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  • VIDEO: Israelis, get out or you’re dead

    August 6, 2013 | 10:28 am

    At a protest in downtown Toronto over the weekend, a speaker identified as Elias Hazineh, made this statement:

    We have to give them an ultimatum. You have to leave Jerusalem. You have to leave Palestine … When somebody tries to rob a bank the police get in, they don’t...

  • Blogger Geller testifying before Toronto police board over nixed shul talk

    August 5, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    Blogger Pamela Geller said she will testify over a complaint she filed against a Toronto-area police force in the cancellation of a synagogue appearance.

    Geller told JTA via email on Monday that she was scheduled to testify Wednesday via Skype before a hearing of the Office of...

  • Palestinian leader in Canada: Shoot Israeli Jews if they don’t leave Jerusalem

    August 5, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    A Palestinian community leader in Toronto said Israelis should be given a two-minute warning before being shot.

    Addressing the annual Al-Quds Day rally on Saturday, Elias Hazineh, the former president of Palestine House in suburban Toronto, called for “an ultimatum” to Israelis:...

  • More Jews in Los Angeles Than in Canada

    By Pini Herman

    May 9, 2013 | 6:53 pm

    Having partaken of the Jewish hospitality of our Neighbors to the North at a number of life cycle events in Toronto, I like to follow their numbers, but they are amazingly stable, not declining or rising very much.  The Canadians count their Jews. There is no separation of religion...

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  • Police: Toronto couple murdered in Florida were asphyxiated

    March 6, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    A Toronto Jewish couple found dead in their Florida townhouse in January were asphyxiated, police said.

    Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy of Hallandale Beach, Fla., said Wednesday that there were at least two perpetrators, and police have "no reason to believe the people responsible...

  • Toronto rabbi charged for alleged sexual assault after 40 years

    August 31, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    A 71-year-old rabbi in Toronto has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a student 40 years ago.

    Heshi Nussbaum appeared in court on Wednesday to face the charge, the Toronto Sun reported.

    Nussbaum allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy at a “private religious school” that he taught at and during a summer camp between 1972 and 1975, according to Toronto Police.

    There also may be more victims, according to a statement issued by the Toronto Police on Friday.

  • 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...

  • Toronto temple in uproar over rabbi’s departure

    May 29, 2012 | 10:22 am

    One of the world’s best-known Reform temples reportedly is in turmoil over the unexpected departure of its rabbi.

    Some members of Toronto’s renowned Holy Blossom Temple are “incensed” at a recently negotiated deal that will see Rabbi John Moscowitz step down next month, the...

  • Anti-Israel group setting up battle with plans to rejoin Toronto gay pride parade

    May 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid withdrew from last year’s Pride Toronto parade after city officials demanded...

  • An Englishman and a Canadian Walk Into a Bar

    By Ilana Angel

    May 1, 2012 | 12:08 am

    I first spoke to my Englishman two months ago.  I thought he was funny and charming, but did not think he was my type.  He lived 35-45 minutes away and while attractive, he was unlike men I usually date. I loved that he’s English however, and agreed to a date because if nothing else...

  • Toronto woman charged in Holocaust claims case

    April 27, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A woman living in Toronto was charged in the United States with taking part in a scheme to steal from a Holocaust survivors’ fund.

    Documents obtained by the CBC, the state-owned broadcaster, show that the FBI alleges Luba Kramrish was part of a conspiracy that falsified documents to...

  • ‘Oh My G-d!’ Where’s my faith?

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 28, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Tevya Heller, actor and comedian, misplaced his faith somewhere during his teenage years despite being raised in a devout Jewish household. 

    Now the atheist aims to find his connection to Judaism on his new reality show “Oh My G-d!”, airing Dec. 5 on Canadian ichannel. ...

  • Toronto ‘rabbi’ arrested for immigration fraud in U.S.

    October 14, 2011 | 11:25 am

    A former lawyer who calls himself a rabbi was arrested in Toronto and faces extradition to the United States where authorities allege he ran a massive immigration fraud scheme.

    For years, the man who goes by the name Rabbi Avraham David, 47, lived the life of a rabbi, writing...

  • Toronto Synagogue defaced with swastikas

    August 5, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    Toronto Police are investigating several swastikas spray-painted around the city in recent days.

    A red-and-black stenciled Swastika was found on the wall of the school of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, a Conservative congregation in Toronto, Friday morning.

    The words “Islam will Rule” were...

  • Holocaust women’s rape reports break decades of taboo

    June 3, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones around the world is a subject of continual research and education through witness testimonials,

    podcasts and information presented by the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial...

  • Queers Against Israel Apartheid quits Toronto parade

    April 18, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid said it will not participate in the Toronto Pride Parade.

    The group, which has raised controversy with its planned participation in the parade, was announced its decision in an April 15 news release.

    Mayor Rob Ford said on the same day that the city...

  • City funding OK for parade including Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, says Toronto official

    April 14, 2011 | 11:09 am

    A decision by Toronto’s city manager would permit city funding for the Toronto Pride Parade regardless of the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

    The city manager’s report was in response to a motion put forward last year by the City Council to determine whether city...

  • Canadian government to help fund Jewish campus

    March 16, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Canada’s federal government will contribute up to $15 million toward the building of a massive Jewish community campus north of Toronto.

    Monday’s announcement was made by Julian Fantino, Canada’s minister of state for seniors.

    The federal funds will support the third phase of the...

  • Brother slams thesis writer for citing grandmother

    December 17, 2010 | 10:36 am

    The brother of the author of a thesis accepted by he University of Toronto that calls Holocaust education programs “racist” slammed her for invoking their Holocaust survivor grandmother in her defense.

    Jenny Peto, a Jewish activist with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid,...

  • Toronto threatens gay parade’s funding over anti-Israel group

    April 22, 2010 | 3:29 pm

    The city of Toronto has threatened to withdraw funding from a gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group is allowed to participate.

    The city believes that its anti-discrimination policy was violated by the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the 2009 Pride Toronto...

  • Toronto film fest calls Israeli PR strategy into question

    September 15, 2009 | 6:42 pm

    When Amir Gissin helped come up with an idea to remake Israel’s international image several years ago, it’s unlikely he imagined that the showcasing of Israeli films in Toronto would spark a star-studded Hollywood brouhaha over artistic expression and cultural boycotts.

    But that’s...

  • Jane Fonda responds to Toronto backlash

    September 14, 2009 | 8:08 pm

    Follow our complete coverage of the Toronto Film Festival boycotts on our Hollywood Jew blog.

    Reposted with permission of Jane Fonda

    I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year...

  • Protest sparked over Toronto Film Festival’s focus on Tel Aviv

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    The Toronto International Film Festival may not be a friendly place for the Israeli filmmakers invited to screen their films there next week. What began as one filmmaker withdrawing his work in protest of the festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, is fast becoming a full-fledged boycott....

  • Habonim spirit influences work of director Mike Leigh in ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 10, 2008 | 1:46 am

    Director Mike Leigh may be known as a bit of a curmudgeon, but he refuses to see his new film, "Happy-Go-Lucky," which revolves around a relentlessly optimistic teacher, as a departure.

    The 65-year-old British writer-director is famous for gritty realism in movies such as "Naked,"...

  • Briefs: Katsav backs out of sex charges plea deal, Al Qaeda has more threats for the Jews

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Katsav Reneges on Plea Bargain

    Moshe Katsav, the Israeli ex-president mired in a sex scandal, has rejected his plea agreement. Katsav appeared in Jerusalem District Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual offenses. Attorney General Menachem Mazuz now will have to...

  • Craig Prizant, philanthropreneurship and evangelicals

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Craig Prizant

    As a former fundraising professional at the Jewish Federation, I read with interest your story about the firing of Craig Prizant (a gentleman I do not know) ("Federation May Face Lawsuit Over Fundraiser Prizant's Firing," Feb. 27).

    There has been a revolving door of...

  • What we need: Philanthropreneurship

    By Gary Wexler

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When American Jewish leaders hear I'm consulting in Canada, they often comment that Canadian Jewry is years behind American Jewry. After several years of intensively working with the Toronto Jewish community, I'm not so sure. In fact, I see them as being ahead of us.

    Since 2001...

  • Shlub to Hero: Film Sketches Gehry Life

    By Morris Newman

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "He starts out with that," says Barry Diller, alluding to a squiggle-like drawing in the new documentary, "Sketches of Frank Gehry," and "he ends up with this," pointing to a model of the InterActive Corp. (IAC) Building, currently under construction in Manhattan. Although made...

  • Class Notes

    By Julie G Fax

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Write Stuff

    From Nov. 13-15 in Toronto, college students are invited to attend Do the Write Thing, a conference on Jewish journalism held at the General Assembly, the annual gathering of machers in the Federation system and other Jewish organizations.

    Aside from participating...

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