Arts & Culture

Book Review: Standing up to the three-headed monster of Jew-hatred

By Rubin Friedman

How to Fight Anti-Semitism

By Bari Weiss


224 pages

The rise of hatred against Jews and things Jewish has increased Jewish community anxiety about this phenomenon and its many manifestations. While the United Nations has reached a point of having to address this r…

Ottawa artist Sharon Katz creates video for experimental opera in Israel

By Louise Rachlis

As a producer-director of short animated films, animated riffs, and mixed-media artworks, Ottawa artist Sharon Katz exhibits widely in Canada and abroad.

Most recently, she turned her creative talents to collaboration with Israeli composer Kiki Keren-Huss for a new experi…

Temple Israel announces Books and Bagels spring program

By Anne Alper for Temple Israel

Books and Bagels will resume this spring with two more sessions at Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Drive.

The popular program features reviews and discussions of books of Jewish interest and is open to the entire community. Sessions take place on Sundays…

Josh Dolgin brings ‘Socalled Sings with Strings: Yiddish Song’ to the NAC

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Josh Dolgin, who grew up in the Ottawa area – and across the river in Chelsea, Quebec – has been one of the most innovative artists and far-reaching artists in Jewish music over the past 15 or more years.

I first encountered Dolgin close to 20 years ago w…

Book Review: From Auschwitz to America to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

By Murray Citron

Broken Strings

By Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer

Puffin Canada

282 pages

The broken strings in this novel for young readers are those of a klezmer violin that survived Auschwitz and came to America with its owner, a musician who also survived and who made a life as an acc…