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Women get together to walk...and bake - in a “Labour of Love” Ed. note: We received the following e-mail from Randee Pollock, who asked whether we could assist in promoting a very worthy endeavour in which she and a group of women are involved: Read the Full Story
Garry’s Deli on the move By REBECA KUROPATWA
A north end icon that moved downtown 30 years ago is no more...for now.
Owned and operated by the Levinson family, Garry’s Deli (deli/restaurant/catering business) has been serving Portage and Main customers for the last three decades.
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New WJT artistic director excited to be coming to Winnipeg By BERNIE BELLAN
Following upon a period of extreme turmoil, during which the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre suddenly closed its doors in February, 2014, only to announce that it was re-emerging under new management last fall, the WJT will soon have a new artistic director managing its helm as of this June.
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Losing your hair in support of the fight against cancer Nine-year-old Gray Academy student Ari Kay has been waging a so far, successful battle with childhood leukaemia. On May 1 Ari, along with his sister Sydney, participated in a very special event at the school when two individuals - Morris Henoch and Lindsay Kerr, offered to have their long tresses shorn and donated as part of the fight against cancer. Read the Full Story
And so it came to “pass” that Bettman’s stones ruled the day By HARVEY ROSEN Several thoughts crossed my mind when I learned via email just minutes prior to my departure for the Rady JCC 43rd Annual “Y” Sports Dinner   at the RBC Convention Centre on May 7th that headline speaker NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would not be attending the function because he had been “sidelined by a kidney stone attack.” Read the Full Story
“Jane’s Walk” tours old Jewish north end By BERNIE BELLAN
It was billed as a “Jane’s Walk” - named for the famous urban planner, Jane Jacobs, but on Sunday, May 4, over 70 individuals participated in what might have been referred to as “Zack’s Walk”.
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Manitoba jurists in the news By MYRON LOVE
The Manitoba Bar Association has honoured The Honourable Madam Justice Freda Steel with the MBA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of a lifetime of dedication and service to the legal profession and the community as a whole.
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“Bad Jews” intended to upset you – especially if you’re Jewish Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
If the newly revived Winnipeg Jewish Theatre wanted to come back with a resounding splash, it’s certainly done that with its latest production: “Bad Jews”.
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How "Jersey Boys" came to be written By BERNIE BELLAN
“Jersey Boys” is one of the most popular musicals to hit the stage in quite some time. The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, it was first produced on Broadway in 2005.
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U.S. prisons were incubators for jihad The Fertile Soil of Jihad
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BERNIE BELLAN
A couple of months ago my friend Irwin Lipnowski gave me this book to read, saying it was a very important book.
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Sherbrook Street Delicatessen packing ‘em in By BERNIE BELLAN
You may have read Bartley Kives’s tantalizing piece about delis, which appeared in a March issue of the Free Press. That article spoke of the revived popularity of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish foods in a number of local eateries, including Bernstein’s Deli and the Tallest Poppie, but the primary focus was on a brand new deli: Sherbrook Street Delicatessen.
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Israel

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As Abbas era hits 10 years, Palestinians mired in political and economic muck By SEAN SAVAGE JNS.org
May 8 marks what many consider an unceremonious 10-year anniversary of Mahmoud Abbas becoming the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), though his official term has been expired for more than six of those years.
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Who is Ayelet Shaked, Israel's new justice minister? By JULIE WIENER
(JTA) -- Ayelet Shaked (pronounced ShahKED), Israel’s newly appointed justice minister and a member of the right-wing Jewish Home party, has quickly risen to prominence having served just two years in the Knesset.
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Opinion

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Christian priest in Nazareth praises Israel, criticizes intolerance of Israeli Muslim leaders and NGOs that support them By MYRON LOVE
In the usual upside down state in which  the world seems to be in regard to Israel, Israel is frequently condemned for its treatment of non-Jewish minorities while the large-scale persecution and murder of Christians throughout the world is largely ignored.
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How about those lovely Khadrs? By BERNIE BELLAN It occurred to me, after reading Alex Arenson’s diatribe against President Obama (available only in the print edition) that Jewish right-wingers are in the ascendancy - at least when it comes to the media (although very likely when it comes to voting trends as well). Read the Full Story

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