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Artwork returns to heirs

FOR the past 23 years, Swiss lawyer Olaf Ossmann has been trying to track down a major collection of paintings belonging to a wealthy Jewish businessman who fled the Nazis before the outbreak of World War II. The collection of […]

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Top Israeli films at festival

FORTY-three of the best films and documentaries from Israel, Europe, America and Canada will feature in this year’s Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), which opens on October 29


Brad’s king-size comedy capers

GROWING up in the burbs of Los Angeles as the stepson of a cantor wasn’t always, well, a piece of kugel for Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett. At


Family put to the test

MOVIE REVIEW by Don Perlgut.  American Jewish actor-writer-director Zach Braff (Garden State) heads to suburban Los Angeles to tackle issues such as parental disappointment, professional failure and illusory


Orchestral dreams

CONDUCTOR and musical director Russell Ger has been living in the United States for the past six years, but Australia is still very much in his dreams. The former


Encore for Motown show

SINGER Jude Perl has returned from the United States to star alongside Bert LaBonte in a short return season of Let’s Get It On, a tribute to the


Veteran artist’s new works

WHEN artist Yosl Bergner arrived in Australia from Europe in 1937, he studied at the National Gallery Art School and soon became an integral part of the Melbourne


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


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


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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