September 24, 2018 - 15 Tishrei 5779

Books & Authors

Mary Berg and the Warsaw Ghetto

Bill Gladstone reviews The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing Up in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Arts & Entertainment

New Netflix drama spotlights Egyptian who spied for Israel

The JTA interviews Israeli filmmaker Ariel Vroman about his new Netflix movie, The Angel.

Recapping the 2018 Emmy highlights and top winners

The Television Academy's 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were held in Hollywood with delightful surprises and touching wins. Here's a recap of some the top moments from the telecast.

Azrieli Prize-winning music premieres at gala concert

The world premiere of works by the two winners of the 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes will be presented at a gala concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on Oct. 15.

Among Israelis: Some Everyday Portraits

A new photography exhibit at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Among Israelis: Some Everyday Portraits, features pictures shot by amateur photographer Jack Micay.

Travel

A synagogue and cemetery high above sea level

In her latest column, travel writer Sandy Bornstein explores the Jewish synagogues and cemetery in Leadville, Colorado.

A trip to my ancestors’ home in Belarus

This summer Bill Gladstone planned a short trip to Belarus, in part to see whether his ancestral home was still standing.

Sports

Israeli woman wins Quebec tennis tournament

Julia Glushko, Israel's top-ranked female tennis player since 2015, won the $60,000 Granby National Bank Challenger tennis tournament in Granby, Que., on July 29.

Toronto basketballer makes it to the big leagues in Israel

After four years of starring for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team, Sage Usher, 23, is going pro. The Toronto native will begin next season with Maccabi Raanana, a team in Israel’s National League that’s based in Ra'anana, which is about a 20 minute drive north of Tel Aviv.

Russell Budd qualifies for the Canadian Open

Pro-golfer Russell Budd is finally getting his chance to play with “the big boys.” The Toronto native qualified to play in the Canadian Open this week, after shooting 67 and winning a medal in the qualifying event at a course outside Hamilton, Ont.

Speedy grandpa – 95-year-old Canadian sprinter earns world record

At 95, Lou Billinkoff is the undisputed world record holder for men 95 and older in the 100-metre sprint.

Stingers and Lubavitch boys spread the love of baseball

"With all of our classes meeting and exceeding curriculum and surpassing the government requirements for home-schoolers, we decided to focus on sports and physical education," says Devorah Feldman.

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