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The Jews in Australia

The Jews in Australia

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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521612852

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  • Although Jews represent only a tiny proportion of the national population, they have made outstanding contributions and influenced Australian society immeasurably. This book explores how the Australian Jewish community differs from others around the world. It traces the community's history from its convict origins in 1788 through Australia's contemporary vibrant Jewish culture, and highlights its social and cultural impact. As well as looking at the emergence of a specific faith tradition, the book also explores how Jews, as the country's first ethnic group, have been assimilated into multicultural Australia.

    • A concise overview of the history of the Jews in Australia
    • Summation of 35 years of research in the area
    • Publication of the most recent research on the recent waves of Jewish migration to Australia
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    ' … an indispensable resource for those seeking a broad overview of Australian Jewry.' The Times Literary Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521612852
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Convicts and settlements
    3. Waves of migration to the 1900s
    4. Relations with the general community
    5. The watershed years
    6. Changing community structures
    7. The changing role of Israel and Zionism
    8. More recent waves of migrants
    9. The aftermath of the Holocaust
    10. Jewish women
    11. Creating a Jewishly learned community
    12. Contributions to the broader community
    13. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Suzanne D. Rutland, University of Sydney
    Suzanne Rutland is Chair of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. Highlights from her major publications include Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia, Pages of History: A Century of the Australian Jewish Press and 'If you will it, it is no dream': the Moriah Story. She has held numerous leadership positions within the Jewish and academic communities, including being current president of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, Sydney, and immediate past president of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies.

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