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The pogrom in Baghdad is documentedIn Arabic, the word farhud means a violent dispossession or mass killing. A pogrom, in other words. On June 1 and 2, 1941, the Jews of Baghdad were...read more...
The techinah and the TitanicGloria Lidsky Fuerstenberg, Special to The CJN   On April 14, the last day of Passover 2012, like many Jews the world over I attended synagogue...read more...
Fred Herzog photographed Vancouver’s Jewish streetsIn a recent Globe and Mail feature, arts columnist Marsha Lederman presented a lengthy consideration of the German-born Vancouver photographer Fred...read more...
Jewish Book Awards will honour 9 authorsS. Weilbach, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor in Vancouver, has won the 2012 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award in the Poetry category...read more...
Anti-racist organization publishes book on antisemitismLamentably, there is no shortage of work for Facing History and Ourselves, a non-profit organization dedicated to combatting antisemitism and racism...read more...
Nazi Germany held out despite a succession of defeatsWorld War II in Europe officially ended when Germany surrendered to the Allies on May 7, 1945. But in the view of Allied commanders, the war should...read more...
Une entrevue exclusive avec Albert MemmiLe célèbre écrivain Albert Memmi a été le Maître à penser de plusieurs générations de...read more...
Keret’s surreal stories tinged with sad realismNothing is too far-fetched in the stories and characters that populate Etgar Keret’s fantastic imagination. A man gets transported back to his...read more...
Vancouver author nominated for 2012 Leacock awardVANCOUVER — There’s no denying that Vancouver author Robyn Michele Levy has had a difficult time over the past five years. Between...read more...
Powerful descriptions of pre-Revolutionary RussiaIn Rachel’s Secret (Second Story Press), the debut young readers novel by Toronto writer Shelly Sanders, the title character is a strong-willed...read more...

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