August 20, 2018 - 9 Elul 5778

Canada

Rabbi brings spiritual healing to Jewish inmates

Rabbi Michael Csillag, the founder of Jewish Services of Canada, visits Jewish inmates in Ontario prisons every week. For him, a Jew who’s in jail is still a Jew.

Liberal MP rescinds honour given to accused anti-Semite

A Liberal MP has apologized and rescinded an award she gave to an activist who, according to B'nai Brith Canada, led a rally that was “laden with hate-filled and anti-Semitic slogans.”

Israel

Israel commits to Gaza reconstruction in Hamas cease-fire deal

Israel has committed to the reconstruction of Gaza and discussing the possibility of airports and seaports in the Hamas-controlled coastal territory.

International

Business

Amazon removes racist and anti-Semitic products from site

Amazon removed racist and anti-Semitic products from its site being offered by third-party sellers.

Health

For wounded soldiers, empathy helps the healing process

Formed about a decade ago, Brothers for Life, based in Seattle but with a presence in Israel, comprises wounded Israeli combat veterans who help soldiers around the world who have been scarred by war. The idea is that simply by meeting and talking, the Israelis help fellow combatants open up about their experiences.

When planning for dementia, be careful what you wish for: medical...

Marcia Sokolowski's new book, Dementia and the Advance Directive: Lessons from the Bedside, highlights some of the potential issues with living wills.

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