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Repairing the World: Looking Back on 25 Years of Ve’ahavta

Dec. 2, 2020By AVRUM ROSENSWEIG Learn to do good. Devote yourselves to justice; Aid the wronged. Uphold the rights of the orphan; Defend the cause of the widow.  – Isaiah 1:17 I was born into a rabbinical home where my siblings and I were shown a high level of empathy. I am therefore blessed and … Continue reading “Repairing the World: Looking Back on 25 Years of Ve’ahavta”

Despite long shutdown, YM-YWHA Looks to Future

Dec. 1, 2020 By JANICE ARNOLD MONTREAL — A 110th anniversary should be an occasion for celebration, but the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA has had to postpone the party until COVID is history. Since mid-March, the Y has been open just one week and the current red-zone restrictions preventing it from normal operations will remain in … Continue reading “Despite long shutdown, YM-YWHA Looks to Future”

Breaking News: Maimonides Sends COVID Patients to Hospital to Curb Outbreak

Dec. 1, 2020 By JANICE ARNOLD MONTREAL – A rapidly worsening COVID outbreak at Maimonides Geriatric Centre has been brought under temporary control by transferring infected residents to hospital, but family members say more needs to be done to prevent a recurrence. On Nov. 29, 20 residents were taken by ambulance from the Cote Saint-Luc … Continue reading “Breaking News: Maimonides Sends COVID Patients to Hospital to Curb Outbreak”

Montreal-born UAE Chief Rabbi Expects Jewish Influx to Gulf State

Nov. 30, 2020 By JANICE ARNOLD MONTREAL—Jews from around the world are migrating to the United Arab Emirates and will increasingly make their home there with the normalization of relations between that Gulf state and Israel, says the community’s Montreal-born chief rabbi. “I expect the number to balloon dramatically and quickly,” said Rabbi Yehuda Sarna … Continue reading “Montreal-born UAE Chief Rabbi Expects Jewish Influx to Gulf State”

Calling all Canadian and Israeli R&D, Tech Companies

Nov. 30, 2020 The National Research Council of Canada and the Israel Innovation Authority have placed a call for Canadian-Israeli collaborative Research and Development project proposals for the 2020-2021 year. Although this call will help fund proposals related to any technological or market area, applicants in the following sectors are highly encouraged to apply: – … Continue reading “Calling all Canadian and Israeli R&D, Tech Companies”

Martow, Lantsman Vie for Tory Nod in Thornhill

Nov. 27, 2020 By LILA SARICK Two women, Gila Martow and Melissa Lantsman, both Jewish and both with deep roots in the Conservative party, have announced they are seeking the federal Tory nomination in Thornhill riding. Last month, Conservative MP Peter Kent, who has represented the riding since 2008, said he would not run again. … Continue reading “Martow, Lantsman Vie for Tory Nod in Thornhill”

Ilana Krygier Lapides

Parshat Va’yetzeh – Jacob’s Ladder and the Angel Lilah

Nov. 27, 2020 By ILANA KRYGIER LAPIDES As a b’nai mitzvah teacher in the early 90s, I would teach my students the midrash of Lilah, the Angel of Conception and the Midwife of Souls, who watches over all babies as they grow in the womb. For nine months, Lilah keeps a lamp lit so the … Continue reading “Parshat Va’yetzeh – Jacob’s Ladder and the Angel Lilah”

Critical Thinking on Israel, not Coddling, Needed for Jewish University Students: Expert

Nov. 26, 2020 By STEVE ARNOLD A veteran of the wars against antisemitism warns Jewish students are being harmed more than protected when their universities stifle criticism of Israel. Kenneth Stern has been fighting against antisemitism for more than 25 years, first with the American Jewish Committee and now as head of a major hate … Continue reading “Critical Thinking on Israel, not Coddling, Needed for Jewish University Students: Expert”

Younus Kathrada

Hate Incidents Surface in British Columbia

Nov. 25, 2020 By STEVE ARNOLD A pair of nasty hate incidents have appeared in British Columbia. In the first, a convicted hatemonger has been handed a conditional sentence and more probation for breaching an earlier probation order to stop posting antisemitic claims on the Internet. The sentence came a month after Arthur Topham was … Continue reading “Hate Incidents Surface in British Columbia”

Breaking News: Irwin Cotler Named Special Holocaust Envoy

Nov. 25, 2020 Canada has named Irwin Cotler, the internationally respected human rights advocate, founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and former Justice Minister, as this country’s first Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism. According to a Nov. 25 press release from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office, … Continue reading “Breaking News: Irwin Cotler Named Special Holocaust Envoy”

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Obituaries

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Prolific Author and Sage, Dies at 72

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom whose extensive writings and frequent media appearances commanded a global following among Jews and non-Jews alike, has died. Rabbi Sacks died Nov. 7 at age 72. He was in the midst of a third bout of cancer, which he had announced in October. He … Continue reading “Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Prolific Author and Sage, Dies at 72”

Marcel Adams

From Romanian poverty and the Holocaust: Marcel Adams Rose to Billionaire Real Estate Developer in Century-Long Life

By JANICE ARNOLD MONTREAL—Born in a Carpathian mountain village to a peddler of animal hides, Marcel Adams became a billionaire through shrewd investment in the burgeoning postwar real estate boom in Canada and an extraordinary single-minded determination. That iron will no doubt contributed to his longevity. Adams died on Aug. 11, nine days after his … Continue reading “From Romanian poverty and the Holocaust: Marcel Adams Rose to Billionaire Real Estate Developer in Century-Long Life”

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