Arts

Rapping to an Orthodox beat

AMERICAN Sam Kalnitz isn’t your typical rapper. The 19-year-old student at Yeshiva University just got back from 18 months of study in Israel, but he has never lost sight of his real love: hip-hop music.

Fatal attraction hits home in Berlin

Director Cate Shortland tackles the controversial issues of sexual violence and entrapment in her latest film, 'Berlin Syndrome' starring Theresa Palmer. It opens in cinemas today.

Veteran actor Don Rickles dies

ACTOR and comedian Don Rickles, whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr Warmth,” has died in Los Angeles aged 90.

Lipstadt’s powerful courtroom drama

Not long after American history professor Deborah Lipstadt published her 1993 book 'Denying the Holocaust', she was sued by noted Holocaust denier David Irving for libel.

Festival full of laughs

MORE than 300 local and international comedians will perform in this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival, which gets under way at venues around Sydney on April 24.

Funny business

From US President Donald Trump’s brain, to Brexit, to the carry-on in Canberra, popular British comedian Andy Zaltzman has a load of laughs in store for local audiences.

Tackling Holocaust whitewash

Grant Gochin has written to Lithuania's parliament protesting against published findings from the Centre for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents of Lithuania.

Riback rocks the EDM world

JEWISH music producer, songwriter, artist and DJ Ryan Riback has enjoyed a recent popularity explosion with his remix of Starley’s 'Call On Me'.

Recipes from the heart

Telling the story of the Jewish community through recipes has been the driving force behind the Monday Morning Cooking Club, which has just launched its latest cookbook. Danny Gocs reports.

Tribute to Reinhardt’s music

EVERY year in June, the sleepy French town of Samois-sur-Seine comes alive with musical activity as fans of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz-style music arrive from around the world for the Festival Django Reinhardt.