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Attendants at the JCCV and ICV Iftar dinner in Melbourne.

Faiths break bread for Iftar

“An attack on a Muslim is an attack on a Jew. An attack on a Jew, is an attack on a Muslim. No Muslim should be afraid of supporting the Jewish community.” That was the message from Bayram Aktepe, president of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) when he addressed the inaugural multi-faith Iftar Dinner last Sunday.

Comedian Benji Lovitt.

Lovitt’s loving Limmud

Comedian Benji Lovitt has combined his observations on Israeli society with his lifelong involvement in Jewish education to create a hilarious narrative - and he is bringing it to Limmud Oz in Melbourne and Yom Limmud in Sydney.

Back Row (left to right): Ivan Kaplan, John Naiman, Anna Marks, John Roozendaal
Front Row (left to right): Daniel Rubinstein, Jonathan Leib, Dorrit Mahemoff.

Shalom Institute welcomes B’nai B’rith

A new partnership between the B’nai B’rith Centre and the Shalom Institute brings the two organisations into an agreement that will see the former move its operations from East Sydney to the Shalom Institute’s premises at the UNSW Kensington Campus.

The defaced Liberal Party campaign sign in Frankston, Victoria last week, scrawled with Nazi slogans.

Nazi slogans on sign slammed

Nazi slogans scrawled on a Liberal election campaign sign in Frankston last week have been condemned by the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC).

Masha Zeleznikow.

Mourning Masha Zeleznikow

Tributes have flowed for Holocaust survivor, community volunteer and restaurateur Masha Zeleznikow, who died last Saturday, aged 89.

Arava photography delegation members Danny Hadas, Alex Levac and Gilad Livni next to Livni’s stunning photograph, captured using a drone, of the rare flooding of the Arava desert valley floor.

Arava sands and delivers

Israelis are credited for making the desert bloom, but the 3500 hardy residents of the Arava region are particularly good at it.

22-6-16. AJN/Zionism Victoria election debate. Michael Danby (ALP, left), Owen Guest (Liberal). Photo: Peter Haskin

Danby, Guest trade blows at election debate

Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby quipped it was a cold night to venture to Beth Weizmann Community Centre for Wednesday’s candidates’ debate with Liberal challenger Owen Guest.

Sallie-Ann Huckstepp was murdered after she publicly said that Roger Rogerson was a murderer.

Belated vindication for Huckstepp

In 1981 former Moriah College student Sallie-Anne Huckstepp bravely went on national television and said that police officer Roger Rogerson was a murderer. She was murdered five years later. Last week, a jury agreed with Huckstepp for the first time, when Rogerson was found guilty of murdering Sydney man Jamie Gao.

Professor Geoff Lindeman.

A ‘holy grail’ for Jewish breast cancer victims?

With the statistics for Ashkenazi Jewish women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene alarmingly high, it is promising news for the community that a “holy grail” for breast cancer prevention in high-risk women is on the cards.

The major parties have revealed their positions on key election issues of interest to Jewish voters.

Parties’ positions on key election issues

The five major parties that could decide the future of Australia after the election said they do not support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and would fund security for Jewish schools and institutions if it was recommended by police or ASIO.