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More Light Shed On The Holocaust

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on November 28, 2017 0 Comments
More Light Shed On The Holocaust

The Holocaust unfolded in a succession of Nazi-occupied countries ranging from Poland and the Soviet Union to France and Hungary, and although much is known about this catastrophe 72 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp by the Red Army, a whole lot of new material is still turning up and enlarging our […]

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Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas

Filed in Film by on November 26, 2017 0 Comments
Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas

What would Christmas be like without iconic Christmas songs such as White Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Sleigh Ride or Chessnuts Roasting on an Open Fire? Larry Weinstein asks this intriguing question in his film, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, whose world premiere takes place on the Documentary Channel on December 3 at 8 p.m. CBC TV […]

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Canadian Muslims And Bill 62

Filed in Commentary by on November 24, 2017 0 Comments
Canadian Muslims And Bill 62

Muslims are the fastest growing religious minority in Canada. The arrival of 40,000 Syrian refugees in the past year certainly accentuated this trend. From 600 Muslims in Canada in 1931 to 579,000 in 2001 and to more than one million in 2011, the size of the Muslim community has grown exponentially. Statistics Canada expects the Muslim […]

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Murder Incorporated

Filed in Books by on November 22, 2017 0 Comments
Murder Incorporated

Once upon a time, the American public was fascinated by the spectre of criminality. This era lasted from about 1920 to 1940 and spanned Prohibition and the Great Depression. Sometimes referred to as the golden age of gangsterism, it inspired a profusion of Hollywood movies like Little Caesar and Scarface, an avalanche of novels like Damon […]

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Russia: Syria’s Protective Shield

Filed in Middle East by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Russia: Syria’s Protective Shield

Despite all his troubles, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria can count his blessings. His steadfast ally, Russia, is fully behind him, no matter what atrocities his armed forces commit in the ongoing civil war in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin is assisting Damascus militarily and politically. Without Russia, Assad might already have lost the war […]

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Anwar Sadat’s Historic Visit To Israel

Filed in Middle East by on November 19, 2017 0 Comments
Anwar Sadat’s Historic Visit To Israel

It was a visit like no other in Israel’s history. Forty years ago, on November 19 at 7:59 p.m., a Boeing 707, code-named Egypt 01, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport, one minute ahead of schedule. Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, had arrived in Israel, the first Arab head of state to set foot in the Jewish […]

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The Old And New In Tel Aviv

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 19, 2017 0 Comments
The Old And New In Tel Aviv

If Tel Aviv weren’t an Israeli city with a Jewish majority, usually only noticed abroad in relation to conflict and terrorism, its Mediterranean ambience would be better appreciated. With 318 sunny days a year, beaches, and a “la dolce vita” way of life, it reminds one of cities in Italy and Greece. Even in mid-November, […]

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Filed in Film by on November 18, 2017 0 Comments
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

She was the essence of beauty and brains. She was Hedy Lamarr, the alluring Hollywood actress and brilliant amateur scientist whose secret communication device ushered in the brave new era of cell phones, WiFi, drones, Bluetooth technology and GPS guidance systems. One of the most glamorous movie stars of the late 1930s and early 1940s, she’s the […]

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The Legacy of Barry Rubin

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
The Legacy of Barry Rubin

While in Tel Aviv this week, we visited a former colleague of mine, whom I knew from the time when I worked as a journalist at the Washington Jewish Week in the 1980s.Judith Colp Rubin, a native New Yorker and graduate of the University of Chicago, has been a foreign correspondent in the Middle East […]

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A Mixed Message From Poland

Filed in Commentary by on November 16, 2017 0 Comments
A Mixed Message From Poland

Last week, in Warsaw, 60,000 Poles and foreigners participated in an Independence Day march to mark 99 years of Polish nationhood. It should have been an auspicious occasion. Poland, partitioned by Russia, Prussia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 18th century, regained its sovereignty in 1918 and has been independent ever since. Unfortunately, some […]

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