The Smallest Objective—a 2nd edition

October 11 | 2023

For the e-readers among you, I’m excited to announce that my award-winning memoir and family history is now available…  more ›


Malca Cossman Kirsch in Immigrant Story

May 4 | 2022

When Sholom Wargon, creator of Immigrant Story, approached me about contributing a family narrative, I was delighted.  Immigrant Story is a laudable…  more ›


Defiant Joy

July 15 | 2021

The summer of 1933, though almost a century ago, in some ways resembled the summer of 2021. Having endured…  more ›


Remember Expo?

June 21 | 2021

Lots of talk these days about vaccine passports. In 1967, the sought-after passport was the one for Expo, the…  more ›


A wonderful Sunday at Junction Reads

April 20 | 2021

My sincere thanks to Alison Gadsby of Junction Reads for allowing me this weekend to share my memoir, The…  more ›


The Smallest Objective in April’s Jewish Book Carnival

April 15 | 2021

Many thanks to Israel-based novelist and book blogger Gila Green for interviewing me recently about my memoir, The Smallest Objective.…  more ›


The Smallest Objective in Canada’s History

March 25 | 2021

I’m most grateful to Sharon Hanna for her sympathetic review of my memoir in the current issue of Canada’s History.…  more ›


Prohibition-era Montreal—a good-time town

March 5 | 2021

The 1928 Irving Berlin song “Hello Montreal” celebrated North America’s sin city, where cheap whiskey and illicit gambling were…  more ›


Observing Chanukah with a different kind of flame—my aunt Carol in the Caribbean

December 10 | 2020

In my recent memoir, The Smallest Objective, I describe how my aunt Carol and her husband, Marvin, were honeymooning in Jamaica…  more ›


Celebrating the virtual launch of The Smallest Objective

November 26 | 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined in the virtual launch of my memoir, The Smallest Objective, on Tuesday, November 24,…  more ›