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It’s not a long stretch to stitch a Torah

ROCHELLE SAIDMAN (second from right) holding her contribution to the project. With her (l-r): “My friends Fern Swedlove, Shayna Shulman, and Elaine Saunders are with me as the cheering section."
By GERRY POSNER It is one thing to lift a Torah, another to read from it, and certainly even another to write one.
But, more recently a group of people from all over the world, (over 1,400 and counting) from diverse backgrounds  - like a Mormon fire chief, a Muslim immigrant from Turkey, a Mother Superior at Tyburn Convent in London and indeed, some residents of Winnipeg, all have combined to participate in a programme to cross stitch the five books of the bible, hand by hand.

Young entrepreneurs use cutting edge technology to market apartments

Jordan Billinkoff (left) and Josh Glow watch as a user tries out their Gryd XR app on an "Occulus Go"
By BERNIE BELLAN
Jordan Billinkoff and Josh Glow are two young entrepreneurs who have developed a novel way to allow individuals interested in renting an apartment to tour apartments using virtual reality technology. Their business idea, using some of the latest innovations developed by companies such as Facebook and Google, is becoming increasingly popular with property management companies across Canada.

Descendants of Holocaust survivors meet at Jewish Film Festival

Eran Plotnik and Serena Dykman
The Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival just completed another great year. Known for its great roster of Jewish-themed and Israeli movies, this edition of the festival included more than 21 movies from around the world. This year, though, the festival also included an emotional meeting between descendants of Holocaust survivors who had been old friends before the war: Winnipegger Eran Plotnik and Serena Dykman, the director of “NANA”, one of the films featured in the festival.

New biography of Binyamin Netanyahu helps to unravel the mystery surrounding a very complicated man

"Bibi"/author Anshel Pfeffer

“Bibi – The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu”
By Anshel Pfeffer
McClelland & Stewart
Published May 2018
423 pages
Reviewed by
BERNIE BELLAN
Even his name adds to the confusion surrounding just who is Bibi Netanyahu.

Broadway musical about Egyptian band stranded in Negev town wins Tony Award for best musical

Bands Visit(JTA) — “The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best musical.

Watch a clip of scenes from "The Band's Visit" at http://jewishpostandnews.ca/categories-media/72-israel-specific/229-the-band-s-visit-now-on-broadway