In the cookbook collection of nearly every Jewish family sits a sincere yet amateur plastic-ring-bound volume of recipes. A group of women known as the Monday Morning Cooking Club has adopted this tried-and-true sisterhood tradition of culinary anthropology and recipe collecting and brought it into contemporary food culture, via Sydney, Australia.
Tony Abbott, a staunch supporter of Israel, was elected the country’s new prime minister of Australia.
A French-Canadian film deemed “anti-Israel” was withdrawn from the Israeli Film Festival in Australia.
A former coach of a Maccabi basketball team in Australia was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing four girls more than a decade ago.
Australian Jews criticized the Maccabi movement for continuing to employ officials responsible for the deaths of four Australians at the 1997 Maccabiah Games.
Bowlers from across the globe will compete this month in the third-largest international sporting competition in the world — but it’s not the Olympics. It’s the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel, and Americans will be among those rolling for gold.
When veteran social worker Debbie Fox’s name appeared in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on April 10, the story about her claimed she was doing the unthinkable: protecting a known abuser of children.
U.S., Canadian and Australian officials walked out of a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency when the Iranian envoy accused Israel of genocide.
Israeli intelligence services notified Australian officials of Ben Zygier’s arrest immediately after he was detained, an Australian news agency reported.
The fired principal of a major Jewish school in Melbourne reached an out-of-court settlement on the eve of his unfair dismissal case in the Federal Court.
Australian Jewry’s highest body welcomed the announcements by the Australian and Israeli governments of further inquiries into the death of Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli national known as Prisoner X.
The Zionist Federation of Australia slammed media claims that Israel programs serve as recruitment camps for the Mossad.
As more details have seeped out about the mysterious life and death of Israel’s Prisoner X -- identified last week by an Australian TV program as Ben Zygier -- the wall of silence surrounding those who knew him has begun to show some cracks.
Israel denied on Tuesday that an Australian immigrant who committed suicide in 2010 while jailed for security offenses had spied for his native country.
Suspected Israeli spy Ben Zygier may have given detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in Israel, according to an Australian news program.
Allegations of child sex abuse, rampant in Melbourne’s Jewish community, have spread to Sydney, with police mounting investigations into two individuals.
Knesset members pressed Israel's justice minister for answers on "Prisoner X," who was identified in an Australian TV report as an Australian-born Israeli who worked for the Mossad and died in an Israeli prison.
The majority of Americans are supportive of Israel. Still, for good reasons, many in Jewish and pro-Israel communities are deeply anxious about both the security of Israel and the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
One of Australia's largest Jewish schools is being sued by a former principal who claims he was the victim of unfair dismissal.
Australia won a temporary two-year seat on the UN Security Council despite critics suggesting its support for Israel would hamper the bid.
Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center has agreed to postpone litigation against an Australian charity it accuses of being a front for a Palestinian terror organization. On Sunday, Executive Council of Australian Jewry chief executive Peter Wertheim brokered talks between representatives of Shurat HaDin and World Vision Australia.
A Jewish legislator in Australia slammed the Labor government's hypocrisy on Iran in Canberra's attempt to win a U.N. Security Council seat this week.
The old theater saying that there are no small parts, only small actors, can also be said for opera. Just ask Australian bass Joshua Bloom, who was in town last month to begin rehearsals as Masetto for the Los Angeles Opera production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The opera’s seven performances run Sept. 22 through Oct. 14 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Australian Jewish officials lashed out at a group of former Israeli soldiers who reported abuses they witnessed while serving in the Palestinian territories.
A $20,000 fund to advance Jewish innovation in Australia was launched by the ROI Community, a global network of young Jewish innovators, and Australian Jewish Funders.
A 96-year-old woman from Australia is immigrating to Israel.
Jewish community leaders in Australia are angry that the government is sending delegates to a summit in Iran, though they have been instructed to walk out at the first sign of "anti-Semitic rhetoric."
The Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne embroiled in a child sex abuse scandal apologized "unreservedly" to the victims.
A senior banker at one of Australia's largest investment banks apologized for suggesting that Hitler was a great visionary.
The annual Israeli Film Festival will for the first time be screened in major Australian cities beyond Sydney and Melbourne.
In a court ruling that is bringing new attention to Australia’s failure to prosecute alleged Nazi-era war criminals, the government will not surrender to Hungary the man believed to be the country’s last World War II war crimes suspect.
Australia's highest court has ruled not to extradite suspected war criminal Charles Zentai to his native Hungary.
U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.
An article on illegal boat people by the publisher of Australia's main Jewish newspaper has ignited a storm of protest, with some critics savaging it for "vilifying Muslims" and promoting "xenophobic, Islamophobic and heartless sentiments."
Australian sprinter Steven Solomon qualified for the Olympics 400 meters final with a second consecutive personal best time.
Two anti-Israel activists arrested in Melbourne last year were found guilty of assaulting police.
Australian Jewish leaders have urged all Australians to hold a moment of silence in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The only Jewish athlete on Australia's Olympic team unwittingly has been drawn into a racism scandal on the eve of the London Games.
Australia's Prime Minister wrote a personal letter to the president of the International Olympic Committee, urging him to hold a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Games in 1972.
Israel's deputy foreign minister thanked Australia for supporting the campaign to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a minute's silence at the London Games in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered in Munich in 1972.
The Australian government has given $4.7 million in aid for safety upgrades to 13 Jewish schools.
Peter Singer, a U.S.-based philosopher and ethicist, was awarded Australia’s highest honor.
A crowd of angry pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Melbourne marred the annual celebration of Israel's independence.
When Australia’s highest court soon rules on whether the 90-year-old Karoly “Charles” Zentai should be extradited to Hungary, it likely will be passing judgment on the last known Nazi war criminal suspect residing in the country.
Australia is donating $90 million over five years to aid the health and education of Palestinian refugees.
The trial of 19 pro-Palestinian protesters backing an Israel boycott began in Australia.
Australian police plan to ask U.S. authorities to extradite a former teacher at a Melbourne Jewish school over a child sex abuse scandal.
An Australian TV broadcaster rejected complaints from Jewish groups that a controversial series "endorses and reinforces demeaning stereotypes about Jews."
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks arrived in Australia on his last official visit as chief rabbi of the commonwealth before stepping down after two decades in his post.
A joint delegation of Australian and British parliamentarians met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Palestinian counterpart, Salam Fayyad. The delegation, organized by Australian businessman and philanthropist Albert Dadon, was in Israel for the first edition of the Australia-United Kingdom-Israel Leadership Forum.
Jewish community leaders in Australia are appalled that a neo-Nazi music festival has been allowed to go ahead in Queensland.
More than 1,000 people, including Australia's prime minister and three former prime ministers, bid farewell to former Governor-General Sir Zelman Cowen.
Australia's Jewish former governor-general, Sir Zelman Cowen, has died.
Australia imposed expanded sanctions on Iran as concerns escalated over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
An Israeli man was jailed for up to four years for stealing nearly $150,000 from parking meters in Melbourne.
An Australian judge described a boycott Israel as "disgraceful" in dismissing charges against the son of Holocaust survivors.