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Jewish writers and the wider community are mourning the death of acclaimed Australian literary figure Dr Serge Liberman, aged 75.
Tributes have flowed for philanthropist and communal figure Ron Tatarka, who passed away suddenly last weekend in Melbourne, aged 58.
Tributes have flowed for former federal Labor minister, NSW MP and "justice warrior" Barry Cohen, who has died aged 82.
A Jewish woman sheltered by two senior Japanese consular officials in Berlin during World War II has recounted their bravery at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.
The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.
THE Turnbull government has reiterated it has no plans to move Australia's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite a pledge by Victorian Liberals to open a trade office in the Israeli capital if they win next year's state election.
WITH overall religious affiliation in Australia appearing to decline in the latest Census, a demographics expert has identified a lull in Jewish immigration waves and anomalies in the Census methodology as the factors behind a result that shows some 6000 fewer people identifying as Jewish in 2016 than in 2011.
The Victorian Opposition has pledged to open a Victorian government trade office in West Jerusalem if it wins next November's state election.
A proposal to rename Victoria's federal electorate of Gellibrand in honour of William Cooper has drawn acclaim from the Aboriginal human rights champion's supporters.
The Melbourne community has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Johnny Baker at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV)'s annual meeting.