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Stories For Simon Book launch. Author Lisa Sarzin and illustrator Lauren Briggs pictured withSwans AFL players Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin.

What it means to be sorry

TO mark National Reconciliation Week, which runs until June 3, a new childrens’ picture book on the national apology to the Stolen Generations has been released by two Jewish friends who joined forces to shine a light on the subject.
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Anti-Semitism scholar mourned

JEWISH community leaders have paid tribute to renowned Israeli academic Robert Wistrich, who died this month, aged 71. Wistrich, a professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and head of the university’s Vidal Sassoon International […]


JNF Australia’s Anzac mission

A RESTORED Allenby Park and plans for the Anzac museum in Beersheva were unveiled last week by JNF leaders and the town’s mayor.

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Jewish father-of-four dies after crash

A JEWISH father-of-four was killed while cycling in Sydney’s eastern suburbs early this morning. Henri Sueke, a doctor who had recently arrived to Australia from the UK with his young family, died after a collision involving a truck at Rose […]

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Diamond on the run

There’s no stopping Terry Diamond. Despite turning 60 this year, Diamond is showing little sign of letting up and recently completed the North Face 100, a grueling 100km ultra-marathon through Blue Mountain trails. The numbers alone are terrifying: it’s by […]

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A lesson in respect for bus abuser

THE circle has been closed on last August’s Randwick bus incident, which saw young Jewish students travelling home from school subjected to anti-Semitic taunts by six drunken teenagers.

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Lynch let off with warning letter

ASSOCIATE Professor Jake Lynch will remain in his post at the University of Sydney after “no finding of serious misconduct” was made against him.

26-5-15. Yankel Wajsbort, General Manager Kosher Australia holding the new  kosher Cadbury Vegemite chocolate. Photo: Peter Haskin

It’s chocolate, it’s Vegemite … it’s kosher!

“WE’RE happy little Vegemites, as bright as bright can be, we all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast, lunch and tea … ”

Orthodox Jews pushing a pram on Shabbat thanks to the eruv. Photo: Peter Haskin/AJN file.

St Ives gets its eruv

ST Ives finally has a functional eruv.


Gaza rocket explodes in the south

Gazan rocket exploded in the Gan Yavne region, east of Ashdod on Tuesday evening, shattering four weeks of quiet and setting of air raid sirens in the Ashdod and Lakhish regions.