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Chief Rabbi Lau tours Australia

Israel’s top rabbi has a message for young Australian Jews: be proud of your religion, study your heritage, and marry someone Jewish – he advised while visiting Sydney and Melbourne.

Ehrlich’s tremendous legacy

Tributes have flowed in for communal stalwart Professor Frederick Ehrlich, who passed away on November 2, aged 85.

Jewish groups speak out over Manus Island

Thirteen Jewish communal organisations have backed a statement regarding the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island, condemning the Australian government's lack of compassion and decency as "shameful".

German court upholds airline ban on Israeli passengers

Kuwait Airways may bar Israeli citizens from boarding its planes in Germany, a Frankfurt court ruled. Jewish and political leaders in Germany criticized the ruling handed down Thursday by the

Melbourne reflects on Night of Broken Glass

On November 9, Melbourne's Jewish community commemorated the 79th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, when a Nazi pogrom against Jews swept through Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.

Sydney remembers horrors of Kristallnacht

A chilling projected photograph of Berlin's Fasenstrasse Synagogue – burnt during Kristallnacht on November 9 and 10, 1938 – formed a powerful backdrop during Peter Nash's address at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' Kristallnacht commemoration service at the Sydney Jewish Museum last week.

Launching CyberGym in Australia

A TRAINING site for combating cyber-attacks was officially opened by Victorian Trade and Investment Minister Philip Dalidakis last Friday, in the presence of senior Israeli cyber-security experts.

Prince slammed over 1986 comments

IN a newly revealed letter from 1986, Prince Charles suggested the "influx of foreign, European Jews" was a cause of turmoil in the Middle East.

Syria deal: Israel’s prayers answered?

AMERICA and Russia have reached an agreement to remove Iranian forces, Hezbollah and other jihadists from Israel's doorstep. 

Indigenous Kristallnacht protest finally accepted

An Aboriginal letter of protest to Nazi Germany against the horrors of Kristallnacht has finally been accepted by the German government 79 years after it was initially offered at the door of Melbourne's German consulate in 1938.