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Honouring our Anzacs

WITH this year marking the centenary of the charge of the Australian Light Horse Brigade at Beersheva, NAJEX has turned the focus to Israel for its annual commemoration of Anzac Day.

Young athletes to remember Shoah victims

To commemorate Yom Hashoah, the Jewish Holocaust Centre is partnering with Maccabi Victoria to honour those who lost their lives to the Nazi genocide.

Image inspires remembrance

Photographer Larnce Gold instantly knew he’d captured a powerful bird’s eye image of Holocaust remembrance at Bondi Beach just after dawn.

MP under fire over Bibi-bashing speech

LABOR MP Julia Finn has been slammed for her “ill-informed and deeply offensive” comments about Benjamin Netanyahu in Parliament earlier this month, in which she labelled the Israeli Prime Minister “an enemy of peace”.

Australia appoints new ambassador to Israel

Chris Cannan, a senior officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), will become Australia’s ambassador to Israel when Dave Sharma’s tenure comes to an end in June.

Feldman, Triguboff saga continues

FOUR weeks after Rabbi Yosef Feldman appeared to compare Yeshiva major donor Harry Triguboff to the Nazis, his father, Rabbi Pinchus Feldman has finally distanced himself from the comments.

Helping fix Broken Hill shul

After 55 years of being without a Torah, the historic synagogue of Broken Hill in NSW finally has a replica of the sacred scroll.

Honouring Israel’s fallen

“THE one true comforting thought we can have is that Danny died defending the country that he loved, and the country that he knew from childhood would be his home.”

Gap-year student wins start-up competition

“AMAZING and surreal” is how 19-year-old Sydneysider Alon Moss describes winning a two million shekel ($A700,000) start-up competition in Israel last month with British teenager Ilan Lewis.

Jewish Diggers feature in Anzac exhibition

A section devoted to telling the stories of some of the almost 1600 Australian Jewish men and women who served in the Great War is being included in the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, which will be on at Sydney’s International Convention Centre from April 15-27.