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No better home? : Jews, Canada, and the sense of belonging

Author: David S Koffman
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2021]
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"This book begins with an audacious and unanswerable question: Has there ever been a better home for Jews than Canada? By certain measures, Canada might be the most socially welcoming, economically secure, and religiously tolerant diaspora for the Jews, compared to all other countries, past or present. No Better Home? takes this question seriously, while also exploring the many contested meanings of the idea of  Read more...

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No better home?
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Koffman
ISBN: 1487504896 9781487504892 1487523572 9781487523572
OCLC Number: 1146556681
Description: vii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: What Does It Mean to Ask the Question "Has There Ever Been a Better Home for the Jews than Canada?"David S. KoffmanSection I: Comparisons and Interactions1. A Privileged Diaspora: Canadian Jewry in Comparative PerspectiveMorton Weinfeld2. Destination World Jewry: The US vs. the WorldHasia R. Diner3. Montreal and Canada through a Wider Lens: Confessions of a Canadian-American European Jewish HistorianLois C. Dubin4. The "Cossacks" and "Bolsheviks" Who Made Modern Canada: Ukrainians, Jews, and the Origins of Canadian MulticulturalismJeffrey Veidlinger5. Vilna on the Saint Lawrence: Montreal as the Would-Be Haven for Yiddish CultureKalman Weiser6. Jewish Education in Canada and the United Kingdom: A Comparative PerspectiveRandal F. Schnoor7. The Unsettling of Canadian Jewish History: Toward a Tangled History of Jewish-Indigenous Encounters in CanadaDavid S. KoffmanSection II: Flashpoints and Viewpoints8. Pictures of New Canadians: An Immigration Story for Our TimeNorman Ravvin9. Crossing in/to Canada: Canada as Point of Arrival in Holocaust Survivor MemoirsMia Spiro10. Electing Nathan Phillips: The Jewish Question and Toronto's First Jewish MayorHarold Troper11. The "Nu World" of Toronto in Bernice Eisenstein's I Was a Child of Holocaust SurvivorsRuth Panofsky12. By the Rivers of the St. Lawrence: The Montreal Jewish Community and Its PostmemoryIra Robinson13. On Display: Canadian Museums and Narratives of the Canadian Jewish ExperienceRichard MenkisSection III: Intimacies and Languages14. Nothing is Forever: Remembering the CentennialJack Kugelmass15. Forgetting and Forging: My Canadian Experience as a Moroccan JewYolande Cohen16. Under Gentile Eyes: My Jewish Childhood in Hamilton, 1950-1967Judith R. Baskin17. In der heym in kanada: A Survey on Yiddish TodayRebecca Margolis18. Which Canada Are We Talking About?: An English-Language Polemic about French in Canadian Jewish HistoryPierre AnctilPost-Script: Thin Canadian Culture, Thick Jewish LifeDavid Weinfeld
Responsibility: edited by David S. Koffman.


No Better Home? brings together a unique combination of voices to question whether or not Canada is the best home that Jews have ever had.  Read more...


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