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  • Louis Kwechansky and his Chocolate Factory: A Father’s Day Tribute from Alex Kwechansky

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    June 8, 2013 | 7:17 pm

    In 1939, well before I was born, my father, Louis Kwechansky was already into chocolate production in Montreal. He had patented a machine to make a product that would seal his fame. He invented a chocolate lollypop on a stick, called a “Chocolate Pop.” He hired the best known...

  • Canadian Mormons commemorate Yom Hashoah

    By Mark Paredes

    April 21, 2013 | 10:49 pm

    After speaking with a prominent Orthodox rabbi in Montreal a few years ago, I had the distinct impression that great things were going to happen on the Jewish-Mormon front in that beautiful city. One of the stake presidents (regional leaders) is Eric Jarvis, a psychiatrist at...

  • Meme’s Anise Tea Biscuits [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I spent Shabbat evening at David Suissa’s house. His mother, Suzanne, who was visiting from Montreal, cooked.

    At the end of the perfect Moroccan-Jewish festive dinner came a plate of galettes — anise-scented tea biscuits. Light, not too sweet — perfect for...

  • Visiting My Father

    By Ilana Angel

    August 15, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Today I went to visit my Dad.  It was very emotional and painful.  I miss him every single day and my heart is broken that he is gone.  I see him in my son, and in myself, but the ache of his passing has gotten deeper with time.  With each accomplishment of my child, each tear of my...

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  • Coming Home For a Good Cry

    By Ilana Angel

    August 14, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Yesterday I drove with my son from Toronto to Montreal.  We blasted RUSH and Justin Bieber and I will tell you that both artists sound just a little better in Canada.  We zoomed along the 401 and life was grand.  I cried for the first hour after we left Toronto having left my...

  • Leaving Home or Going Home?

    By Ilana Angel

    August 9, 2012 | 12:23 am

    I am heading home to Canada today.  It is the first time I am going home to see my family in 2 years.  My mother has been here to see me, but I’ve not been to see my siblings, nieces or nephews.  I love them all very much and this is too long to not see them.  Not only am I going...

  • Montreal police: Soap not made from human remains

    June 3, 2010 | 11:45 am

    A lab analysis of a swastika-stamped bar of soap said to be made from Holocaust victims shows no human remains.

    The beige bar, said to have been made during the Nazi era and put for sale at a Montreal curiosity shop, made headlines in March when the owner claimed it was made from...

  • Montreal synagogue charged for importing wine

    May 25, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    A Montreal synagogue was charged with circumventing the government’s liquor regulator by importing its own wines and spirits.

    Prosecutors filed civil charges against 10 members of the Toldos Yakov Yosef of Skver Congregation after police seized nearly 900 liters of wines and spirits...

  • Crimes against Jews increase in Montreal

    April 30, 2010 | 9:46 am

    A rash of crimes against the Jewish community in two Montreal neighborhoods has included swastikas painted on private homes and robberies.

    The Outrement suburb and Côte des Neiges district of Montreal are home to a large number of Chasidim.

    In Otremount, swastikas were painted on...

  • The Case of the Missing Torah

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Did a rabbi steal the Sefer Torah? A Montreal resident claims that a Torah she loaned to a local senior home has illegally ended up in a Southern California synagogue. And now she's on the hunt to find it.

    The 60-year-old scroll was housed at the King David...

  • Native Son

    By J. D. Smith

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago, I wrote a story in these pages about my experiences as a Jewish Big Brother. As Paul Harvey says, here's "The Rest of the Story."

    My Little Brother, Josh, invited me to his graduation from Northwestern Law School last month. "No, thanks," I said. "I can do better....

  • Author Mordecai Richler Dies at 70

    By Bram Eisenthal

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Mordecai Richler, a Canadian Jewish literary giant, died of cancer Monday. He was 70.

    Richler was known for his stories about Jewish life in his native Montreal. "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" and "Joshua Then and Now" are among his most famous works.

    "The Apprenticeship of...