Arts & Features

Trials and tribulations of the Jewish people

Through waves of persecution, expulsion and forced conversion, the Jewish people remain defiant against all odds. Simon Schama addressed the Sydney Writers’ Festival and spoke to Sophie Deutsch about his book, The Story of the Jews: Belonging earlier this month. 

Piterman to embark on first solo concert tour

Singer Josh Piterman is embarking on his first solo concert tour of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane next month to perform his favourite songs.

Artist’s self-portrait an Archibald top pick

CONTINUING her success at last year’s Archibald Prize, Sydney-based artist Karyn Zamel has again achieved recognition as a finalist – this time, for an impressive character study of herself.

South African films bound for Sydney

Enthralling entertainment meets eye-opening education in the inaugural Sydney South African Film Festival (SSAFF). Sophie Deutsch speaks to the festival's directors about their motivations behind bringing South African films to Bondi Junction.

Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

IT is an age-old debate, even more polarising than the Melbourne versus Sydney argument. Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

Festival of films just for kids

From adventure to animation, children aged four to 14 can delight in some of the world's best movies and shorts in the Children’s International Film Festival.

Bibi author at Writers’ Festival

The Holocaust, Bibi, cybercrime and the colour blue are some of the disparate topics that Jewish authors will speak about at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Jennifer Lopez to perform in Israel for the first time

Two weeks after rumours began to swirl of an upcoming Jennifer Lopez performance in Israel, concert organisers confirmed Wednesday that the pop superstar will be arriving this summer.

On board with Gennarosity Abroad

This July, two Sydney filmmakers will be creating a powerful documentary chronicling the journey of Genna Radnan and the wide-reaching impact her charity, Gennarosity Abroad, is having on the ground in Kenya.

Madonna to perform at Eurovision in Israel

Madonna will perform at the Eurovision contest in Israel in May.