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      Yad Vashem launches new online exhibition – “Last Letters from the Holocaust: 1944”

      Yad Vashem launches new online exhibition – “Last Letters from the Holocaust: 1944”

      Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      On 13 April 1944, sisters Susan-Zsuzsa and Lili Klein wrote their father Hugo a short letter: “Dear Daddy, We are well – goodbye.” Read more

      CCTV boost in Bondi to fight racist graffiti

      CCTV boost in Bondi to fight racist graffiti

      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Liberal candidate?for Wentworth Dave Sharma announced a re-elected Morrison Government will invest $143,000 in enhanced CCTV at Bondi Beach to fight back against a recent spate of racist graffiti along the famous promenade. Read more

      Netanyahu wants new area in Golan named after Trump

      Netanyahu wants new area in Golan named after Trump

      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will ask his government to vote on a measure to name a new neighbourhood in the Golan after U.S. President Donald Trump, who last month recognized Israeli sovereignty over the area. Read more

      AIJAC asks the tough questions

      AIJAC asks the tough questions

      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:07 am

      Ahead of the 18th May election, the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council asked the Coalition and the ALP questions which may impact on the Jewish vote. Read more

      MP’s election poster daubed with swastika and Hitler moustache

      MP’s election poster daubed with swastika and Hitler moustache

      Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Election posters for Liberal MP Julian Lesser have been daubed with swastikas and Hitler moustaches. Read more

      Jewish leadership stands with Sri Lanka

      Jewish leadership stands with Sri Lanka

      Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Australian New Zealand communities have condemned the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka where 290 lives have been lost so far. Read more

      Israel welcomes Emirate Billionaire’s call for peace

      Israel welcomes Emirate Billionaire’s call for peace

      Monday, April 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Israel has welcomed a call by a billionaire from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish ties with the Jewish state while singling out Iran as the real enemy. Read more

      Passover snow falls on Mount Hermon for first time in 22 years

      Passover snow falls on Mount Hermon for first time in 22 years

      Monday, April 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Snow fell on Mount Hermon on Sunday during Passover for the first time in 22 years. Read more

      Israel condemns attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka, offers assistance

      Israel condemns attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka, offers assistance

      Monday, April 22, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      Israel condemned the massacre of over 200 Christians killed in multiple attacks on churches and hotels in several cities across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Read more

      “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the oven”

      “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the oven”

      Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      A standup comedian?responded to a Jewish woman’s complaint about his material using gas chambers by telling her “if you can’t stand the heat get out of the oven.” Read more

      World Jewish Congress condemns antisemitic effigy burning in Poland

      World Jewish Congress condemns antisemitic effigy burning in Poland

      Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Reacting to reports that on April 19th,?an image of Judas Iscariot made to look like a stereotypical Jew had been hanged and burned in effigy?in the town of Pruchnik in south-eastern Poland as a part of an Easter ritual with hundreds of people including children taking part, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer expresses disgust and outrage at this latest blatantly antisemitic manifestation. Read more

      Settlement with Rabbi Milecki

      Settlement with Rabbi Milecki

      Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      A binding agreement has been signed between?Rabbi Benzion Milecki, the Secured Creditors, the Liquidator, South Head & District Synagogue and Kehillat Kadimah. Read more

      The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

      The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

      Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      The city of Jerusalem stands in solidarity with France following the disaster at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and has projected the colours of the French flag on Notre Dame in Jerusalem.

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      Maccabi NSW honours its stars

      Maccabi NSW honours its stars

      Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Maccabi has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards to recognise great sporting achievements for the calendar year 2018. Read more

      Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

      Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

      Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship following failing to guarantee Israeli Para swimmers’ participation. Read more

      Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

      Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

      Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      The Malaysian government announced last week that it would deny Israeli para-swimmers visas for the 2019 World Para Swimmers (WPS) Championship slated to take place in Kuching in July, prompting the International Paralympic Committee to intervene. Read more

      Paddling her canoe

      Paddling her canoe

      Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

      Features and Articles

      Why to ask is good

      Why to ask is good

      The Haggadah that we read on Pesach was a response to the tragic loss of the Temple and Jewish political autonomy some two thousand years ago. Its composers wanted to pay tribute to the past, the Temple and all it stood for. And to find new ways of going forward that focused on study, prayer and education. Read more

      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in concert: a music/film review by Hila Tsor

      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in concert: a music/film review by Hila Tsor

      I have to admit that I’m a bit of a Harry Potter nerd. At the beginning of the year I reread all the books and got sucked into a world of wonder, friendship and adventure again. Read more

      Gloria Bell – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

      Gloria Bell – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

      Having reviewed the original version of this film, Gloria, over five years ago, I wondered why director Sebastian Lelio shot it again. He says because Julianne Moore wanted to do it and that for him, it is a film about feelings – Gloria’s and our own.

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      Henry Greener chats with Michael Danby

      Henry Greener chats with Michael Danby

      Michael Danby discusses the important election issues relevant to the forthcoming federal elections….video interview. Read more

      In the cafes of Paris, French Jews open up on anti-Semitism and their future in Europe

      In the cafes of Paris, French Jews open up on anti-Semitism and their future in Europe

      My trip to Paris to canvas the mood of French Jews began in the idyll of an Israeli-owned restaurant, Balagan, near the famed Louvre art museum. Read more

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      Feintooner

      This week’s cartoon…Revenge is a comic dish best served cold Read more

      Comparing the outrage: Beyond Christchurch and Sri Lanka

      Comparing the outrage: Beyond Christchurch and Sri Lanka

      A number of high-profile commentators – from Ben Shapiro to Maajid Nawaz – have looked at the Twitter accounts of world leaders like Theresa May, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. The commentators have made some uncomfortable comparisons about the language used to condemn the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and those in Christchurch. Read more

      Trump seems set to expose UN fraud on boundaries  of Palestine

      Trump seems set to expose UN fraud on boundaries of Palestine

      President Trump appears set to expose more than forty years of deceptive and misleading information disseminated by the United Nations (UN) ?in relation to the boundaries of former Palestine. Read more

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      Wellington included in world-wide doco screening

      Wellington included in world-wide doco screening

      Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Wellington will feature on a map highlighting cities around the world where the film is?‘Who will write our history’,?a documentary about the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2.a particular film screening has taken place. Read more

      Free Museum entry to commemorate Yom HaShoah

      Free Museum entry to commemorate Yom HaShoah

      Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      The Sydney Jewish Museum is offering free admission?on Thursday 2 May, the world commemorates Yom HaShoah – the day of remembrance for the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Read more

      Evelyne Weltlinger at the Camelot Lounge.

      Evelyne Weltlinger at the Camelot Lounge.

      Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      There are not many women who have?emerged?as soloist singers late in their life Meet Evelyne Weltlinger…writes Ben Apfelbaum. Read more

      Jewish comedy showcase stellar line-up

      Jewish comedy showcase stellar line-up

      Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      Shalom will be hosting its seventh Jewish Comedy Showcase as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival on Monday, April 29. Read more

      NIF says “the best way to see a new side of Israel”

      NIF says “the best way to see a new side of Israel”

      Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:10 pm

      Applications have opened for the fifth cohort of the New Israel Fund Australia’s Naomi Chazan Fellowship. Read more

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      Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

      Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

      The Melbourne Diller Teen Fellows have produed their Leadership Shabbaton. Read more

      Debating rising star

      Debating rising star

      Perth’s Carmel’s Year 10 student, Aviya Solomon has made it through to the first round of candidates selected for the Western Australian Debating League (WADL) State Team. Read more

      Emanuel School students take a s-tand

      Emanuel School students take a s-tand

      Over 150 Emanuel Primary and High School students rallied to voice their concerns about the global climate crisis. Read more

      The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

      The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

      Noa Bloch writes: In August 1941, in reprisal for a prisoner successfully escaping Auschwitz, the Nazis indiscriminately selected ten prisoners to be starved to death. Read more

      Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

      Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

      It was a record year for youth volunteers in WA on Green Sunday with the annual telethon having more students and young adults giving their time to make calls than ever before. Read more

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