Stuck Between a Rock and a Holy Place: The Impact of Australia’s Decision to Hold Election Day on Yom Kippur

The Australian government’s decision to hold the next federal election on Yom Kippur has riled some within the country’s small but influential Jewish community. How will hearts, minds and therefore ballots be affected?

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For the first time on record, Australians will go to the polls to elect their national government on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Given that voting in Australia is compulsory, what issues, both...