Michael Brown

Michael Brown was a founder of the Jewish Studies Programme at York University, Toronto, in 1968. He has taught there ever since in the Departments of Humanities, Languages (Hebrew), and History. He has also taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has written extensively about Canadian Jewry.

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