Gil Zohar Gil Zohar
Articles about Canada and the World
2014

Sassoon v’simcha - Originating in Baghdad, the Sassoon dynasty embodied globalization before the word was invented
Segula Magazine
February, 2014

2012

Cochin's defunct Kadavumbhagum Synagogue symbolizes the decline of Jewry along India's Malabar Coast
Chicago Jewish Star
April 6, 2012

2011

Apostle Phillip’s tomb unearthed in Turkey
www.travelujah.com
August 5, 2011

Sharjah Sheikh sacks Jerusalem artistic director of Persian Gulf Biennial for offensive installation critiquing rape
The Jewish Independent, Vancouver
May 13, 2011

2010

Quebec Court of Appeal rules against Palestinian villagers
The Jewish Tribune, Toronto
August 16, 2010

Graves of Sephardi soldiers of American Revolution decorated for Memorial Day
Chicago Jewish Star
May 28, 2010

2009

Exhibit displays paintings retrieved from art dealer's collection despoiled by Nazis
Jewish Independent, Vancouver
September 18, 2009

2008

Remembering Canadian heroes who helped found Israel
Jewish Independent, Vancouver
June 15, 2008

2007

Winnipeg couple makes history by marrying during First Nations tour of Israel
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
August 23, 2007

Canada probing abuse claims of asylum seekers from Israel
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
January 2, 2007

2005

Jerusalem artists seek inspiration in the kabbalah
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
June 24, 2005

2004

Cold War continues between Messianic "Synagogue" and anti-cult group
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
October 27, 2004

Peterborough's joint shul/church caught in flood
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
July 22, 2004

2003

One night in Bangkok
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
December 15, 2003

Canadian gay crusaders win the right for same sex marriage
Jerusalem Report
August 11, 2003

Daniel Libeskind's glass house invites stone throwers to the ROM
Corriere Canadese
July 20, 2003

Drabinksy involved in a production of biblical proportions
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
May 21, 2003

SARS becomes an 11th plague for Toronto Jews
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
May 8, 2003

"Hypnotic Robotic" turns garbage into treasures
Parkdale Liberty
April 2003

Canada's abortion crusader Dr. Henry Morgentaler launches yet more lawsuits
Jerusalem Report
January 27, 2003

2002

Toronto single mom's adoption of a Chinese baby girl part of a growing trend
Jewish Tribune, Toronto
December 26, 2002

Shanghai Ghetto seeks to recreate its wartime Jewish enclave with Toronto partners
Jerusalem Report
December 4, 2002

Artist fills Muskoka farm with Screaming Heads environmental protest
Corriere Canadese
October 23, 2002

The Iceman Cometh - to the Bata Shoe Museum
Corriere Canadese
April 10, 2002

2001

Tamara Podemski bridges the worlds of Canadian Jews and Aboriginals
Jewish Chronicle, London
December 14, 2001

Rare photo of Jewish Legion discovered at Halifax Citadel
Chicago JUF News
June 21, 2001

For fireman/artist Orest Tataryn, neon's a gas
Village Gleaner
March 30, 2001

2000

Double Trouble: Twin dragons Mick and Martin McNamara make kick boxing a Canadian craze
Corriere Canadese

Michael Shapiro's contracts go up in frames around the world
Annex Gleaner
December 2000

1999

Gay Judaica archive comes out of the closet
Jerusalem Report
August 8, 1999

1998

Take it all off, take it all off: Political hanky panky threatens Toronto strip bars
The House of Lancaster Web Site
October 1998

Tokyo Rose: Winnipeg rabbi heads Japan's tiny Jewish community
Winnipeg Free Press
June 4, 1998

1997

Muskoka beckons - but watch out for the black flies
Today's Senior / Forever Young
August 1997

Group of Seven home is a picture perfect town
Today's Senior / Forever Young
June 1997

"Hogg"ing history: the story of Toronto's most picturesque neighbourhood
Today's Senior / Forever Young
May 1997

In Forest Hill you can't see the forest because of the trees
Today's Senior / Forever Young
April 1997

Yorkville remains Toronto's most colourful scene
Today's Senior / Forever Young
April 1997

Rosedale - old money and new luxury
Today's Senior / Forever Young
February 1997

1996

No red herring
Toronto Star
May 13, 1996

From Montreal to Auschwitz: Harry Cohen was the only Canadian to die in the Holocaust
Montreal Gazette
April 16, 1996

The importance of being Ernst: Inside Ernst Zundel's Carlton Street Bunker
Globe and Mail
February 24, 1996

Dressed for sex-cess: These women "love" their business
Toronto Star
February 12, 1996

1995

Marranos return to Judaism after 500 years
Women's American ORT
March 24, 1995

Sex, shoes and showgirls
Globe and Mail
March 7, 1995

1994

It's Christmas in the Mall. Think Indian elephants and Aztec pyramids!
Catholic New Times
December 6, 1994

Notes on the history of Christie Pits
Heritage Toronto Web Site

Notes on the history of Kensington Market
Heritage Toronto Web Site

Putting a cap on theft
Toronto Star
July 8, 1994

Shalom, Bonjour: A flourishing community of Chassidim await the Messiah in rural Quebec
Canadian Geographic
July 1994

1993

At $55, this "lemon" may be a good value
Catholic New Times
October 1993

Frank Rasky obit stirs bitter memories
Frank Magazine
April 23, 1993

Notes on the history of the Pape Avenue Cemetery, the first Jewish burial ground in Toronto
Heritage Toronto Web Site
March 1993

Purge and propaganda: Jewish-nigger Jazz in Nazi Germany
Compass, A Jesuit Journal
March 1993

IDF deserters in Canada ponder their options

1992

Lost and Profound: The Ark of the Covenant - a Pandora's Box of faith?
Compass, a Jesuit Journal
July, 1992

1991

Notes on the early history of Mount Sinai Hospital
Heritage Toronto Web Site
October 28, 1991

1990

Walls of Jericho did come tumbling down
Canadian Jewish News
April 5, 1990