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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.

Past Life one of the best films of this year, to screen at TJFF Chai Tea

Past Life is a haunting, mystery-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Emotionally wrenching, it has indelible characters and true suspense. Deftly layered, it is also a story of loss, love and how the past shapes the present. Complex and deeply moving.

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Fighting back against the UN anti-Israel vote; public protest planned for Toronto

The UN Security Council recently approved a resolution demanding that Israel halt its construction in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. The US abstained from voting, thus ensuring its passage. According to PM Netanyahu, the Obama administration “initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated the wording and demanded that it be passed.” Kerry in his final speech even referred to Judea and Samaria ...

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John Henry Patterson, the Jewish Lawrence of Arabia and the Jewish Brigade

Like “Lawrence of Arabia” John Henry Patterson was an Anglo -Irish outsider who believed that the Jews had a right to reconstitute their nation in the land of Israel and was an avid supporter of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. In l922, it became the basis for an act if international law which granted Palestine the homeland of the Jewish people ...

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First Channukah in Kanata

A story-telling odyssey, full of songs – First Channukah in Kanata (1759), by Allan Merovitz, actor, singer, storyteller. Allan tells the story of Aaron Hart, often known as the first Jew in Canada, with traditional Channukah songs.

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