Elaine Kalman Naves’ novel is an exposition of a certain Jewish community, the Reconstructionists, a branch of Judaism that takes a less traveled path to Judaism.
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Farida, a Jewish cabaret singer, “struggles for survival and her freedom in a world on the edge of upheaval and the dark shadow of war.” She sings in Arabic, and the novel depicts life at the time from a woman’s perspective.
There were protests around the world, including in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, but the harsh sentence and refusal of President Eisenhower to provide clemency came in the context of Cold War hysteria.
As the New Year was approaching, a Nanos Research opinion survey indicated that Stephen Harper was regaining support due to perceived foreign policy successes and tax cuts.
As survivors of the Holocaust dwindle in numbers, the burden of memory and the compulsion to record falls on the shoulders of their offspring.
I first read On the Road by Jack Kerouac when I was 15, on vacation with my parents at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.
By Alice Reiter Hipsters can be recognized by many from a mile away. Their skinny jeans, flannel shirts and full beards make spotting them easy, but also make them the target of ridicule in pop culture. Miranda Campbell, a hipster analyst and member of Dawson’s English department, was a speaker […]
A new book on American Christians and their visits to holy places in Israel is described by reviewer Amos Lassen as “a wonderful example of ethnographic research in the study of religion.” He is referring to Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Hold Land Pilgrimage by Hillary Kaell (New […]
By guest columnist Irene Ogrizek. Sheryl Halpern’s collection of 19 short stories, Surviving Love, features characters who misplace their children, play desperate texting games and manage—with varying degrees of social deftness—eccentric cousins, troublesome parents and terrifying trips to the mall. Love does not conquer all in Halpern’s world, unless, she hints, […]
Nina Munk’s Governor-General’s Award-nominated book The Idealist was described by one critic as “an excellent and moving tribute to the vision and commitment of Jeffrey Sachs” and by another as “a powerful exposé of (Sachs’s) hubris run amok.” The Idealist is a journalistic eyewitness account of the director of the […]