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Maus in the haus: Art Spiegelman retrospective at AGO

I saw Art Spiegelman interviewed at the media preview for his retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  I suppose if I were like a typical critic I’d just start talking without a preamble, because (nervous cough) everyone knows his importance. 1,935 more words


Chapters 7-9

These chapters that conclude Elie Wiesel’s Night was tragic and mind boggling at the same time. They describe Elie and his father’s struggle to survive during the remaining months traveling to other concentrations camps, the death of his father, and the time after his father’s death. 554 more words

Why Look Back?

Isn’t it time to get on with it?  Let the past be the past?  I understand these questions.  I know the feeling.  If I open up that can of worms it will devour me!  825 more words

Spiritual Formation

Open Hillel Outed as ‘Vessel for BDS Agenda’ by Former Campus Co-ordinator

by Ben Cohen
December 8, 2014

Back in October, Holly Bicerano, a Jewish student at Boston University, penned an article for the Times of Israel entitled “Why Hillel Should Welcome Anti-Zionists and BDS Backers.” Extolling the virtues of a group calling itself “Open Hillel” – a moniker adopted in protest at the refusal of the official Hillel student organization to host speakers at its events who advocate the elimination of the State of Israel – Bicerano wrote that excluding such organizations and individuals “would be a serious mistake…Doing so will only serve to divide the community.” READ MORE

Israel & Middle East

9 Authors Whose Books I Want to Try

1: Victor Hugo

Unlike a lot of classic lit. fans, I am not overly infatuated with Les Misérables. I started to read it, but only read a small portion of the book and I haven’t made it through the musical yet. 863 more words



I was supposed to write about Gabriel Garcia Marquez when I heard that we were supposed to write about the person we admire. Halfway through writing the blog, I checked again the other requirements in the Facebook page and that was when I realized a minor detail in the assignment, LIVING PERSON! 770 more words