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.
April 10, 2012 4:29pm
Canada mounted an intensive lobbying campaign last year to persuade other countries to oppose a United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood, a Canadian newspaper reported.
April 8, 2012 12:13pm
City officials in a Montreal borough have banned all street parades and processions in response to escalating tensions with the Chasidic community.
April 6, 2012 4:35pm
An Ottawa professor has been ordered extradited to France, where he faces charges related to the 1980 bombing of a synagogue in Paris that killed four people.
March 19, 2012 10:50am
Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is accusing a Quebec legislator of raising “a false issue” when he questioned ritual slaughter practices in the province.
March 15, 2012 4:48pm
Two political parties in Quebec are speaking out about the ritual slaughter of animals, but a Jewish advocacy group is confident that kashrut is not being targeted.
March 13, 2012 3:03pm
Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is forming a volunteer network to provide security at Canadian synagogues and Jewish community facilities.
February 19, 2012 1:35pm
A Canadian journalist’s reports from Israel have been declared biased and inaccurate by her own news outlet’s standards watchdog.
February 9, 2012 9:23pm
Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto.
February 2, 2012 3:10pm
A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is “forbidden” for anyone to buy or read it.
January 29, 2012 1:15pm
A Jewish group is demanding the resignation of a Quebec mayor who said Israel should not exist.