Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld, the Israeli novelist, died last week at 85.
The Israeli government is trying to close the question of who is a Jew with a simple answer. It won't work.
The most jarring phrase, to my ears, during the recent election, was: "Many people say Stephen Harper is a mensch."
Jenny Peto's master's thesis explores what she describes as a disconnect between her experience as a privileged Jewish Canadian and her sense of herself as a member of a community of victims.