Arts

Ghil’ad’s Indigenous language game changer

As the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week – honouring the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – Shane Desiatnik speaks with an Israeli-born linguistics professor who is breaking new ground in Indigenous language reclamation, and in the process, helping the Barngarla people reconnect with their long lost mother tongue.

Messing with morals

In the upcoming production of The Man in the Attic, a German couple deceive a Jewish man who they are hiding into thinking that the Nazis have won the war. Incredibly, the play is based on a true story.

Panto fever is back

Queen of pantomime Bonnie Lythgoe is bringing Princess Aurora and evil witch Maleficent to the stage in Melbourne and Sydney in her musical panto production of Sleeping Beauty.

Grief hits home in Israel

The award-winning Israeli film Foxtrot, currently in Australian cinemas, attempts to respond to the country’s continuing cycle of conflict, with director Samuel Maoz offering a metaphor for Israeli life.

A paper round to astound

When Justine Kuran bought a quilling kit from a two dollar shop, she did not dream that she would become a master of the art form — much less, that she would be launching her first solo exhibition just five years later.

Adrenaline rush

A ski adventure on a some of the world's most spectacular mountains provides the backdrop for two champion Aussie skiers to discuss the fear factor.

Blending cultures

The rich vocals and invigorating beats of Israeli-American band Yemen Blues are soon to entertain audiences at Sydney's Metro Theatre.

Crusading against food waste

A new documentary chronicling OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn's campaign to combat food waste is set to open in cinemas.

Search for ‘lost’ Jews

From the outback to tropical Queensland, a new TV documentary follows two Chabad of RARA rabbis as they go off the beaten track in their mitzvah tank in search of 'lost' Jews.

Magical wizard is back

The popular musical The Wizard of Oz last toured Australia 16 years ago and now a revised Andrew Lloyd Webber version opens in Melbourne with a Jewish performer in the cast.