Tag Archives: Australia

On Fire

Blazing sights and sounds dominate the news.  Very young readers may have “tuned out” the U.S. impeachment firestorms, but the vivid, heartrending images of Australia’s animals burned in that country’s worst-ever firestorm season are unforgettable.  These wildfires sparked just as … Continue reading

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Esther Abrahams: From Convict to ‘First Lady’

Last February in Australia, an 1823 portrait in Sydney’s Jewish Museum riveted my attention.  Just a few tantalizing facts identified its dark-eyed society matron.  I had to know more . . . . Her Newgate Prison jailors never imagined how … Continue reading

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