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  • Canadian anti-Semitism at 25-year high

    Anti-Semitic activities in Canada have risen to their highest level in 25 years, according to a new report.

  • Canadian rabbis wary of gay ruling

    Don’t expect many Conservative rabbis in Canada to perform same-sex commitment ceremonies, even with permission from the movement.

  • Toronto congregation marks 150 years

    Toronto’s Holy Blossom congregation has become more accepting of Jewish traditions and rituals since its inception 150 years ago.

  • Canadian Jews turning to Conservative Party?

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pro-Israel stance has attracted some high-profile Canadian Jews to join his Conservative Party, defecting from the Liberal party they traditionally supported.

  • Jews flocking to Toronto area

    A magnet for new immigrants from Montreal, Winnipeg, Israel, Russia, South Africa or Argentina, the York Region near Toronto is the fastest growing census division in Canada and boasts one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the Diaspora.

  • Canada comes off the Mideast fence

    After more than a decade of studied neutrality that Israel supporters felt benefited the Jewish state’s enemies, the Canadian government is displaying the shift in its Middle East policy that it long has talked about.

  • Canadian Jews protest move on sharia

    Jews in Ontario reacted with shock and indignation to a surprise announcement that the province will no longer support faith-based arbitrations, a blow to the community’s system of rabbinical courts.

  • Genealogical institute opens in Israel

    A new institute opening in Israel hopes to boost the study of Jewish genealogy by bringing it into academia.

  • Apartheid’ accusations in Canada get headlines

    A controversial series of Israel-bashing lectures at the University of Toronto may not have attracted many people, but it did manage to attract widespread media coverage that included a tickertape headline on CNN.

  • Book tells of wandering Romanian Jews

    A new book tells the story of the “Fusgeyers,” or Jewish wayfarers who, impoverished and persecuted in Romania, walked across the country in hopes of reaching more hospitable locales abroad.