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This Jewish Immigrant Olympian Worked in a Chocolate Factory Before Winning Gold

By On July 11, 2017

In 1904, the Russian village of Yekaterinaslov (now Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk) marked the birth of a future Olympic athlete named Fania Rosenfeld to parents who would shortly move the family to Ontario, Canada… Read More


This Yiddish Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Will Move You to Tears

By On November 11, 2016

Yesterday, an already shaken world learned that our foundations had shifted even more than we knew. Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died at age 82. Before the news even came out, a new,… Read More

Make Way for Canadian Sheep Making Baa-aliyah

These Sheep Are Preparing to Make Baa-aliyah

By On March 16, 2016

National animals are a serious matter — after all, what would Americans think of themselves if Ben Franklin’s (fictional) campaign for the turkey had bested the bald eagle? Insofar as Jews are… Read More


Leonard Cohen + Dad of New Canadian PM = BFF

By On October 29, 2015

Canadian Liberal incumbent Justin Trudeau has more than just politics and snowboarding in his blood: he also has family ties to the melancholy king of cool, Leonard Cohen. His father, Pierre Elliott… Read More

Two Young Montrealers and Their YidLife Crisis

Two Young Jews and Their YidLife Crisis

By On September 23, 2014

  YidLife Crisis, a new web series, begins with not-your-average MPAA warning: “The following contains references to adult situations and coarse language. In Yiddish.” Adult situations may include: eating treyf in the form of Montrealish… Read More


The Battle of the Montreal Bagel

By On November 14, 2013

If you think of New York as the North American bagel capital, chances are you’re not Canadian. Among Canadians, anyway, Montreal is renowned for a bagel of its own: small, sweet and available piping-hot… Read More