Sydney, aged 86. Read more

$7.5 million grant for Hakoah and membership now available

September 14, 2021 by  

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton MP announced that the NSW Government will support Hakoah Club’s plans to revitalise White City, Paddington with a $7.5 million grant. Read more

Knesset award for the last survivor of the Babyn Yar massacre

September 13, 2021 by  

The Knesset has held a commemoration meeting to mark 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre. Read more

Australian Jews, Christians and Muslims commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11 together

September 13, 2021 by  

Within days of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington, Jewish, Muslim and Christian Australians arranged a well-attended multifaith service of prayer and reflection in central Sydney. Read more

IINZ welcomes NZ withdrawal from Durban IV

September 10, 2021 by  

Four more countries have joined the growing list of nations boycotting the ceremonies to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Durban declaration. They are Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and New Zealand. Read more

NSW Labor approves draft bill to ban swastikas

September 10, 2021 by  

This week, State Labor unanimously approved a draft bill for public consultation to ban the Nazi flag and swastika in NSW. Read more

Support for victims as Malka Leifer’s court proceedings start on Monday.

September 10, 2021 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, Tzedek and VoiCSA are express their support for Nicole Meyer, Dassi Erlich and Elly Sapper, and all of the alleged victims/survivors of Malka Leifer ahead of the committal hearing starting on Monday. Read more

Supporting the children of Israel this Kol Nidre

September 8, 2021 by  

UIA Victoria is supporting an important project of national priority in Israel for its 2021 Kol Nidre appeal. Read more

IINZ lodges ombudsman complaint over New Zealand funding hate

September 8, 2021 by  

The Israel Institute of New Zealand (IINZ) has lodged a formal complaint to the ombudsman over funding of hate. Read more

Hungarian documents purchased to protect the past

September 6, 2021 by  

The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives (HJMA) and the National Library of Israel (NLI) have announced the joint purchase of seven documents from the 19th and 20thcenturies, related to Jewish life in what is now Hungary. Read more

2021 Young Adult Changemaker Awards feature $5000 category honouring Joshua Levi

September 6, 2021 by  

Nominations are now open for this year’s B’nai B’rith & JNF Youth & Young Adult Changemaker Awards program. Read more

World-renowned architectural academic appointed by the University of Sydney

September 6, 2021 by  

Professor Jean-Louis Cohen has been appointed the inaugural Penelope Visiting Professor in Architectural History at the University of Sydney. Read more

Rosh Hashanah message from NZ’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern

September 6, 2021 by  

Shalom! I wanted to wish a good new year to Aotearoa’s Jewish community with the beginning of Rosh Hashanah this evening. Read more

Small rise in worldwide Jewish population

September 6, 2021 by  

On the eve of the Jewish new year 5782, the number of Jews worldwide stands at approximately 15.2 million compared to 15.1 million in 5781, according to newly released statistics by The Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Rosh Hashanah back in history

September 6, 2021 by  

Just in time for the High Holidays, the National Library of Israel, in collaboration with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, has launched the first three instalments of a new series entitled “A Look at the Jewish Year“, providing insights into the Jewish calendar and holidays through the lens of the National Library of Israel’s world-leading collection of Jewish manuscripts, books, printed materials and more. Read more

Rosh Hashanah message from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

September 6, 2021 by  

In a break in keeping up in COVID, the premier sends a message to the Jewish community. Read more

NSW Counter Terrorism Is tracking 80 people, NSW parliamentary hearing told

September 5, 2021 by  

A NSW Parliamentary hearing has heard that NSW Police Counter Terrorism are tracking about 80 people considered to be capable of “tier one” and “tier two” threats to the general community and it was split between religious and political extremism. Read more

Herzog visits family of slain Border Police officer

September 5, 2021 by  

President Isaac Herzog has paid a condolence call to the family of the late Border Police officer Staff Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli in Be’er Yaakov.

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A Rosh Hashanah message from Natalie Ward

September 5, 2021 by  

Natalie Ward is the NSW Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans. Read more

Downer tells AIJAC US policy on Afghanistan “pretty alarming”

September 5, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) was honoured to have as its webinar guest Australia’s longest-serving foreign minister,  Alexander Downer, who spoke on “Australia’s Performance in a Challenging and Changing World”. Read more

Aleph thanks the Andrews government

September 5, 2021 by  

Aleph Melbourne has commended the Victorian Government, under the leadership of Premier Daniel Andrews, for its ongoing commitment to protecting all Victorians from hate, and for standing steadfastly strong with Jewish and LGBTIQ+ Victorians. Read more

Gefilte fish – an acquired taste

September 3, 2021 by  

525 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India, descendants of a lost tribe of Israel who made Aliya over the past year, are gearing up for their first Rosh Hashanah in the Jewish state.

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WATCH: A Rosh Hashanah message from the ECAJ

September 3, 2021 by  

Jillian Segal, president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, sends a message to Australian Jewry. Read more

Rosh Hashanah message from Anthony Albanese

September 3, 2021 by  

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I wish the Australian Jewish community a Shana Tova U’Metukah – a sweet and happy new year. As I said this time last year, it is a wish that is even more powerfully heartfelt during this time of pandemic; I have every hope that is a sentence I never have to repeat again. Read more

Rosh Hashanah message from Alex Hawke

September 3, 2021 by  

I send my best wishes to the Jewish-Australian community as you join the Jewish community around the world in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and prepare for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Read more

The Prime Minister’s Rosh Hashanah message

September 3, 2021 by  

I extend my warmest greetings to all who are marking Rosh Hashanah – the start of the Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the beginning of life. Read more

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