Dan Goldberg


New Zealand Commitment to Israel Fades Among 7,000 Jews

By Dan Goldberg

New Zealand Commitment to Israel Fades Among 7,000 Jews
In one of the farthest corners of the Diaspora, Zionism has fallen “out of fashion” to the detriment of the “struggling” Jewish community.Read More


Liberal Australian Jews Slam Government 'Backing' of Israel Occupation

By Dan Goldberg

Liberal Australian Jews Slam Government 'Backing' of Israel Occupation
Australia foreign minister, Julie Bishop, in Israel last week for Ariel Sharon’s funeral, reiterated her call for the international community to refrain from branding them “illegal” in order not to “prejudge” the outcome of final-status negotiations.Read More


New Child Sex Scandal Erupts in Australia

By Dan Goldberg

New Child Sex Scandal Erupts in Australia
A new child sex scandal threatens to embroil a Jewish organization in Australia. Advocates for victims say it’s another dark chapter of abuse and cover-up.Read More


Australia’s Unofficial Chief Rabbi Buried in Israel

By Dan Goldberg

An American-born rabbi who has been hailed as “the greatest Australian Jewish leader of the past century” was buried July 11 on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.Read More


Aussies Count Kosher Calories

By Dan Goldberg

Aussies Count Kosher Calories
An American-born Australian rabbi is waging war on kosher calories by launching a campaign to shed pounds for charity.Read More






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