Nomi Kaltmann is Tablet magazine’s Australian correspondent. Follow her on Twitter @NomiKal.
In Melbourne, a massive project aims to bring Jewish organizations, museums, communal groups, and restaurants to a new, one-stop destination
In the Southern Hemisphere, feeling out of sync on a day of communal mourning
In Jerusalem, Shabbat Shelach maintains a focus on both queer identity and religious practice
Different legal strategies emerge to help Jewish women whose husbands won’t grant them a religious divorce
Meet a few of the non-Jews who ‘buy’ chametz every Passover
The ongoing evolution of the Purim spiel
An educational program in Australian schools trains a new generation to teach children about the Holocaust
A squad of rowdy fans shows up every year to cheer on Jewish tennis players—especially veteran Israeli competitor Dudi Sela
Australia’s Hachshara ‘Hebrew Training Farm’ prepared a generation of young Zionists for life in Israel
How Australian Jews became blood marrow donors to the world
Travel restrictions have affected Jewish life in New Zealand, from circumcision to kosher meat supplies
Around the world, COVID-19 upended Jewish burial rituals
When New Zealand’s Jews observe Sukkot, religious rules are only half the story
An Australian children’s entertainer tries to cultivate the ceremonial fruit for Sukkot
Thanks to social media, Orthodox women selling ‘sheitels’ have found a new clientele outside their community
The black, yeasty spread is a tough sell for most consumers. But for Jews in Australia—and Aussies living abroad—it’s a kitchen staple.
As more Orthodox women, LGBTQI Jews, and people of color get ordained, rabbis reflect an increasingly diverse community
For 20 years, Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia has been connecting with Jews in unexpected places—far from Melbourne and Sydney
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