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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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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.

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Breathing new life into lung transplants

GENEROUS financial contributions from communal stalwarts Charlotte and Ervin Vidor have helped enable a groundbreaking project whereby the St Vincent’s Hospital Heart/Lung Transplant Unit recently performed Australia’s first double lung transplant using damaged lungs.

17-5-15. From left: Greg Barton, Suzaane Rutland, Sam Lipski. Book launch of "Let My People Go" at Beth Weizmann. Photo: Peter Haskin

Refusenik campaign recalled

A NEW book relating Australia’s campaign to free Soviet Jewish refuseniks has shown what “a very significant middle power” could achieve, according to commentator, author and journalist Greg Sheridan.

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Lynch ‘not dismissed’ from USYD

ASSOCIATE Professor Jake Lynch will not be dismissed from his post at the University of Sydney following an investigation into possible breaches of its code of conduct, The AJN can reveal.