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An interview with Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt

Rachel Weisz portrays Deborah Lipstadt in 'Denial' By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada On Sept. 5, 1996, British author (and now infamous Holocaust denier) David Irving accused American historian Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books of libel following the publication of her book, Denying the Holocaust, where she charges Irving and several other suspected deniers of “purely antisemitic diatribe.” As English libel law puts the burden of proof on the defendant, Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove without reasonable doubt that her characterization of Irving as a Holocaust denier was warranted. Continue reading

Justin Trudeau Wishes Jews a 'Shana Tova Umetukah!'

Justin Trudeau (Credit: Wiki Commons) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement Sunday wishing Jews in Canada – and around the world – a Shana Tova in honour of Rosh Hashanah: Continue reading

B'nai Brith Attends Shofar Blowing Ceremony with Toronto Mayor John Tory

Rabbi Yirmi Cohen and Councillor James Pasternak hosted a Rosh Hashana celebration at Toronto City Hall for the community on September 29, 2016. Mayor John Tory blew everyone away when he blew the shofar.

Orthodox Jewish Student Told to Remove Kippah at Concordia University

Concordia University's Henry F. Hall Building (Credit: Wikipedia Commons) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada The Vice President of Concordia University has strongly encouraged an Orthodox Jewish student to file a complaint about an incident in which he was allegedly bullied by a young man who demanded he remove his kippah while on campus. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Mourns Loss of One of Israel’s Founding Fathers Shimon Peres

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is mourning the loss of Shimon Peres, the last surviving member of the State of Israel’s founding fathers. Continue reading

Israel Advances to World Baseball Classic for First Time

Members of Israel's baseball team celebrate after defeating Great Britain to advance to the World Baseball Classic. (Credit: Jerusalem Post/Josh Solomon) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada For the first time in its history, the Israeli National Baseball team will be playing with the best for the top prize in international baseball. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Commends Winnipeg School for Quickly Removing Antisemitic Graffiti

Antisemitic graffiti discovered at Maple Leaf School in Winnipeg (Credit: Facebook)   By Adriana GlikmanProgram Coordinator, WinnipegB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is commending the efforts of Maple Leaf School in North Kildonan, Winnipeg after it ensured the prompt removal of hateful and antisemitic graffiti discovered on the school’s walls Friday night. Continue reading

Historic Synagogue in New Brunswick to be Demolished: Saint John Council

The former Shaarei Zedek Synagogue building, which sits at the corner of Carleton Street and Wellington Row in Saint John, New Brunswick. (Credit: CBC/Roger Cosman)  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A historic synagogue in Saint John, N.B.,is on the chopping block after city council voted it was abandoning a search for a buyer. Continue reading

Holocaust Denial Film to Premier at Toronto International Film Festival

The movie poster for "Denial" By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada The story of an American Jewish historian's fight against a notorious Holocaust denier is making its way to the big screen. Continue reading

Soccer Hooligans Intimidate Israelis, Jews in France and Poland

Fans wave Palestinian flags at a match between in St. Etienne and Beitar Jerusalem in France (Credit: Jewish Media Agency)   By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Hostility was the behaviour of choice this past week for soccer hooligans aimed at an Israeli team in France and Jews in Poland. Continue reading
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