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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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How Christmas Helped Me Discover—and Eventually Reclaim—My Jewish Roots

When I was a child, my family’s history was hidden from me. Now I’ve made sure that my own child will always know where she came from.

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Teen Behind Viral Katy Perry Cover Dies at 16

Olivia Wise had an inoperable brain tumor

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Alberto Manguel and the Library of Babel

The Argentinian-born man of letters, cosmopolitan defender of books and reading, is exiled to a world of his own making

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Montreal Elects First Hasidic Woman to Office

Mindy Pollak, 24, wins race for Outremont borough councillor

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The Keeper of Montreal’s Jewish History

Joe King, who died Saturday at 90, chronicled the city’s rich Jewish past

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Meet Mindy Pollak, Montreal’s Hasidic Candidate

Neighborhood tensions sparked the 24-year-old’s bid for borough councillor

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Israel Tied for Second Most Educated Country

Report shows 46 percent of Israelis aged 25-64 have college degrees

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Sundown: Nigeria Foils Iranian Terror Cell

Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look

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Sundown: Women and Custom Collide in the IDF

Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats

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Notes From a Toronto Festival

Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture

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Fugitive Prayer

First I learned that a wanted criminal from New York had fled to my Canadian shul; then I remembered that, as cantor, he’d begged God to forgive me

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Details on the Israel Attack and Syria Statements

Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?

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True North

Since the 2006 election of the conservative politician Stephen Harper as prime minister, Canada has become arguably the most pro-Israel country in the world

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Daybreak: Oh, Canada

Plus Egypt’s Second Revolution, and more

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Perky ‘Canada’ Conservatives Nab Jewish Voters

Once-reliable Liberal-leaners help Tories in key districts

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Intertwined

Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism

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Aux Armes

A recent series of anti-Semitic attacks in Montreal hints at a new kind of internationally influenced hate crime in Quebec, a semi-autonomous province with a wave of Muslim immigrants

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Sundown: West Bank Fire Was Intentional

Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more

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