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A tough trip eastToday the train ride into Warsaw offers equal portions of wonder and the mundane. Pre-World War II red brick rail buildings mix with sparkling new...read more...
Furst novels are a masterpiece of heart-racing plot and complex charactersMidnight in Europe Alan Furst   (Random House, New York, 2014)     The severe political extremisms of Europe in the last century and...read more...
A Rebbe's lifeRebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History.  By Joseph Telushkin.   ...read more...
Jewish rootedness was the defining quality of Menachem BeginMany are the Jews these days who view Israel simply as a “hotspot” on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean  – youthful,...read more...
Debut novel takes an exaggerated look at summer camp lifeDebut novelist David Shaolian said his experience working at an overnight camp inspired him to write an “exaggerated” story of what could...read more...
Renewed interest in Austrian-Jewish author Stefan ZweigBorn in Vienna in 1881, Austrian-Jewish writer Stefan Zweig was one of Europe’s most popular and most-translated writers until the Nazis forced...read more...
Talmud stories from an unusual point of viewMARTY LOCKSHIN Special to The CJN   Since 2013 when she was elected to the Knesset as a member of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, Ruth...read more...
The inconceivable adventures of Cabbage BoyA Toronto corporate lawyer recently published his first children’s book documenting the adventures of his superhero creation  –...read more...
Bonert wins fiction prize at Jewish Book AwardsLike sunlight diffracted through a prism into a spectrum of colours, the books honoured at the 2014 Stan and Helen Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards...read more...
Two books by Toronto authorsA Basket of Apples Shirley Faessler Now and Then Books Now and Then Books, a Toronto-based publisher is to be commended for bringing readers A...read more...

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