The simple act of holding hands has rarely meant so much. When Holocaust survivor Luba Marczak met 21-year-old Yazidi woman Nadia Murad – who survived a massacre of her family members by ISIS in 2014 – they didn’t need words to exchange their stories and give each other strength.
The ACT Jewish community has this month welcomed two shlichim from Israel, marking a first for the capital.
For the first time, an Orthodox synagogue in Israel has appointed a woman as spiritual leader; Carmit Feintuch is to help lead renowned Ramban Synagogue.
Israeli security forces have shut down six illegal weapons manufacturing factories in the West Bank in the biggest such operation of an ongoing crackdown.
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Jarrod Basger has been selected in Australia’s 14-man squad for the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup in Columbia.
Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, is auctioning off her Olympic name patch for charity.
Films and documentaries by leading Israeli filmmakers will be screened during the AICE Israeli Film Festival in September. And the festival will award a $25,000 prize for the best film.
The movie Indignation is based on American-Jewish novelist Philip Roth’s 2008 autobiographical work that drew on his days at university in Pennsylvania. Film critic Don Perlgut rates it 4 out of 5 stars.
Given that Pope John Paul II visited Auschwitz in 1979, followed by Pope Benedict in 2006, it would have been a glaring omission had Pope Francis not made the same trip.