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Book profiles 40 forgotten female footnotesNo matter what egregious things women feel their husbands have done, these men are “amateurs” compared to the men featured in her new...read more...
Memoir recounts transition from Russia to America  In this funny, self-deprecating memoir, Gary Shteyngart tells the story of his family’s migration from Russia to America in 1979, when...read more...
Book debates halachic debate on brain deathAfter the first human heart transplants in the 1960s, the late Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (1895-1986), the leading authority on Halachah in the United...read more...
New memoir shows nuances of chassidic and secular lifeThere can be a certain voyeuristic pleasure in reading accounts of those who’ve left extremist religious sects. This is evidenced by the...read more...
Une entrevue avec le Professeur Henri AtlanMédecin, biologiste, philosophe et exégète des textes talmudiques, Henri Atlan, qui est l’un des pionniers des thé...read more...
Jewish literary awards to go on despite Koffler hiatusAs they watch the usual awards get handed out, book lovers who attend the upcoming Canadian Jewish Literary Awards ceremony next October will likely...read more...
The war in all its facetsOnce it was said to be the poor who were always with us, but nowadays it seems it is the war that we cannot be without. Anniversaries abound –...read more...
The sweetness of precarious happinessThere is an achingly poignant, telling moment in Shocking Paris, when Gerda Michaelis Groth – a young refugee who had sought sanctuary in...read more...
Pourquoi faut-il retraduire en français Mordecai Richler?L’un des plus prestigieux Éditeurs francophones du Québec et du Canada, les Éditions du Boréal, a annoncé r...read more...
Not a love storyIn a few weeks, on the holiday of Shavuot, Jewish communities around the world customarily read the biblical book of Ruth.  Shavuot is a harvest...read more...

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