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Around the city: 26 April, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. Storytime in the Jewish public library: Klara Eli reads stories and the kids do arts and crafts in the Jewish Public Library children’s section. Make sure to be there on time as no Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

A 54-year-old man carrying a suspicious package scaled a White House fence Sunday night, but was quickly apprehended. He became ‘compliant’ once he saw the dogs ready to engage with him. Can we talk? Why isn’t that fence electrified? People who live in normal, albeit large houses not only have electrified fences, but guards who actually see what’s going on. One Continue Reading...
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Kiryas Tosh pay municipal debt to Boisbriand in full

After years of legal battles between Chassidim in Kiryas Tosh and the city of Boisbriand, both sides finally came to an agreement that saw the repayment of a water tax bill in full to the city and the release of mortgages on buildings owned by the Chassidic community. In 1990, the Jewish community of Kiryas Tosh reached an agreement with the city Continue Reading...
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Anonymous city workers complain about burning of the Chametz ceremony

Just before the Passover holiday, Cote-des-Neiges-NDG city workers anonymously contacted the French media in Quebec to complain about the burning of the Chametz that took place in several locations around Montreal. On the holiday of Pesach (Passover), Jews are forbidden from having any Chametz (leaven, foods made with yeast) in their homes. The law stipulates that even a drop of Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 19 April, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. Storytime in the Jewish public library: Klara Eli reads stories and the kids do arts and crafts in the Jewish Public Library children’s section. Make sure to be there on time as no Continue Reading...
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Lubavitch community gathers for post-Pesach Torah study

On Isru Chag, the day after the Passover holiday, the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt”l called for Chabad communities across the world to gather for communal Torah study session. In Montreal, members of the Lubavitch community packed the central Shul on Westbury to hear from rabbis and community leaders. Rabbi Moshe Stern, a teacher in the “Zal” Yeshiva and Rabbi in the Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Gyrocopter!

The secret service and those protecting the prez and white house have bungled things again. This time, a mailman decided that instead of just delivering his mail like a normal person, he boarded a small personal aircraft called a “gyrocopter” and flew into restricted airspace over Washington landing on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. Why you ask? Because he Continue Reading...
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Interview with Devorah Feldman, Director of Limmud homeschooling centre

Limmud, a brand new homeschooling centre for boys, will be opening in Montreal this upcoming school year. Bill613.com sat down with Director Devorah Feldman to find out more about the Limmud Centre. Bill613: What is Limmud Centre? DF: Limmud Centre is a homeschooling community centre for Lubavitch boys. Our centre was created to fill the secular educational gap in the Continue Reading...
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Jewish community to gather at city hall to commemorate the Holocaust

The names of Holocaust victims will be read on the steps of Montreal City Hall on Thursday, April 16th, and everyone is encouraged to attend the special ceremony. Bnai Brith Canada will be commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day with the annual reading of names of Holocaust victims from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 275 Notre Dame East. In attendance will Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Bill who?

So Hillary finally committed. Truthfully, we liked her video even though it most likely not true. She’s pretending to understand the ‘little people’ out there who live week to week. She never had to live week to week a week in her life. She’s from the entitled ones, never having to shop for something that comes two in a package. She Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 12 April, 2015

Here’s a list of activities for Jewish families to do in and around Montreal, courtesy of bill613.com. Feel free to add to the list by commenting below. 2015 World Sport Stacking Championships: The WSSA 2015 World Sport Stacking Championships is the pinnacle event in sport stacking. It will bring together the fastest stackers in the world to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for Continue Reading...
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Lubavitch community holds Torah gathering on Chol HaMoed

Every day of Chol HaMoed Pesach (the intermediate days of Passover), the Chabad community gathered inside the central Shul on Westbury for a Kinus Torah, as per the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt”l’s directive. On the first day of Chol HaMoed a Devar Torah from the Rebbe was played after which Rabbi Leibel Kaplan, Rosh Yeshiva of the Lubavitch Yeshiva shared a Continue Reading...
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Isaac Miracles music video goes viral

A music video about the beauty of Shabbos that was released just before Passover already has over 10,000 views and fans are praising the lyrics and beat. Isaac Miracles, an Orthodox Jewish rapper/hip hop artist, released his latest hit song “Lecha Dodi” two days before Pesach. The song is a tribute to Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. Produced by Continue Reading...
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Over 2500 experience the Living Legancy’s model Matzah bakery

The annual Living Legacy “Model Matzah Bakery” took place this year at the Montreal Jewish Community Center, YM-YWHA. Over 2,500 children, from public schools, Jewish schools, Hebrew day schools, and other programs came to the Matzah bakery, where they had an outstanding experience. The children learned how to make flour by grinding wheat, and how the water used for Matzah Continue Reading...
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Shigella outbreak in Montreal

With 16 cases of Shigella in the Jewish communities of Outremont and de Vimy, Refuah V’Chesed is warning of an outbreak of shigellosis, a highly infectious disease commonly referred to as shigella. Shigella is a bacterial infection which is common during the summer. It usually affects children ages 2 to 4 but older children and adults (and younger children too) can Continue Reading...
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