March 27, 2017 - 29 Adar 5777

Canada

Bar mitzvah boy doesn’t let leukemia derail big day

After his bar mitzvah, Owen Weinstein, a grade 7 student at Cedarvale Community School, returns to fighting leukemia, which almost derailed his big milestone.

CHAT board rejects plan to keep northern campus open

The board of the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto has rejected a detailed plan from a parent group that’s seeking to keep the school’s northern branch open.

Israel

Legal scholars debate Israel’s new land law

Former Labor MK Einat Wilf and Prof. Avi Bell took opposing positions on the law, which legalizes existing settlements built on privately held Palestinian land.

International

Canadian MPs have first-ever videoconference with Israeli MKs

On the agenda were cybersecurity, trade and other areas of common interest between the two countries.

Business

200-year-old beer recreated to toast Jewish pioneers

L’affaire Hart's recipe, the beer which led to the 1832 legislation formally affirming Jewish political rights, is a hallowed relic of an ancient brew

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