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Funding for Anzac commemoration

THE NSW government has provided over $16,000 in funding to the Jewish community for its activities commemorating the Centenary of Anzac this year.
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UJEB battling to save SRI

TERM one for the United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) has been fraught with difficulties, losing close to 500 of its primary school students across Victorian state schools due to the Education Department’s changes to the Special Religious Instruction (SRI) program.

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Former ambassador mourned

TRIBUTES have been paid to Yehuda Avner, a speechwriter and adviser to four Israeli prime ministers and Israel’s ambassador to Australia from 1992-95.


Reaction to Bibi victory

COMMUNAL leaders have welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s success at last week’s election.


Hate graffiti on Jewish MP’s poster

ANTI-Semitic graffiti was found last week on an election campaign sign for Jewish Labor MP for Heffron, Ron Hoenig.


Israel-IS conspiracy jibe slammed

VICTORIA’S Education Minister and his Liberal shadow have both condemned the comments of a Melbourne Muslim college principal who has claimed Islamic State (IS) is an Israeli-American conspiracy.


Students fight to keep Yeshivah principal

Yeshivah College principal Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler was on the brink of leaving the school after a fall-out with the board today (Tuesday) but the community continues to rally around him.


Community fights to save Yeshivah principal

THE AJN understands that Yeshivah and Beth Rivkah (YBR) principal Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler is on the brink of leaving the school.


‘Yeshivah funding should depend on action’

AT the state election last year, I was elected to represent the Southern Metropolitan Region in the Victorian Legislative Council. That region includes the areas where most of the Melbourne Jewish community lives. It also includes the Yeshivah Centre and […]

Rabbi Zvi Telsner. New Rabbi at Melbourne's Yeshivah Shul. photo: peter haskin

‘Rabbi told me not to go to civil authorities’

YESHIVAH Melbourne’s senior rabbi allegedly told a congregant this week that he had no right to contact police without permission from a rabbi.