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‘Our prayers go out to you’

IN an unprecedented move, New Zealand’s only Jewish school was closed on Monday while all shule services were cancelled over the weekend in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

‘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.

Terrorist kills Muslim worshippers in Christchurch

AUSTRALIA’S Jewish community has reacted in horror at news a terrorist shot and killed 40 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

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

New Zealand reaches out to restore diplomatic relations with Israel

The newly appointed foreign affairs minister of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee has contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to restore diplomatic relations. He received his ministerial warrant on Israeli Independence Day.

‘Dual US-Israeli citizen behind most JCC bomb threats’

A 19-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon has been arrested, suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities.

Athletes ready for Maccabi junior carnival

EXCITEMENT is building for the 2017 Maccabi Australia Junior Carnival, which begins this Sunday in Perth.

Speaking for millions who perished

Guta Goldstein, an Auschwitz survivor from Melbourne, has been touring New Zealand to share her harrowing story with thousands of students.

Futsal-Jews lead Kiwi smashing

Futsalroos’ Jarrod Basger and Jordan Mundell are not only teammates, but best friends, having grown up together playing football in Sydney’s inner suburbs.

Heartbreak as search for Paul ends in tragedy

THE parents of an Australian man missing in New Zealand since Saturday night remain hopeful of finding their son alive.