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Australian Jewish leaders slam Israeli minister

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have condemned comments by Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz appearing to endorse gay conversion therapy.

Victorian government condemns spate of hate

THE Victorian government has condemned a recent spate of antisemitic graffiti as "completely unacceptable", and urged that those responsible be "caught and punished under the law".

Saving hearts with healing hands

Dr Yayehyirad (Yayu) Mekonnen Ejigu will become Ethiopia’s first fully-trained paediatric heart surgeon – and with the assistance of the Israeli organisation, Save a Child’s Heart, and Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, he is set to achieve his dream. Rebecca Davis reports.

Concert break for Homeland star

Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin has been honoured for decades in television, film and records, but with an upcoming Australian tour, he admits his first love is singing.

Gold class from Goldstat on the Gold Coast

Maccabiah Games hero Josh Goldstat capped off a year to remember with a gold medal on debut at the ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast.

Luck and a letter to freedom

What do a dinner party in South Yarra, an ant extermination company and an Australian prime minister have in common? Walter Glaser shares his family’s story of survival against the Nazis at the opening of the latest B’nai B’rith Courage to Care exhibition.

Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

Australia’s epic futsal comeback

AUSTRALIA pulled off a miraculous last-minute victory over Brazil on July 10 to qualify for the futsal finals at the Maccabiah Games and keep their hopes of a medal alive. 

Maccabiah Games kick off

AUSTRALIA is off to a ripping start at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, with the Aussie athletes nabbing dozens of medals.

A child survivor’s story

Through the kindness of strangers, toddler Francine Lazarus was able to survive World War II, and recounted her amazing story to Yael Brender.