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Immigrant City

Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’

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Canadian Jewish Community Questions Reports of Dramatic Decline in Population

Claims change in census question led to false findings

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Legendary Cookbook Turns a New Page

‘Second Helpings, Please!’ has been teaching Canadian Jews how to cook—and raising money for charity—for nearly 50 years

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Canadian Jews Are Top Target of Hate Crimes, According to Government Study

Despite comprising only 1 percent of the population, Jews were subject to 38 percent of religiously motivated hate crimes; Muslims a close second

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Must-See: 150 People Sing ‘O Canada’ in Yiddish

What a way to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary!

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Master and Commander

Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr

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What’ll Drake’s 26th Tattoo Be? Celine Dion’s Face, Apparently.

At the Billboard Music Awards, Drizzy bowed to Queen Celine, cementing the Canadian royal ranks once and for all

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Live From New York!

Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra

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Ontario Stands Up to BDS, ‘One of the Main Vehicles for Spreading Anti-Semitism’

Ontario’s legislature passed a motion rejecting the BDS campaign against Israel, becoming the first Canadian province to do so

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Views From the 6

Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah

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‘Unorthodox’ Is Coming to Toronto on November 17 For a Free Show

We’ll be recording live from Beth Tzedec Congregation—RSVP to claim your seat!

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A Tablet Reader To Celebrate Canada Day

Selections from our coverage of the Great White North

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Poets in the Kitchen Window

Canadian-Israeli writer Ayelet Tsabari’s new collection of short stories, ‘The Best Place on Earth,’ turns Israeliness into a new kind of Diasporic identity

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From Florida to Canada, BDS is Having the Worst Week Ever

Already morally vile, the movement is now legally questionable as well

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Love the Stranger

How Canadian synagogues started sponsoring Syrian refugees

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What Justin Trudeau Did—and Did Not—Include in His Holocaust Remembrance Statement

By omitting Jews from the story of the Holocaust, the Canadian prime minister fell for the false choice between depicting the tragedy as either a universal warning against prejudice or a particular one against anti-Semitism

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Border Crossings

I didn’t truly appreciate the sense of security that citizenship can provide until I became an immigrant myself as an adult

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Noah Kales Puts the Jew in Jiu-Jitsu

The Toronto-based champ is 4’10”, weighing in at 82 lbs., and 13 years old

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Russian Jewish Migration to Halifax on Hold

Change in immigration policy threatens community’s continued growth

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Why One Jew is Staying Put in Brussels

The first installment of ‘Voices from Europe’ on our partner site, Jewcy

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For One Rabbi, the Personal Is Political When It Comes to Immigration

I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?

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The End of American Jewish Literature, Again

What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?

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The Freudian Became a Catholic

Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?

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I Grew Up in Toronto, but You Can’t Tell From My Accent

I don’t talk like my fellow Torontonians because I was raised inside the ‘Bathurst Bubble,’ the city’s Jewish community

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Leaving Israel, Russian Jews Find a New Home in Halifax

Drawn by the cool climate and slow pace of life, hundreds of immigrants bolster the small Jewish community in Nova Scotia’s capital

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

A newly reissued short story from the under-appreciated late writer revives Jewish Toronto of the 1930s

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Israel Spent $1,250 To Lobby America in 2013

New study shows other countries spend much more on influencing America

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Quebec Voters Say Non to Anti-Religious Charter

Monday’s election delivered a resounding defeat to the Parti Québécois

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Drake is the Ultimate Jewish Teenage Boy

He even wrote a song about his best friend and The Hunger Games

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