All posts tagged Peter Kohn

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.

Indigenous Kristallnacht protest finally accepted

An Aboriginal letter of protest to Nazi Germany against the horrors of Kristallnacht has finally been accepted by the German government 79 years after it was initially offered at the door of Melbourne's German consulate in 1938.

Israel embassy backs controversial singer’s tour

Israel's embassy has thrown its support behind concerts in Australia by controversial Israeli entertainer Achinoam Nini, aka Noa, after a spate of "vile and vitriolic" comments from within the Jewish community.

‘Yemini does not represent us’

VICTORIAN and federal Jewish leaders have made it clear that a bid by extreme right-winger Avi Yemini to run for State Parliament at next year's election does not have any kind of official endorsement from Australia's Jewish community.

Johnny Baker ‘gone far too soon’

THE community is mourning the untimely passing of Johnny Baker, whose forthright voice has been interwoven with Australian Jewish projects for decades.

Victorian MPs recall Beersheba

A copy of a painting depicting the charge of the Australian Light Horse into Beersheba 100 years ago this week was presented at Victoria's Parliament House on the October 31 centenary date, with Jewish leaders and state MPs in attendance.

Concern over Kotel, conversions

ON Simchat Torah this year, a celebration in a central Jerusalem public square saw men and women dancing with Torah scrolls, but for Rabbi Gilad Kariv, the reaction of onlookers was noteworthy.

Uncle Boydie on a mission

A FUNDRAISING campaign is underway to help Indigenous leader Alfred Turner (known as Uncle Boydie) visit Berlin and Beersheba for two highly significant anniversaries.

Cheng’s son studies Shoah

Alpha Cheng has spoken about his decision to proceed with a Holocaust education program in Israel, in which he had enrolled shortly before his father Curtis Cheng was shot and killed in a terrorist attack in Parramatta.

Tackling today’s anti-Semitism

YAD Vashem's traditional role does not directly relate to combating contemporary anti-Semitism, but Israel's Shoah museum is widening its scope, now bringing the lessons of a horrific past into today's world, according to Professor Dina Porat, its chief historian.