May 19, 2019 - 14 Iyar 5779

Canada

Makom celebrates 10 years of serving downtown TO

Makom, a unique congregation in Toronto’s Kensington Market area, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with Kensington Then & Now, a concert and party that takes place on May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at 4Life Natural Foods.

City of Toronto takes steps to curb hate rallies

The City of Toronto has adopted sweeping measures to try and curb “hate-sponsored rallies” on its property.

Israel

Terror attacks on Israelis halved in April, first casualty-free month since...

Terrorist attacks on Israelis more than halved over March last month, which was the first month in over a year with no casualties among victims.

International

Accused Poway gunman pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

The accused gunman in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges.

Business

Free Loan nears 100K mark, but wants to reach more

As of Dec. 31, the HFLA had extended a total of 99,157 interest-free loans worth just under $136 million since it was founded in 1911. In terms of the number of loans it has given out, the non-profit organization ranks fourth among global Jewish free loan associations, after Tel Aviv, New York and Los Angeles.

Health

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.

The salty truth: Four myths about salt

In this month's column, Dr. Deborah Mechanic dispels four common myths surrounding salt.

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