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Prime Minister to apologise for 1939 decision turning away Jews

Canada’s Prime Minister announced this week that he will be making another formal apology in the House of Commons. This time it will be a decision in June of 1939 when it refused landing to a ship carrying hundreds of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Nazis, Jews, fine art, and “too Canadian”

Max Stern was a very successful art dealer and gallery owner in Dusseldorf, Germany, until the Nazis came to power. By a convoluted route he ended up in Canada where he became a very successful art dealer here, and a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

How non-Christians helped create Christmas spirit

The popular Christmas tunes we know so well: Jewish creations Most people don’t realize that a great many of the iconic songs of Christmas were in fact created by Jewish entertainers. A new –and rather unique- film looks at this» 

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadian Muslim site advocates for female circumcision

How Misogynists and Feminists are feeding upon each other to denigrate an Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women (Asiff Hussein -Muslims in Calgary website) The article first appeared quietly on an Islamic website in Calgary Alberta, in July,» 

Society

Hate crimes up five per cent in 2015

New government statistics show that hate crimes reported to police increased by five per cent in Canada in 2015. Attacks against Muslims and Arab or West Asian communities accounted for most of the increase. Government statistics involve crimes that were» 

International, Society

Anger escalates over a painting at Canadian University

A Canadian media-mogul has pulled his financial support from one of Canada’s biggest universities.  It’s all about a paiinting Paul Bronfman, chairman of Pinewood Studios Toronto, and William White International (supplier of film production equipment) has long been a major» 

Health, Society

Rabbis rule marijuana need not be certified kosher

Canada’s largest kosher certification agency has ruled that cannabis oil used for medicinal purposes does not need to be certified, reports Canadian Press. Kosher certification guarantees that foods conform to Jewish law which has strict rules about the types of»