On December 12, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement marking the first day of Hanukkah: "At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest tRead More..
Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada will not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will not move Canada's embassy from Tel Aviv to the Jewish State's capital. Trudeau's statement was made a few days after President Trump, in anRead More..
For Joshua Ostroff, anti-Semitism was once theoretical, something that happened to his grandparents. Now it's become a reality he has to explain to his son. There are people saying that we deserve a right to attack people not because of anything theyRead More..
I have been asked several times recently to write about my views on Israel. This has happened even more since this past June, when my first novel was published. Too Much on the Inside explores the intersecting lives of four characters, who are immRead More..
A double standard is a rule or standard of behaviour applied unfairly to two or more people, placing someone at a disadvantage. Since the jihadist terrorist assault on Paris, the most glaring double standard has come into view. It seems that whileRead More..
Many of us in university and interfaith circles uphold safe spaces. We let students know that they are welcome in our spaces irrespective of their religious and political affiliations, gender expression, sexual orientation and other characteristics.Read More..
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a reminder of horrors too terrible to believe but not too terrible to have happened. This year, it marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most brutal extermination camp of the 20th cRead More..
To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: "How is this night different from all other nights?" Such is the question we Jews ritually ask the youngest child at the Passover table. Commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, the question carriesRead More..
I am an orthodox Jewish woman and it's something I'm proud of. I love my religion with all its goodness and flaws. There were many times during my challenges that my faith was the only thing that kept me from falling apart. I want to talk about sometRead More..