Arts

Yosl Bergner’s lifetime of art

Artist Yosl Bergner won acclaim for his art in Australia in the 1940s and in Israel since settling there in 1950, working in his Tel Aviv studio until shortly before his death on January 18, aged 96.

Saroo’s heartfelt family saga

When the history of Australian film of the early 21st century is written, Lion will take its place as one of the best of its era, with its story of childhood loss, displacement and search for identity. Read Don Perlgut's review.

Concert tour a family affair

It was an overseas concert tour with a difference for popular folk group Tinpan Orange when band members Emily Lubitz and her brother Jesse brought along their young families.

Portman’s powerful role

Jewish actress Natalie Portman expertly captures Jackie Kennedy’s mannerisms and style in a powerful and brave performance in the new movie Jackie. Read Don Perlgut's review.

First entries in our holiday photo competition

Here are the first entries in our photo competition featuring members of the Australian Jewish community on holiday, both in Australia or overseas. And there’s a great prize for the winner!

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Zable’s book makes shortlist

Author Arnold Zable’s latest book The Fighter based on the life of Australian Jewish boxing legend Henry Nissen, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Adelaide set for festival feast

The program for next year’s Adelaide Festival has been announced, with a wide range of shows including Barrie Kosky’s opera Saul and performances by Israeli dance troupe L-E-V.

Reality bites in thriller novel

The latest eco-political thriller by former banker-turned-author John M Green is set in China and heralds another adventure for former secret agent Tori Swyft.

Horror and comedy the perfect mix

After two years of hard work, writer-producer Joel Perlgut's six-part mock-horror web series, Girt By Fear, has been launched.

Broza’s songs of peace

Israeli musical superstar and peace activist David Broza is back in Australia this month for the first time in four years for concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Byron Bay, plus a film premiere.