January 25, 2020 - 28 Tevet 5780

Books & Authors

A microcosm of anti-Zionism on campus

Ari Blaff reviews Aaron J. Hahn Tapper and Mira Sucharov's latest book, Social Justice and Israel/Palestine.

Arts & Entertainment

David Broza performs in Richmond Hill this weekend

A profile of David Broza, a popular Israeli singer-songwriter known for his charismatic and energetic appearances.

‘Filipino Schindler’ story recreated in disappointing film

Michael Fraiman reviews the new film, Quezon's Game.

YidLife’s Batalion satirizes startup rat race in debut film

Janice Arnold speaks with YidLife Crisis co-creator Eli Batalion about his first feature film, Appiness.

Hip-hop artist shoots for the stars with new album

David Silverberg speaks with rapper, singer and producer Myer Clarity about his latest album.

Travel

A Shabbat-friendly tour of Vietnam

In this special travel piece, Ken Gruber discovers Jewish delights in Vietnam.

Discovering early Jewish history in Charleston

Sandy Bornstein explores Charleston, S.C. because "where else in the U.S. can you visit the oldest and largest colonial Jewish cemetery in the South, the oldest American synagogue in continuous use, and the birthplace of the American Reform movement?".

Sports

Bowler looks forward to competing in Special Olympics

Profile of bowler Kenneth (Kenny) Freeman, who will soon be competing at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay, Ont.

David Stern, longtime NBA commissioner, dies at 77

David Stern, who in three decades as NBA commissioner guided the league from financial distress to become a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, died yesterday. He was 77.

Jewish Sports Movies to Keep You Warm this Holiday Season

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From Chariots of Fire to School Ties... they're slim pickings, but solid flicks.

Israeli skeleton athlete sets up shop in Calgary

Benjamin Steiner speaks with skeleton athlete Georgina Cohen, who wants to represent Israel at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Julian Edelman wears custom cleats to support baseball in Israel

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman debuted custom cleats on Sunday featuring a Star of David and the logo of the Israel Baseball Association as part of the NFL’s fourth My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign. They will be auctioned off to raise money for his cause.

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