Canadian Jewish Record

Editorial: The Age of Unreason

Dec. 3, 2020 We get texts, we get emails and we get letters. Very often, the communications take to task a published op-ed or story. However, over the past months, we have also heard from pandemic deniers, conspiracy theorists, and assorted loons, many of whom are hell-bent to convince us that our reality is a … Continue reading “Editorial: The Age of Unreason”

Latest News

Eight-year-old Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward with Toy Drive

Dec. 4,  2020 By SUSAN MINUK In January 2019, eight-year-old Ethan Hayes became part of the Chai Lifeline Canada family when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumour that had spread to his spine. Ethan went through four brain surgeries, travelled to Memphis, Tenn. for 30 proton radiation treatments, and endured months of … Continue reading “Eight-year-old Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward with Toy Drive”

Hillel Ontario Condemns U of T BDS; U of T Replies

Dec. 3, 2020 On Nov. 27, Hillel Ontario issued the following statement: “At its annual general meeting on Nov. 30, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) sent a clear message to Jewish students: ‘You are not welcome here.’ “In a motion that reaffirms the Union’s commitment to the antisemitic BDS movement, the … Continue reading “Hillel Ontario Condemns U of T BDS; U of T Replies”

Jacques Gauthier

Scholar Honored for Work on 100th Anniversary of San Remo Conference

Dec. 2, 2020 By STEVE ARNOLD A Christian scholar has been honoured by a Jewish foundation for his defense of Israel’s right to exist. Toronto lawyer Jacques Gauthier was given the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation’s inaugural Advocate Award of Excellence in an online event last week. The prize honoured Gauthier’s doctoral thesis – a 1,100-page … Continue reading “Scholar Honored for Work on 100th Anniversary of San Remo Conference”

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Commentary

Dogan Akman

Justin Trudeau’s Curious Politics at the UN – Redux

Dec. 2, 2020 By DOGAN D. AKMAN Successive Canadian governments, including the current one, never cease to refer to Israel as their strong ally and close friend. Yet, on Nov. 19, Canada voted, for the second consecutive year, in favour of a United Nations resolution titled “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.” The … Continue reading “Justin Trudeau’s Curious Politics at the UN – Redux”

Zachary Zarnett-Klein

Complex Yet Critical: Where Does the Jewish Community’s Relationship with the Trudeau Government Stand?

Dec. 1, 2020 By ZACHARY ZARNETT-KLEIN The multicultural mosaic of Canadian society is a critical pillar, one that makes our country unique. It adds to the vibrancy and richness of the fabric of our great nation. However, it also results in ongoing complexity as communities navigate their relationship with each other and with the federal … Continue reading “Complex Yet Critical: Where Does the Jewish Community’s Relationship with the Trudeau Government Stand?”

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COVID-19

Cantor Barbara Ostfeld

COVID Silences Jewish Choirs: Reform’s First Female Cantor

STEVE ARNOLD Jewish choirs have gone silent in the wake of the COVID, and Reform Judaism’s first ordained female cantor warns the music won’t come back soon. Cantor Barbara Ostfeld told a virtual audience at Hamilton’s Temple Anshe Sholom recently that choirs will have to get past the fact that they are fertile fields for … Continue reading “COVID Silences Jewish Choirs: Reform’s First Female Cantor”

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Arts and Culture

It’s More Than Just Sand: The Wilderness Focuses on the Power of the Desert in the Bible

Dec. 3, 2020 By SUSAN MINUK Stories of desolation, abandonment and contemplation of what lies beyond the known – all inspired by the outsized role deserts play in the Bible – make their world premiere this Sunday, Dec. 6 on Canada’s YES TV network. The Wilderness, a 10-part biblical docudrama series created and produced by … Continue reading “It’s More Than Just Sand: The Wilderness Focuses on the Power of the Desert in the Bible”

2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Announced

Nov. 23, 2020 By RUTH SCHWEITZER The winners of the 2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature were announced at a recent live virtual ceremony presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts. The prize in each of the four award categories was $10,000. Sarah Leavitt won in the fiction category for her graphic novel … Continue reading “2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Announced”

Ofra Harnoy

On the Record: Canadian Jewish Musicians of Note

Nov. 17, 2020 Ofra Harnoy – (Jan. 31, 1965 – ) Cellist By DAVID EISENSTADT Listening to Ofra Harnoy, the Israeli-Canadian cellist’s new album, On The Rock, brought back a memory. In the spring of 1998, I was working on a Temple Sinai Brotherhood fundraiser with Lew Rasminsky, Allan Kalin and Frank Berns. We were fortunate to … Continue reading “On the Record: Canadian Jewish Musicians of Note”

On The Record: Canadian Jewish Musicians of Note

Nov. 10, 2020 Morris Eisenstadt (Nov. 6, 1926 – Nov. 21, 1991) – Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flautist, Composer, Teacher By DAVID EISENSTADT Earlier this year, Toronto lawyer Michael Fraleigh’s generous acknowledgment of one of my columns inspired me to write about my woodwind player and composer uncle, Morris Eisenstadt. “Your tribute to Ben Steinberg (CJR, June … Continue reading “On The Record: Canadian Jewish Musicians of Note”

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Lifestyle

Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations

Sept. 11, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. This week, I was thrilled to meet Marcy Goldman, the Montreal-based master baker and author of the iconic cookbook, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. Originally published in 1998, it was the first cookbook … Continue reading “Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations”

More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook

Aug. 7, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Due to popular demand, Second Helpings, Please!, the iconic kosher cookbook, is back in print. After 50-plus years, this best-selling Canadian cookbook has returned to its roots: The new edition – the 18th – is being published by B’nai Brith Canada, the volume’s original publisher 52 years ago. … Continue reading “More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook”

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