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True-crime biographies depict reviled criminal behaviourFive years ago, while researching a book on the history of the Jewish community of London, Ont., I uncovered an obscure and remarkable personality...read more...
Les Israéliens un peuple hypercréatifTrès rares sont les livres rigoureux et honnêtes écrits en français consacrés à Israël et à sa...read more...
Remembering Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of modern OrthodoxyThe death two months ago of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, one of the foremost modern Orthodox intellectuals, saddened his students both in North America...read more...
Hitler’s Olympics were more than just gamesI boycotted the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, none too effectively, from my Montreal vantage point, refusing to view them on television or read about...read more...
Author discusses the challenge of living as an Arab in IsraelDespite his light, jokey manner, Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua conveyed deep cynicism at an event hosted by the New Israel Fund of Canada (NIFC)...read more...
The compelling story of occupationKnown throughout the world as the City of Light, and considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Paris was a darkly...read more...
Book profiles 40 forgotten female footnotesNo matter what egregious things women feel their husbands have done, these men are “amateurs” compared to the men featured in her new...read more...
Memoir recounts transition from Russia to America  In this funny, self-deprecating memoir, Gary Shteyngart tells the story of his family’s migration from Russia to America in 1979, when...read more...
Book debates halachic debate on brain deathAfter the first human heart transplants in the 1960s, the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (1895-1986), the leading authority on Halachah in the United...read more...
New memoir shows nuances of chassidic and secular lifeThere can be a certain voyeuristic pleasure in reading accounts of those who’ve left extremist religious sects. This is evidenced by the...read more...

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