Toronto Star: “Can Moldova’s men give up their cigarettes?”
ARTICLES / Moldova

Toronto Star: “Can Moldova’s men give up their cigarettes?”

 CHISINAU, Moldova —  (Global Post) Europe’s poorest country will soon have one of the world’s harshest anti-smoking laws. Next year, Moldova will make it illegal to smoke not only in restaurants, schools, buses, trains and hospitals — but also in prisons, at playgrounds and amusement parks, in stadiums, public squares, and even in cars if … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”
ARTICLES / Canada / Ukraine

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”

While driving through the Ukrainian countryside in 1932, Rhea Clyman, a Jewish-Canadian journalist, stopped in a village to ask where she could buy some milk and eggs. The villagers couldn’t understand her, but someone went off and came back with a crippled 14-year-old boy, who slowly made his way to her. “We are starving, we … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”

Montreal – Canada’s oldest Jewish community is commemorating its heritage with a newly-opened museum just outside Montreal’s historic Jewish Mile End neighborhood. Housed in a former Jewish garment factory, the small Museum of Jewish Montreal distinguishes itself from other Jewish museums in Canada by not focusing on the Holocaust but on local Jewish history. “One … Continue reading

The Globe and Mail: “Cambodia’s famous elephant shines light on protecting aging animals”
ARTICLES / Cambodia

The Globe and Mail: “Cambodia’s famous elephant shines light on protecting aging animals”

In the forests of Cambodia’s remote Mondulkiri Province, one elephant is different from the others. She is not afraid of cars and motorcycles but stops dead in her tracks at the sound of monkeys jumping in trees. She puts different grasses into her mouth tentatively to find out if she likes the taste. Other elephants … Continue reading

Globe and Mail: “Expats in Southeast Asia spread love of hockey”
ARTICLES / Canada / thailand

Globe and Mail: “Expats in Southeast Asia spread love of hockey”

On the website of Thailand’s first ice-arena, a how-to guide explains this foreign game: To gain strength, build sportsmanship and increase harmony, use wood sticks to shoot “the ball” while wearing skating “shoes.” There are no words in Thai for “puck” or “skates” – and until Southeast Asians began falling in love first with the … Continue reading