Rosh Hashana Newsletter – A Friendship

Rosh Hashana Newsletter – A Friendship

By Dennis Martin “Salaam aliekum”. “Shalom aleichem”. A hug, a laugh and so we greet each other. Me, a Jew using the Muslim greeting and Najaf Mazari, a Muslim using the Hebrew greeting. And so it has been on most Saturday afternoons for the past 4 years. We sit in...
Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Green Lips

Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Green Lips

By Arnold Zable This article first appeared in The Well. The suffering of asylum seekers currently in detention on Nauru and Manus Island is unbearable. Imagine it, to be living in tents, in the heat and rain, on isolated islands, with years of waiting ahead, in...
Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Profiting From Refugee Pain

Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Profiting From Refugee Pain

By Jemima Light Since Kevin Rudd’s announcement of the so-called ‘Papua New Guinea solution’ to deter people seeking asylum by boat, I’ve had countless conversations (sometimes heated) with people from a wide range of the political spectrum. I noticed that many of...
Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Refugees Choosing Life

Rosh Hashana Newsletter – Refugees Choosing Life

By Larry Stillman I’m amazed. I’m amazed because I wrote an article for Galus Australis in October, 2009 looking at the situation in South Africa by way of comparison to what happens to refugees in Australia.  I thought I could update it significantly, in...