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  • Biran rings bell on inequality
    ISRAELI Labour Party MK Michal Biran raised the issues of rising inequality and the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict as key challenges facing Israel today in a wide-ranging speech at Double Bay Library on June 18. A guest of the Zionist Federation of Australia and Zionist Council of NSW, Biran said millions of Israelis are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living – an issue she is passionate about, having come to prominence in politics... Read more »
  • Healing with love and laughter
    WHEN Ros Ben-Moshe received a diagnosis of bowel cancer six years ago, little could have prepared her for the intense journey that would follow. With a solid commitment to optimism, Ben-Moshe began to keep a journal as a means of coping, documenting her feelings and experiences. The series of journal entries would eventuate into her book Laughing at Cancer: How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness, which she launched this week at Spiritgrow.  Describing it... Read more »
  • Senator’s speech on Israel condemned
    JEWISH groups have condemned a volley of accusations in Parliament by Senator Lisa Singh after her April visit to the West Bank and Israel. In a June 13 Senate speech, the Tasmanian ALP senator claimed the Israeli–Palestinian conflict “began with a group of immigrants attempting to displace a local people”. She lamented Palestinians’ “fear and intimidation of queuing for Israeli soldiers with big guns as they search cars and check papers”. On the security barrier, Singh charged: “My... Read more »
  • Katz brothers’ judo journey
    JUDO’S Katz brothers, who represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio last year, are edging towards top 20 world rankings as they prepare for the 2017 world championships. Josh Katz, 19, cemented his place for the junior world championships – to be held in Slovenia in mid-September – by winning gold in the junior men’s 60kg division at last weekend’s Australian National Judo Championships in the Gold Coast. Representing NSW, he comfortably won all of his... Read more »
  • Husky headed for musical heights
    Popular indie band Husky has drawn on new inspirations, including a year living in Berlin, to deliver an exciting new experimental album which has just been released. Yael Brender reports. INDIE folk band Husky, the partnership of Melbourne musician Husky Gawenda and his cousin Gideon Preiss, are celebrating the release earlier this month of the band’s latest album, Punchbuzz, with a national tour. Husky, 37, who has been making music since 2008 and recording since 2012, said... Read more »
  • Boys deliver at Victorian championships
    A TRIO of Jewish teens who’ve trained together for a decade achieved outstanding results at the Victorian Artistic Gymnastics Championships held on the June long weekend – rising above their own expectations. Wesley Lions Gymnastics members Asher Ginsberg, Oliver Bergman and Jay Rosenzweig finished the tournament with several first, second and third placings between them in different apparatus in the men’s level 8 open division. Ginsberg – who finished third overall, first in rings and floor and... Read more »
  • Multiculturalism shines at the Israel Festival
    The annual Israel Festival aims to cut barriers through music and theatre, writes Eliana Rudee. JERUSALEM, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of reunification, is going through a renewal of multiculturalism underscoring the richness of its diversity.  The Israel Festival, which celebrates this transformation through its avant-garde fusion of music, theatre and dance, was held earlier this month at a variety of venues around Jerusalem.  The festival’s opening event, called the “Groove Party”, encapsulated this theme, bringing together... Read more »
  • No less loved in the eyes of God
    THE saddest part about the uproar which plagued Rabbi Steven Greenberg’s recent Australian visit was that the substance of conversation that so desperately needs to be had within the heart of the Orthodox community never really got off the ground, writes Rabbi Yaakov Glasman. The critical question that needs to be asked of the religious community is how do we respond to a 16-year-old who comes out of the closet? Do they have a place in... Read more »
  • Arise Sir Frank
    SHOAH survivor turned tycoon Sir Frank Lowy expressed his pride this week at receiving a prestigious royal honour. The man, who most Australians know as the founder of Westfield and the saviour of the Socceroos, and in the Jewish community as a firm friend and a major donor to many organisations, has been bestowed with a knighthood by the Queen for his contribution to the UK economy. Lowy’s story is the ultimate Australian story. Born in Czechoslovakia,... Read more »
  • Jewish leaders condemn mosque attack
    JEWISH community groups have condemned an attack on Muslim worshippers near a mosque by a man in a white van, being treated as terrorism by police. One man died after the driver targeted people near the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early on Monday. Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: “I’m going to kill Muslims.” The attacker struck as the area was busy with worshippers attending... Read more »
  • Terror victim Hadas Malka mourned
    HER smiling photos have captured the hearts of the nation. The country is this week mourning a young woman who everyone suddenly feels they knew – Hadas Malka. The family of the 23-year-old border police officer sat shivah this week, shocked that hours before she was due to arrive home for Shabbat, she was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist by the Old City of Jerusalem. She was a victim of a joint shooting-stabbing attack,... Read more »
  • Presenter’s post offends
    A PRESENTER on community radio station 3CR has come under fire from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) after posting a message on Facebook that appeared to justify the murder of Israeli border police officer Hadas Malka last Friday night. The 23-year-old died after being critically injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. The following day, Yousef Alreemawi, presenter of the Palestine Remembered show posted, “Maybe if she was not in her military uniform... Read more »