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Shocking novel based on horrendous case of child abuse within Orthodox community to be subject of next "People of the Book" club gathering

naomi ragenBy BERNIE BELLAN "The Devil in Jerusalem" is one of those books that, if you didn’t know it was based on a true story, would have to be thought of as being beyond believing. Yet, the author, Naomi Ragen, writes before the book begins: “This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.”

A history of the quota system at the University of Manitoba medical school

Alvin Mathers Hyman SokolovBy BERNIE BELLAN
As part of the program looking at the history of Jewish physicians in Manitoba, well-known novelist Eva Wiseman gave a fascinating presentation on the quota system that was introduced by the former dean of the University of Manitoba medical school, Alvin Mathers, in 1932, and which was kept in place until 1945.