‘Jews were people of the land before we were people of the book’
For Australia’s small but growing Jewish community in Tasmania, celebrating Sukkot poses some unique obstacles
In the Southern Hemisphere, feeling out of sync on a day of communal mourning
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
An Australian children’s entertainer tries to cultivate the ceremonial fruit for Sukkot
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.
For 20 years, Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia has been connecting with Jews in unexpected places—far from Melbourne and Sydney
In the wake of Kristallnacht, an Aboriginal man led a protest to the German Consulate in Melbourne, Australia. It took decades for most Australian Jews to learn what he had done, and even longer for the Germans to apologize for turning him away.
How the language gained an enduring foothold in Melbourne
In the Southern Hemisphere—from Australia to South Africa to Latin America—Jews celebrate the Festival of Lights in the middle of summer, so it can look a little different than it does up north. Fewer icicles, more sand between your toes.
Australia was as far from the horrors of Europe as she could get, and yet that wasn’t far enough
Why Israel harbored the woman accused of being Australia’s worst Orthodox Jewish sexual predator
Growing up in a community of Holocaust survivors and their children in Melbourne, Australia, I didn’t know many grandparents. So now that I’ve got grandchildren of my own, I’ve had to figure out for myself exactly what being a grandmother means.
What my grandmother brought with her when she fled Nazi Germany for Australia, and what she left me when she died
Growing up in Australia, I loved almost all traditional Ashkenazi dishes. But Hanukkah’s greasy potato pancakes have always left me cold.
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