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Bridges for Peace annual fundraising banquet a celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut

By MYRON LOVE I must admit that it was a bit incongruous to be hearing a devout Christian choir lustily singing well known and popular Hebrew songs such as “Am Israel Chai” and “Oseh Shalom”.  But, the member s of Bridges for Peace are also devout supporters of Israel and the Jewish People in our traditional homeland.

Jewish Daily Forward “America’s Most Inspiring” list includes three rabbis with Winnipeg connections

By MYRON LOVE Spiritual leadership comes in many forms. But the bottom line, as enunciated by Jane Eisner, the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, comes down to “the power of personal connection – through study, social action or simple acts of kindness”.

Vickar Community Chevrolet top selling General Motors Canada New Car Dealer for 2014

By MYRON LOVE On Tuesday, April 21, the Vickar family hosted a celebratory luncheon at the dealership (Vickar Community Chevrolet on Regent) for the top selling General Motors sales team in Canada last year. It was the second time in three years that Vickar Community Chevrolet has led the country in new car sales.

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”.