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A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including yarmulkes or kippot, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.
The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or...
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A series of performances in Montreal by the French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, whose act has included anti-Semitic references, has been canceled.
Quebec’s largest concert promoter pulled the plug on the four shows scheduled for this week by Dieudonne, whose routine has...
March 19, 2012 | 10:10 am
Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs accused a Quebec legislator of raising “a false issue” when he questioned ritual slaughter practices in the province.
Parti Quebecois lawmaker Andre Simard on March 14 expressed his party’s concern that halal meat, which is derived from...
June 3, 2011 | 10:35 am
Jewish and Catholic parents in Quebec have gone to court to challenge a government ban on religious instruction in government-subsidized day care programs.
In a legal challenge filed Tuesday, the parents say that the province’s policy violates their rights to freedom of religion...
April 7, 2011 | 10:09 am
A grocery store in southwestern Quebec returned a Star of David over a display of Passover products after removing it following a customer’s complaint.
The Metro grocery store in Westmount was ordered Sunday by the chain’s head office to remove the Star of David over the Passover...
October 21, 2010 | 11:53 am
Quebec’s Orthodox Jewish community is fighting a bill that would ban women from wearing a Muslim face veil when receiving government services.
Quebec’s proposed legislation would ban the wearing of the Islamic face veil—the niqab and burka—in those situations.
September 11, 2008 | 1:26 amJewish Teens Beaten in Paris Attack
Three Jewish teenagers were attacked in the same Paris district where another Jewish teen was beaten severely in June.
The victims, who were wearing kippot, were temporarily hospitalized for minor injuries on Saturday in what some officials are...
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Ramon Memorial Service Held
A state memorial service for Israel's first astronaut was held at an air force base near Ben-Gurion Airport. A plane carrying Col. Ilan Ramon's remains from the United States landed Monday and was taken to the base for the ceremony. Israeli President...