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Former Winnipeg Jewish Theatre Artistic Director Michael Nathanson arrested at Manitoba border Was the WJT board asleep at the switch? Why did it take the police so long to act? By BERNIE BELLAN By the time you read this there may have been more information disclosed about circumstances surrounding the arrest of former WJT artistic director and general manager Michael Nathanson, but with the information that has been made publicly available, many questions remain to be answered. Read the Full Story
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre hires artistic director       Readers may recall that the previous artistic director of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Michael Nathanson, was fired by the board of the WJT in February, 2014 and that the final production of the 2104 season was canceled. Read the Full Story
Hillel holds hugely successful Purim Masquerade By ELAN LEVINE
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person,” says a masked guest receiving his drink ticket. “Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. That’s Oscar Wilde, by the way; I didn’t think of that,” he said, heading back in to join his three friends on the dance floor at Hillel’s Purim Masquerade.
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Join me on April 2 in a walk to raise awareness about autism By ADAM SCHWARTZ  In my stand-up comedy routine I tell a joke about how there should be an “autism pride parade”. Granted, no one would show up, and we’d all be wearing sweat pants because comfort comes first. Read the Full Story
Racquetball legend Sherman Greenfeld to be inducted into International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame By HARVEY ROSEN The question before us today, dear reader, is can any person have too much of a good thing and what variety of impact might such good fortune have upon the individual’s psyche? Read the Full Story
Expert warns: Circulation complications leading cause of death in women By REBECA KUROPATWA
While popular opinion may be that breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women, in fact, women are 10 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than any other.
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Winnipeg writer spearheading campaign to bring Eritrean refugee couple here By MYRON LOVE Israel has a refugee problem – a problem which Winnipeg writer Sharon Chisvin and her daughter, Samara Carroll, in Toronto, are trying in their own small way to alleviate (for the sake of the refugees). Read the Full Story
Ben-Gurion University panel to focus on latest developments in treating brain injuries By MYRON LOVE
Jason Dzikowicz suffered his first concussion when he was 13. Over a six-year career as a free safety in the Canadian Football League, he was concussed several more times.
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Challenges in finding places for the disabled within our Jewish community By REBECA KUROPATWA When one considers the sheer numbers of intellectually disabled people in the general population – estimated at about three percent – it is not hard to see what a monumental challenge it is to find a place for each one of these individuals. This is hard enough on its own, but even more so when seeking a place that will preserve one’s Jewish identity. Read the Full Story
Researcher conducting survey on future of Jewish education here We received a request from a researcher  to publicize a survey that is being conducted within Winnipeg's Jewish community. The survey is intended to assess the needs and interests of parents when it comes to Jewish education for school-age children here. If you are the parent of a school-age child in Winnipeg and would be interested in completing the survey, here is the link to it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JX752SZ Read the Full Story

Features

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Forbes’ billionaires list features new and old Jewish faces By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) The billionaires’ club isn’t as exclusive as it used to be.
Recently Forbes released its 29th annual list of every billionaire on the planet, and it features a record 1,826 people, or 181 more than last year.
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First-ever Canadian Haggadah has a distinctly north-of-the-border vibe By RON CSILAG TORONTO (JTA) – In this rendition of the Passover story, the Children of Israel do not play ice hockey or drink kosher l’Pesach maple syrup.
But the first-ever Canadian Haggadah does have a distinctly Canuck vibe.
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How the Talmud came into being - and what it has meant to the Jewish world Reviewed by JOSEPH LEVEN
"The Talmud a Biography" is a curious sort of book. It’s really two books in one.
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Leah Steele: More than just a doctor By GERRY POSNER There are doctors and then there are doctors.
Leah Steele can lay claim to two titles of doctor. She is a physician and she also has a Ph.D in clinical epidemiology.
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Frances Bay and the Jews of Dauphin By STAN CARBONE Jewish Heritage Centre Exhibit Curator
In 2012 the Jewish Heritage Centre received a collection of documents, memorabilia and photographs from the estate of Canadian-born actress Frances Bay (nee Goffman).
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Foreigners, Egypt, and Derech Eretz By JOANNE SEIFF When I was nearly seven months pregnant with twins, we went to hear the Megillah reading on Purim. It was a difficult experience. We sat at the end of a row so I could get out quickly to use the washroom or move around. Read the Full Story

Israel

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Netanyahu election tactics cause unease and anger for liberal Jews By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Two states, pluralism and civil rights could be said to sum up the Israel agenda for mainstream Jewish groups over the past two decades. Read the Full Story
Boys Town Jerusalem students put smiles on faces of Hadassah Hospital patients   An amazing transformation came over the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus the very minute that 50 eleventh-graders from Boys Town Jerusalem came bearing five guitars, Purim costumes and bags of holiday treats.
Although it took a full seven hours, the Boys Town troubadours managed to visit every single ward in the hospital and put countless smiles on the faces of patients of all ages.
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Opinion

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Progressive Zionists” unable to understand Iranian threat By MYRON LOVE
What does it mean to identify yourself as “progressive”? To me, there is a smugness about the label – a sense that anyone who disagrees with someone who is “progressive” must automatically be labeled as a right wing reactionary fascist (and probably a racist, to boot).
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How widespread is poverty within Winnipeg's Jewish community By BERNIE BELLAN I don’t know about you, but when I see something - whether it’s in a newspaper or magazine article or perhaps in an e-mail,  that purports to make a claim that seems to defy logic, I don’t immediately run a Google check to see whether there’s anything to that claim. Instead, my usual reaction is: “Wow! I sure didn’t think that was the case.” Read the Full Story

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Readers' Comments

  • Ben-Gurion University panel to focus on latest developments in treating brain injuries
    2 days ago
    Our granddaughter,1 1 years old was diagnosed with concussion after smacking her head on a concrete floor during a basketball play outdoors. She had a headache and was extremely light sensitive, dizzy etc. I am concerned there was not adequate concern by the medical profession in that the only Tx was ...

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  • Sometimes it's hard to report the news
    1 month ago
    Norbert, you are misreading the Talmud. Although, given what you write, it is unlikely you've ever opened a volume of this publication.

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  • Sometimes it's hard to report the news
    1 month ago
    Hard to report? Where is your reporting as to Chabad being exposed in Australia as protectors and enablers of pedophiles? The top Orthodox Rabbi in Australia, among others, was forced to resign from every position except shochet after being exposed publicly of lying in his testimony. And what did ...

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