All posts tagged Sophie Deutsch

Lior’s soulful lyrics on love

THE blissful and exhilarating phase of early romance naturally lends itself to poetic songwriting, but Israeli-born Australian singer-songwriter Lior has always sought to reflect the realities of love and relationships.

‘Jews presented in technicolour’

Speaking at Limmud Oz across four sessions this weekend, MaNishtana, who grew up in an African American Chabad family, intends to share with his audiences "the learning and growth that can happen when we bring (some of) the rest of Judaism to the Jewish conversation". 

All set for Sydney’s Limmud Oz

VOLUNTEERS are the lifeblood of Shalom's Limmud Oz, prompting festival co-chair Donny Janks to remark, "They're not just the oil that keeps the machine running, they're the whole machine."

Bernard-Henri Levy keynotes at JCA

More than 1700 people packed the Hordern Pavilion for JCA’s major campaign event featuring French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and entrepreneur Andrew Kuper.

Sydney Film Festival fanfare

As cameras go behind the scenes to document the intriguing lives of some well-known Jewish figures, this year’s Sydney Film Festival, which runs from June 5-16, also celebrates Jewish talent in filmmaking.

Leeser: ‘Dirtiest, nastiest election I can remember’

RE-ELECTED MP for Berowra Julian Leeser despaired that the recent federal election campaign was "singularly the dirtiest and nastiest election I can remember".

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. 

Israel-NSW ties endure

ISRAELI ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer announced unequivocally at Israel's 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday evening that the Jewish community of NSW is one of the best, if not the best, community he has worked with during his 39 years in the foreign ministry.

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.

Yom Hazikaron: ‘Because of them, we are alive’

TUESDAY night’s Yom Hazikaron commemorations in Sydney and Melbourne struck a particularly emotional chord, following the loss of four Israeli lives over the weekend as a result of Hamas rocket fire from Gaza.