Welcome to Jewish Women of Words

Jewish Women of Words is a space for discussion and reflection about what it means to be a Jewish woman in the increasingly complex world today. It is a community of people interested in anything relevant to Jewish women. It is an inclusive platform for sharing and testing ideas. Whether you are new to writing or practiced at it, we welcome your contributions. Jewish Women of Words is for people from all places and backgrounds. Whatever and however you identify as a Jewish woman, this is a place for you to hang out and explore your world, experiences and beliefs. Learning is an ongoing process, valued by Jewish tradition. This is a space to engage with others who have different experiences and perspectives in a respectful and open way.

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Rebecca Forgasz was the Director & CEO of the Jewish Museum of Australia for nearly ten years. This extract of her farewell lecture, Ten tantalising tales: stories from our collection, is part of a series published here to mark the High Holidays. In each instalment Rebecca reflects on the personal, collective and cultural significance of objects


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