Life

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Dear Persian Jews: Tradition Is Not Enough

Like many children in the U.S., I once begged my mother to let me attend a Friday night sleepover. “It’s Shabbat night,” she declared in Persian. “You don’t go out on Shabbat night.” “Why?” I prodded. “I want to go to this sleepover and eat something called ‘Chinese food.’” “But we’ve always ‘done’ Shabbat.” she […]

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History

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The Jews of Oz: A History of the Australian Jewish Community

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and have an affinity for all things Australian, including Vegemite. I cannot help feeling that when the prophet Ezekiel said that Jews were dispersed and scattered among the nations, that he had Australia in mind. Isaiah predicted that the Jewish people would be exiled “to far off […]

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Flames of Hope: The Power of Hanukkah

The menorah represents the faith and hope of the Jewish people that cannot be extinguished.

The Crown and the Jews: 12 Facts

Here are 12 little-known facts about British royals and the Jews, including some of The Crown’s Jewish connections. English Jews were once “property” of The Crown William the Conqueror Britain’s Jewish community likely dates to Roman times, but the earliest records come from the reign of King William I, William the Conqueror, who invaded Britain from […]

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