Marsha Lederman’s new job as a Globe and Mail opinion columnist would have made her mother proud

After spending 15 years at The Globe and Mail as an arts writer, Marsha Lederman is transitioning to be a regular columnist for the paper. (Photo courtesy Marsha Lederman)

This weekend, after spending 15 years as an arts writer for The Globe and Mail, Marsha Lederman is debuting her new opinion column for the paper. The shift comes just a few months after the debut of her book, Kiss the Red Stairs, which chronicled her parents’ experiences in the Holocaust and how intergenerational trauma has affected her life.

Those themes have led to her having a strong reaction to Holocaust denial and antisemitism today. And while she won’t reveal what she plans to write about in the paper, she knows readers will be anticipating her perspective as a Jewish Canadian with opinions about difficult subjects—including the conflict in the Middle East.

Lederman, who recently contributed to The CJN Magazine, joins Ellin for an in-depth discussion about her lengthy career, how her book is educating people about the Holocaust and what her aspirations are for her new national platform.

What we talked about:


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