February 20, 2020 - 25 Shvat 5780

Canada

Jewish Toronto restaurateur fights racism

A Toronto-area restaurateur recently gave away a free burger to anyone who bought something from the flower shop owned by Asian Canadian Andy Sue, who was facing racism due to coronavirus fears by potential consumers.
Helmut Oberlander

Oberlander’s deportation delayed; Canada mum on Russian request

Lawyers have filed an application to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) asking that the case against 96-year-old former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander be dismissed.

Israel

Netanyahu’s corruption trial to open two weeks after elections

The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will open Mar. 17 in Jerusalem, two weeks after Israel holds its national elections.

International

Panel recommends strengthening ‘Magnitsky law’ to protect journalists

Canada’s Magnitsky law, which allows sanctions against egregious foreign human rights abusers, needs to be strengthened, recommends an independent international panel of legal experts that includes Irwin Cotler, who was a proponent of enacting such legislation when he was a member of Parliament.

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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