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When you google “Happiness”, what you’ll see are a series of self-help and psychology websites with practical advice and philosophies on how to be happier. The surprising fact is that while the research suggests one thing, our collective sense of how to be happy is so far from reality. To find out more, check out AUJS Member, Sofia Majzner’s take on the secret to happiness.
According to the 2016 Census, 38.7% of Australians aged 18-34 claim to have no religion. What impact is this rise in secularisation having in Australia? AUJS Member, Lachlan Corne, explores this issue in his piece, The Changing Role of Religion in Australia.
AUJS WA Jewish Engagement Officer, Amylee Assness, provides interesting insight into the festival of Sukkot.
AUJS NSW Jewish Engagement Officer, Becky Dunkel, writes a thought-provoking article about Yom Kippur and the power of forgiveness.
AUJS Conferences Coordinator, Alissa Foster, writes a thought-provoking article about Ben and Jerry’s decision to cease operations in the West Bank and the motivations behind the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement (BDS).
AUJS Leadership and Development Coordinator, Zak Ben-Moshe, writes an interesting article about what leadership is and why Jews should aspire to attain it.
Combat Loneliness is a taskforce headed by Sydney Clinical Psychologist, Dr Eva Lowy, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of social isolation and loneliness in the Jewish Community.
Reflecting on the recent conflict in Israel, AUJS member, Josh Feldman, writes a thought-provoking article about how Anti-Zionism has Never Been About Israel.
Nastassia Pearce-Bernie, AUJS NZ Jewish Engagement Officer writes an article about what our role is as Jewish students when it comes to the environment through a Talmudic lens.