Meet Mindy Pollak, Montreal’s Hasidic Candidate

Neighborhood tensions sparked the 24-year-old’s bid for borough councillor

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Resigns

The Canadian politician maintains his innocence

Montreal’s First Jewish Mayor Arrested for Fraud

It’s been quite a summer for Canadian politicians

Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more

Sundown: Nigeria Foils Iranian Terror Cell

Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look

Montreal, Virtual Jewish Museum

A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat

Montreal’s Kosher Bootleggers

Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic

The Pugilist

Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.

The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

The Novelist

Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.

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