Toronto is not a football town

Fans in Saskatchewan will remember the 1987 and 1997 telethons that helped save the team when it was twice in danger of going out of business.  “Good evening, Rider telethon here, how many seats can we put you down for?” “Yeah, thanks … put me down for four and I’d like to challenge everyone in …

Ben Zion Shenker, Rabbi Who Wrote Prayer Melodies, Dies at 91

Photo Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker at a bar mitzvah for one of his great-grandsons, in 2015. Credit Lior Elkayam/Prestige Photography & Video Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker, regarded as perhaps the leading composer of Hasidic prayer melodies, whose music flavored the religious life of Orthodox Jews and influenced popular klezmer bands, died on Sunday in Brooklyn. …