January 21, 2018 - 5 Shvat 5778

Books & Authors

Poetry in the city; finding poetry where we least expect it

Montreal haunts the poem, but the poet’s private space and time have been filled with some larger and richer resonance.

Arts & Entertainment

Exploring self-expression through film

The movie should catch your attention, as it’s the only significantly Jewish picture this awards season, and one of the best mainstream Jewish pictures of the last few years.

Singer-songwriter Ezra Jordan aims to follow in successful parents’ footsteps

Music is in 24-year-old Ezra Jordan’s DNA. His parents are singers and songwriters, Amy Sky and Marc Jordan.

Web series inspired by online trading platform Bunz

Jonathan Hirsh has released a comedic web series called Fare Trade, which is inspired by the online trading platform, Bunz.

Kosher Love doc nominated for Screen Award

Kosher Love, an offbeat look at courting and marriage in the Chassidic tradition, has been nominated for a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program.

Travel

Buon appetito: kosher dining in Italy

Food is an essential element of any traveller’s vacation, especially in Italy.

Sarah Mlynowski: My characters, like my dad, are searching for home

An interview with author Sarah Mlynowski about her latest book I See London, I See France

Sports

Toronto synagogue scores with Grey Cup visit

The cup was brought into the Yeshivat Or Chaim shul in Toronto, shortly after morning services ended.

The Jewish connection to the NHL’s prestigious Hart Trophy

Presented each year to the player judged most valuable to his team, the Hart Memorial Trophy is the NHL’s oldest and perhaps most storied individual award.

Canadian karate kid picks up silver medals at international competition

Jacob Pichhadze is all of 13 years old and he’s already been to Ireland and New Orleans to test himself against top international competitors.

Israeli wrestler gets WWE promoters’ attention

At six-foot-one, 245 pounds, Tomer Sidi Shalom believes that, for the WWE, an Israeli wrestler is something new, something it can use to expand its audience.

Toronto athletes excel at JCC Maccabi Games

Toronto athletes dominated in the pool, came home with a gold in hockey and otherwise excelled in the sporting competition at the recently concluded JCC Maccabi Games in Miami.

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