A call to reflect – Plus61J High Holidays supplement

A call to reflect – Plus61J High Holidays supplement

We bring you a collection of ten short essays reflecting on values and motifs of the High Holidays, and hope you find this short anthology enriching and inspiring, together with the timeless traditions that you practise

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Israel & Middle East

Jewish World

The story of Wellington’s scrappy synagogue with a big Kiwi heart

The story of Wellington’s scrappy synagogue with a big Kiwi heart

Meet this small Jewish community with a cooperative, can-do attitude particular to New Zealand In New Zealand’s capital, a scrappy synagogue with a big heart (The Forward) Wellington is New Zealand’s capital and its second largest city, home to 405,000 people. Since...

Australia

Meet Babi Yar survivor, Melbourne resident, Yelena Gorodetsky

Meet Babi Yar survivor, Melbourne resident, Yelena Gorodetsky

Over two days in September 1941, more than 33,000 Jews were executed by Nazi soldiers in the capital of Ukraine. Yelena Gorodetsky, 82, was one of the lucky ones — she was not executed, and is now one of only a handful of living Babi Yar survivors. Babi Yar: Survivor...

Culture & Thought