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Son’s memoir recounts dad’s wartime heroismMany Holocaust survivors are reluctant to talk about what they went through during the war, but not Mark Scharf’s father. Bernard Scharf was a...read more...
A Holocaust story with a happy endingStories about the Holocaust tend to be dark and depressing, but Jenny Lynn Witterick’s debut novel, My Mother’s Secret, breaks that well-...read more...
A definitive biography of Leonard CohenEverybody knows that Leonard Cohen is the man. An acclaimed poet, novelist and songwriter, he is Canada’s answer to America’s Bob Dylan....read more...
Canadian culture owes much to John Hirsch: biographerJohn Hirsch, who arrived in Winnipeg in 1947 as a 17-year-old orphan of the Holocaust knowing no English and no one, was unlikely to become a...read more...
A new view of old poems of Lodz and beyondEarly responses to the events of the World War II can carry an uncanny charge. Though they are far from us as readers or viewers, they have the power...read more...
Les grands défis du dialogue judéo-chrétienLe Pape démissionnaire Benoît XVI a encensé élogieusement un texte de ré­flexion sur le mariage gay du Grand...read more...
The reclusive Philip Roth opens up in PBS documentaryThe great Jewish American novelist Philip Roth tends to be reclusive and rarely grants interviews. But in a revealing PBS documentary from the...read more...
‘La France n’est pas antisémite de manière congénitale’À l’heure de la recrudescence des atteintes à la Communauté juive de France, le brillant essai du renommé historien...read more...
‘Ma vie chez les Juifs Hassidiques’Figure marquante du Jour­na­lisme féminin québécois et canadien -elle a été pendant plusieurs anné...read more...
Quebecers’ evocative books about Jews are bestsellersTwo very different books with strong Jewish themes by francophone Quebecers are bestsellers in Montreal this month. Pourquoi moi? Ma vie chez les...read more...

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