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    JDC provides tons of matzah, Passover kit and activities, holds seders worldwide

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life this Passover through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit—a do-it-yourself package including?stories, toasts, recipes and traditions from eight Jewish communities worldwide—and continuing its long tradition of matzah delivery and Passover activities in local Jewish communities globally. Read more

    Pesach message from Dave Sharma

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Former Australian ambassador?to Israel and candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming election Dave Sharma sends his message for Pesach. Read more

    Israeli Druze doctor to be honoured on Independence Day

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Israel’sMinister of Culture and Sports, Miri Regev, Chairwoman of the Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies, has informed Dr. Salman Zarka that he has been honoured and selected to be one of the 12 torch-lighters during the official ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem kicking off Israel’s Independence Day celebrations this year. Read more

    Beresheet – what went wrong

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    According to preliminary investigation of the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s landing maneuver, it appears that a manual command was entered into the spacecraft’s computer.

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    Kushner: No Mideast peace plan until early June

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner reportedly told a group of ambassadors on Wednesday that the highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians will be released after Israel forms a new government and the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, which starts on May 5 and concludes on June 4. Read more

    New Right concedes defeat

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    After days of conflict with the Central Elections Committee and demands to recount votes to prove that they had, in fact, earned the 1,400 necessary to enter the Knesset, the New Right party of Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked conceded defeat on Tuesday, closing the chapter of Israel’s 2019 elections. Read more

    Instagram suspends accounts belonging to Iran’s Khamenei, IRGC leaders

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:40 am

    The Instagram accounts of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, were suspended Tuesday – a day after the IRGC was officially designated by the United States as a terrorist organization. Read more

    RememberThe Yom

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    The RememberTheYom team of Robyn Pakula and photographer Larnce Gold has teamed up again to create another powerful image for Yom Hashoah 2019. Read more

    Got the munchies? Israeli company raises $1 million to infuse cannabis in pizza

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Cannibble FoodTech Ltd. has raised more than $1 million to infuse pizza with cannabis, announced the Israeli food company on Monday. Read more

    Steven Lowy to chair Keren Hayesod-UIA World Board of Trustees

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Steven Lowy has agreed to become the next Chairman of Keren Hayesod-UIA’s World Board of Trustees.
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    Pesach greeting from the Victorian premier

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Daniel Andrews sends a Pesach message to Jewish Victorians… Read more

    Rivlin says he will ask Netanyahu to form government

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    With eight of 11 parties elected to the Knesset affirming to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin their support for election winner Benjamin Netanyahu, the recently re-elected prime minister now has the support of 61 MKs, enough to form a coalition. Read more

    Jewish community reacts to fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Members of the French Jewish community reacted with sadness to the massive fire that burst through the roof of the?Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday and toppled its spire. Read more

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    ‘Your opportunities are limitless,’ NASA astronaut tells Israel Air Force personnel

    As NASA astronaut Richard R. (“Ricky”) Arnold projected slides showing images of his time on board the International Space Station, a lecture hall filled with young Israel Air Force personnel sat spellbound, absorbing his every word. Read more

    Netanyahu’s brilliant victory and the challenges ahead

    Israeli voters have chosen Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in what was essentially a referendum over whether he should be re-elected to a fifth term of office. Read more

    State and Religion in Israel on Pesach

    The return of a rightwing government, heavily reliant on religious parties in Israel, is a matter of some concern because of the increasing encroachment of religious compulsion in Israeli life (as much as I fear the opposite). Read more

    Post-election thoughts

    In the end, the people of Israel voted for Prime Minister Netanyahu “Mr Security-Mr Statesman,” over Bibi with all of his human shortcomings. Read more

    Jordan in denial over Trump plan for Israel in Judea and Samaria

    In a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – King Abdullah of Jordan reportedly said the White House had given him:

    ?“zero visibility into the most fraught part of their peace plan: how it proposes to divide Israeli and Palestinian territory.”

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    Oh No— Not another Haggadah

    Every year there seem to more and more haggadahs [the actual plural is haggadot] available. And this ignores the self-printed ones available to those with some computer literacy. Read more

    Pesach: Four questions – three answers

    Rabbi Raymond Apple presents three Pesach topics: 1. What is the question? 2. The serious side of Chad Gadya 3. The Seder foods. Read more

    All On A Thursday Morning: a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

    The subtitle for this book is appropriate being an ‘easy to use’ collection of Rabbi Gourarie’s weekly articles on personal growth. Read more

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    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.

    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

    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”

    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

    New Rabbi Sought for National Capital: A Community with Verve!

    Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    The ACT Jewish Community (ACTJC)?is seeking a new Rabbi to serve their warm and lively congregation in the nation’s capital Canberra. Read more

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    Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

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

    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

    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

    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

    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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