Obituary: Saul Feldberg, 87, built an international furniture business, creating jobs in Canada and Israel
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by Lila Sarick
1d ago
Saul Feldberg, a Holocaust survivor who built Canada’s largest furniture manufacturing business, died Jan. 13 in Toronto. He was 87. The founder of the Global Furniture Group and Teknion Corp. started sweeping floors in a small furniture business when he arrived in Canada as a teenager with his parents in 1953. Finding a way to […] The post Obituary: Saul Feldberg, 87, built an international furniture business, creating jobs in Canada and Israel appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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An inside look at the University of Toronto’s ‘restorative circle’ to address antisemitism on campus
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by Lila Sarick
1d ago
The University of Toronto’s Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office hosted a restorative circle for Jewish students, staff and faculty on Jan. 23. Led by Hillel’s advocacy director Jacqueline Dressler, the virtual event utilized a racial healing framework designed to help victims of racial discrimination acknowledge and heal from the effects of those incidents. The restorative […] The post An inside look at the University of Toronto’s ‘restorative circle’ to address antisemitism on campus appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Hank Hoffman explains how he brought Hasidic horror to Hollywood with ‘The Devil’s Offering’ 
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by Ellin Bessner
2d ago
Hanina "Hank" Hoffman's search for Jewish spirituality led him to Kabbalah, Breslov traditions and the streets of Jerusalem. The post Hank Hoffman explains how he brought Hasidic horror to Hollywood with ‘The Devil’s Offering’  appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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The 140 Commandments: Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines a hot new guide to etiquette
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy
2d ago
Everybody who’s everybody is talking about this new feature from New York magazine, an etiquette guide explaining “how to text, tip, ghost, host, and generally exist in polite society today.” Will you, personally, find it helpful? Given that the first item is, “You don’t have to read everyone’s book,” it’s clear that the audience for […] The post The 140 Commandments: Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines a hot new guide to etiquette appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Doorstep Postings: A lesson in where the power lies in Canada—with thanks to the new anti-Islamophobia adviser Amira Elghawaby
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by Marc Weisblott
2d ago
This is a special edition of the series of opinion columns written by Josh Lieblein for The CJN. Some might say the Trudeau Liberals are out of touch—but occasionally, they do recognize that not everything runs peacefully and orderly in Canada all the time. Sometimes, an issue persists like the health care system not being able to […] The post Doorstep Postings: A lesson in where the power lies in Canada—with thanks to the new anti-Islamophobia adviser Amira Elghawaby appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Obituary: Rabbi Bernard Baskin, 102, was at the helm of Hamilton’s Temple Anshe Shalom for 40 years—and a print fixture of The Canadian Jewish News
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by Lila Sarick
4d ago
Rabbi Bernard Baskin, who served as spiritual leader at Temple Anshe Sholom in Hamilton, Ont. for 40 years, and was a long-time columnist for The Canadian Jewish News, died Jan. 18. He was 102. Rabbi Baskin and his wife Marjorie arrived in Hamilton in 1949, intending to stay only a few years, he said in […] The post Obituary: Rabbi Bernard Baskin, 102, was at the helm of Hamilton’s Temple Anshe Shalom for 40 years—and a print fixture of The Canadian Jewish News appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Tribute: Leon Dubinsky, 81, a musician devoted to his native Cape Breton and its people
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by Lila Sarick
1w ago
Leon Dubinsky died Jan. 17 at the age of 81. He wrote the unofficial anthem for Cape Breton, “We Rise Again,” which has also become the anthem for the March of the Living, as well as hundreds of other songs. He was the musical director of the Cape Breton Summertime Revue and Rise and Follies […] The post Tribute: Leon Dubinsky, 81, a musician devoted to his native Cape Breton and its people appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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A graphic novel that creatively and respectfully tells the story of three child survivors
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by Lila Sarick
1w ago
But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, by Miriam Libicki and David Schaffer; Gilad Seliktar, Nico Kamp, and Rolk Kamp; Barbara Yelin and Emmie Arbel; edited by Charlotte Schallié German philosopher Theodor Adorno famously said that “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The meaning of this statement has since been […] The post A graphic novel that creatively and respectfully tells the story of three child survivors appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Jessica Roda has researched a new wave of ultra-Orthodox women performers raising the ire of certain rabbis
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by Ellin Bessner
1w ago
It’s been eight years since Jessica Roda started studying the relatively secret world of female artists performing for ultra-Orthodox communities. And while she wasn’t brought up that way–she comes from a Sephardi family with French and Spanish origins–her access came from teaching piano and the French language to families in Montreal who may have otherwise […] The post Jessica Roda has researched a new wave of ultra-Orthodox women performers raising the ire of certain rabbis appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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People of the book (but not those books): Phoebe Maltz Bovy on the urge to purge just to keep up appearances on the shelf
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy
1w ago
In the Guardian, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett braved the book-hoarding sentimentalists and confessed to her decision to donate or even—gasp—recycle some of her own collection: “The big book purge began when I decided to go through the shelves and discard any book I was vaguely embarrassed to have in the house, for reasons of quality, subject […] The post People of the book (but not those books): Phoebe Maltz Bovy on the urge to purge just to keep up appearances on the shelf appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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