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Antisemitism rising on the right

In the long history of our people, Jews do not tend to do well when nationalist sentiments rise, when borders are sharply drawn and identities are crisply defined. Such times tend to leave us out.

Prolific writer Liberman mourned

Jewish writers and the wider community are mourning the death of acclaimed Australian literary figure Dr Serge Liberman, aged 75.

Briggs remembered as an inspirational author and survivor

EXCERPTS from the inspiring autobiography of Dr Henry Briggs – a Holocaust survivor, Zionist and community patron, who passed away on Wednesday – were shared at the launch of his book, titled To Life L'Chaim, at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) in late December last year.

Changing gender perceptions one word at a time

A girl, a boy, a lesbian, now a transgender person, in just 21 years Nevo Zisin has had quite a journey.

Honouring a father’s literary legacy

A lifelong dream has come true for Agnes Walder as her father’s plays – written in Hungary as World War II loomed and hidden from the Nazis – have just been published in America.

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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.

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.

Wiesel mourned

Politicians and Jewish leaders have lauded Elie Wiesel, the world’s most famous voice of Holocaust survival, who died aged 87 last Saturday (July 2).

A fighter’s extraordinary story

Acclaimed writer Arnold Zable has based his latest book, The Fighter: A True Story, on the extraordinary life of Australian Jewish boxing legend Henry Nissen.

Power of the written word

Israeli author Nir Baram was born into a political family, but turned his back on politics for a literary career. He was in Australia recently to promote the local release of his novel, Good People.