The Secret Life of Canada: Jewish Montreal – a culinary history (

TIL I learned that the first Jewish person in Canada was Esther Brandeau, who arrived in New France disguised as Jacques La Fargue, a male Catholic. She was found out and  deported back to Old France when she refused to convert. Also, in Quebec Matzah can only be sold around Passover and only under a…

Thread by @dsmerdon on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App (

ChatGPT is very good at inventing credible-sounding research papers – stuff that could, at first glance, be real, but isn’t. Here is a long thread about what is probably/possibly going on behind the scenes. Long story short: don’t trust this machine. It’s the AI equivalent of a man that is both mediocre and overconfident.