Arts & Culture

Temple Israel's Books and Bagels moves online this fall

By Anne Alper for Temple Israel

Temple Israel’s popular Books and Bagels program will resume this fall with three interesting online presentations. Sessions will take place on Sunday mornings at 10 am. No registration or RSVP is necessary – just join via the Zoom link at https://temple…

Short Story: Do You Know My Brother Meyer? By John Ginsburg

Editor’s note: “Do You Know My Brother Meyer?” by Winnipeg-based author John Ginsburg is a short story centring on a Jewish family in Ottawa in 1927.

Do You Know My Brother Meyer?

By John Ginsburg

Ottawa, November 20, 1927

In 1927, Ottawa was a burgeoning city, with a population ex…

‘Tehran’: Groundbreaking Israeli spy show about immigrant identity

By Lior Zaltzman

(JTA) – It all started in 2014, with an email that arrived in Dana Eden’s inbox with the subject line: “Tehran.”

“I said to myself, ‘Oh my God, that’s an amazing title,’“ said Eden. “That’s a show I would really want to see, I hope that what’s writt…

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

By Emily Burack

(JTA) – “Schitt’s Creek,” the CBC show co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

The beloved series won every comedy category for its sixth and final season, and the younger Levy alone won four awards.

This yea…

High Holidays Kid Lit: New children’s books for the Jewish New Year

By Penny Schwartz

(JTA) – Sparkling stars and the light of the full harvest moon comfort a young boy and his older sister as they fall asleep in their family sukkah.

That’s a scene in Night Lights, an endearing new illustrated children’s book by Barbara Diamond Goldin.

It’s one of…