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Don’t be Afraid to Stir it up with Your Favourite Celebrities

Sara McCleary Though the eyes of the world remain fixed on the United States and the actions of its President-elect, there is more happening in the world worth discussing. Continue reading

After Historic Trade Mission to Israel, Mayor Coderre the Toast of Jewish Community

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen  It was around four years ago when Denis Coderre stepped down as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Bourassa to seek the mayoralty of Montreal. One of his handlers gave me a call.   Continue reading

Stop Blaming Trump for Canadian Antisemitism

Amanda Hohmann Last week, a series of incidents involving antisemitic graffiti made headlines in Canada, with many pundits attempting to tie them to the U.S. election of Donald Trump and the apparent rise of right-wing extremist elements in the United States. Continue reading

Antisemitism in Canada: The Numbers Don't Lie

Sara McCleary Late last year, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implemented his campaign promise of welcoming thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada, many groups felt it was important to launch anti-Islamophobia campaigns. Continue reading

Reflections on Rosenthal's Remembrance Day Contributions

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen I'd like to take this opportunity to bring to light a particular Remembrance Day ceremony that is near and dear to my heart. Continue reading

My Grandfather's Testimony at the Last of the Nazi Trials

Samantha Giled-Beliak I am the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors. In February, I accompanied my maternal grandparents, Marika and Bill Glied, to Detmold, Germany to witness my grandfather's testimony against a former SS Nazi guard, Reinhold Hanning. I travelled back in June to witness the court give its judgment. Continue reading

The Need to Properly Address Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community

Sara McCleary Worldwide, 35% of women have been the victim of either physical or sexual violence at some point in their life, most of this coming from an intimate partner. Continue reading

Artists 4 Israel Makes Strong Impression on First Visit to Montreal

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen For a first-time visit to Montreal, Artists 4 Israel made a fairly good impression last week on McGill and Concordia university campuses. Continue reading

Artists 4 Israel Hope to Make Positive Impact at Concordia University

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen I’ve often reported on anti-Israel activities at the downtown campus of Concordia University and the incident that stands out most vividly for me occurred in 2002, when Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to speak there.  Continue reading

Volunteering - A Great Mitzvah

Harvey Levine One of the essential pillars of B’nai Brith Canada as a charitable organization traditionally has been volunteer community service.  Continue reading
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