National

Teenager left wounded after callous attack

A 16-year-old boy from the community is recovering after he and three friends were caught up in a frightening attack on Jasper Road in Bentleigh last Thursday night (January 12).

Magazine defends Holocaust cover

The Spectator Australia has defended a decision to publish on its cover an illustration of a death camp prisoner with a tattoo on their arm after it was described this week as “disturbing” and “deeply insulting”.

Mayor’s cold shoulder to shul

Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson declined an invitation to attend a service at The Great Synagogue, citing Israel’s “gross and illegal” occupation of the West Bank.

Australian Open

Ready . . . set . . . tennis!

The 2017 Australian Open kicked off in style on January 16 with several Jewish tennis players making it into the second round.

Tasmania’s triple treat

BEFORE December 2016, the last time Launceston Synagogue celebrated a bar mitzvah was almost a decade ago.

Have the courage to care

Filming began today on Courage to Care’s most ambitious initiative to date - to create audio-visual recordings of 24 Holocaust survivors sharing their stories.

Shalom graduate aims for the sky

Renee Wootton is the 31st Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Scholarship Program (SGISP) recipient to graduate since 2005, but the first in the field of aviation.

Danby cynical over Abbott embassy call

Melbourne Ports MP Michael Danby has dismissed Tony Abbott’s call for the Australian government to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem as a likely political stunt.

Creating helping hands

A biomedicine and engineering student at Monash University is using 3D printing to create prosthetic hands for children who have physical disabilities.

Sir Zelman’s son killed in paragliding crash

The Jewish community is in mourning following the death of Ben Cowen, the youngest child of former Governor-General, the late Sir Zelman Cowen.