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Current News

March of the Living ceremony on the Internet tomorrow

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:15 pm

Although the 2020 March of the Living did not take place on Holocaust Memorial Day due to the Coronavirus world pandemic, around 10,000 people have participated in the organization’s virtual memorial plaque project during the last week. Read more

Netanyahu, Gantz ink deal to form new government after year-long political impasse

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:37 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz have signed a new coalition agreement to form a “national emergency government” ending a political deadlock that lasted more than a year. Read more

On Yom Hashoah “The Partisans’ Song”

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

Perth’s Eli Rabinowitz has produced an emotional video of the song which is emblematic of those Jewish partisans who fought those who perpetrated the Holocaust on their people. Read more

Yom HaShoah

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Today is Yom HaShoah. Events have been cancelled but have been replaced digitally across Australia and New Zealand….this is the NSW commemoration under the auspices of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies in conjunction with The Jewish Museum and the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants. Read more

Coronavirus vaccine in months? Israeli scientist awarded US patent for vaccine design

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm

Professor Jonathan Gershoni of Tel Aviv University’s School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for his innovative vaccine design for the Corona family of viruses. Read more

The Triguboff Centre deals with Coronavirus challenge in The Negev

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Established by The Triguboff Institute, Switch Centre has made necessary adjustments to their scope of work in order to assist the Bedouin minority which is disproportionally affected by the Corona crisis. Read more

A Coronavirus Zoom Q&A with The Technion

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Join The Technion for a presentation and Q&A with Israeli scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Avi Schroeder who is working on a preventative drug for the Corona Virus by adapting a food additive designed for shrimp. Read more

Report: Gantz says he and Netanyahu are ‘on the brink’ of a unity deal

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz has told associates over the weekend that he and incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “on the brink” of a unity deal, Israel’s Channel 12 reported on Saturday. Read more

‘Sadly unsurprisingly anti-Semitic’: Israel slams Iran for its state-sponsored anti-Semitic Coronavirus cartoon contest

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Israel and an anti-Semitism watchdog have condemned the Islamic Republic of Iran for launching an international cartoon contest on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that featured anti-Semitic and anti-Israel cartoons. Read more

‘Senseless statements’: IDF slams PA’s Coronavirus-related incitement, warns of consequences ?

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 5:02 pm

The IDF issued a stern condemnation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over its utilization of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to incite against Israel, despite Israel’s close aid to the PA in its war against the virus and warned of repercussions. Read more

Worldwide name-reading campaign to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 4:44 pm

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day this year, when public gatherings have been banned in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Yad Vashem invites the public to participate in an international campaign to record themselves reciting the names of Holocaust victims, and share the video on social media using the hashtags?#RememberingFromHome #ShoahNames Read more

Call to ban public display of Nazi flags in NSW

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 4:19 pm

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord has called on the NSW Berejiklian Government to undertake a formal investigation into ways to ban the public display of Nazi flags in NSW. Read more

Israel starts to ease restrictions

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Yom HaShoah and Israel’s Independence Day will be held without attendees, but Israel is easing restrictions on exercise, praying and increasing the 15% limit of employees in workspace up to 30% and opening specific types of retail. Read more

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NSW Maccabi Sports Awards

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm

NSW Maccabi president Lauren Ehrlich has congratulated those honorees who gained NSW Jewish Sports Awards for 2019. Read more

Ride with the Israel national cycling team

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:38 am

Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), is inviting fans from across the world to join a series of online team rides, in order to help secure protective masks for medical staff fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Maccabiah update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:59 pm

As a community, country and global citizens, Maccabi Australia is experiencing a challenge that is resulting in many aspects of our lives to be beyond our control. Read more

From athlete to Head of Delegation: Barry Smorgon’s 50-year Maccabiah journey

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10:17 am

He was one of 23 Australians who competed at the 1969 edition, it was his first overseas trip and first journey to Israel. Over 50 years on, he still vividly remembers walking into the opening ceremony. Read more

Features and Articles

The Plague of Otherness (And How to Cure It)

The term “social distancing” has become the definitive buzzword to describe the advice to avoid close physical contact to contain the COVID-19 pandemic…writes Dovi Seldowitz. Read more

Why are ten men needed for a minyan?

Ask the rabbi. Read more

Torah music with an African touch

South African musician Jonathan Birin, one of the best known and admired names on the South African Jewish Music scene has?created an innovative new album, ‘Simcha Africa’?(“Africa Joy”). Read more

Trump-hatred divides American Zionists 100 years after San Remo

Celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the San Remo Resolution on 25 April 1920 by Britain, France, Italy and Japan will be marred by bitter confrontation between those American Zionists who support Jewish sovereignty being restored in 30% of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and those who don’t. Read more

On the other hand

We have just successfully navigated through a locked-down Passover and now face a still uncertain future. Read more

China’s hallowed status at the United Nations

If you are looking for an international institution that brazenly fawns over the world’s most despotic regimes regardless of how low they might sink on the moral scale, then the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) never fails to disappoint. Read more

Religion and COVID-19

There has been a great deal of negative publicity which religious communities in Israel and the United States were disregarding state and medical laws about social distancing. Read more

Corona casualties and other symptoms

Apart from the tragic toll of lives and devastated families this pandemic has also let loose ancient demons. Read more

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Dance an hour away with Omer Backley-Astrachan

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:50 am

Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue is to host a free virtual dance class next Wednesday with acclaimed Israeli choreographer Omer Backley-Astrachan.

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Sing as One Choir

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

In November 2019, Melbourne’s St Kilda Shule created a multifaith choir of 500 people, united by their love of music and singing together for the first time…and the video was released last week. Read more

Magen David needs help to help

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Magen David Adom?is not just on the front lines defending Israel against the?virus,?it is the front line. Read more

Kosher & Kosher for Passover for people in mandatory isolation in Sydney CBD hotels

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Sydney’s Jewish House has been working closely with the NSW State Government over the past week as part of their COVID-19 Crisis Response Plan to facilitate access KosherLePesach foods for people in isolation in hotels. Read more

Conversation between Mark Sofer and Jeremy Leibler

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm

After its inaugural conversation with Natan Sharansky, the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is continuing its Lockdown Learning series by having an online conversation between Israeli Ambassador Mark Sofer and ZFA President Jeremy Leibler on Sunday, at 8pm AEST. Read more

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Young-Gen

Home schooling Emanuel style

Sydney’s Emanuel School has joined other Jewish dayschools across the country in continuing educating their students at home. Read more

Budding batsman selected for national side

Jonah Trope, a Year 10 Emanuel School student, has been picked for Australia’s National Under 16s Male Cricket Team. Read more

UJEB BBYO Leaders Elected College Captains for 2020 at Glen Eira College (GEC)

Noah Loven and Chloe Guss, who are both in year 12 at Glen Eira College, have just been elected College Captains for 2020. Both are leaders in UJEB’s BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation) group in Melbourne. Read more

AZYC opening seminar in Israel

Over 80 young Jewish Australians have departed Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) gap year programs. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

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