July 21, 2017 - 27 Tammuz 5777

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Long-serving Ontario MPP Monte Kwinter will not seek reelection

York Centre MPP Monte Kwinter, Ontario’s oldest-serving member of the provincial legislature, announced on July 20 that he will not seek reelection in 2018.

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Israel's ambassador blasts UNESCO; American man seeks to patent the swastika to fend off would-be bigots and Natalie Portman won't be playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg after all.

Meatballs actor Harvey Atkin Dead at 74

Harvey Atkin, who lent his recognizable face and voice to a slew of television, film and commercial work, died of cancer in Toronto on July 18. He was 74.

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Remembering Bora Laskin: a giant on the Supreme Court

As a brilliant, young lawyer, Bora Laskin couldn’t find an articling position – because he was a Jew. He went on to become a Supreme Court justice.

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Next up, the moon for Israeli company

An Israeli team hopes to land a small, relatively cheap spacecraft on the moon in 2018, a first for a country already acclaimed for its space and satellite programs.

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Shabbos in Seoul: The pleasures of shul in faraway places

On a Friday night in the basement of the Chabad of Korea, I found a small minyan of about 12 men – and it turned out, I wasn't the only one wearing a Winnipeg Jets kippah.

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