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Bitter Herbs and Honey


This documentary offers a look into Carlton, a small town located inside urban Melbourne, Australia. In the 19th century, it was a destination of choice for more-or-less assimilated Ashkenazi English Jews, who preferred to be called "Israelites," or "Hebrews." When Sephardic Jews from Eastern Europe settled there after World War II, the local English Ashkenazim were repelled by their alien ways. While this particular conflict is a theme which has been repeated all over the world, the Australian encounter...more