February 24, 2017 - 28 Shvat 5777

Jewish Learning

The Digital Genizah

Hundreds of Jewish books, many of which had vanished for centuries are now being made available to new generations of admirers online

Henri Lustiger Thaler: Survivors’ descendants reshape the narrative of the Shoah

With the survivor leaving the historical stage, in a sense, the Holocaust is everywhere. The very language of atrocity is Holocaust language

Naches and the Nobels: Jews and the prize

Nobel Prizes are always presented on Dec. 10 to an exclusive – yet surprisingly large – community, alas, not everyone can be a winner

The Holocaust in Romania and Transnistria

The National Commemoration Day of the Holocaust in Romania was held in October

My list of Leonard Cohen’s most Jewish songs

Today, I would like to offer up some of my favourite Cohen songs, which demonstrate a lifelong (albeit not exclusive) commitment to his religion

Remembering U.S. Jewish war veterans

Jewish vets south of the border struggled for recognition, waited longer to be rewarded for their bravery, and had to rely on others to take up their cause

Health

Mural by Sara Bates

Toronto’s Reform mikvah gets a decorative facelift

Many non-Orthodox Jews think that immersion in the mikvah is an old-fashioned or misogynistic ritual, but they’re increasingly using it in non-traditional spiritual ways,...
Chai Lifeline “Sing for the Children” Contest 2017
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Chai Lifeline “Sing for the Children” Contest 2017

Travel

Prof organizes reunion of Gibraltar Camp in Jamaica

Diana Cooper-Clark brought together survivors and families of Jews who were evacuated from Europe to the camp in Jamaica

Ask Ella

When friends disappoint

Don’t judge your friends until you’ve had a chance to talk to them. You never know what they may have been dealing with at that moment, such as illness, vacation, depression, family matters or any number of things. People are fallible, and even the most compassionate friends can misconstrue a situation or make mistakes.
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