Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah
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Selections from our coverage of the Great White North
How Canadian synagogues started sponsoring Syrian refugees
I didn’t truly appreciate the sense of security that citizenship can provide until I became an immigrant myself as an adult
The Toronto-based champ is 4’10”, weighing in at 82 lbs., and 13 years old
The former Israeli President and Nobel Prize laureate took in a U2 concert in Toronto
And Drizzy got the money, so Drizzy gonna pay it
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say
I don’t talk like my fellow Torontonians because I was raised inside the ‘Bathurst Bubble,’ the city’s Jewish community
A newly reissued short story from the under-appreciated late writer revives Jewish Toronto of the 1930s
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.
Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more
When I met the last Jew in Afghanistan, I rediscovered the Jewish identity I’d rejected years before
Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture
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
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
Upcoming Toronto parade begs question
Why anti-Zionism festers in a country otherwise known for its friendliness
Canadian, Israeli directors protest
Muslims vs. Jews, Bibi vs. the U.N., and more from the news
Anti-Dead Sea Scroll exhibit, pro-restaurant rights
How a Toronto shul grappled with gay marriage