POSITIONS VACANT: Opportunities at AUJS

July 28, 2021 by  

If you’re looking for an opportunity to support and guide the next generation of Jewish leaders, there are opportunities for you to work at AUJS.

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International lawmakers lay out roadmap to tackle anti-Semitism online

July 18, 2021 by  

Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism released an interim report on Wednesday highlighting ideas to battle anti-Jewish hate online. Read more

Shabbat Matot Masei

July 9, 2021 by  

The Book of Numbers draws to a close with themes of tribes, journeys, and possessions, with the fight for survival, cities of refuge and vows, thrown in for good measure. Read more

Israeli President Isaac Herzog carries on a family tradition

July 9, 2021 by  

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s path was paved by the generations that came before him…writes Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. Read more

Tzvi Ainsworth, 68, and Itty Ainsworth, 66: Devoted parents and Chabad community pillars

July 6, 2021 by  

Modest and dignified, Tzvi and Itty Ainsworth were beloved by all who knew them and were noted for their generous hospitality and devotion towards helping others in need. Read more

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving ‘ambucycles’ to United Hatzalah

July 1, 2021 by  

Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem’s City Hall this week when one-hundred and fifty bright orange “ambucycles” – motorcycles and scooters equipped with life-saving medical equipment – were lined in neat rows at Safra Square. Read more

Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Florida calamity

June 30, 2021 by  

“I saw in the news that you were coming from Israel for us, and I was waiting for you,” says a tearful young woman in Surfside, Florida, to members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit  (PCRU) from United Hatzalah of Israel…writes Abigail Klein Leichman. Read more

Employment Sydney: Marketing Manager

June 24, 2021 by  

 

North Shore Synagogue Marketing and Communications Manager (part-time)

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Indigenous Friends of Israel disagree with QLD Labor

June 20, 2021 by  

Recently Queensland Labor voted on a resolution accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing, but Indigenous voices don’t agree. Read more

Nine ‘firsts’ you should know about Israel’s new government

June 16, 2021 by  

For the first time in 12 years, Israel’s Likud Party and its head, Benjamin Netanyahu, have moved from the prime minister’s seat to the opposition in the Knesset…writes Abigail Klein Leichman. Read more

Netanyahu vows to topple Israel’s ‘dangerous’ new government

June 16, 2021 by  

Israel’s opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to topple Israel’s new government “at the first opportunity.” Read more

Israel becomes first country to ban fur sales for fashion

June 14, 2021 by  

Israel has become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur for fashion (with a few exceptions), effective six months from now. Read more

Netanyahu calls emergency meeting of right-wing bloc

June 4, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called an emergency meeting of the right-wing bloc after Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid informed Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin late on Wednesday night that he had managed to form a coalition. Read more

How did Hamas become the darling of the West?

June 4, 2021 by  

In February 2009, I wrote an essay about a symposium at UCLA that marked the beginning of Hamas’s penetration into academic circles…writes Judea Pearl. Read more

What does a Bennett-Lapid government mean?

June 3, 2021 by  

Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid and Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett announced on Wednesday that they have secured an agreement to form Israel’s next government, thereby likely ending the 12-year consecutive term of Benjamin Netanyahu as the country’s prime minister…writes David Isaac. Read more

Former ADL head says he’s cancelling NYT subscription over front-page ‘blood libel’

May 31, 2021 by  

Abraham Foxman, the director emeritus of the U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League, tweeted on May 28 that he was cancelling his New York Times subscription because the paper had printed a “blood libel” on its front page. Read more

Critical Race Theory, Jews and Israel

May 31, 2021 by  

According to the command of the Lord, the Israelites journeyed and according to the command of the Lord they camped. Read more

Two Israelis retell how they battled against attack by pro-Palestinians in New York City

May 28, 2021 by  

Snir Dayan and Amit Skornik were hoping for a quiet bagel breakfast last week on a typical day in New York City…writes Alan Zeitlin Read more

New Zealand rallies for Israel

May 28, 2021 by  

Simultaneous rallies were held in Hastings, Wellington and Auckland facing bitter cold in all centres, in support of the Jewish State. Read more

Misinformed celebrities lean on same old tropes

May 23, 2021 by  

As the violence was escalating between the Palestinians and the Israelis these past two weeks—and the terrible but predictable death and destruction mounted—celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Mia Farrow, Viola Davis, Roger Waters, American singer Halsey and British pop-star Dua Lipa have taken to social media, slandering Israel and trafficking in classic anti-Semitic tropes about Jews…writes Lana Melman. Read more

May-30 Melbourne: Lone Voice The launch of The Wars of Isi Leibler

May 21, 2021 by  

The launch of the book on the life of community identity the late Isi Leibler written by Suzanne Rutland. Read more

Gazan kids celebrate Ramadan in Israeli hospital, despite rockets

May 20, 2021 by  

Twenty-one foreign children recovering from heart surgery in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon slept in a bomb shelter last week—just like thousands of Israelis—as air-raid sirens warned of incoming missiles from Gaza…writes Abigail Klein Leichman. Read more

Let my people be …writes a Moriah graduate in Israel

May 14, 2021 by  

I wipe the sleep out of my eyes as I write this, sitting on the bed in the bomb shelter. Read more

South African Film Festival

May 9, 2021 by  

The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will present an engaging program of nine documentaries, five features and two short films when it returns from 12 to 24 May. Read more

The Lost ANZAC Torah and a Remarkable Rabbi

April 27, 2021 by  

This is the story of an important historical Sefer Torah, which was gifted to an Australian Jewish chaplain by the head of the Egyptian Jewish Community, Cattaui Pasha in Cairo, during World War I. Read more

‘I have already received my punishment,’ says ZAKA founder in suicide note

April 23, 2021 by  

Co-founder and chairman of the ZAKA emergency service Yehuda Meshi Zahav, who is in critical condition following a suicide attempt on Thursday morning, left a suicide note in which he asks that his good deeds be remembered. Read more

Memorium: UK Jewish community marks loss of Prince Philip, beginning with prayer

April 16, 2021 by  

As the United Kingdom honoured Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age 99, with a gun salute, flags at half-staff and the many who paid tribute outside of Buckingham Palace, Sabbath prayers for the longest-serving royal consort were a bit different in synagogues across the United Kingdom…writes Dovid Zaklikowski. Read more

The sound that commands us to remember

April 14, 2021 by  

The sirens blaring as the State of Israel marks Yom Hazikaron—Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism—command us that we distinguish this day from all others. Read more

Yom HaShoah in Perth

April 12, 2021 by  

At Perth’s Yom Hashoah commemoration last week, a symbol of the Jewish people’s regeneration as young Jewish West Australian Aaron Levine, sang the Partisans’ Song in Yiddish to the 350 strong audience. Read more

The future of Holocaust remembrance

April 9, 2021 by  

Yom Hashoah is a day when Jews in their homeland and around the world remember their 6 million brothers and sisters who were so cruelly persecuted, hunted and murdered during the Holocaust…writes Gideon Taylor and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. Read more

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