November 19, 2019 - 21 Cheshvan 5780

Canada

U of T student union apologizes to Hillel over ‘anti-Semitic’ email

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union has issued an apology for an email sent by its external commissioner, which implied that the union would not support Hillel's campaign for more kosher food options.

Elliot Lifson takes the helm of the Segal Centre’s board

For the first time in its 12-year history, Montreal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts is not being led by a member of the Segal family.

Israel

U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel warning after settlements announcement

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issued a travel warning for visiting Americans, warning that they could be targets of “individuals and groups opposed to the Secretary of State’s recent announcement.”

International

EU court deals blow to Psagot’s West Bank winery

The lawyer who represents Psagot Winery believes a recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union will likely be seen as legal ammunition by opponents of the West Bank winery in Canada, and may also prompt BDS advocates to ramp up pressure for a full-scale boycott of Israeli products.

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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