All posts tagged New York

Ari’s way: far from Satmar

Ari Hershkowitz rose to prominence in the 2017 Netflix documentary, ‘One of Us’, which followed his journey towards leaving ultra-Orthodoxy. He spoke candidly with Rebecca Davis about his past struggles with sexual abuse, substance addiction and self-harm during his visit to Australia for Limmud Oz and Pathways Melbourne.

Music’s highs and lows

After following her Sephardi roots to Israel to shoot the video clip for her new single, London-based Australian singer-songwriter Anita Lester talks to Yael Brender about her musical journey.

Threats continue against JCCs

At least seven Jewish community centres in the US and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events.

Quiz stars bound for New York

Kesser Torah College students Bayla Gourarie and Liorah Kessel are “absolutely ecstatic and over the moon” to have qualified for the finals of the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos, said KTC Jewish studies teacher Rabbi Yehuda Straiton.

Yankel remembered 25 years on

Australian Norman Rosenbaum flew to New York to commemorate a sombre anniversary last week, 25 years since the murder of his younger brother Yankel in the Crown Heights riots of 1991.

Drama and humour in Bad Jews

The stage production Bad Jews has sparked controversy over its title, but the play by New York playwright Joshua Harmon is a thought-provoking look at important issues. Read our review.

From Greeks to Throne

WHEN it comes to writing and critiquing, American Daniel Mendelsohn works both sides of the fence, but expresses no qualms about it. “Criticism is writing and all my books are

Orchestral dreams

CONDUCTOR and musical director Russell Ger has been living in the United States for the past six years, but Australia is still very much in his dreams. The former Moriah […]

Broadway double

EVER since singer-actress Alexis Fishman staged her musical Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) in Sydney in 2011, she has dreamed of bringing the story of a Jewish cabaret singer […]

Living the New York dream

IT was almost like a scene from a Hollywood movie for aspiring Australian singer-actress Alexis Fishman, who has spent the past few years trying to carve out a show-business career […]