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Defending Your Judaism On All Fronts

Tevy Pilc Earlier this week, an Orthodox Jewish student at Montreal's Concordia University was reportedly bullied by a peer over his decision to wear a kippah. Continue reading

Anti-Zionism and the Freedom of Religious Expression for Jewish People

David Matas As a private practice lawyer engaged in refugee, immigration and international human rights work, the majority of the clients I see are refugee claimants or relatives in Canada trying to help family member refugees abroad. The international human rights work I do is mostly advocacy for NGOs on matters relating to grave violations of international human rights law. Continue reading

Changing of the Guard: Three Montreal-area Synagogues Welcome New Rabbis

Quebec Confidential  Mike Cohen Montreal’s Jewish community is about to mark its first Rosh Hashanah in many years minus the presence of three extraordinary spiritual leaders: Rabbis Sidney Shoham, Ron Aigen and Chaim Steinmetz. 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.

Waterloo Students Vote to Defund Anti-Israel Group

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo have voted to eliminate their $9.50 fee to Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), which had given the organization an annual windfall of about $290,000. Continue reading

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

Website says Holocaust-denying Professor Has Been ‘Asked to Step Down’

Anthony Hall (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) According to American Herald Tribune, a website run by Professor Anthony Hall, the University of Lethbridge has requested that he resign over suggestions that he has promoted Holocaust denial and other antisemitic conspiracy theories. 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

I Get Harassed Because I'm Jewish - Does Anybody Care?

Aedan O'Connor Every child has fears that appear silly to adults. Mine was the telephone. Continue reading

Alberta Professor Blames Sept. 11 Attacks on Israel, Supports ‘Open Debate’ on Holocaust

 University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall in a video called 'Why Do You Support Open Debate on the Holocaust?' (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) B’nai Brith Canada is urging the University of Lethbridge in Alberta to investigate one of its professors over suggestions that he has promoted Holocaust denial and other antisemitic conspiracy theories. Continue reading
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