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Dani Shapiro in conversation with Juliet Rieden

It's a fine spring day in 2016, and Dani Shapiro has just casually submitted her DNA to a genealogy website. She will soon receive the news that her beloved deceased Dad was not her biological

Ariana Neumann in conversation with Scott Whitmont

Watch the interview with Ariana Neumann, the author of When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains. Ariana was interviewed by Scott Whitmont. There is a Czech saying – The darkest

Alison Kaplan Summer – Thinkers Thinking

Alison is a journalist at Haaretz

Shalom | Covid 19 Update

Dear Shalom Community, Shalom would like to give you an update on how we’re responding to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We want to assure you that we're taking all necessary precautions in accordance with

Ditch the plastic! DIY beeswax wraps

ABOUT BEESWAX Beeswax has been found in the tombs of Egypt, in wrecked Viking ships, and in Roman ruins. Beeswax has been used since prehistory: 🐝 As the first plastic, 🐝 Lubricant and waterproofing agent,

Let’s celebrate the TV women who raised me!

Television was the one constant in my childhood. Is that sad? It doesn’t have to be! I’ve listed the amazing women that I grew up with – join me now, on a journey through Robyn’s

Never Forget

Written by Shalom's Rimma Dinkin who is currently in Vienna attending Limmud FSU. As a group of around 70 participants, led by Chaim Chesler, we attended a special service and tour of Mauthaussen. This year

27 Hours (at Limmud FSU)

I’ve just met my hotel neighbour by the lifts. He took a chance and addressed me in Russian, which is a safe bet as over 600 Russian speaking Jews have congregated in Vienna for the

Limmud bound

There are many firsts for me on this trip. First time flying Emirates and stopping in Dubai.  I was lucky enough to have 3 empty seats to myself on the long-haul flight so actually managed

Hunters

I’m halfway through Hunters and I’m still not sure how I feel about the show. Set in the late 1970s, it follows a team of no-nonsense nazi hunters who begin to unravel a network of