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Book reflection: in bad faith

Whatever you are doing now, please stop, jump online, and order a copy of the book “in bad faith” by Dassi Ehrlich which was released for sale last week.  Prepare to read the story of how she was abused, and contemplate the public contour that she had to navigate to

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UNRWA – UNmasked, UNacceptable and UNtenable

Although the International Council of Justice did not outright dismiss the shameful libel of genocide brought by South Africa, it also has not as yet stopped Israel in its pursuit of terrorists by demanding a ceasefire.  What has emerged from the case coincides with the conclusive evidence submitted by Israel

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The Destruction of Trust

Summer in Australia is all about holidays, time with family, relaxing and watching cricket. Lucky for us Aussies, we get to choose between test, one day and Big Bash formats. Besides stirring up division in the world of cricket Big Bash League has brought us a shortened form of entertainment

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Online Censorship of Israel Advocacy

The scaling-up of media bias, the brazen publication of distorted news and outright lies have crossed new lines.  Photos shared thousands of times are often “deep fakes” generated by AI, or simply library photos from events that have nothing to do with reports.  Accusations that journalists are targeted by Israel

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Zot Chanukah

The eighth day, the culmination of Chanukah, derives its name from the Torah reading זֹ֣את חֲנֻכַּ֣ת הַמִּזְבֵּ֗חַ where the gifts of the tribal leaders are announced.  More mystically, the eighth day of a festival transcends a worldly or natural order, represented by the wholeness and limitation of seven units.  Examples include

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Morenu Harav Shalom Coleman מורנו הרב

Tonight was a very special night in the history of the Perth Jewish Community, indeed for all Australian and world Jewry. Rabbi Shalom Coleman is Australia’s most senior Rabbi. At the spritely age of 105 he celebrated his birthday. He still leads a remarkably active and fulfilling life.  In recent

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Penny Wong is wrong

This morning on ABC’s Insiders program, Senator Penny Wong said that “how Israel defends itself matters” and that “when we affirm Israel’s right to defend itself, what we are also saying is Israel must comply and observe with international humanitarian law.” Ms Wong, can you please give an example of

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Lets do the time warp again

If I had been asked earlier in the year what I would be writing about in November 2023 for Jewgle Perth, most likely the answer would have been some burning local community issue. There are many possible topics, the ineffectiveness of the JCC, availability of kosher staples e.g. cheese and

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And Nothing But The Truth

For the first day or two following the 7 October pogrom in southern Israel, there was much media coverage showing the grief, shock and outrage in Israel.  Within days the coverage became sanitised, with some of the footage so disturbing it was removed.  Then as soon as Israel announced its

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