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Author Archives: Doris Strub Epstein

Doris Strub Epstein
Doris is a multimedia journalist with many years of experience. She has worked in radio, television and print journalism and writes on a variety of topics, especially the crucial issues in Canadian and Jewish life.

Norman; “Richard Gere goes from American Gigolo to American Jew”

Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar’s latest film, is Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, starring Richard Gere. It is a drama about a man who lives a lonely life in the midst of New York, teeming with people, money and power. Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) is a would be operator dreaming up financial schemes while trying ...

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Mr. Gaga; a documentary based on the life of Bat Sheva Dance Company’s Ohad Naharin

Mr. Gaga is the story of Ohad Naharin, world-famous choreographer and director of Israel’s Bat Sheva modern dance company, who invented a movement “language” which he calls Gaga. It is now taught around the world and he is considered an icon in the world of modern dance.

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Muslims stand against M-103

On March 23d, the House of Commons passed a Liberal MP’s motion to condemn Islamophobia. The motion has sparked a firestorm of vitriolic debate and protest. Opponents fear it will curtail freedom of speech and even be a slippery slope to acceptance of Islamist ideology. The motion calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism ...

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Canadian architect Jack Diamond among finalists for UK Holocaust Memorial

Jack Diamond has a well-earned reputation as one of Canada’s best architects. Based in Toronto, his firm, Diamond, Schmitt Architects Inc. have designed projects world- wide, such as the Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem, Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington and the New Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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New exhibit marking Jewish contribution to Canada will celebrate Canada 150

The Canadian Jewish Experience: A Tribute to Canada 150 (CJE), is a new exhibit that marks the contribution of the Jewish people to Canada and celebrates the country’s 150 anniversary of Confederation. It will open in Ottawa on Sunday, April second at 1 pm in the lobby of 30 Metcalfe Street just two blocks from Parliament Hill.

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