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Jan 10, 2022, 2:21 PM
When I was 7, Aliza was my savior. I just learned who she really was.
I was about to switch off the clip after watching the horrific story of a Holocaust survivor from Lodz, Poland, but decided to read the credits
Jul 9, 2021, 4:10 PM
Dear Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrision
Dear Scott, I hope you don’t mind me addressing you informally, but I have seen you so often on my screen that I feel you’re like one of the family – and since I don’t have a family in Australia,...
May 27, 2020, 7:42 AM
The Malka Leifer case: The never-ending saga
First for some good news. Yesterday Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Lomp ruled that Malka Leifer, who is alleged to have sexually molested young women in her charge in the Adass Israel school in Melbourne, was deemed fit to...
Apr 28, 2020, 7:47 AM
In search of a common denominator
A chance internet-link changed my plans. Without wanting to lapse into hyperbole or platitudes, it also changed my world view. Today is Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day, when the country remembers its fallen soldiers and victims of terror acts. It...
Dec 21, 2016, 2:45 AM
Vale Rabbi Lionel Blue
Thoughts out of the Blue For those of us who loved the man, the reluctant preacher, the searcher and the humanist, here is a tribute to Rabbi Lionel Blue who passed away recently. Until Reform Rabbi Lionel Blue delivered his first...
Nov 30, 2016, 3:09 PM
World AIDS Day 2016: Our journey is not done
Remember those who, like him, carry the pain of loss, and support those working to end this tragic epidemic
Apr 22, 2015, 6:51 PM
Memorial Day in Zambia
I am writing this from Zambia. It is a world away from Israel; from the music, programs and articles that knit Israelis together on this day. Yom Hazikaron 2015, the day of remembrance for Israel's soldiers and victims of terror....
Dec 18, 2014, 12:44 AM
Postcard from a grieving city
In Sydney and reassured that despite an evil man's despicable act, kindness and solidarity will prevail
Aug 7, 2014, 4:47 PM
Open Mike Silenced – Finally.
Two weeks ago, Mike Carlton, a regular columnist at the Sydney Morning Herald, spent his words on the situation in Gaza. It is hardly surprising: everyone who is anyone is writing about it. Not an hour goes by without...
Jul 2, 2014, 6:11 PM
Our Hope is not Lost
I have just returned from a memorial service for the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and killed: Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah, and Naftali Fraenkel. Anyone who knows the Jewish community of Sydney, in Australia, knows that, much like...
is a freelance journalist and teaches mathematics in Sydney, Australia.