One Angry Jewish Voter

It’s the theatre of the absurd.  Maybe next Purim, instead of reading Megillat Ester, Australian Jews can just read a Hansard transcript. The Turnbull led Government was centralist, compromising, and imperfect, but nonetheless had a policy platform that was effective.  There is an old adage that suggests if you stand …

The Davka Election

In Hebrew there is an untranslatable word ‘davka’. Loosely defined it means “in spite of” or “to make a point simply for the sake of impressing an antagonistic position upon an opponent”.  American’s may have just uncovered its true meaning in English for the first time by voting Donald J Trump as …

Rethinking Philanthropy

The Jewish National Fund is one of the finest organisations in the Jewish world, and its illustrious history is a source of pride.  The modern nation State owes its very existence to the historic fundraising and land purchase arrangements.  Although everything in Israel has an element of politicisation, the JNF …