בחודשים האחרונים בזמן שמגפת הקורונה ממשיכה לטלטל את חיינו התכתבתי מספר פעמים עם מכר שגר בדרום אמריקה. הוא בחר לגור באחד מהאזורים הבעייתיים בעולם, והקוביד מראה בברור מה ההבדל ביננו החיים בקנדה המסודרת, לבינם החיים בג’ונגל אין סופי של בעיות. שלא נדע.
The latest issue’s cover stories
The Tzimmes sextet, in 2019. Left to right are Saul Berson, Phil Belanger, Tim Stacey, Amy Stephen, Yona Bar-Sever and Moshe Denburg. Also part of the ensemble in the new recording, but not pictured here, is Fabiana Katz. (photo from Tzimmes)
Much has been made of the challenges facing Canadians as the country engages in its 44th federal general election while still in the grips of a pandemic. For Jewish voters, the succession of holidays in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 20 election makes scheduling events like community forums with candidates extra confounding….
An important – and surprising – court decision in Poland last month is a small victory in a longer battle over the history of Polish behaviour during the Second World War….
The previous issue’s cover stories
JQT Vancouver executive director Carmel Tanaka at the Zack Gallery, where the Chosen Family exhibit is on display until Sept. 30. (photo from Carmel Tanaka)
In Bayla’s Issues, the title character is plagued by the travails of aging and anxiety, and a desire for acknowledgement in the art world.
If there were an easy solution to this quagmire, you wouldn’t be reading it in the pages of a small Jewish newspaper on the Pacific fringe of the continent. We have little beyond hopes and prayers to offer the Afghan people. (photo from internationalaffairs.org.au)
Planning ahead can help minimize touch points and help keep a small gathering safe. (photo by Michelle Dodek)
Bernard Grempel with his sister, Ettie Shurack. (photo from Grempel family)
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