September 22, 2017 - 2 Tishrei 5778

Canada

The Jewish year in review, 5777

The CJN looks back at the stories that made headlines this past year.
Marijuana plants

Ottawa Vaad certifies first kosher medical pot in Canada

The Ottawa Vaad HaKashrut announced on Sept. 19 that it is putting its hechsher on the processed medical marijuana products of Hydropothecary Corporation of Gatineau.

Israel

Israel’s Supreme Court rejects law increasing draft exemptions for yeshiva students

The stated purpose of the struck down law, which was to reduce the inequality of the burden of military service, was not achieved, the justices said.

International

Buddhist activist calls for Jews to help Myanmar’s Rohingya people

Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled their homes since Aug. 25, due to what some are calling a "genocide" perpetrated by the Burmese government.

Business

Kosher section at supermarket

Kosher meat expected to rise in price this summer

Several experts in the food service industry confirmed that consumers of kosher beef can expect price increases as high as 10 per cent this summer.

Health

B’nai Brith teams up with MADA for Passover Food Drive

Jewish families living at or below the poverty line in Montreal will be treated to a holiday food basket this Passover as B’nai Brith Canada prepares for its annual Holiday Food Drive.

Canadian Magen David Adom celebrates 40th anniversary

The gala was held at the Old Montreal home of Cirque Eloize, the former Dalhousie railway station built in 1884, and attended by about 250 guests

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