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New Haggadah distinctly CanadianOver the last half-century, the Jews of Canada have grown from the world’s sixth-largest Jewish community to the fourth. Sadly, this is due in...read more...
‘Le Tao du Tagueur’ un roman de Serge OuaknineL’universitaire et metteur en scène de théâtre, Serge Ouaknine, vient de publier son premier roman, Le Tao du Tagueur (XYZ...read more...
A soft-hearted novella of a bitter timeWhen the Montreal writer A.M. Klein visited Israel in 1949 he was nonplussed by its nascent literary scene.  The “poets of the settlement...read more...
Book shines a clearer light on Theodor HerzlSome historians provide such sharp perspective and clear insight, the reader feels as if he has seen the world from a high mountain through haze-free...read more...
Israeli academic discusses the history of mankindIsraeli academic Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind presents us with a refreshing and original way of perceiving the...read more...
Modern interpretations of peshat or ‘plain’ meaning of biblical passagesJews have been composing commentaries on the Torah for over 2,000 years. Surprisingly, we still have not run out of valuable new insights, even about...read more...
Life-altering illness leads author to write fictionBack in 2004, Mireille Silcoff was a sought-after journalist living a peripatetic life as founding editor of Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly, a...read more...
The great inventors return, in farce and darknessLéon Theremin’s name does not yet have the cachet of his inventor compatriot Nikola Tesla, whose moniker sits curb-side these days on...read more...
Latest David Liss novel takes place in Inquisition-era PortugalThe plot of David Liss’ latest novel, The Day of Atonement, centres upon a nearly impossible, usually unreachable, human task.  “I...read more...
Le Regard sur les Juifs de Denise BombardierLe magnifique Dictionnaire amoureux du Québec de la réputée journaliste et écrivaine québécoise Denise...read more...

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