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There is absolutely no doubt that life follows the Torah portion and, very often, significant days in our history. Ten days ago, the world...

Joannie Tansky

Many words have been written and spoken, many videos watched online about the Pittsburgh and Poway shootings and the disgusting antisemitic cartoon in the...

Joannie Tansky

“No single American is more responsible for the US Embassy move to Jerusalem than Pastor John Hagee” said Senator Lindsey Graham by satellite last...

Ray MacDonald

Israel’s electorate has refused to grow up, and its leaders are to blame. They turned the election campaign into a fight of Right against...

Mark Lavie

Recent in our memory are the attacks and senseless injury and loss of life in Christchurch, NZ and Pittsburgh, PA. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Eric Malloy
Over 160 students listen to Holocaust survivor Kati Morrison at St Marks High School in Manotick Ontario

Over 160 students listen to Holocaust survivor Kati Morrison at St Marks High School in Manotick Ontario The library of St. Mark Catholic High...

Sheila Hurtig Robertson

On January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated around the globe by world leaders, Holocaust survivors, educators and, most importantly, people from many...

Sheila Hurtig Robertson

In April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee to answer questions about concerns with Facebook. One issue...

Bill Narvey

Mark’s new book, “Why Are We Still Afraid?” is available on Amazon. The US evacuation of military forces from Syria is a grave threat...

Mark Lavie

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) last week, writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer,...

Bill Narvey

Photo by: Israeli Defense Force It started like this—a Facebook post from a friend in England, responding to Hamas firing hundreds of rockets at...

Mark Lavie

I was privileged to be invited as a representative of CIJA to attend Prime Minister Trudeau’s apology on behalf of the Government of Canada...

Adam Hummel

Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi is coming to Ottawa, bringing with him a prized instrument. But this is no ordinary violin. Rather, it is one...

Sheila Hurtig Robertson

Twenty-five years ago, I lost my first husband in a workplace shooting that took three other lives and forever changed many others. When I...

Sara Saber-Freedman

Going to Church this weekend was in most ways like any other Sunday, we carried about in our same comfortable way, knowing that we...

Ray MacDonald

As millions of Canadians mourn the tragic deaths at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we re-affirm our support and friendship and will...

Eric Malloy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Access to potable water is critical for Israel’s future, yet Israel depends more and more on desalination plants, aquifers, and water from...

Donald D. A. Schaefer

This article was originally published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. “How can an exhibition return the humanity to all the people murdered in the...

Toby Herscovitch

Why do we fast? Why do I fast? I have been fasting on Yom Kippur for seventy years. I fasted even when I rebelled...

Howard Adelman

Photo by Quinn Dombrowski It is exactly 2.12 a.m., Monday morning August 13th, and I am writing a letter to the Centre for Israel...

Murray Rubin
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