May 25, 2019 - 20 Iyar 5779

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Painted Bird brings its klezmer punk sound to Toronto

Ruth Schweitzer interviews musician Daniel Kahn about his klezmer band, Kahn and the Painted Bird.

Jewish horoscopes for May

Need a laugh? Here are some funny and very Jewish horoscopes for May.

Why an African children’s choir is singing in Hebrew

Michael Fraiman looks at the Sawuti Children's Choir ahead of their Canadian tour.

Labour dispute threatens return of ‘Shtisel’ for 3rd season

A labour dispute is threatening the much-heralded return of Shtisel, the Israeli show about haredi Jews that became a surprise hit on Netflix.

Travel

Godfrey: Filling in the empty spaces of a mother’s life

Rena Godfrey writes about her and her husband's journey to discover more about her mother in-law, a Holocaust survivor.

Stopnicki: My return to La Paz for my niece’s wedding

Roberto Stopnicki writes about his recent travels to La Paz, Bolivia, a place where he has extensive family history.

Sports

Canadian Jews are more accomplished at sport than you’d think

Contrary to the stereotype about Jews being a bookish lot, there have been plenty of elite Jewish athletes, including many produced right here in Canada. In this week's cover story, Paul Lungen highlights some of the best stars on ice, in court, and on track.

The Jew and the pigskin

Paul Lungen looks at the life and career of CFL player Gerry Sternberg.

We are the champions: A list of the best Jewish athletes

Whether it’s on the track, in a ring, on a tennis court or on a baseball diamond, Jews have competed against the best of the best. In this article, Paul Lungen lists the athletes that have been at the top of their sport.

Menschwarmers: The Tale of Team Israel

In the latest podcast episode of the Menschwarmers, Gabe and Jamie are joined by baseball journalist Jonathan Mayo to discuss the documentary, Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.

Menschwarmers: Can the anti-Semitism of English soccer be cured?

Why are Tottenham Hotspur fans known as the Yid Army?

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