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              Leifer: yet another delay

              Leifer: yet another delay

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:53 pm

              The psychiatric report on Malka Leifer wanted in Australia to face 74 charges of child sex abuse was not available to the Jerusalem District Court expected to rule Leifer’s mental ability to face an extradition hearing. Read more

              Israeli lawmaker: Corbyn is an anti-semite and a racist

              Israeli lawmaker: Corbyn is an anti-semite and a racist

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm

              Member of Knesset (MK) Yair Lapid accused the United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being an anti-Semite and racist, just days before he is up for election in the Kingdom. Read more

              Knesset to set elections for March 2 as deadline nears

              Knesset to set elections for March 2 as deadline nears

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm

              Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Monday announced that the Knesset will?pass legislation on Wednesday to set the upcoming Election Day for March 2, 2020, if a coalition is not formed in the next two days. Read more

              Giving to Kids Giving Back

              Giving to Kids Giving Back

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

              Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation is to support Kids Giving Back in the establishment of their new program, Connect4All. Read more

              Report: over 2.3 million Israelis live under poverty line, hunger on the rise

              Report: over 2.3 million Israelis live under poverty line, hunger on the rise

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

              Nearly 2.3 million Israelis, including one million children, live under the poverty line, according to the annual “alternative” poverty report published on Monday by the Latet non-profit. Read more

              Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds

              Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

              Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most significant risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes. Read more

              Be a Mensch

              Be a Mensch

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:04 am

              Today is Human Rights Day and the Sydney Jewish Museum launches a new campaign that, together with Holocaust survivors and high-profile community leaders across Sydney, urges people to practise small acts of kindness on an everyday basis to make the world a more accepting and welcoming place. Read more

              Israeli President thanks Lebanese billionaire for helping to ‘convey the legacy of the Holocaust to the next generation’

              Israeli President thanks Lebanese billionaire for helping to ‘convey the legacy of the Holocaust to the next generation’

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm

              President Reuven Rivlin yesterday hosted Abdallah Chatila, the Lebanese-born Swiss businessman who bought artifacts owned by Adolf Hitler from an auction two weeks ago and donated them to Israel. Read more

              EXCLUSIVE: Hamas’ ties with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party election efforts

              EXCLUSIVE: Hamas’ ties with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party election efforts

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 5:50 pm

              Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and London’s Hamas institutions have joined forces to support Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, ahead of the upcoming UK elections this week. Read more

              Trump calls out anti-Semitism and BDS, touts Israeli Americans  In terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship, U.S. President Donald Trump lamented that it “suffered greatly” under the Obama administration.

              Trump calls out anti-Semitism and BDS, touts Israeli Americans In terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship, U.S. President Donald Trump lamented that it “suffered greatly” under the Obama administration.

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm

              U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday night called out anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS movement vowed to keep pressure on Iran and touted his pro-Israel record in front of an overwhelmingly friendly crowd of 4,000 Israelis living in America. Read more

              Political Menorah lighting in Melbourne

              Political Menorah lighting in Melbourne

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:35 am

              There was an early celebration of Chanukah in the Victorian State Parliament last week organised by Chabad of Melbourne CBD attended by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Read more

              NZ rugby star apologises for racist slur

              NZ rugby star apologises for racist slur

              Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm

              Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall has apologised to the Jewish Council over a comment he made on live television in which he labelled an All Black a “Jew”. Read more

              The Republic of Poland is one of the custodians of the memory of the Holocaust

              The Republic of Poland is one of the custodians of the memory of the Holocaust

              Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm

              On Friday the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel paid a historic visit to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Read more

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              ‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

              ‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

              Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm

              Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, was played in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after Israel’s 17-year-old Alon Leviev won the gold medal in the Under-18 category at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. Read more

              Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

              Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

              Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

              Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

              Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

              Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

              Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

              Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

              Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

              Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

              Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

              Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more

              Features and Articles

              Zionism: The Concise History – a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

              Zionism: The Concise History – a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

              Zionism is one of those issues no two Jews can agree on although they can generally agree on what it is not. Read more

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              Feintooner

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              Trump, Netanyahu and Gantz can end in 2020 what began in 1920

              Trump, Netanyahu and Gantz can end in 2020 what began in 1920

              Designating the territory for reconstitution of the Jewish National Home in Palestine – begun with the San Remo Convention and Treaty of Sevres in April and August 1920 respectively – could finally be completed 100 years later in 2020. Read more

              Macron’s unsettling words: ‘Until our dead can sleep in peace’

              Macron’s unsettling words: ‘Until our dead can sleep in peace’

              One of the criticisms levelled at the numerous Holocaust memorials dotted around Europe is their alleged tendency to, as an American Jewish leader memorably put it to me, “encourage Europeans to commemorate dead Jews, and ignore what’s happening to the living Jews.” Read more

              Q. Does Jewish law allow a malpractice action against a doctor?

              Q. Does Jewish law allow a malpractice action against a doctor?

              Ask the rabbi… Read more

              On the other hand

              On the other hand

              It is just as well that our innovators, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs keep Israel in the forefront of international achievements. Read more

              Meet Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the living and the dead

              Meet Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the living and the dead

              The phone rings in Michael Schudrich’s study. The young man on the other end sounds upset. His grandmother died, and he needs the rabbi’s help. Read more

              Capitalism

              Capitalism

              The popular narrative of the moment is that Capitalism has failed. Read more

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              The Vision of Mental Health Commission

              The Vision of Mental Health Commission

              Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

              Please join Jewish House for this very important community meeting relating to Mental Health and the implementation of the Vision of the Mental Health Commission for the year 2030 as shaped by the input of the many different communities with whom they have connected. Read more

              My Herzl: Live the Legacy

              My Herzl: Live the Legacy

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 4:40 pm

              The Israel Forever Foundation has launched My Herzl International Essay Competition to inspire critical thinking and engagement with Zionism and its relevance today among young Jews. Read more

              Immersive Israel Study Tour in May 2020

              Immersive Israel Study Tour in May 2020

              Monday, December 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm

              For the first time, NIF Australia is offering a chance to go behind the headlines of contemporary Israel and have a hands-on experience of Israeli society. Read more

              Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s? Very Funny 2020 Vision

              Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s? Very Funny 2020 Vision

              Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

              Heading off to Northern NSW…so are Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan. Not on holiday but to entertain you. Read more

              Emanuel concert a sell-out

              Emanuel concert a sell-out

              Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

              The recent Crossroads concert/multimedia event sold out two sensational nights recently at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue…a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

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              Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

              Second Carmel graduate awarded prestigious Curtin Scholarship

              Perth Carmel School graduate Judd Behr will commence a double degree in Law and Psychology at Curtin University next year, after having won a prestigious John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more

              The Quiz that stopped the Federation

              The Quiz that stopped the Federation

              Melbournians may have had their eyes on the “race that stops the nation” in Melbourne, but in Sydney, our eyes were on the annual national Bible Quiz, which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and was a fantastic display of the commitment of the contestants to their learning and to the Tanach. Read more

              Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

              Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

              Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

              Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

              Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

              Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

              Moriah gets a special visit

              Moriah gets a special visit

              The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

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