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".

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.

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.

Israel embassy backs controversial singer’s tour

Israel's embassy has thrown its support behind concerts in Australia by controversial Israeli entertainer Achinoam Nini, aka Noa, after a spate of "vile and vitriolic" comments from within the Jewish community.

Reaching for the stars

Sky and Space Global - the only space technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) - will launch 200 nanosatellites into orbit around the equatorial zone in two phases between 2018 and 2020.

Jewish roof bodies: ‘Legalise SSM’

COMMUNAL roof bodies have urged the government to legalise same-sex marriage in the wake of the postal survey which showed 61.6 per cent of respondents supported marriage equality.