Open mike helps artists find their footing

Ruth Schweitzer speaks with Brian Gladstone, musician and longtime host of an open mike and jam, called Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show.

What seemed like a friendly gesture from the Trump administration now appears to be another in a series of outside efforts to determine Israel’s future. But as a sovereign nation, Israel – not the United States, United Nations, or any other outside power – must decide, Gerald M. Steinberg writes.
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A look at the Toronto Jewish Storytelling Guild, which takes place on the third Sunday of every month at Congregation Habonim.
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In her latest travel column, Sandy Bornstein explores some of the most notable synagogues in Zurich.

Highlights from the recent talk at Holy Blossom Temple by Tal Becker, legal advisor of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman institute and a member of Israel’s peace negotiation team.

Hundreds, and possibly thousands, of children continue to attend Hasidic schools in Quebec where the province’s compulsory curriculum is not taught, even though the government has been aware of the situation for decades, two former Hasidim who left the Tash community allege in their suit against the…

President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan is a non-starter, mainly because it was drawn up without the Palestinians’ input, says Guy Ben-Porat, chairperson of the department of politics and government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Only 11 per cent of Jewish Democrat voters rank Bernie Sanders as their first choice for the presidential nomination. CJN editor Yoni Goldstein explores Sanders’ connection with his Jewish heritage and Jewish voters.
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The excavation of a 5th century CE synagogue in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the Lower Galilee, has revealed a mosaic floor that provides the first depiction of the story of Jonah found in ancient Jewish art.

In the third Israeli election since last April, voters have yet another opportunity to decide the Knesset’s makeup.

Janice Arnold profiles businessman Mark Levitt, who recently raised close to $120,000 for Hope & Cope, a support program for cancer patients affiliated with the Jewish General Hospital.