November 19, 2018 - 11 Kislev 5779

Books & Authors

‘Fabled City’ is a welcome addition to Canadian Jewish history

Offering a rich, nuanced and thoughtful tapestry, Seeking the Fabled City is a welcome addition to our literature on Canadian Jewry.

Arts & Entertainment

Duesseldorf auction house returns Max Stern painting to his heirs

At Duesseldorf’s historic Malkasten artists’ association on Nov. 19, the Nazi-looted painting, Storm at Sea, by the Dutch master Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, was returned to the heirs of art dealer Max Stern.

Outgoing Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre artistic director to be honoured at...

After 31 years at the helm of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Steven Schipper is fast approaching his last curtain call. In six months, Canada’s longest-serving artistic director will be retiring.

Birobidzhan turned into musical, concept album

Ruth Schweitzer writes about Giles Howe's upcoming concept album.

Breslin: Comedy should make me laugh

Mark Breslin observes the changing landscape in comedy specials.

Travel

Jewish Livingstone, I presume

Ron Csillag writes about his recent adventures in Africa.

Passage to Bangkok – and beyond

Lauren Kramer writes about her recent family trip to Thailand.

Sports

A league of their own: moms invited to try ‘catch a...

A sport that almost no one in Canada has heard about has become something of a craze among women in Israel, with thousands it playing socially every week.

Israeli sports league for moms holds clinic in Montreal

An Israeli amateur sports association specifically for mothers is holding its first clinic in Montreal from Nov. 9-11 at McGill University.

‘This is our fight,’ say boxers battling Parkinson’s

For people living with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is vital for maintaining balance, mobility and the activities of daily living many others take for granted. The boxers at Rock Steady Boxing are fighting this disease one jab at a time.

Israeli woman wins Quebec tennis tournament

Julia Glushko, Israel's top-ranked female tennis player since 2015, won the $60,000 Granby National Bank Challenger tennis tournament in Granby, Que., on July 29.

Toronto basketballer makes it to the big leagues in Israel

After four years of starring for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s basketball team, Sage Usher, 23, is going pro. The Toronto native will begin next season with Maccabi Raanana, a team in Israel’s National League that’s based in Ra'anana, which is about a 20 minute drive north of Tel Aviv.

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