March 23, 2019 - 16 Adar II 5779

Books & Authors

Christie Pits, the comic

Marc Weisblott interviews graphic novel author Jamie Michaels about his tome revolving around the Christie Pits riot.

Arts & Entertainment

Eisen’s Holocaust memoir dukes it out for prominence on CBC Radio

Holocaust survivor Max Eisen's memoir, By Chance Alone, has skyrocketed in popularity lately after being named one of the 2019 Canada Reads contenders.

Your Purim horoscope

Need a laugh this Purim? Read this hilarious horoscope column by local standup comedian Miss Tzimmes.

Daughters of survivors reveal secrets in new play

Heather Solomon looks at the history behind the new play Daughters of Mile End, which will open in Montreal on April 3.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to sing at Toronto event

How good a singer is Israeli President Reuven Rivlin? Those who’ve always wanted to know will have the chance to find out, when he sings Matisyahu’s hit song One Day at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto on April 2.

Travel

A walk through 500 years of Jewish Mexico

In this special travel column, Nancy Wigston takes the '500 years of Jewish history' tour in Mexico City.

Morocco’s songs of Jewish past

Ken Gruber writes about his recent sightseeing trip through Morocco.

Sports

Jewish high school basketball team wins championships

Paul Lungen looks at the rise of the Or Chaim Knights, the Jewish high school basketball team that recently won the TDCAA city championship for small schools.

Amar’e Stoudemire granted Israeli citizenship

Former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire was granted Israeli citizenship yesterday.

Israeli Runnings – Israel’s bobsledders compete, despite disadvantage

One dream. Two Israelis, one paraplegic. Twenty below zero.

Basketball tournament brings together Jewish teens

The Hebrew Academy gym was the site of the 24th annual international Oren Grunbaum Hebrew Academy Invitational Basketball Tournament, which took place from Feb. 14-17. Founded in 1995, the tournament brings together top Jewish day school players aged 15 and 16 from Montreal, Toronto and the United States for four days of friendly competition.

Julian Edelman is Super Bowl MVP

Wide receiver Julian Edelman was named most valuable player as the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams at the Super Bowl in Atlanta last night.

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