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Alvin Zipursky - his research played a major role in the eradication of RH Disease

Dr. Alvin Zipursky - recognized by the Government of Canada with the Order of Canada in 2012

By GERRY POSNER

This coming fall the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada will ibe releasing a new book about the history of Jewish physicians in Manitoba.
It will be a very comprehensive look at Jewish physicians who can trace their origins to Manitoba and who practiced at least five years in the province.
I am confident that the book will confirm the notion that Manitoba produced some splendid Jewish doctors.

Great expectations for 15-year-old Dawson Pasternak

Dawson Pasternak (15) with Team Manitoba at the Canada Games. Photo by Jenise Powers/Canada Games

By SCOTT TAYLOR

Dawson Pasternak intends on making the roster of the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks this season. In fact, he’s so hopeful that his parents, Craig and Cindy, have already set up Dawson in school in Portland for the fall term.

Alan Dershowitz: Why I will continue to defend clients like Jeffrey Epstein

Alan Dershowitz, right, represented sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a controversial 2008 plea deal and used to send him copies of his books to review before publication. (JTA illustration by Laura E. Adkins)

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
NEW YORK (JTA) – If I had not defended Jeffrey Epstein and gotten him a favorable plea deal, it is unlikely that I would have been the subject of the recent hit piece in The New Yorker, not to mention be accused of sexual misconduct by two of Epstein’s alleged victims. Indeed, my first accuser told The New Yorker that she accused me because “Jeffrey got away with it, basically. And Dershowitz was one of the people who enabled that to happen.”
In other words, because I did my job well – getting my client the best result possible – I have now become a target of efforts to destroy my reputation and career.

Winnipeg vet Jonas Watson recognized for outreach to the underprivileged

Dr. Jonas Watson

By MYRON LOVE

Last April, one of the guests of honour at the World Veterinary Association’s annual Congress in San José, Costa Rica, was Dr. Jonas Watson. The Winnipeg veterinarian was one of six veterinarians from around the world who were presented with the WVA’s annual Welfare Award.