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Melbourne reflects on Night of Broken Glass

On November 9, Melbourne’s Jewish community commemorated the 79th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass, when a Nazi pogrom against Jews swept through Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland.

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Anticipation builds for Maccabi Carnival

Preparations for Maccabi's 36th Junior Carnival are well underway, with several hundred participants, in year 6 - 9, expected to travel to Melbourne for the week-long event from January 14 to 21.

‘Compass’ takes on conversion

ABC TV’s Compass will present ‘Ike’s Conversion’ this week, telling the story of 21-year-old Melbournian Ike Curtis, and his journey to Orthodox Judaism through the Melbourne Beth Din.

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Couples’ ketubahs ‘not legitimate’?

One couple may need to have a second Jewish wedding ceremony and another wedding is being scrutinised amid claims the officiating rabbi failed to meet halachic standards.

Outcry over Adass appointment

THE Adass Israel School in Melbourne has come under fire after appointing Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant as its new principal.

Segal unlocks Middle East puzzle

WITH a topic as complex and rapidly changing as ‘The New Middle East and Why it Matters’, leading geopolitics and terrorism expert Hagai Segal began by saying, “I could talk about this for the next seven hours.”

Past and present athletes honoured

IT was a night of sombre celebration as Melbourne hosted a 20th anniversary commemoration for the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse before farewelling the Melbourne athletes for July’s 20th Maccabiah Games.

Master of Middle Eastern cuisine

Internationally renowned Israeli chef, restaurateur and author Yotam Ottolenghi joins popular reality cooking show MasterChef Australia as a guest judge on Sunday. Phoebe Roth met him while he was in Melbourne earlier this year.

Musical tribute to honour Babi Yar victims

A CONCERT in Melbourne in September will bookend the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Nazi massacres at Babi Yar, Ukraine in 1941.

Dancing onto the big screen

AUSTRALIAN actress Dena Kaplan basked in the excitement of the red carpet premiere of the film Dance Academy held in Sydney on the weekend.