How it really was: A Wolfe without a donkey

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May 30, 2018 14:37
The cow jumped over the moon

The cow jumped over the moon. (photo credit: COURTESY AVRAHAM AVI-HAI)

IF YOU were born to immigrant Jews in Toronto’s ghetto, your native tongue was not English. You had a problem when you got to school.

But before that, let’s make it clear that “ghetto” in the West is and was an urban area where Jews chose or choose to cluster together for social comfort, family proximity, and access to synagogues and kosher food. And that’s where I grew up.

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