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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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