Editorial: Leadership and Service: There is no Higher Honour

Oct. 22, 2020 Erik Larson is a New York Times bestselling author known for his splendid narrative non-fiction books. He writes about historical events from a human point of view, often referencing “mass population diaries” to get a sense of what the common person was feeling and thinking at the time. It’s not surprising that … Continue reading “Editorial: Leadership and Service: There is no Higher Honour”

Editorial: Facebook, Holocaust Denial and a School Principal

Oct. 15, 2020 Well, Facebook has finally done the right thing. According to a notice published over Simchat Torah, the social media behemoth is “updating our hate speech policy to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.” For an entity that prides itself on speed and freshness, this took a depressingly long time. … Continue reading “Editorial: Facebook, Holocaust Denial and a School Principal”

Editorial: Joining Together to Battle Hate

Oct. 6, 2020 Mainstream Jewish and Muslim organizations join human rights groups, anti-hate communities, and peace and labour organizations, all working toward one goal. Impossible? The joining of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) with the National Council of Canadian Muslims and two dozen other faith-based and ethno-cultural groups might have once seemed … Continue reading “Editorial: Joining Together to Battle Hate”

Editorial: Jewish Jurists Serve to Remind Us of Justice

Sept. 23, 2020 – As Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement approaches, we turn our minds to justice – appropriate, given the recent death of the legendary Jewish American Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a wisp of a woman but whose heart was Olympian and whose soul burned fiercely on behalf … Continue reading “Editorial: Jewish Jurists Serve to Remind Us of Justice”

Canadian Jewish Record

Editorial: Avera Mengistu is Still a Hamas Prisoner. Why?

Sept. 9, 2020 – There is a common myth in Israel that it will never desert one of its own. Israel has cooperated beyond courage to bring back those killed on the battlefield. IDF officials have negotiated in the past with Egypt, Jordan, the PLO, even terrorist groups, often trading hundreds of captive Palestinian terrorists … Continue reading “Editorial: Avera Mengistu is Still a Hamas Prisoner. Why?”

Canadian Jewish Record

Editorial: Findlay Apology Not Good Enough

Sept. 2, 2020 – Who is Kerry Lynne Findlay and what did she do to anger so many Canadian Jews (and others)? Findlay is the Conservative member of Parliament representing South Surrey—White Rock in the Greater Vancouver area. She’s a one-time parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and served for two years in the … Continue reading “Editorial: Findlay Apology Not Good Enough”

Canadian Jewish Record

Editorial: Let’s Continue to Save Lives

Aug. 27, 2020 In the Jewish tradition, we are taught that“whosoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved the entire world” – surely a beautiful sentiment embraced by other faith traditions. And yet, we see very much the opposite today, especially in the reaction of a significant minority both here and in the United States to dangerous fiction that “trumps” truth when … Continue reading “Editorial: Let’s Continue to Save Lives”


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