Ancient synagogues were decorated with art. Why?

January 17, 2022 by  
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Follow the app and discover Melbourne’s Jewish history

November 1, 2021 by  
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Enjoy ‘A Jewish Walk Through Marvellous Melbourne’ via a brand-new app launched by the Australian Jewish Historical Society-Vic. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jacob Barrow Montefiore – Improving ship travel to the colonies

October 26, 2021 by  
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Jacob was the eldest son of Eliezer Levi Montefiore and Judith and nephew of Joseph and Jacob. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Joseph Barrow Montefiore – a trader, landowner and one of the earliest free settlers

October 20, 2021 by  
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Joseph was born in 1803 in London, the youngest son of Eliezer and Judith Levi Montefiore. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Judah Solomon –  Convict to Businessman

August 10, 2021 by  
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Judah arrived in Hobart in 1820 from England, together with his brother Joseph, as convicts for “receiving stolen goods”. Read more

A lesson from history

December 1, 2020 by  
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I have been reading about The Hundred Years’ War between France and England by Jonathan Sumption the well-known and controversial barrister, former member of the Supreme Court of Great Britain. Read more

Meet Dr Sue Silberberg

Dr Sue Silberberg has released a History Book entitled “A Networked Community – Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century”, an Academic Publication of her PhD Thesis at Melbourne University…she talks with Henry Greener. Read more

Medieval Jewish ritual bath beneath a church in Sicily

June 18, 2019 by  
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Israeli scholars have announced the discovery of a Hebrew inscription on the wall of a medieval Jewish ritual bath located deep underground beneath the Church of St. Philip the Apostle in Syracuse, Sicily. Read more