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The largest annual event in Toronto’s Jewish community calendar, Holocaust Education Week (HEW), presents more than 100 programs, most of them free,  in diverse locations across the city – synagogues, libraries, churches, schools...
TORONTO — Collaboration. Collaborator. Both words can stir strong feelings – in both positive and negative directions. Scientists have collaborated to produce great achievements; so have artists. Young schoolchildren are graded on how...
A Vancouver mikvah will be swept by a security expert for hidden electronic equipment to assuage women’s concerns after a U.S. rabbi was recently charged with voyeurism. Rabbi Andrew Rosenblatt, leader of Vancouver’s Schara Tzedek...
I’ve been in the rabbinate for 25 years, and I think it’s high time we had a conversation about what a rabbi should be. A scandal too far-fetched for a screenplay has come to light. A Washington, D.C., rabbi allegedly used a hidden...
Jews from the former Soviet Union are different from the “mainstream” Jewish community in Canada. That was the sentiment expressed repeatedly this past weekend, including from those who weren’t themselves born in the FSU but still...
On Oct. 14, Rabbi Barry Freundel of Congregation Kesher Israel in Washington D.C., was arrested on charges of voyeurism. He stands accused of placing hidden video cameras in the shul’s mikvah. In an address to the congregation, Elanit...


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