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Leonard Cohen and Me.

. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]

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Thanksgiving

I grew up in Montreal Canada in a mostly Jewish hood.I went to a parochial Jewish school from kindergarten to 3’rd grade and on the walls of the school were the portraits of Theodore Herzl, the father of Zionism, and Queen Elizabeth in that order. The flag was the Union Jack and also the flag […]

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My Great Great Grandfather Shepard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Who Was a Tavern Owner

. This is a picture of My Great Great Grandfather Sheppard “Shepsel”Slobotzki Shepsel which means “Little Lamb”.. He owned a tavern in the late 1800’s in Poland that my Grandmother remembered from her earliest memories. I filmed her many years ago for a good hour and took her back there under my guidance and penetrating […]

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JEWS AND COFFEE

And you thought we owned Hollywood and the book business and the entertainment business and the tech world and the banks..Naw it’s all about the coffee !!!!!! I read about food and history one of my many passions and as well about Jews and food and history.I have just discovered from my readings that Jews […]

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You Can’t Fool A Montrealer

I am at the Museum of Jewish Montreal which is directly across the street from my old commune from 1970 where i was the editor of the underground paper Logos. They serve gefilte fish tacos (I kid you not) here and i just told them a story because i see they are selling Montreal steak […]

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SHABBAT SHALOM Chaverim Just after the Barcelona Terror Attack

I feel it is appropriate after the terorist attack yesterday in Barcelona to highlight Barcelona. I am safe obviously because i am on the island. Thank God i was not in Barcelona at this time as i usually am. I know Barcelona pretty well and i love the city. That terrorist van stopped right outside […]

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