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    • Bob
    • 18.01.13 | 20:35 (IST)

    I was born in SA, lived for a number of years in Aus and now live in Israel. I think its important for new people to "integrate" wherever they move, you are after all going to someone elses country, hoping to make it your own, so a certain amount of "blending" is required. Having said all that, Its also important for the receiving country to welcome in new people, understand that they are different, and keep an open mind. Both sides can learn a lot from each other, it just requires patience, an open mind (and ears!) and a willingness to let things change a little on both sides and create a new Jewish culture for Australia. It has happened, and continues to happen on a daily basis here in Israel, there is no reason why it should not happen, and with generally good results, in the galut as well

    from the article: South African Jewish immigrants still struggling to be accepted in Australia
    First published 03:43 18.01.13 | Last updated 03:43 18.01.13
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