Ellin speaks June 11 at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto.
June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Jews of the Books
with Professor Ellin Bessner, the Hon. Jerry Grafstein, Daniel Kupfert Heller, Ph.D and Professor David Novak
June 11, 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Four authors share their newest releases and insights gleaned from their research and experiences.
Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and WWll
by Professor Ellin Bessner
Over 17,000 Canadian Jews donned a uniform in WWII, fighting and dying in major battles. They had a double reason to enlist—they were fighting for freedom and democracy, and were also saving the Jews of Europe from Hitler’s Final Solution.
Parade: A Tribute to Remarkable Contemporaries
by The Honourable Jerry S. Grafstein
A compilation of the greatest speeches and tributes from over three decades in politics and public office, including renowned Canadian political and cultural figures such as Morley Callaghan, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Joe Clark, Oscar Peterson and Peter Gzowski, together these tributes offer a rich portrait of individuals that have shaped Canada and the world.
Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism
by Daniel Kupfert Heller, Ph.D
By the late 1930s, as many as 50,000 Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Shedding critical light on a vital yet neglected chapter in the history of Zionism, Jabotinsky’s Children provides invaluable perspective on the origins of right-wing Zionist beliefs and their enduring allure in Israel today.
Zionism and Judaism: A New Theory
by Professor David Novak
Why should anyone be a Zionist, a supporter of a Jewish state in the land of Israel? Why should there be a Jewish state in the land of Israel? This book seeks to provide a philosophical answer to these questions.