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Our Canadian History is Different

Our Canadian History is Different

Our Canadian History is Different How is ADRABA’s Canadian history different? Isn’t history just history?  If you read Thomas Carlyle’s On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, you might conclude that “[t]he History of the world is but the Biography of...
Friday Night Fish-ticuffs

Friday Night Fish-ticuffs

Friday Night Fish-ticuffs When thinking of the relationship between a people and their food, there are usually three dynamics at play.  Geography determines what’s available to eat.  The people’s culture decides what, among those things to eat, is considered “food.”...
Much More Than a Dairy Delight

Much More Than a Dairy Delight

Much More Than a Dairy Delight If you’re Jewish in Toronto, you’ve probably eaten at United Bakers. And if you haven’t eaten there, you’re missing out. Stop reading this immediately and swipe over to your calendar. Create an event called “Eat at United Bakers.” Pick a...
Toronto Synagogues Have History

Toronto Synagogues Have History

Toronto Synagogues Have History Synagogues have been the foundation stone of Jewish communities throughout Jewish history.Biblical religion of the ancient world was focussed on the sacrificial rituals of the Tabernacle in the desert wanderings and then the First...
The Jewish Mayors of the “Belfast of Canada”

The Jewish Mayors of the “Belfast of Canada”

The Jewish Mayors of the “Belfast of Canada” If the BBC is to be believed, Toronto is the most diverse city in the world. According to official data, over half of the people living here are not from here. And so, it’s probably hard to imagine a time in...