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Gary and Sheila Esterman’s view of the Nice boulevard where 84 people were killed by a terrorist last week. Flowers have been left by family and friends of those killed.

Aussie couple witness Nice terrorist attack

Gary and Sheila Esterman watched on in horror from their hotel balcony as a terrorist used his truck to kill 84 people and injure hundreds more on Bastille Day in Nice.

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Michael Elkaim with his wife, daughters and granddaughter.

Elkaim joins ACT Supreme Court

Former NSW District Court judge Michael Elkaim joined the bench as the ACT’s fifth resident Supreme Court justice and the only Jewish judge in the ACT earlier this month.

Hatzolah of Sydney president Rabbi Mendy Litzman and volunteer first responder Tzvi Eliezer Berman (centre) are participating in the Emergency Services Blood Challenge this winter, urged on by volunteers Daniel Balkin (left) and Joe Weijnstein (right). Photo: Shane Desiatnik.

Hatzolah rolls up its sleeves to help others

Millie Phillips turns the first sod at Emanuel Synagogue ahead of its major upgrade project. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Groundbreaking news from Emanuel

Masada College principal Wendy Barel speaking with pride about the school’s achievements at its 50th anniversary gala dinner on July 16. Photo: Noel Kessel.

Magical Masada milestone


Israel, Turkey coup

Netanyahu: failed Turkey coup will not affect reconciliation with Israel

A reconciliation deal between Israel and Turkey will not be affected by the attempted military coup, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.


Nice’s defiant Jews gather on Shabbat

NICE’s Jewish community held Shabbat activities in a spirit of solidarity and defiance after a terrorist killed scores of people in the city in southern France.


The Maccabi under-11 girls team that won the Kanga Cup competition in Canberra last week.

Maccabi wins the Kanga Cup in Canberra

Maccabi Hakoah Junior Football Club’s under-11 girls team won the Kanga Cup in Canberra last week when they defeated the Gladesville Sharks 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.

Nathan Katz will compete in Rio this year

Two brothers headed to Rio

Two Jewish brothers will compete for Australia at the Olympics for the first time in the country’s history.


Artist Yvette Coppersmith in her Melbourne studio. Photo: Peter Haskin

Changing face for Archibald finalist

Artist Yvette Coppersmith, a finalist in this year’s $100,000 Archibald Prize, drew on the influence of popular actress Rose Byrne for her entry, a self-portrait titled Rose Burn.

Iranian revolution

Terror of the Iranian revolution

The powerful film Septembers of Shiraz is set in Iran during the early days of the Iranian Revolution as a wealthy Jewish diamond and gem merchant gets caught up in the chaos. Read Don Perlgut’s review.


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Win tickets to Censored Voices

In 1967, Israel was threatened by the armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan, which had gathered to annihilate the state. Six days later, the war was over. It was seen



Goals galore for U 13 Orange

Maccabi U 13 Orange had a comprehensive 6-1 win over Knox United FC. Photos: Peter Haskin


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Turkey’s descent into Islamism

The coup in Turkey was not all that it seemed, as explained by ECAJ’s Peter Wertheim

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