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Legislation Introduced in Senate to Establish Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Legislation to designate the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month was announced today in the Senate. Continue reading

B’nai B’rith Decries UN For Batch Of Rote Resolutions Against Israel ‎

B’nai B’rith International decries the United Nations for moving to adopt yet another ten resolutions against Israel.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Sends Letter to US President-Elect Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump delivers his victory speech (Credit: Getty Images) B’nai B’rith International has sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump congratulating him on his election as the 45th president of the United States. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Lauds Mexican UNESCO Ambassador for Defending Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Andrés Roemer, former Mexico Ambassador to UNESCO By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is extending its appreciation to Andrés Roemer Slomianski, ousted Mexico Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for refusing to participate in his country's decision to support a controversial resolution that ignores the Judeo-Christian connection to Jerusalem. Continue reading

Canadian Politicians Send Yom Kippur Greetings to Jewish Community

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Politicians from across Canada took time out of their busy schedules today to send Yom Kippur greetings to the Jewish community. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Concerned About Antisemitic Graffiti at U of T

Antisemitic vandalism discovered at University of Toronto (Credit: The Varsity)  B’nai Brith Canada is concerned about antisemitic graffiti at the University of Toronto after a spate of swastikas defacing university property was discovered on its St. George and Mississauga campuses. Continue reading

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
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