A group of young Jews from Uganda recently completed a Birthright trip to Israel, even though Israel does not recognize them as Jewish. It is the first time that Ugandan Jews have participated in the free 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews.
Special to the CJN, Senator Linda Frum has penned a response letter to Liberal MPP Anthony Housefather’s op-ed. She writes that “the Conservative Party of Canada stands by Israel, in good times and bad. There is no daylight between our words and our actions. Conservative support for Israel is based on principle, not politics. I wish I could say the same for the Liberal Party of Canada.”
Ultra-Orthodox political party Agudath Israel has alerted the High Court of Justice that it will remove a clause in the party regulations that forbids women from running for office on their platform. Unfortunately, the party also emphasized that the move was wholly symbolic, and that women would still effectively be barred.
Roseanne Barr is claiming that she’ll move to Israel once the Roseanne spin-off (sans the comedienne), The Connors, begins airing this fall. “I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favourite teachers over there,” Barr said. “I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go. It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”