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The Woman’s Page – December 29, 1916

The Woman’s Page – December 29, 1916

December 29, 1916 “Your feminist movement does not only seek the vote but tries to inculcate this very spirit of equality…” Given how dreadfully old-fashioned all this business of wanting to be taken places sounded, was MLA out of step in a feminist forum, complaining that men were failing to play prince to her princess?  “A Mere Man”, for example, rings in on the Dec. 29 issue to report sightings of a new species of bird that would surely render old squawking chickens like MLA [...]



The Woman’s Page – December 15, 1916

The Woman’s Page – December 15, 1916

December 15, 1916 On December 1st, 1916, the “Woman’s Page” featured an appraisal of the dating scene in Montreal by the American friend, called “M.L.A.” in the article, of Jessie Abrams (re-visit the article here).  The article was quite critical of the dating habits of Jewish men in Montreal and because of this received some biting responses from men and women alike in later articles, such as the response below on December 15th. The language MLA used — of “duty” and “payment” — prompted many [...]



The Woman’s Page – December 1, 1916

The Woman’s Page – December 1, 1916

December 1, 1916 “I found the Jewish girls well-read, entertaining, extremely well-dressed, and very much neglected” This concluded a frank appraisal of Jewish-Montreal’s dating scene provided by “M.L.A,” American friend of Jessie Abrams, following a stay in the city. While M.L.A was impressed with the overall hospitality of Montrealers, she found something amiss in the social economy between young men and women who lived there, saying that she was glad to be returning to her home country “where girls are regarded as comrades and not [...]



The Woman’s Page – November 24, 1916

The Woman’s Page – November 24, 1916

November 24, 1916 “We would feel dreadfully hurt if somebody called us aliens, and yet some have been acting like aliens.  The Jewish women of Canada must cast off their apathy and take part in our country’s cause.” Thus the author of “The Woman’s Page” of the Canadian Jewish Chronicle chastises her Canadian Jewish sisters for neglecting their duty to support the war effort in 1916 in an editorial named “Our Jewish Overseas Company.”  She compares their failing to the concerted efforts of their British [...]



The Jewish General Hospital Archives!

The Jewish General Hospital Archives!

Periodically, this blog site will welcome guest bloggers from the JPL-A’s colleagues at other Montreal Jewish heritage organizations.  Our first guest blogger, Shiri Alon, is the archivist at the Jewish General Hospital Archives. By Shiri Alon, MLIS Archivist, JGH Archives The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Health Sciences Library has recently established the JGH Archives, measuring close to 40 linear feet including textual material, photographs, artefacts and audiovisual resources. The Archives, open to researchers by appointment, has also developed a website (www.jgh.ca/en/archives.ca) with a searchable online [...]



Warm Welcome to the Sam Gesser Blog!

Warm Welcome to the Sam Gesser Blog!

By Janice Beginning in the late 1950s, the man behind hundreds of the most spectacular, memorable, often groundbreaking and sometimes controversial performances of music, dance, theatre and comedy held on Montreal’s best known stages was Samuel Gesser. The man who expanded the famous and influential Folkways record label into Canada, adding to dozens of well-loved or barely known performers of distinctly Canadian forms of folk music to their roster, was Samuel Gesser. Later in life, the same man continued to express his love of live [...]