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Chaos as South Head is brought to its knees

THE administrator of South Head Synagogue is close to putting a padlock on the front door and closing the shule after a judge ruled that Rabbi Benzion Milecki’s contract cannot be terminated without a ruling from a Jewish court.

Carr’s conference call

LABOR frontbencher Anthony Albanese has refused to distance himself from comments by his former colleague Bob Carr who said this week that the ALP should “light up the sky with a resolution that says the next Labor federal government will recognise Palestine”.

SA supports Palestine recognition

JEWISH leaders have expressed their deep disappointment at the South Australian Parliament’s vote to ask Canberra to recognise a Palestinian state, the first time an Australian parliament has done so.

Cancer can’t keep Penkin out of the games

WHEN Sydney mother of two Amanda Penkin was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2016, it could have shattered her dream of representing Australia at the Maccabiah Games.

Biran rings bell on inequality

ISRAELI Labour Party MK Michal Biran raised the issues of rising inequality and the unresolved Israeli–Palestinian conflict as key challenges facing Israel today.

Healing with love and laughter

WHEN Ros Ben-Moshe received a diagnosis of bowel cancer six years ago, little could have prepared her for the intense journey that would follow.

Senator’s speech on Israel condemned

JEWISH groups have condemned a volley of accusations in Parliament by Senator Lisa Singh after her April visit to the West Bank and Israel.

Arise Sir Frank

SHOAH survivor turned tycoon Sir Frank Lowy expressed his pride this week at receiving a prestigious royal honour.

Jewish leaders condemn mosque attack

JEWISH community groups have condemned an attack on Muslim worshippers near a mosque by a man in a white van, being treated as terrorism by police.

Terror victim Hadas Malka mourned

HER smiling photos have captured the hearts of the nation. The country is this week mourning a young woman who everyone suddenly feels they knew – Hadas Malka.