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NSW Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton with Vic Alhadeff (on left) and Jeremy Spinak.

Section 20D: ‘The time to act is now’

A coalition of community leaders are coming together to push for changes to Section 20D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

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Attendants at the JCCV and ICV Iftar dinner in Melbourne.

Faiths break bread for Iftar

“An attack on a Muslim is an attack on a Jew. An attack on a Jew, is an attack on a Muslim. No Muslim should be afraid of supporting the Jewish community.” That was the message from Bayram Aktepe, president of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) when he addressed the inaugural multi-faith Iftar Dinner last Sunday.

Comedian Benji Lovitt.

Lovitt’s loving Limmud

Back Row (left to right): Ivan Kaplan, John Naiman, Anna Marks, John Roozendaal. Front Row (left to right): Daniel Rubinstein, Jonathan Leib, Dorrit Mahemoff.

Shalom Institute welcomes B’nai B’rith

The defaced Liberal Party campaign sign in Frankston, Victoria last week, scrawled with Nazi slogans.

Nazi slogans on sign slammed


Family and friends mourning at the funeral ceremony of Ido Ben Ari.
Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90/JTA.

Tel Aviv traumatised but refuses to cower

A traumatised Tel Aviv sent a defiant message to terrorists this week, insisting that it’s business as usual across the city – even in the cafe where four people were murdered last Wednesday (June 8).

Lighting candles in Zion Square in memory of the Orlando victims.

Israel stands with Orlando

With shtreimels and pride flags, they absorbed the tragedy together, members of Jerusalem’s LGBTI community and members of its Charedi community.


Hakoah Sydney City East Club president Mike Katz with Waverley mayor Sally Betts at the launch of a synthetic field at Waverley Oval. Photo: Noel Kessel.

New synthetic oval in Waverley

A NEW synthetic football field was launched at Waverley Oval on Monday night (May 16). The new oval will be used by a host of sports clubs and teams, including Maccabi football clubs.

Maccabi Victoria named football player Toni Hamilton (pictured with the ball) the most Outstanding Maccabi Sportswoman of the Year for 2015. Photo: Peter Haskin.

Maccabi Victoria honours best of 2015

Paralympic table tennis player Barak Mizrachi was named outstanding Jewish sportsman of the year at the annual Maccabi Victoria Awards night, held in Melbourne on Sunday night (May 15).


A set of first editions of the official accounts of Captain James Cook’s three voyages around the world will be auctioned as part of the Dennis Joachim Collection.

Slice of colonial history

Collector Dennis Joachim spent 55 years building up an extensive private collection of early Australian books, prints, photographs and fine art that were auctioned this month.

Author Arnold Zable with Henry Nissen (left) and his twin brother Leon at the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival. Photo: Morry Frenkel

A fighter’s extraordinary story

Acclaimed writer Arnold Zable has based his latest book, The Fighter: A True Story, on the extraordinary life of Australian Jewish boxing legend Henry Nissen.

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Cameron Graf examines photographs on display at the launch of the Humans of JCA exhibition. Photo: Giselle Haber

Humans flock to JCA exhibition

JCA put fun back into fundraising on May 26 at the launch of its Humans of JCA exhibition at Pacific Bondi Beach.



Win tickets to Septembers of Shiraz

A thriller based on The New York Times best selling book … this is the story, based on true events, of a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution

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Win tickets to Carmen



MDA Night Market

As part of Unity day 2016, MDA hosted their first ever night market at St Kilda town hall. Photos: Peter Haskin


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Unleashing left-wing anti-Semitism

To date, mercifully, Britain and Australia, have both been spared the bloody terrorist atrocities that have left hundreds dead and injured across mainland Europe in recent months. But God forbid, […]

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