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Top Tiger to talk Israel

FOR the CEO of an AFL club, staying on – or ahead of – the ball is an ingrained philosophy, so Brendon Gale, chief executive of Richmond Football Club, was curious about how Israelis have stayed on top of their game.

Aussie takes helm of Shoah Foundation

MELBOURNE'S Lee Liberman has been inaugurated as the new chair of the Board of Councillors to the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, making her the foundation's first chair to be based outside the United States. 

Rabbi Telsner’s tenure ends at Yeshivah

YEARS of controversy surrounding Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Telsner’s employment at Melbourne Yeshivah Centre have finally come to an end today (Thursday).

Merlino tackles ACHPER

VICTORIAN Education Minister James Merlino has announced he expects an unreserved apology and a full public accounting from education resources provider, Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), after a controversy over how it handled a complaint against anti-Israel study materials.

Anti-Israel coursework controversy continues

FALSE, denigrating claims about Israel in study materials for Victorian students came under the blowtorch this week as Caulfield MP David Southwick demanded the Andrews government move more quickly to safeguard students from false information in VCE coursework.

Yidcore makes a comeback

YIDCORE, the Australian Jewish punk rock band established in Melbourne in 1998 which disbanded in 2009, is reuniting for a concert at the inaugural Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) to be held at the Melbourne Recital Centre next month.

Swastika daubed on Anne Frank poster

ANNE Frank's life-affirming reflection in her famous Holocaust-era diary that "people are really good at heart" was tested last week, when a swastika was daubed on a poster promoting a small Melbourne theatre company's production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Pro-Israel doctors end dispute with The Lancet

THOUSANDS of physicians and health academics across the world, led by among others Australian Jewish Professor Paul Zimmet, have ended a five-year boycott of leading international medical journal The Lancet over its coverage of Israel. 

Markus proud of leaving his mark

PROFESSOR Andrew Markus said he will step down as director of Monash University's Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at the end of this year feeling proud of the vibrancy and scope of its programs, and excited about its future.

Shtick celebrates 600th episode

ICONIC community TV show The Shtick has just celebrated a milestone – its 600th episode, and as producer Henry Greener observed, it's nearing its Jewishly significant 613th instalment.