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Chag Sameach Everyone, Each Pesach, we set an extra cup of wine on the table for Eliyahu. It is such a good feeling being able to stand up and stretch our legs, to go and open the front door for some fresh air, and begin singing the classic song ‘Eliyahu HaNavi’,...
Chanukah comes at a strange time for Jews in predominantly Christian countries.
Surrounded by Christmas songs, Christmas trees, Christmas gifts, and non-Jewish friends wishing us a “Merry Christmas”, occasionally adding a “Happy Holidays”.
We are nearing our ‘National Day of Mourning’ – Tisha B’Av (which literally means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av). It is considered the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, a day in which we typically fast for the duration of the day.
AUJS member Eliezer salpeter (she/her) writes an interesting article about the Jewish tradition thoughts of LGBTQIA+ people and the creation of Adam and Chava – Male or Female?
AUJS NZ PTS Coordinator, Nathan Levy, writes about Shavuot and the book of Ruth, Kind David and conversion to Judaism. How are they all connected? Read and find out.
AUJS WA Jewish Engagement Officer, Amylee Assness, writes about freedom from different perspectives, and what it mean in the Jewish religion.
AUJS NSW Jewish Engagement Coordinator, Arbel Tenembaum, writes about the different rituals at the Seder table and the argument between Hillel and Rabeinu Nissim. What’s your opinion?
AUJS NSW Jewish Engagement Officer, Adam Marks, writes an eye-opening article about the meaning of Purim and how the story of Ester resonates with the people of Ukraine.
AUJS NSW Leadership and Development Officer, Sarah Sack, writes an inspiring article about the power of transformative events and standing up for change.