Manual of Jewish Festivals by Freda Kaufman

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A new book will feature in the Museum shop from 31 August. The Manual of Jewish Festivals by Freda Kaufman depicts both traditional and contemporary Jewish practice of the Jewish holidays with concise insights of their sources, observances, food customs, synagogue rituals and more. It places the festivals in an historic context with tables and timelines, and traces their evolution through the ages to the way they are lived today.

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Museum Collection, Stories From Within

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The Jewish Museum of Australia has a collection that is mainly comprised of donated items by the local community. Each piece in the collection has a history and story to go with it. The items featured in this story may form part of an upcoming exhibition the Museum curatorial team is developing to mark the centenary of World War I. The show will explore the significant contribution of Australian Jews to the war effort, as well as the impact of the war on Jewish communities at home and abroad.

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