University of Toronto offers a deal to protesters—and a Monday morning deadline to end the encampment—but the school refuses to participate in academic boycotts of Israel
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by Lila Sarick
20h ago
Representatives for the pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Toronto were still deciding on Friday how to respond to an offer from the school to either end the demonstration or be issued a notice of trespass. The offer was given in the afternoon of May 23, and gave the encampment 24 hours, until 4 p.m. […] The post University of Toronto offers a deal to protesters—and a Monday morning deadline to end the encampment—but the school refuses to participate in academic boycotts of Israel appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Ontario Tech University is the first in Canada to reach an agreement with a pro-Palestinian encampment—but some academics are criticizing the deal for singling out Israel
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by Lila Sarick
1d ago
Ontario Tech University, in Oshawa, Ont., has reached an agreement with the pro-Palestinian encampment that was set up on its campus, the first such deal reached in Canada between protesters and academic administration. The university has agreed to disclose all of its investments and establish a responsible investment working group, while the signatories, who were […] The post Ontario Tech University is the first in Canada to reach an agreement with a pro-Palestinian encampment—but some academics are criticizing the deal for singling out Israel appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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An arrest was made in connection with one of the November 2023 shootings directed at Yeshiva Gedola in Montreal
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by Lila Sarick
2d ago
Montreal Police (SPVM) have arrested a man in connection with shots being fired at Yeshiva Gedola elementary school last November. Abdirazak Mahdi Ahmed, 20, was arrested May 22 and charged with discharging a firearm as well as theft, and receiving stolen vehicles. On Nov. 12, 2023, shots were fired at the school in the early […] The post An arrest was made in connection with one of the November 2023 shootings directed at Yeshiva Gedola in Montreal appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Police are now investigating the alleged bullying that led hundreds to join 13-year-old Eitan Cohen on his Friday morning walk to school in Toronto
The Canadian Jewish News
by Ellin Bessner
4d ago
Bullying allegations from a student at a Toronto public school, which motivated about 200 people to accompany 13-year-old Eitan Cohen on his Friday morning walk, are now the subject of an active investigation from the Hate Crimes Unit of Toronto Police. “They have to act, it can’t go on like this,” said Adi Halberthal Cohen, […] The post Police are now investigating the alleged bullying that led hundreds to join 13-year-old Eitan Cohen on his Friday morning walk to school in Toronto appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Lisa Goldman, a Canadian who has reported on Israel for years, takes a frank look at the state of journalism and the prospects for stability in the region
The Canadian Jewish News
by Lila Sarick
4d ago
Lisa Goldman reported on Israel-Palestine through the Second Intifada, the 2006 Lebanon War, and the Arab Spring. In 2010, she was part of the founding team of the independent reporting outlet +972 Magazine. She ended a decade-long reporting hiatus shortly before Oct. 7. Today she is based in Montreal and works as a contributing editor at New […] The post Lisa Goldman, a Canadian who has reported on Israel for years, takes a frank look at the state of journalism and the prospects for stability in the region appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Nellie Bowles and Katherine Brodsky: Jewish women dangerously recap the cancellation era in new books reviewed by Phoebe Maltz Bovy
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy
4d ago
This piece will also appear in the Summer 2024 issue of the quarterly magazine published by The Canadian Jewish News. Morning After the RevolutionNellie Bowles(Thesis/Penguin Random House)No ApologiesKatherine Brodsky(Pitchstone Books)In a 2022 National Review essay, “Why I Keep Getting Mistaken for a Conservative,” my friend and Feminine Chaos podcast co-host Kat Rosenfield, an American novelist […] The post Nellie Bowles and Katherine Brodsky: Jewish women dangerously recap the cancellation era in new books reviewed by Phoebe Maltz Bovy appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Treasure Trove explores the connection between errant arrows on Lag ba-Omer and comments that hit the mark
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by David Matlow
1w ago
Are these kids the worst archers you have ever seen? Based on where their hands are, it is not obvious how the arrows will fly (which is probably a good thing, since most of them are facing each other). This 1910 postcard printed by the Hebrew Publishing Company of New York depicts the holiday of […] The post Treasure Trove explores the connection between errant arrows on Lag ba-Omer and comments that hit the mark appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Hundreds showed up to walk a Toronto boy to school after his family said he’s been facing antisemitic harassment from other kids
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by Dave Gordon
1w ago
About 300 people came to a suburban Toronto neighbourhood on the morning of May 17 to support a child whose family says he has been the victim of ongoing antisemitic verbal and physical harassment at school. The family, fearing for the boy’s safety, asked for the community’s support to walk with him for the one […] The post Hundreds showed up to walk a Toronto boy to school after his family said he’s been facing antisemitic harassment from other kids appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Toronto synagogue Kehillat Shaarei Torah was vandalized for the second time in less than a month—but its longtime members resolve to remain welcoming while they wait for more federal security funding
The Canadian Jewish News
by Lila Sarick
1w ago
Irwin Beron dropped everything and rushed to his synagogue, Kehillat Shaarei Torah (KST), when he learned that the north Toronto shul had been vandalized for a second time in less than a month, in the early morning of May 17. “I was devastated,” he said as he stood among the broken glass and twisted door […] The post Toronto synagogue Kehillat Shaarei Torah was vandalized for the second time in less than a month—but its longtime members resolve to remain welcoming while they wait for more federal security funding appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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Does the protest encampment at the University of Toronto make Jews unsafe? Depends which side of the fence you’re on while asking the question
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by Jonathan Rothman
1w ago
Scenes from two weeks of watching the unauthorized takeover of a campus lawn. The post Does the protest encampment at the University of Toronto make Jews unsafe? Depends which side of the fence you’re on while asking the question appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News ..read more
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