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

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

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