Sam Lipski
Journalist | Commentator | Analyst
Articles
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"The Spectator" Columns

"The Spectator" column
March 2015
"The Spectator" column
November 2014
"The Spectator" column
May 2014
"The Spectator" column
April 2012
   
"Let My People Go"
2015 - Book
Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland
Shortlisted for the
Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2016
"The Petrov Affair"
1987 - TV mini-series
Sam Lipski, Associate Producer
and original concept
   

"Australian Jewish News" Columns

2016

  • America's all set for its first Jewish S-i-lotus     October 14, 2016
  • Aussie Jewish history must be present in the future      September 2, 2016
  • Dates for your diary      August 5, 2016
  • Dangerous Donald       June 10, 2016
  • Taking Israeli dance to China, the world   May 6, 2016
  • Functioning in the face of terror    April 1, 2016
  • As Jewish American as Apple Pie?       February 26, 2016
  • Gazing into our future      January 15, 2016

2015

  • Bringing Water to the World     December 4 , 2015
  • Facing up to the uncomfortable truth    October 23 , 2015
  • Reflections while spending the new year in New York   September 25, 2015
  • Theodore Bikel: The singer of his people      August 14, 2015
  • Greece is the word for Israel    July 10 , 2015
  • Wouk and remembrance    June 5, 2015
  • From Gallipoli to Israel  April 24, 2015
  • If 25 per cent is a landslide, reform is vital    March 27, 2015
  • The first rule of kiddush club......      February 13 , 2015

2014


2013

2012

  • Learning a French lesson…but not at home    November 20, 2012
  • The so-called Jewish vote    November 2, 2012
  • Inspired by a woman’s voice     October 5, 2012
  • Putting the past in focus     July 20, 2012
  • God save our gracious prayer   June 8, 2012
  • Waging War on the Web    May 4, 2012
  • The Exodus Revisited     March 30, 2012
  • The Bad News for 2012   January 20, 2012

2011

  • Poland's New Reality   December 9, 2011
  • A Sound Investment in our Birthright?   November 4, 2011
  • The Changing Nature of UN Support for Statehood   September 30, 2011
  • Welcome Greeks Bearing Gifts     August 19, 2011
  • First round in the Bibi vs Obama world game    May 27, 2011
  • A skinny flat white Seder    April 22, 2011
  • You say you want a revolution    March 18, 2011
  • The challenge on continuity     February 4, 2011
  • The Court Jew   January 7, 2011

2010

  • A chance encounter?     November 26, 2010
  • Masorti minus prize preachers   October 22, 2010
  • Surprising friendship forged through an existential threat   Sept 24, 2010
  • Clinton wedding puts focus on intermarriage challenge  August 13, 2010
  • Recalling lessons we learnt in a bygone age  June 25, 2010
  • True faith in Aussie Rules    May 21, 2010
  • Finny ‘cause it’s true     March 12, 2010
  • Peres’ political persona February 12, 2010

2009

  • Facing up to the future     December 25, 2009
  • Don't deck the halls with doughnuts and dreidels   December 14, 2009
  • Save the Deli   October 16, 2009
  • Remembering the Scientist that fed the world    September 18, 2009
  • Providing Fodder for the Mavens   September 4, 2009
  • MasterChef for the Jews     July 24, 2009
  • Israel's Existential Threats    June 26, 2009
  • The Luxurity of Diversity       May 29, 2009
  • Chutzpah: it’s Australian for ...    April 3, 2009
  • Dreaming of a Tim Tam Pesach    March 6, 2009
  • The oil jug is running low    February 6, 2009
  • Crystal-balling 2009      January 9, 2009

2008

  • The loudest prayer of all      November 28, 2008
  • What’s good for the Jews?       October 31, 2008
  • Chaim Potok, fried onions and coffee      October 3, 2008
  • Time for a new age       September 5, 2008
  • The most pro-Zionist leader of them all   August 8, 2008
  • Tribute to a mensch at 90      July 10, 2008
  • Urging all Australian Jews: go to Poland   June 12, 2008
  • Eyewitnesses to history       March 21, 2008
  • What makes a great speech?   February 22, 2007
  • A worrying test   January 25, 2008

2007

  • Spying or lobbying? The jury’s still out December 6, 2007
  • ‘It’s a boy ...’  November 2, 2007
  • And the score is: Yale 1, Columbia 0 October 5, 2007
  • When there’s a will, there’s a way September 7, 2007
  • Sixteen years of success and growth   August 3, 2007
  • The numbers add up for Australian Jewry    July 9, 2007
  • The divisive power of overwhelming victory    June 8, 2007
  • Time to do away with school homework    May 11, 2007
  • A new siddur reflects the changing times  April 13, 2007
  • The truly important news: Israel's deteriorating image   March 16, 2007
  • UN Holocaust Day has ulterior motives   February 5, 2007
  • Fearless – and possibly reckless – predictions for 2007   January 12, 2007

2006

  • The lost honour of Australian history    December 8, 2006
  • Yiddish journalism is alive and kicking   November 10, 2006
  • Thanks Gareth, but reality bites    October 13, 2006
  • The high fertility rate of Australian shuls    September 15, 2006
  • The Australian comes to Israel’s defence    August 18, 2006
  • Great Olmert speech – little Diaspora support    July 21, 2006
  • For want of a better word    June 29, 2006
  • Other columns - February-May 2006