Musings from the wilderness… Part 2

Week 2 - Don't curse the rain!! They say in Israel, “Don’t curse the rain, because the Kinneret is small.” Such a beautiful sentiment, and a reminder that contrary to the way most of us

Reflecting in the lead up to Rosh Hashanah

The High Holidays might seem light years away, but the time to prepare, is actually meant to be now, during the Hebrew month of Elul. In fact, someone once said that if Rosh Hashanah is

Musings from the wilderness… Part 1

Here I am, in the middle of the forest in West Connecticut, in a tent on a hot humid night and I can hear the sound of the torrential rain hitting the plastic of the

A quirky comedy to premiere in Sydney

5 books that’ll get you through your daily commute

There’s something special about reading on public transport. In today’s day and age, it’s one of the only places in the world that you can just sit, without any distraction, and inhale a good novel.

Abuse of Power – 929 English

929 is an international daily study program of Tanach. Rabbi Alon Meltzer wrote the following article on the biblical book of Samuel II, chapter 11, regarding #MeToo, the abuse of power, and our biblical figures.

Why Food Doesn’t Matter at your Next Jewish Event

By Anna Stern For the past 2.5 years, I have worked in the Sydney Jewish community curating and delivering cultural, professional and social experiences. In those 2.5 years, food has often been a major conversation

Laugh Out Loud!!

A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR, MOIRA BLUMENTHAL  

We sat down with the incredible Moira, to learn all about her background with theatre, what it’s like to work on comedy vs dramatic performances and what she likes most about Jewish jokes.  Can you

A message from the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival Director, Justine Saidman

This past month, I’ve been paying attention. To the songs I hear on the radio on my drive to work, the graffiti on the wall on my walk from the carpark, the photo of my