Opinion

Why we must fight for the freedom to worship

EVERYONE should be safe when praying in a house of worship, regardless of their religion, writes Kate Ashmor.

‘Our hearts cry out. We are all the children of Abraham’

WHEN a gunman opened fire on Muslim men, women and children in prayer in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50, it had a monumental impact on the whole of New Zealand, the full extent of which still remains to be seen.

Bridging the Orthodox-LGBT+ divide

We have reached a stage in which almost everyone can and wants to be gracious towards each other. In that context there should not be tension, animosity or judgement.

From a protest to a celebration

I hope this Congress helps LGBTQI Jewish communities around the world to succeed in their struggle for equality and social justice.

Why I campaigned to ban David Icke

This righteous decision communicates the message that Australia stands for better, that it will continue to be a safe haven for us all, and that the likes of David Icke are not welcome here.

Netanyahu’s deal with the devil

Kahanism, with all its despicable racism and hatred, has resurfaced from the gutters of Israeli politics into the mainstream of pre-election debate.

Forging partnerships to fight injustice

After participating in the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour, I am now confident that AUJS will no longer protest against antisemitism on campus alone.

Are youth apathetic about politics? Not us

Perhaps the question is not why young people don’t engage with politics. A better question is why, when they’re capable of stating clearly and openly what problems our system faces, don’t we give them more opportunities and space to lead?

NZ Jewry – A small but proud community

IN the last two years, the New Zealand Jewish community has faced significant challenges, especially its government’s co-sponsorship of UN Security Council resolution 2334, and the singer Lorde cancelling her

Australia’s government should ban Hezbollah

There is strong evidence that Hezbollah is active in Australia – in the local criminal underworld and from the pulpits of some mosques.