December 13, 2019 - 15 Kislev 5780

Books & Authors

Princess Alice featured in book that’s fit for a queen

Susan Minuk speaks with award-winning author Kathy Kacer about her latest book, The Brave Princess and Me.

Arts & Entertainment

Couple shares their love of daring female photographers

Prominent Toronto arts patrons Carol and David Appel have chosen the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to share their impressive collection of the works of three groundbreaking female American photographers who made viewers think about how women have been traditionally represented.

Cabaret tells story of Toronto’s first immigrant neighbourhood

Ruth Schweitzer looks at The Ward Cabaret, a musical theatre production about Toronto’s first immigrant neighbourhood, St. John’s Ward.

Pity the Jewish mother who watches this Netflix movie

Michael Fraiman reviews the Netflix show, The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch.

Taking a peek at Poland through a mezuzah

Barbara Silverstein speaks with Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, the co-founders of the Warsaw-based Judaica company, Mi Polin.

Travel

Visiting London’s historic Jewish museum

In this special piece, Nancy Wigston travels to the Ben Uri Gallery & Museum in London to take in its splendid Friends and Influences exhibit, which includes works by Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud and R.B. Kitaj.

Jewish footprints in Basque Country

Ron Csillag explores the Jewish history of the Basque region, which straddles northern Spain and southern France.

Sports

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.

Ben Rudson – Canada’s unlikely triathlete

Alex Rose profiles 24-year-old triathlon champion Ben Rudson.

Two Jewish QBs led McGill in playoff encounter

Paul Lungen speaks with Canadian Jew, McGill University quarterback, Greg Segal.

Raptors dispute BDS claims over cancelled Israel trip

Did the Canadian BDS Coalition have anything to do with the Toronto Raptors not visiting Israel following their NBA Championship? Paul Lungen uncovers the truth.

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