It took 43 years from the time he was liberated in 1945 for Philip Riteman to speak publicly of the atrocities he suffered during the Holocaust. But once he started, he was unstoppable – right up until he died in Halifax on Aug. 8, at the age of 96.
Joyce Raymond, 89, is known as “The Knitting Lady.” Every year, she knits over 100 sweaters for Israeli children and delivers them by hand.
Anti-semitic messages were found on a Chabad centre in the Russian village of Lyubavichi; Lana Del Rey has issued a statement defending her decision to play at a music festival in Israel; and Israeli actress Inbar Levi has been cast as the biblical Eve in the upcoming season of Lucifer.
Anthony Housefather was officially acclaimed as the Liberal party’s candidate in the riding of Mount Royal for the 2019 federal election.
Ruth Schweitzer provides you with the highlights of the Polish-Jewish section of the upcoming Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto.