is JTA's correspondent in Toronto. He was a reporter for the Canadian Jewish News for 20 years. He is currently a freelance writer for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Religion News Service in Washington. He has a journalism degree from Concordia University in Montreal and has been awarded both a Lilly and Gralla fellowship in religious journalism.
November 27, 2012 11:46am
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally intervened to pressure the Palestinian Authority to drop its bid for upgraded status at the United Nations, while Australia will abstain and France will vote in favor during this week’s vote.
November 25, 2012 6:19pm
A Montreal radio host was suspended for indulging a caller who made anti-Semitic statements on the air.
November 22, 2012 6:30pm
A Canadian Islamic organization is accusing a Toronto-area Jewish day school of using a textbook that vilifies Muslims.
November 18, 2012 7:05pm
The job may be temporary, but Montreal has its first Jewish mayor.
November 18, 2012 6:52pm
Queen’s University in Canada is facing a backlash from some Jewish alumni over its decision to confer an honorary degree to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a strong critic of Israel.
November 13, 2012 11:24am
Canadian lawmaker Irwin Cotler proposed a motion in Parliament calling for government recognition of some 850,000 Jews forcibly displaced from Arab lands since Israel’s creation in 1948.
October 29, 2012 6:26pm
Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg was made an honorary citizen of Montreal.
October 16, 2012 5:53am
Yana Gorelik, the Canadian Israeli who was imprisoned on charges of evading military service in Israel, was granted clemency and her jail term was reduced.
October 14, 2012 2:47pm
The inauguration of a 50-acre, $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto will serve the booming Jewish communities of Ontario’s York Region.
October 5, 2012 7:04pm
Canadian rabbis want the federal government to reconsider cuts to the federal prison chaplaincy program, which would eliminate non-Christian clergy.