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Julian Edelman may say he’s Jewish - but he’s really not

Julian Edelman, right, wearing a Star of David necklace, with his dad Frank in the Showtime documentary “100%.” (Showtime)

(JTA) – Showtime has produced a documentary on New England Patriots star Julian Edelman that’s so good that New York Giants fans might even enjoy it.
For the uninitiated, Edelman is a member of three Super Bowl winning teams and apparently the only Jew ever named the big game’s MVP.
Raised Christian – only his paternal great-grandfather was Jewish – he has strongly identified as a member of the tribe in recent years.

Leah Gazan – the NDP candidate in the Federal riding of Winnipeg Centre is a “proud Jewish, Lakota, Asian woman”

Leah Gazan

By BERNIE BELLAN
Have you heard of Julian Edelman? He’s a receiver for the New England Patriots and was voted this year’s Super Bowl Most Outstanding Player.
He is also commonly referred to as the best “Jewish” football player in the National Football League. On top of all that, Edelman is not afraid to hide the fact he’s Jewish. He wears a Star of David and always refers to himself as Jewish.

JP&N interview: Rabbi Kliel Rose takes stock of his first year back in Winnipeg

By BERNIE BELLAN
It’s been almost a year since Rabbi Kliel Rose returned to his hometown of Winnipeg to become the rabbi of Congregation Etz Chayim. (August 7, 2018 is the exact date he took over the position.) I thought that now that he’s had a chance to establish himself here, I would ask him whether he’s like to engage in a fairly lengthy interview.

Guest speaker at Jewish Child & Family Service AGM opens up about her own family’s troubles

Al Benarroch (JCFS Executive Director) with Blair Kaplan Venables (at the exact moment she was waving to her father, who was in the audience)

By BERNIE BELLAN
Blair Kaplan Venables is a 31-year-old former Winnipegger who has found success as a communications expert in Pemberton, British Columbia, specializing in social media marketing.
But when Blair spoke to the members of the audience at the Jewish Child & Family Service Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 21, her message had nothing to do with social media marketing.