April 3, 2014, 12:00 am
A GROUNDBREAKING study highlighting weaknesses in the way Hebrew and Jewish studies are being taught at Jewish schools across Australia has been welcomed by Australian Jewish educators, who agree with the findings that Australian Jewry has entered a “new era” and curriculums must be revised accordingly.
March 28, 2014, 12:00 am
PHILLIP Salvador, 24, is a Catholic scout leader and Israeli Air Force veteran. Salma Aboganem, 55, is a Muslim bedouin and former Israeli Defence Forces veteran. Rani Sneh, 25, is a gay Jewish student living in Israel. They may not be household names, but their stories are the focus of a new campaign by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS), designed to educate tertiary students about the real Israel.
December 17, 2013, 12:00 am
ISRAEL’S Minister of Economy, Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett declared there is “no one stronger and more connected to Israel” than Australia, at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) lunch last Friday.
December 11, 2013, 12:00 am
FIVE female stalwarts of the Australian Jewish community have joined women from across the globe in contributing to a publication celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Israeli women’s rights organisation Women of the Wall.
November 15, 2013, 12:00 am
IN his first appearance at a Jewish function since being elected Prime Minister, Tony Abbott pledged to “commit the new Australian Government to stand by the State of Israel” a country he described as a “bastion of liberal pluralism and democratic freedom in a part of the world where these ideals are almost unknown.”
October 18, 2013, 9:21 am
A ZIONIST Federation Australia (ZFA) email criticising American Zionist advocacy group J Street has sparked controversy with some younger members of the Jewish community saying they felt alienated by the organisation's actions.