Author Archives: Ricky Kreitner

Ever noticed H.Fisher & Fils while walking down St-Laurent Blvd. in Montreal? This shop has been around for ages and harks back to a time when needles and thread were the bread and butter of many a Jew in Montreal. As long as Esther Fisher has anything to say, it ain’t closing anytime soon. This story is reposted from The Third Solitude Series.

A look at the evolving relationship between Jews and blacks in the music business in the 1940s and 1950s. How did the rise of black nationalism and the upward mobility of the Jewish community affect relations between managers and musicians?