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Leah Gazan - a proud Lakota, Asian, and Jewish woman is now the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre

Leah Gazan (being interviewed by the JP&N in July)

By BERNIE BELLAN

Posted Oct. 22, 2019 This story was originally posted in July. We offer it again to give readers a better idea just how intriguing Leah Gazan's background is - and how she is also proud of her Jewish identity.
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.

Brian Pauls has a way with female Supreme Court Justices

Brian Pauls with Supreme Court Justice Sheilah Martin

By BERNIE BELLAN

I often have the pleasure of seeing Brian Pauls at meetings of the Remis Speakers’ Forum. Recently Brian told me a terrific story how he had wanted to obtain press credentials to attend the recent convening of the Supreme Court here, but was unable to convince the Free Press, for whom he writes a regular Bridge column, to give him those credentials.
It turns out that Brian is on kissing terms with two of the female judges on the Supreme Court: Sheilah Martin and Rosie Abella. Lucky guy!

Benji’s Village

Submitted by the Children's Hospital Foundation

Persistent mouth sores at age three. At age eight severe nausea started. And when their youngest son Benji was 12, the bleeding began. As each symptom showed up, they were given seemingly sound reasons such as a stomach virus or puberty, but local parents Jessica and Joel Cogan were naturally left worried.

How the Asper Campus came about (Part 1 of a 3-part story)

Bob Freedman/Marjorie Blankstein

A meeting with a New York consultant proves to be a key turning point

By BERNIE BELLAN
As we approach the series of events which the Rady JCC will be conducting that will mark the 100th anniversary of the YMHA’s being granted a charter in Winnipeg, we thought it appropriate to look back at how the Rady JCC came about.

Nancy Spielberg produces fascinating film about Israeli photographer

World renowned wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum (right)

Watch a video trailer of  “PICTURE OF HIS LIFE” (Directors: Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin Hey Jude Productions Playmount Productions– Executive Producer: Nancy Spielberg 2019) here: https://jewishpostandnews.ca/categories-media/74-global/246-picture-of-his-life-trailer-2019
Review/Interview By Martin Zeilig
At one point in this remarkable and awe-inspiring documentary film, world renowned Israeli wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is interviewed while sitting on a rock on the barren shores of Baker Lake, Nunavut.