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Canadian political crisis told through three distinct voicesIt’s rare when we have an opportunity to examine a single event through multiple, disparate lenses or illuminate a singular truth through the...read more...
A ground-breaking study of Jewish-run taverns in PolandDespite various expulsions, evictions and repressive tax measures meant to force them out of business, Jewish-run taverns were a ubiquitous presence...read more...
Naïm Kattan. L’amour une quête sans fin?  L’écrivain montréalais Naïm Kattan a lancé son nouveau livre, un recueil de nouvelles intitulé L’...read more...
New Haggadah distinctly CanadianOver the last half-century, the Jews of Canada have grown from the world’s sixth-largest Jewish community to the fourth. Sadly, this is due in...read more...
‘Le Tao du Tagueur’ un roman de Serge OuaknineL’universitaire et metteur en scène de théâtre, Serge Ouaknine, vient de publier son premier roman, Le Tao du Tagueur (XYZ...read more...
A soft-hearted novella of a bitter timeWhen the Montreal writer A.M. Klein visited Israel in 1949 he was nonplussed by its nascent literary scene.  The “poets of the settlement...read more...
Book shines a clearer light on Theodor HerzlSome historians provide such sharp perspective and clear insight, the reader feels as if he has seen the world from a high mountain through haze-free...read more...
Israeli academic discusses the history of mankindIsraeli academic Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind presents us with a refreshing and original way of perceiving the...read more...
Modern interpretations of peshat or ‘plain’ meaning of biblical passagesJews have been composing commentaries on the Torah for over 2,000 years. Surprisingly, we still have not run out of valuable new insights, even about...read more...
Life-altering illness leads author to write fictionBack in 2004, Mireille Silcoff was a sought-after journalist living a peripatetic life as founding editor of Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly, a...read more...

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