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Historic papers under the hammer

One of the items up for auction.
JERUSALEM – A stash of booklets and other documents that provide a rare glimpse into the early days of Australian Jewry is to be sold in a Jerusalem auction house.
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From left: Bruce Notley-Smith, Rabbi Mendel Kastel and Brad Hazzard at Jewish House.

Pollies on communal tour

BOTH Jewish House and Wolper Jewish Hospital opened their doors to members of the state government recently.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

Gandel orator lauds survivors

IN a poignant moment during the 32nd B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) Gandel Oration last Tuesday night, Rabbi Abraham Cooper asked all Holocaust survivors in the auditorium at St Kilda Town Hall to stand up to be honoured, and as elderly men and women rose to their feet, the hall broke into spontaneous applause.

Josh Frydenberg addressing the Moriah Foundation members. Photo: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Moriah bursaries boost

ASSISTANT Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was the guest of honour at the annual Moriah Foundation members’ cocktail party last Thursday, which saw the launch of a new endowment fund to support bursaries for the community’s most needy families.

From left: Aron Kleinlehrer, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, Tracey Waxman and Adam Carpenter, head of Jewish life (primary), affix a mezuzah made by students to the doorpost of a new classroom. Photo: Ofer Levy

Emanuel achieves its dream

MORE than 400 people attended the official opening of Emanuel School’s new Kleinlehrer Family LINC Building on Sunday.

Ismail al-Wahwah.

Hate speaker to avoid prosecution

NSW Police will not charge a Hizb ut-Tahrir leader over allegations of race-hate speech after a video emerged of Ismail al-Wahwah reportedly calling on people to “rid” the world of the Jewish “hidden evil”.

Author Leah Kaminsky

Israeli setting for debut novel

It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.

Arthur Feinsod in Sydney.

Honouring Jan Karski’s legacy

A play by American Arthur Feinsod, staged in Sydney recently, pays tribute to Jan Karski, recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for his efforts during World War II to help the Jews.

UJEB religious education class at Gardenvale Primary School. Photo: Peter Haskin

Libs campaign to safeguard SRI

THE Victorian Coalition has launched a petition encouraging the Labor government to reverse its changes to Special Religious Instruction (SRI), which will be cut from school hours as of 2016.

The Community Kashrut logo.

Second Sydney hechsher launched today

COMMUNITY Kashrut is now officially a new kosher hechsher in Sydney, The AJN can reveal.