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

A definition of anti-Semitism that defends anti-Semites

April 8, 2021 by  

In the latest instalment of Jews are our own worst enemies, a group of 211 professors have decided they should redefine anti-Semitism because they are not happy with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition…writes Mitchell Bard. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jewish divorce and its problems in Australia’s early Jewish history

April 7, 2021 by  

It is well-known that a number of first convicts transported to Australia were Jewish. What is less known is the problems that this created for Jewish marriage and divorce in the nineteenth century. Read more

We tracked antisemitic incidents in Australia over four years. This is when they are most likely to occur

April 2, 2021 by  

This is the first in a series of two articles looking at antisemitism in Australia by Matteo Vergani, Deakin University and Dan Goodhardt, Deakin University

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From Australia’s Jewish past: Some interesting facts relating to the Goldfields and Immigration

March 31, 2021 by  

One of the problems faced by the early Jewish gold-mining community was gender imbalance. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: ‘’Finding the Viscount Canterbury’’

March 25, 2021 by  

In January 1870 Harriet Schlossman purchased, for £2, a mining right for Claim No 163, Lot 12, Lower Paddock on the Berlin Goldfield, near Rheola Victoria, on behalf of her husband, Solomon Schlossman and son-in-law John Davis. Read more

Putting public interest first

March 22, 2021 by  

These elections are about a vote for the right or for a fifth election rife with division, hatred, boycotts and terrible chaos that will tear our people apart. That’s the whole story. Read more

We can mend the rift in Israeli society

March 22, 2021 by  

The State of Israel and its people are the loves of my life, and I have been serving them from a very young age, for more than two decades…writes Gideon Sa’ar. Read more

‘I’m going to turn Israel into a world superpower’

March 22, 2021 by  

It used to be the norm for a right-wing prime minister on the campaign trail to visit settlements. Times have changed; A trip to Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangaria in northern Israel is now more appealing than a stop in Alon Shvut—as is the drive…writes Moira Kor. Read more

Clearing out notes in Kotel ahead of Passover under COVID-19 conditions

March 18, 2021 by  

Workers at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem on Tuesday conducted the site’s customary biannual clear-out of all the notes stuck between the stones over the course of the previous six months. Read more

LONE VOICE, The Wars of Isi Leibler: Written by Suzanne Rutland and reviewed by Jonathan Arkush

March 17, 2021 by  

Communal leaders who take on establishment bodies and challenge accepted wisdoms are not the norm. Read more

Former Sydney University head apologizes for insinuating Holocaust denier could speak at school

March 17, 2021 by  

The president of University College London (UCL) has apologized for suggesting that he would allow a Holocaust denier to speak at the school because of his steadfast commitment to free speech. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: 1851 where we learn about Convict No 232

March 17, 2021 by  

Unrest was growing throughout Eastern Europe and Jews were heading to America and England. Read more

Employment Sydney: ACCOUNTANT, Part-time

March 16, 2021 by  

North Shore Temple Emanuel, NSTE – Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Read more

From Australia’s Past: 1852 Ballarat and the arrival of Abraham Abrahamsohn

March 9, 2021 by  

This is the story of a very talented German who ventured to Australia via the US, having practised as a travelling mohel for the San Francisco Jewish community and occasional baked matzoh. Read more

Turning my back on my ugly, anti-Semitic teenage tweets

March 9, 2021 by  

When I was a teenager six to nine years ago, I tweeted horrible anti-Semitic statements. I made generalizations about Jewish people; I promoted stereotypes about Jews, and I blamed Jewish people for bad things in my life…writes Adam Elayan. Read more

JIFF Sydney opening

March 7, 2021 by  

Did you attend the Jewish International Film Festival’s opening event in Sydney?   A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

From Australia’s Past: Striking Gold in Australia – when and where did it begin

March 2, 2021 by  

A little-known fact is that the very first gold found in 1851 in New South Wales by Edward Hargreaves, was actually given a Hebrew name – ‘’Ophir’’ – the name and place in the bible famous for its gold and wealth. 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

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

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

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

Report: Ramallah continues to allocate chunk of cash-strapped budget to terrorists

February 23, 2021 by  

A new report by Palestinian Media Watch, a watchdog group that documents incitement in the Palestinian Authority, revealed that in 2020, the P.A. allocated 512 million shekels ($156 million), or 3.25 percent of its budget, to its “pay for slay” program. Read more

NGO Monitor: EU funding campaign to trigger UN sanctions against IDF

February 19, 2021 by  

Palestinian and international NGOs, funded by European governments and working in tandem with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have launched a campaign seeking to trigger U.N. sanctions against the Jewish state, according to a report published on Thursday by NGO Monitor. Read more

Hillel Neuer ‘not surprised’ by Biden’s return to UNHRC, but sees chance to hold abusers to account

February 18, 2021 by  

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch—a Swiss-based NGO that monitors the actions of the United Nations—has drawn praise for his fearless rebukes of dictatorial regimes who single out Israel criticisms, while ignoring human-rights violations elsewhere. Read more

In viral tweet, former Israeli UN envoy urges Biden to phone Netanyahu

February 12, 2021 by  

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday tweeted an appeal to U.S. President Joe Biden that he contact Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, listing other world leaders to whom the newly elected American leader has already reached out. Read more

Polish ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups

February 11, 2021 by  

A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens during the Holocaust…writes Faygie Holt. Read more

IDF appoints commander to coordinate battle against ICC

February 9, 2021 by  

As a result of the decision on Friday by the International Criminal Court at The Hague that a Palestinian state exists in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem, where it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for “war crimes,” the Israel Defense Forces has appointed an officer to coordinate all aspects of the legal battle. Read more

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