The Wall Street Journal Needs a Linguistics Lesson

Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say

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

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

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.

Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

A Congregation of One

When I met the last Jew in Afghanistan, I rediscovered the Jewish identity I’d rejected years before

Notes From a Toronto Festival

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

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

La Dolce Vita

The Free World, David Bezmozgis’ novel about a family of Soviet émigrés stuck in Rome waiting for visas to North America, explores the joys—and costs—of newfound liberty

Does Israel Belong at Gay Pride?

Upcoming Toronto parade begs question

Oh, Canada

Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness

Toronto Film Fest to Honor Tel Aviv, Controversially

Canadian, Israeli directors protest

Daybreak: Preparing for Battle?

Muslims vs. Jews, Bibi vs. the U.N., and more from the news

Bistro Takes a Stand

Anti-Dead Sea Scroll exhibit, pro-restaurant rights

Destination Wedding

How a Toronto shul grappled with gay marriage

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