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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.

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


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
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Even his name adds to the confusion surrounding just who is Bibi Netanyahu.