Jacqui Gal

The Australian Jewish News

Storm in a B-Cup

Friday, June 29, 2007

There’s nothing as exhilarating as watching the circus come to town. Especially when it’s a media circus. Last week’s launch of the Maxim magazine issue that featured a five-page spread of bikini-clad “Women of the IDF ” successfully lured all the usual disapproving suspects from their corners.

Filed under: News || Published in: The Australian Jewish News

A Sydneysider’s guide to the “real” Tel Aviv

July 1, 2005

With more than 200 bars and an even greater number of restaurants and cafés, Tel Aviv boasts an after-hours life that comes close to New York – it’s known as “the city that never stops”. But the task of finding Tel Aviv’s best entertainment can be daunting for tourists. All too often, this can lead to frustration, desperation and a sad settling for mediocrity. As the final whistle blows on a day of play at the Maccabiah Games, why not try one of the activities recommended below.

Filed under: City & Travel Guides || Published in: The Australian Jewish News

Brassy Bette Midler is back

April 8, 2005

She’s unmistakable. The sassy, confident tone, the curls, that smile – Bette Midler has graced the stage, both big and small screens, and now she has arrived Down Under to give Australians a taste of her stage show Kiss My Brass. Read more…

Filed under: Arts & Entertainment || Published in: The Australian Jewish News

Surviving breast cancer

March 25, 2007

Ashkenazi Jewish women are 10 times more likely to develop a genetic form of breast cancer. Carole Pillemer was one of them. She spoke to JACQUI GAL about the journey, her radical surgery and how she survived the ordeal.

When cancer strikes, it’s a devastating blow to the family and friends of the victim. And while there are a slew of treatments currently available, the sufferer can feel helpless.

For some the idea of undergoing a double mastectomy – removing both breasts – to avoid breast cancer may seem like an extreme measure. But for Carole Pillemer, it was an easy decision.
Pillemer, 33, found out through a genetic test that she carried a particular gene fault, associated with breast cancer and prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews. Read more…

Filed under: Health & Science || Published in: The Australian Jewish News