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David Topper explains Einstein to the layman

David TopperReviewed  by MARTIN ZEILIG
“A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity,” New York Times science writer Dennis Overbye wrote on February 11, 2016 (“Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory”).

“Shiksa” builds toward a poignant ending – and causes you to think about what it means to be Jewish

ShiksaReviewed by BERNIE BELLAN (Posted March 10) I have to admit that when I went to see “Shiksa”, the latest production of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, on Thursday night, based on what I had read in Randall King’s column in the Free Press on Wednesday and what I heard from CBC theatre reviewer Joff Schmidt Thursday afternoon, I was expecting another stereotypical rendition of a non-Jewish woman having to deal with the unaccepting parents of a Jewish boyfriend.

Fred Douglas Lodge resident Dolly Winston celebrates 105th birthday

Dolly WinstonBy MYRON LOVE On Friday, January 29th, Dolly Winston turned 105. To celebrate the occasion, the staff at the Fred Douglas Lodge – where she has been living for the past 16 months – threw her a party which was attended by her family and several dignitaries, including Mayor Brian Bowman and City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan.

Keenan Benarroch part of gold-medal winning Canadian men's basketball team at Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile

Keenan BenarrochBy HARVEY ROSEN When I last spoke with hoopster Keenan Benarroch - back in early June, he was just approaching his 21st birthday. It was clear to me that he was a determined young man on a mission and I wrote a piece headlined: “This three-point shooting specialist could definitely use a shot in the arm.”

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University to implement major reorganization here

sharon zalik margaret shuckettBy BERNIE BELLAN
The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University will be undergoing a major reorganization of its Winnipeg operations in the near future. According to various sources, the office which the CFHU has had in the Corydon Village Mall will be closed as part of a cost-cutting measure.