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Meshuggenah family

FOUR generations of the Pszeszekowski family gather for an evening of laughs in Dr Jack Felman’s latest comedy, You’re Driving Me Crazy! which premiered at Chapel Off Chapel on August 27. The show stars Felman, Lena Fiszman and Allen Brostek …

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Chosen on the stage

THE Australian premiere of The Chosen – a story of family, faith and friendship adapted from Chaim Potok’s famous novel – is being staged at Shalom College, UNSW

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Debut novel’s religious twist

EMERGING writer Eli Glasman felt “re-engaged” with Judaism after completing his debut novel The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew, a narrative set around the Orthodox

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Film feast from Israel

SOME of the best new films from Israel will be screened at this year’s Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) Israeli Film Festival, which opens at Palace cinemas around

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Musical tribute to Bialystok’s Jews

ELENA Kats-Chernin is anxious about Remembering Bialystok, her new work for piano and cello. “Please mention that there will be two performances that day,” she urges. Banish any thoughts

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Harris sings the hits

CABARET.  Singer David Harris has starred in big-budget musicals ranging from Wicked and Legally Blonde to Fiddler on the Roof (playing Perchik), but on the eve of heading

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Hebrew letters and bush art

FOR the past 20 years, artist Nikki Green has been creating ornately illustrated manuscripts to celebrate life cycle events such as births and marriages. In recent years she has

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Holocaust horror with Hitchcock touch

FILMMAKER Alfred Hitchcock was known as the master of horror and carved a career out of exploring the darkest depths of the human mind. But there was one

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Variety of festival films

THIS year’s Melbourne International Film Festival gets underway on Thursday, July 31 with the Australian premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ new thriller, Predestination starring Ethan Hawke and Noah

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Traumatic childhood

WHEN Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle

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