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The Shabbat Project … bready, steady, go

AFTER months of preparation, hundreds of thousands of Jews across the world are set to celebrate a Shabbat like no other this weekend … and The AJN is on hand to help.

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Our ‘disappointing relationship’ with Gough

AS tributes flow for Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st prime minister, who died on Tuesday, aged 98, reflections from communal leaders have been mixed, some recalling a government that

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A national day of unity

LEADERS from a range of diverse faith communities came together recently to declare this Saturday, October 25 as National Day of Unity.

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New president at Mount Scopus

Mount Scopus Memorial College has welcomed new president Amy Hershan to lead the school and continue the great work from former president Lisa Kennett.

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All set for Shabbat

THE Jewish community is gearing up for the much-anticipated Shabbat Project, with an array of events planned across the country. On the Shabbat of October 24/25, Australian Jews are being

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Pollies turn sod at $8.5 million centre

POLITICIANS, community leaders and families attended the laying of the foundations for Jewish Care’s $8.5 million Disability Respite Centre last week. The state-of-the-art facility on Glen Eira Road in

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Changing of the AUJS guard

THE Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has elected its leadership team for 2015, with 21-year-old political enthusiast Dean Sherr set to sit at the helm as national

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Walkley nod for doco

FORMER Australian Jewish News editor Dan Goldberg and Jewish filmmaker Danny Ben Moshe have been nominated for a Walkley Award for their documentary Code of Silence. The one-hour documentary,

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Medical marijuana ‘obligatory’

LEGALISED medical marijuana “is not only permissible but obligatory to use” if it has a medical benefit, according to one of Australia’s top rabbis. The comments from Rabbinical Council


Gillard: ‘Sydney votes trump support for Israel’

FORMER prime minister Julia Gillard has taken a swipe at Labor colleagues who place their ties to voters in some Sydney electorates above their support for Israel. Speaking at

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