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English leaves CIJA to start new venture

English leaves CIJA to start new venture

Mention his name among the movers and shakers of the Jewish community and Howard English is a household name. English has been an advocate for Israel and the Jewish...

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Jazz pianist takes 10 years to write book on American Jews in music

Jazz pianist takes 10 years to write book on American Jews in music

When many of his friends were attracted to sports and other things, a young and curious Ben Sidran instead had a taste for melodies, rhythm and projecting the sound...

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Platner, 67, left imprint on everyone he met

Platner, 67, left imprint on everyone he met

There was a buzz of excitement at Mishkan Avraham Synagogue in North York on Simchat Torah, besides the upcoming hakafot. Mordechai Roitman displayed to some congregants...

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Cotler won’t run again, but he’s too busy to retire

Cotler won’t run again, but he’s too busy to retire

Blame the error on headline writers’ need for pith. Or perhaps on the electorate’s shaky civic knowledge. Whatever the cause, Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler wants...

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The art of being politically correct

The art of being politically correct

Andrea IsemanCorrespondent Adam Lazarus is a true tour-de-force, and even on stage all by himself can find humour in his loneliness. Lazarus is the man behind the...

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