September 22, 2019 - 22 Elul 5779

Canada

Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal steals show at B’nai Brith debate

The scandal involving photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in blackface took centre stage, when three candidates in Thornhill, Ont., squared off in an election debate hosted by B’nai Brith Canada on Sept. 19.

Did Canada honour Nazi allies or support a Jewish cemetery?

Paul Lungen breaks down the recent controversy over how the Jewish and Ukrainian victims of the Nazis in the town of Sambir are being memorialized.

Israel

U.S. peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt to meet in Israel with Netanyahu...

U.S. Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt will meet in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz.

International

Did Canada honour Nazi allies or support a Jewish cemetery?

Paul Lungen breaks down the recent controversy over how the Jewish and Ukrainian victims of the Nazis in the town of Sambir are being memorialized.

Business

Need to find a loved one’s grave? There’s an app for...

In the works since 2011 and released over the summer, the Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks Find a Grave app allows easy searches for the locations of any of roughly 22,000 graves (to date) at Pardes Shalom Cemetery and Pardes Chaim Cemetery, both of which are located in Vaughan, Ont.

Health

The push to get healthier food choices into Montreal’s Hasidic community

In Montreal’s Hasidic community, awareness of health and nutrition has come a long way.

The genetic test that could save your life – and your...

Special to the CJN, Dr. Jory Simpson writes about why you should be tested for recurrent, or “founder,” mutations, which significantly increases one’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

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