From matzo balls to footballs

May 18, 2017 by  

Yvette Wroby has written a love story about family and footy, a story which involves both matzo balls and footballs. Read more

A history of Jews in the military

March 26, 2017 by  

Mark Dapin’s new book Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military will be released next month. Read more

“Smitten by Catherine”: A book review by Ron Jontof-Hutter

March 15, 2017 by  

Henry Lew has written a colourful book about Catherine da Costa bringing to life the times in which she lived and describing her world in interesting and compelling detail. Read more

The Trombone Man: Tales of a Misogynist…a book review by Jasmin Albert

December 15, 2016 by  

Ron J. Hutter has written a provocative, entertaining and thoughtful novel that explores the problem of antisemitism in a very original way. Read more

The Toymaker…a book review by Nina Gallo

December 5, 2016 by  

We all bring certain expectations when we begin to read a novel. The nostalgic, pastel cover art and benign blurb on the back of Liam Pieper’s The Toymaker suggests that his book will fall neatly into the canon of Australian Holocaust literature, an unflinching story that explores the human capacity for evil, but settles eventually on the enduring triumph of the human spirit. Read more

Debunking Holocaust Denial Theories…a book review by Alan Gold

May 9, 2016 by  

Some books are ‘must-read’. Others are ‘should read’. And a lot are ‘toss away without reading so you don’t let the facts bother you.’ Read more

Monica Goldberg at the SWF

May 4, 2016 by  

Work by Sydney Jewish writer Monica Goldberg will feature in the Sydney Writers’ Festival later this month. Read more

Jewels and Ashes – A 25th Anniversary Edition: a book review by Alan Gold

April 25, 2016 by  

Virginia Woolf once said that every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. Perhaps the finest example in Australia today of the elemental truth of Woolf’s words is in the body of work produced over the past quarter of a century by Arnold Zable. Read more

Frank Lowy, A Second Life…a book review by Alan Gold

August 24, 2015 by  

There are two lights which shine most brilliantly out of Jill Margo’s exceptional second volume of Frank Lowy’s biography. Read more

A new look at the Australia-Israel relationship

August 18, 2015 by  

Australia and Israel’s complex relationship has received a fresh public examination with the release of the new academic collection, Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Political and Relationship. Read more

I Gave a Gonski…selected speeches by David Gonski. A book review by Alan Gold

May 29, 2015 by  

In his chapter on ‘Being a Chairman’, David Gonski says it’s easier to define a non-executive chairman by what he’s not, rather than by what he or she is. Which made me think of what the American astronomer, Clifford Stoll once said the internet age, “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”
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Adam Exx Exodus…a book review by Alan Gold

May 20, 2015 by  

There is a class of books being published these days which are best described as ‘metabooks’. Read more

Book Review: LaKol Z’man

February 3, 2012 by  

Katja Grynberg reviews LaKol Z’man   – A Time For Everything by Yossi Huttler. This tiny book of tiny poems takes the reader through the year, month by month, on a journey of changing emotions and spirituality. Read more