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Security increased after Jew stabbed in Melbourne

MELBOURNE’S Jewish security has been boosted in the hours after a stabbing in Caulfield North tonight (Saturday).

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national

New Victorian funeral facility launched

Non-Orthodox Jewish families in Victoria have been given a wider choice of Jewish funerals with the launch of Tobin Brothers Jewish Funerals.

Gett submission to Law Reform Commission

New Emanuel Shule sanctuary opens

Probe Breaking the Silence

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sport

Toni Hamilton impresses in VFLW debut

A surprise text message from Western Bulldogs women’s coach Debbie Lee saw talented Jewish Aussie Rules player Toni Hamilton selected to make her VFLW debut against Carlton last Sunday. She had a strong game, saying “dreams do come true”.

Wet and wild at 2018 Aussie SwimRun

Cold and windy conditions tested 116 teams of two competing in the 2018 SwimRun Australia Championships in Sydney last Saturday on a gruelling 17km harbourside course. Duo Ezechiel Orski-Ritchie and Jarred Shein came 12th in the men’s category and 15th overall.

international

US Embassy move: ‘A great day for Israel’

After years of Israeli campaigning and complaining, the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, in what Israel’s President lauded as a “brave step”.

Gaza border clashes: ‘IDF averted a great disaster’

As the international community raged against Palestinian deaths, Israelis who live near Gaza were praising the IDF and saying it avoided bloodbath in their areas.

arts

Search for ‘lost’ Jews

From the outback to tropical Queensland, a new TV documentary follows two Chabad of RARA rabbis as they go off the beaten track in their mitzvah tank in search of ‘lost’ Jews.

Magical wizard is back

The popular musical The Wizard of Oz last toured Australia 16 years ago and now a revised Andrew Lloyd Webber version opens in Melbourne with a Jewish performer in the cast.

competitions

Win tickets to Foxtrot

Winner of the coveted Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Venice International Film Festival and recipient of eight Ophirs at the 2017 Israeli Film Awards including Best Film, Director and

opinion

Netta: Not a toy or a political football

Netta Barzilai not only defeated 42 other entrants at Eurovision 2018, she defeated global antipathy to Israel to win the competition. And the community rode a wave of emotions with her, cheering as she declared, “I love my country. Next time in Jerusalem”.

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