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Singing at the Café Sztuka: Vera Gran’s postwar trialsCafés and nightclubs attain special resonance in times of great artistic or historical ferment. Jean-Paul Sartre’s Les Deux Magots...read more...
Catherine Gildiner is an artful storytellerIt’s a shame that in the preface to Coming Ashore, author Catherine Gildiner tells the reader that this, the third volume of her memoirs, will...read more...
A magic carpet ride in timeHenna House casts a spell.  Through vividly described images, powerful, evocative tugs upon the senses and a narrative that is brazen and tender...read more...
Sephardi chief rabbi was one of Israel's most influential, author saysFollowing a relationship with the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that spanned almost a decade and included six years of diligent research, Yehuda Azoulay...read more...
Un magnifique roman sur les Hassidim d’OutremontYiosh! (Éditions Hamac Classique, 2014) de Magali Sauves est l’un des plus beaux romans sur le monde juif hassidique qu’il m...read more...
The rabbi who wouldn't backcheckThe worst rabbi I ever met – Rabbi Jeffery Kalbfleisch – was the rabbi who was originally scheduled to officiate at the bat mitzvah of my...read more...
Two speeches that shaped AmericaMore than half a century after the presidency of John F. Kennedy ended in a tragic hail of bullets, Ottawa historian and university professor Andrew...read more...
Historical book about Jesus may find traction with Jewish readersWhy would a book about Jesus (specifically, one alleging he was married and had children) written by two Jewish authors entice Jewish readers? There...read more...
University of Ottawa prof wins Yad Vashem book prizeJERUSALEM — Jan Grabowski of the University of Ottawa was awarded the 2014 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research....read more...
A new Nobel is worth the prize of admissionThe most recently translated work of the 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature will present itself to many readers as a coded text. Patrick...read more...

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