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PM’s rabbinical appointment

IN the first meeting of its kind, a delegation from the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) held talks with the Prime Minister in Canberra this week. During the get together, which lasted an hour, senior members of the ORA […]
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Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 69th session:  concern of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.

UN anti-Semitism session welcomed

THE first-ever meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to deal specifically with the rising tide of anti-Semitism has been met with cautious optimism by local Jewish leaders.

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Rudi Roth funds tennis dream

YOUNG tennis star Lara Kaplan, 12, has been honoured as the inaugural recipient of the Rudi Roth Maccabi Australia scholarship fund, which was set up by Maccabi in conjunction with squash club legend Rudi Roth to provide a financial grant […]


Barer on track to defend Aussie Millions title

Canadian Jewish poker player Ami Barer is on track to defend his 2014 title after two days of poker at Crown Casino in Melbourne. 648 players started the tournament, which has a first prize of $1.6 million, but as they […]


Glick’s set for Westfield Bondi

CHALLAH-LUJAH: Glick’s is coming to Westfield Bondi Junction.


A personal journey for Frydenberg

FOR Australia’s Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the federal government’s only Jewish MP, visiting Auschwitz on Tuesday had great personal significance. 

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Faith in the law

THE Melbourne legal fraternity will make history on Monday when it conducts the inaugural interfaith law service at Government House. Hosted by Victorian Governor Alex Chernov, the event will mark the first coming together of all the major faiths to […]


2 soldiers dead, 7 wounded as Hezbollah hits Israeli tank

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded when a Hezbollah anti-tank missile struck an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border.

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Our Aussie Day honorees

JEWISH Australians have featured prominently in this year’s Australia Day honours, with major contributions to a vast array of fields being recognised.

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Dudi, Camila crash out of Open

THE last remaining Jewish players in the Australian Open singles draw were both victims of highly fancied opponents during the tournament’s third round, with Israeli Dudi Sela losing to Rafael Nadal and Italian Camila Giorgi missing out on a giftwrapped […]