MARK MORDUE – BOY ON FIRE – THE YOUNG NICK CAVE A recording from Gertrude and Alice Bookstore author event, an evening with Mark Mordue, hosted by the founder of Poetica, Miriam Hechtman, at our cosy little bookstore in Bondi Beach. The event was in celebration of the release of Mark Mordue's biography on The Young Nick Cave: Boy On Fire. Watch it now!

THE ICE BLOCK CHALLENGE MIRIAM HECHTMAN: The Jewish Climate Network is asking Australian families to put an ice block next to the Seder plate to remind us of the melting ice caps caused by human activity THERE’S NOTHING LIKE performance art to tell a story, especially a story that might instil fear but also motivate and inspire. And there’s… Continue reading THE ICE BLOCK CHALLENGE

BOTH SIDES NOW – ANDI + SARA Australians talk about love, life and Judaism: MIRIAM HECHTMAN asks Andi and her mother Sara about their journey through life. (PLUS61J MEDIA)Dr Andi (Chani) Salamon, 45, is a teacher and researcher at Charles Sturt University, and has an 11-year-old son. Andi’s mother Sara Salamon, 69, is a customer service guru for Westfield in Chatswood.… Continue reading BOTH SIDES NOW – ANDI + SARA

Both Sides Now – Dulce + Gerry

Dulce Carolina Muñoz Garcia, 39, is a feminist and National Convener of Mums4refugees. Gerardo Navarrete Avalos, 40, is a 4WD buff and marketing executive for an insurance company. Dulce and Gerry both grew up in Mexico and came together to Australia in 2008. DULCE Gerry and I have been together for 20 years, married for 13.… Continue reading Both Sides Now – Dulce + Gerry

‘Survivor’ – live panel for Dunera ‘Survivor’ Photographer Harry Borden Live in Conversation Acclaimed UK photographer Harry Borden’s ‘Survivor’ is a collection of powerful images and personal notes documenting survivors of the Holocaust. Travelling the globe for five years, Borden photographed hundreds of survivors on four continents, including Australia, Israel, the UK and USA. So moved by the photos and… Continue reading ‘Survivor’ – live panel for Dunera


The absent armour of boundary The brittle beauty of understanding  The casual coolness of your desire  The delicate danger of my longing  The empty envelope sealed  The fallen fire paused  The glorious grittiness before the grace  The heavy honour weighting your heart  The ignorant idealism of my dreams  The jarring joy of surrender  The kept… Continue reading Jux/ta/po/si/tion

Jux/ta/po/si/tion JuxtapositionThe absent armour of boundaryThe brittle beauty of understandingThe casual coolness of your desireThe delicate danger of my longingThe empty envelope sealedThe fallen fire pausedThe glorious grittiness before the graceThe heavy honour weighting your heartThe ignorant idealism of my dreamsThe jarring joy of surrenderThe kept kiss of seductionThe laboured love of your youthThe morning… Continue reading Jux/ta/po/si/tion