Arts & Culture

Book Review: ‘In the Hour of Fate and Danger’ by Ferenc Andai

In the Hour of Fate and Danger

By Ferenc Andai

Translated from Hungarian by Marietta Morry and Lynda Muir

The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivors Memoir Program

280 pages

 

Reviewed by Rubin Friedman

The memoir, In the Hour of Fate and Danger, by Holocaust survivor Ferenc An…

Ottawa's Israeli Film Festival goes online for 2020

By Maxine Miska, Soloway Jewish Community Centre

This year’s Israeli Film Festival in Ottawa will be virtual and free-of-charge presenting four new films that showcase the incisiveness and skill of Israeli directors. The links and viewing instructions will be available on the Soloway Jewi…

Book Review – Irving Berlin: New York Genius

Irving Berlin’s Jewishness permeated his songs

Irving Berlin: New York Genius

By James Kaplan

Jewish Lives: Yale University Press

424 pages

Reviewed by Murray Citron

The jacket for Irving Berlin: New York Genius shows a small man of middle age, neatly dressed, who might well be a boo…

'First, We Fled' traces a family’s history

In his new book, retired educator Lorne Rachlis, a past-president of Temple Israel of Ottawa, traces his family’s history from his great-great-grandparents in the Pale of Settlement to his own grandchildren. In this article, Lorne tells the story of how the book came to be.

I have written…

Philip Roth’s what-if scenario

I cover antisemitism on a daily basis. This is why ‘The Plot Against America’ is the scariest show I’ve seen.

By Gabe Friedman

(JTA) – I wasn’t expecting HBO’s “The Plot Against America,” David Simon’s miniseries adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, to scar me the way it …