April 6, 2020 - 12 Nissan 5780

Books & Authors

What to tell the kids?

Norman Ravvin reviews Ellen Schwartz’s young adult novel, The Princess Dolls.

Arts & Entertainment

Larry David wants ‘the idiots out there’ to stay home

Comedian Larry David called on “the idiots out there” to stay home and watch TV in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Addressing climate change through music

Ruth Schweitzer chats with Elizabeth Leslie, a dark-wave synth-pop artist whose new music is about climate change and her breakup with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman.

Survivor teaches students in Shoah documentary

Myron Love looks at the new documentary, Tikkun Olam: Isaac’s Legacy, which focuses on the interaction of 94-year-old Holocaust survivor and educator Isaac Gotfried and a class of Grade 12 students at J. H. Bruns Collegiate, a secondary school in southern Winnipeg.

Musicians struggle as concert venues close

Toronto's clubs and bars are closed for an indefinite period of time and concerts and music festivals have been cancelled, putting the livelihood of many musicians in jeopardy.


Exploring Japan’s Jewish history

Sandy Bornstein chronicles her recent travels through Kobe, Japan.

Beautiful Stockholm through Jewish eyes

Travel writer Erika Leviant and her granddaughter Ella Kaplun explore the Jewish sights of Stockholm.


Richmond Hill figure skater competes for Israel

Paul Lungen profiles 18-year-old Canadian competitive figure skater Mark Gorodnitsky.

Jewish and indigenous hockey teams do good deeds together

The Manitoulin Panthers, an indigenous hockey team from Manitoulin Island, on Lake Huron, recently hosted the Avenue Road Ducks, a Jewish hockey team from Toronto, as part of the annual Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup.

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.

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