We are pleased to be able to announce a new publication by David Koffman, which also features a contribution by Kalman Weiser – an edited collection entitled No Better Home? Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging (Toronto, 2021).
David S. Koffman (ed.) No Better Home?: Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021.
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"While focusing on Jews' encounter with Canada, this interdisciplinary volume is comparative to its core. The contributors compare such things as Yiddish culture in Montreal and New York, Jewish education in Canada and the United Kingdom, and Ukranian and East European Jewish immigrants who settled in Canada. These comparisons offer much to the reader interested not only in Jewish history, but also the development of liberal, multicultural states in the twentieth century." Rebecca A. Kobrin, Columbia University
"This collection engages an impressive cadre of scholars to evaluate the quality of home and life for Jews through a variety of factors, including religious participation, encounters with antisemitism, cultural production, and economic success. This book was thoughtfully curated with a wide readership in mind, embracing an interdisciplinary approach to critically examining more than 150 years of Canadian Jewish experiences and the contemporary place of Jews in Canadian society." Adara Goldberg, Kean University