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MONTREAL — The horrific massacre in Pakistan and the deadly hostage-taking in Australia are a reminder to everyone that “extreme jihadism” is something the State of Israel has lived with throughout its history, Prime Minister...
Converts’ stories about their journey to join the Jewish People are as varied as the individuals themselves.  Whether the decision to change one’s religion and by extension one’s identity is triggered by the birth of a child...
Conversion has become the most contentious issue in modern Judaism. Both in Israel and in North America, tensions simmer over who can join the Jewish People, and what the standards are for admission. While the majority of candidates convert to...
TORONTO — Add to your bucket list a trip to Warsaw to see POLIN: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is already being hailed as a world-class facility just weeks after it opened. “I think it is a stunning museum. It has a...
OTTAWA — When a newly built synagogue opened recently in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, it was cause for celebration among the area’s Jewish community. For months, the neighbours had been watching the construction on a quiet street...
Eleven Canadian social service agencies that provide services to elderly victims of the Holocaust will see their allocations from the Claims Conference triple in 2015 compared to 2014. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, known...


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