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10th Kanee lecture: Ari Shavit – a thoughtful leftist

By BERNIE BELLAN Ari Shavit is the kind of speaker that we just don’t get to hear very often in Winnipeg. Although a Sabra by birth, Shavit’s mastery of English is so good that not only was he able to produce mellifluous prose in what is his second language, when he addressed a crowd numbering over 600 at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue on Sunday, April 19, he spoke without once hesitating, even though he barely referred to his notes.

Anthropological archaeologist Haskel Greenfield reaches career pinnacle with distinguished professor recognition

By MYRON LOVE Haskel Greenfield, Professor of Anthropol-ogy and Archaeology at the University of Manitoba and co-director (with his wife, Professor Tina Green-field) of the university’s Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab, has achieved a career pinnacle. He has been recognized as one of the university’s “Distinguished Professors”.

“The Illegal Curve”: How five Jewish guys created one of Winnipeg’s most popular radio sports shows

You have to hand it to the organizers of Limmud: They don’t limit the kinds of sessions to what would ordinarily be considered “Jewish” subjects, per se. If you’re a Jew – or maybe you just like Jews, or perhaps you just like Jewish food, then you’re sure to enjoy something at Limmud – and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be given a time slot at Limmud to boot.