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KOSHER KIWIS, YIDDISHKEIT IN AOTEAROA

*Macher (Yiddish) n. An influential person; a bigshot; a person who makes things happen.                                                

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The history of Jews in New Zealand begins in 1840, with the arrival of

settlers at Petone in Wellington.