Rabbi Dr Moshe Yehuda Bernstein is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Australia in 1993, he studied for nine years in the Klausenberg Rabbinic Academy in Safed, Israel, concurrently receiving a diploma in Rabbinic Studies from the Eeyun ha-Talmud Institute in Monsey.
After coming to Australia, he worked as Director of Jewish Studies for secondary schools in Sydney and, later, after settling in Perth in 1996, at Carmel School for eight years. He has lectured extensively at schools throughout Western Australia and in adult education programmes for both the Jewish community and general public. He also served on the executive board of the Curriculum Council and the Council of Christians and Jews Western Australia. In 2010 he completed a BA majoring in Mandarin Chinese at Curtin University, spending a semester on exchange at Beijing Language and Culture University.
In 2016 at UWA he completed his doctoral thesis, Globalization, Translation and Transmission: Sino-Judaic Cultural Identity in Kaifeng, China,examining the cultural identity of the Chinese Jews. It was published by Peter Lang AG in January 2017. Moshe is currently a research fellow at Curtin University, working on a historical fiction at the China Australia Writing Centre, in collaboration with Fudan University in Shanghai. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sino-Judaic Institute in Pal Alto, California and has lectured extensively in Europe, Australia, the US and China on themes relating to Sino-Judaic history and culture. He has also published several journals articles and contributed to various academic anthologies. He currently resides in Roleystone, Western Australia with his wife Batsheva.
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Amazon links to Dr Bernstein’s thesis and two anthologies to which he has contributed:
Staff profile at Curtin University. Scroll down to “Overview”: