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One fifth of Quebecers admit that they are racist, according to new poll

A new survey conducted by Leger suggests that 20% of Quebecers say that they are racist. The results of the poll were presented last Wednesday as part of “La Vrai Question” on TVA Nouvelles. 1,000 Quebecers were polled and 20% admitted to being racist. The 20% figure is notably less than the 35% of French people who admitted they were xenophobic during Continue Reading...
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Suspect who allegedly broke into cars caught thanks to member of Montreal Jewish community

A man who had allegedly been breaking into cars over the last few weeks was caught last Wednesday night shortly after midnight thanks to the work of a member of the Jewish community in de Vimy. In the last few weeks, several people living in the de Vimy area reported that their cars had been broken into during the night and Continue Reading...
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MK releases Passover magazine teaser

Every year, a couple of weeks before Pesach, the MK releases their annual Passover magazine and in the last few years the magazine has grown and become a valued resource used often on the Passover holiday. Last year, the release of the magazine included a brand new Passover app that featured a Passover shopping guide and included the option of Continue Reading...
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Amira brand Tahini sauce and Streit’s brand Kids Dark Chocolate Coins recalled

Two kosher products have been recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Amira brand tahini sauce is being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall applies to their 750 g size package with a UPC of 0 69467 40101 0. The recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 1 March, 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. Laval nature centre winter activities: Skating, ice hockey (NHL size rink!), snow tubing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing training for kids – all with rental options – plus a farm and a tropical Continue Reading...
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Memorable moments with Dudi Kalisch highlight massive Yaldei dinner

Over 1400 members of Montreal’s community attended Yaldei’s ninth annual dinner in a mass wave of support for the hundreds of families that are serviced by the centre for children with developmental needs. The only one of its kind in Quebec, Yaldei is a private, not-for-profit early intervention center dedicated to helping children with developmental challenges reach their full potential. Yaldei’s integration of Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: The $42 Million Sidewalk

In case someone is thinking about doing something nasty to a plane and weren’t sure how to do it, well, the entire deal is on Drudge today.  Thermite — a mixture of rust and aluminum powder — could be used against a commercial aircraft. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish what Continue Reading...
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Members of Canadian parliament unanimously condemn anti-Semitism

The Canadian parliament unanimously passed a motion to condemn anti-Semitism Tuesday evening following a “take-note debate” on the troubling rise of anti-Semitism worldwide. Take note debates occur when a Minister moves a motion that includes that the House “take note of.” Take note debates allow Members to participate in the development of government policy, making their views known before the government makes a Continue Reading...
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Four cars speed through Kiryas Tosh, surround van with Jewish family inside

One night after a car sped through Kiryas Tosh harassing Chassidic Jews and several suspects entered a Yeshiva dormitory, four vehicles raced through the small Chassidic area of Boisbriand shouting slurs at women. Over the past weekend, several cars filled with young men have sped through Kiryas Tosh harassing Chassidic Jews. On Monday night, events escalated when a car parked Continue Reading...
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Man dies after getting stabbed in Mile End alley

A 37-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the upper body at around 9:00 on Wednesday morning in the Mile End. The man was discovered in an alley between Jeanne-Mance and Parc Avenue near Van Horne and emergency vehicles raced to the scene of the crime. The injured man was transported to the hospital where he was in critical condition, Continue Reading...
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Suburban website hacked by pro-Palestinian group

Visitors to the Suburban Newspaper’s website were shocked to discover that it had been hacked by the pro-Palestinian group Laakel En Person Wednesday morning and an image of a white mask looking down at bloody hands posted in its stead. The Suburban is Quebec’s largest English weekly newspaper with three editions in Montreal, the West Island and Laval & the Continue Reading...
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Suspects harass Boisbriand Jews, enter Yeshiva dormitory

After two nights of harassment, a gang of young men were spotted inside the dormitory of the Yeshiva Gedola of Kiryas Tosh in Boisbriand. Over the weekend, a dark Lincoln with covered plates sped through the quiet Chassidic section of Boisbriand known as Kiryas Tosh shouting obscenities at passers-by. When volunteers from Shomrim tried to approach them they fled the Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Global Warming? Right….

On Sunday the terrorist group al-shabob issued a serious threat to malls in America and London, specifically Jewish owned malls. They issued a dare to muslims living in America to take up arms and murder the infidels. The response from the RCMP is that Canadians should feel safe and there is no imminent threat to the West Edmonton mall. The Continue Reading...
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Swastikas, smashed windshield and envelopes with bullets discovered in garage of NDG building

A vandal (or several vandals) got inside a five-storey NDG building and damaged several cars with anti-Semitic graffiti. The vandal also smashed the windshield of one of the cars, leaving a pickaxe lying nearby. It started at 10:00 on Monday night, when a woman named Sandra heard the fire alarm go off in her building that’s located at the corner Continue Reading...
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New poll suggests majority of Quebecers want secularism charter

A majority of Quebecers want to see a charter of secular values, according to a recent CROP poll that was published in La Presse over the weekend. In September of 2013, PQ MNA Bernard Drainville and then-PQ leader Pauline Marois released a charter of secular values that included the controversial idea that anyone who works for a business that receives Continue Reading...
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Song and music at Ezras Cholim’s annual auction

Ezras Cholim is an independent community organization with a focus on helping families in health crisis’. When someone struggles with an illness alone, they often lack the ability to access proper care and treatment and many don’t have adequate knowledge of medical terms and procedures. Ezras Cholim eases the burden by providing tangible assistance throughout the crisis through guidance and Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 22 February, 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. Laval nature centre winter activities: Skating, ice hockey (NHL size rink!), snow tubing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing training for kids – all with rental options – plus a farm and a tropical Continue Reading...
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Synagogue teams up with online retailer to deliver a costume Heaven

For many of us, the word ‘Purim’ stirs up lovely childhood memories: delivering tasty treats to friends, noisily drowning out Haman’s name during the Megillah reading, and dressing up in a new and unique Purim costume every year. Now we are older, and we still love to create beautiful memories by dressing our families up for Purim. Sometimes, though, it Continue Reading...
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