Arts & Culture

Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Welcome the new year with this easy chicken recipe

By Ronnie Fein

(JTA) – Rosh Hashanah won’t be usual this year. Like many of you, my family won’t be getting together, so we’ll be setting the table for two, not 11. It’s disappointing because although we managed on Passover with a Zoom seder, we figured all would be well by the Hi…

HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ plot point resembles an age-old antisemitic lie

By Philissa Cramer

This story contains spoilers.

(JTA) – Like more than one million North Americans in each of the last three weeks, I’ve been appreciating “Lovecraft Country,” the new HBO series that adds monsters and other fantasy elements to the real-life horror stories faced by…

Music: Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd- 150 Voices

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd- 150 Voices

New York-based Lorin Sklamberg – who is best known as lead singer of the Klezmatics, arguably the greatest contemporary klezmer band – has long been one of my f…

Book Review: ‘In the Hour of Fate and Danger’ by Ferenc Andai

In the Hour of Fate and Danger

By Ferenc Andai

Translated from Hungarian by Marietta Morry and Lynda Muir

The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivors Memoir Program

280 pages


Reviewed by Rubin Friedman

The memoir, In the Hour of Fate and Danger, by Holocaust survivor Ferenc An…

Ottawa's Israeli Film Festival goes online for 2020

By Maxine Miska, Soloway Jewish Community Centre

This year’s Israeli Film Festival in Ottawa will be virtual and free-of-charge presenting four new films that showcase the incisiveness and skill of Israeli directors. The links and viewing instructions will be available on the Soloway Jewi…