A response to Michael Kuttner’s Brick Wall

October 8, 2021 by  

I must respond to Michael Kutter and his Brick Walls story and I make the point that in recent years we have seen some changes here. Read more

John Lyons’ criticism of “the Jewish lobby”: A reader proffers an explanation

October 5, 2021 by  

As a member of the Australian Jewish community (Australian first and foremost), I agree with most of John Lyons’ complaints. Read more

Facebook and SZCNSW

April 29, 2020 by  

I have attended every Yom Hazikoron commemoration since JNF’s Aviva Kogus and Noga and Rami Ganor organised the first one in the King David Room of the now-vanished Hall Street Hakoah Club in the early 1990’s Read more

Bombing Auschwitz

February 18, 2020 by  

David Ben-Gurion did not oppose bombing the Auschwitz death camp, as William Rubinstein erroneously claims (JWire, Feb. 16). Apparently Rubinstein is not familiar with the recent research on this subject by a number of Holocaust scholars.

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The funeral of Rabbi Brian Fox: Where were the orthodox rabbis?

January 10, 2020 by  

The funeral service for Rabbi Brian Fox was attended by over 300 people including past and present communal leaders.

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Readers Letters: Courage to Care shares its shock

January 9, 2019 by  

The rally in St Kilda last Saturday 5 January by extremist individuals espousing white supremacist views has shocked us all. Courage to Care condemns all actions targeting people based on their ethnicity or religion, and under no circumstances can the Nazi salute or the open display of Nazi symbols be tolerated or linked to sensible democratic debate. Read more

A tragedy foretold – a reader’s letter

December 21, 2018 by  

This week’s decision of the National Labor conference calling on the next Labor Government to recognize  Palestine as a state marks the end of bipartisanship on support for Israel in Australia. Read more

Advertising for a rabbi…a reader’s letter

July 6, 2018 by  

I note that Kehillat Kadimah, in advertising for a new Rabbi, are seeking someone with essentially the same skills and personality as the previous Rabbi of South Head Synagogue who, together with his Rebbetzen, devotedly served his community for 32 years. Read more

AJA joins Betar at protest

June 10, 2018 by  

Someone needs to have the courage to speak out! Read more

Israel Football Association and FIFA

June 8, 2018 by  

The Jewish community in Australia needs to urge the Israeli Football Association to lobby FIFA hard to remove the Palestinians from that organization immediately. Read more

Hamas inspired violent riots on Gaza-Israel border

April 5, 2018 by  

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) alerts the Australian public to the real facts on the ground in the past week’s conflict along the Israel Gaza border fence. Read more

J-Wire reader attends Malka Leifer court appearance

March 11, 2018 by  

Shalom from Jerusalem Read more

Disagreeing with Bill Rubinstein

December 13, 2017 by  

Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins writes on the article http://www.jwire.com.au/religious-liberals-on-the-way-down-asks-bill-rubinstein/

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Media Watch

October 14, 2017 by  

In the meantime, we now have that disgraceful piece put together by the ABC, in cahoots with Paul Barry, aired last Monday night (09/10) on ‘Media Watch’ regarding Jewish complaints of bias in reporting of the Israel/Palestinian conflict GOING BACK YEARS. Read more

Whose Land?

August 7, 2017 by  

We attended the world premiere of this extraordinary Film/documentary by long time film producer UK’s Hugh Kitson last night in Melbourne to a packed audience who were blown away. Read more

Bob Carr should look in his own back yard

August 1, 2017 by  

Before Bob Carr starts to badmouth Israel and to speak of the rights of the Palestinians, perhaps he should consider restoring to the Australian aborigines the land taken from them by the white man. Read more

Wanting introductions

July 28, 2017 by  

I’m architect and professor in Brazil. Read more

An open letter to Rabbi Milecki

July 21, 2017 by  

Dear Rabbi Milecki

Over the past months you and your family have reminded the public repeatedly of your and your Rebbetzin’s self-sacrifice and good works for the South Head community during the 32 years of your employ by the Synagogue, and the hardships that this imposed on you and your family. Read more

Is the Rabbi Being Offered Fair Compensation?

July 21, 2017 by  

Mr Hochroth refers to an offer of more than one million dollars to the Rabbi but fails to mention that included in this offer are existing current  debt obligations to the Rabbi for the following: Read more

Helping South Head

July 2, 2017 by  

The people who are currently “helping” South Head Synagogue survive are actually only helping Rabbi Milecki and that is the antithesis of helping South Head – it will bring about its demise. Read more

South Head congregant asks questions

July 2, 2017 by  

Rabbi Milecki and his supporters claim that he has put the congregation first for the past 32 years. Read more

South Head’s period of serenity

June 28, 2017 by  

Over the last six weeks we have noticed a beautiful calm serenity in shul on Friday night.

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Schizophrenic: An American Zionist in Israel

May 30, 2017 by  

I was disappointed and distressed that J-Wire should publish Gideon Ben-Zvi’s otherwise excellent article under the above headline.  The use of the word Schizophrenic, both in the headline and in the text of the article, reinforces the misconception that schizophrenia is equivalent to split personality. Read more

Kol HaKavod

May 23, 2017 by  

I refer to a letter by Shaun Segal in the Australian Jewish News last Friday 19 May,2017. Dr Segal writes Kol HaKavod to the Board and finance committee of South Head Synagogue but I must question for what is the Kol HaKavod? Read more

Seeking Gerald Benson

March 24, 2017 by  

In 2009 Peter Benson provided Joseph Kensell of the Great Synagogue, Sydney with background information on the Bernstein family, in particular on Henry Lawrence Bernstein, the brother of his grandfather, Gerald. Read more

There are good people out there

January 24, 2017 by  

So angry this week. So angry. Self righteous American leftists. Self righteous Trump supporters. The Bourke Street monster. And a journo asks the female Premier of NSW why she hasn’t had kids. What is wrong with people? Read more

An open letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English

January 2, 2017 by  

Open letter to the prime minister of New Zealand, Edward English Read more

Bibi’s chutzpah

December 27, 2016 by  

Netanyahu’s hutzpa is breathtaking. Read more

Hawkes Bay Friends of Israel condemn McCully and UNSC settlement vote

December 24, 2016 by  

As Chairman  I John McCormick condemn Murray McCully for promoting and supporting by vote the UN SC resolution calling on Israel to stop building settlements in the West bank. Read more

Thanking Hillel Korman

November 3, 2016 by  

I am starting my decline in life and wish to record the happiest time in my working life was with Mr. Hillel Korman at Holeproof ( NZ ) Ltd from 1970 until the takeover by Holeproof Australia and carried on until 1998 but it was not the same. Read more

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