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The Blanche report: Body Fluids – Feh

It appears that there are some issues in the US about how one can contract ebola.Up until today we were told it could only be contracted by direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who has it. Can we talk? Bodily fluids? Ich and feh. Well today the CDC – center for disease control changed their mind. Now they Continue Reading...
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Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and B.H. Kosher Select Food Dist. is recalling Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix from the marketplace because it contains peanut and almond which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut or almond should not consume the recalled product described below. The product is Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix 35.4g Best Continue Reading...
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The Fallacious Pretexts for Restricting Sukkahs in Outremont

The Outremont Borough council is proposing a modification to an existing bylaw that might affect hundreds of Jewish families in Outremont. The bylaw proposes to restrict the time allocated for the installation and dismantling of sukkahs on private balconies, front yards, and back gardens to a very short and un-flexible number of days. Currently, the permitted period to have a sukkah standing Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: I Can See Russia From My Window!

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced.  No rocket science there. Whether last week’s murders and shooting inside our Parliament buildings was done by someone deranged, radicalized or both is only part of this issue. We’re lucky he didn’t have a semi-automatic gun which shoots 100 Continue Reading...
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No link between attacks on soldiers and charter of values, says PQ

Three Quebec commentators have tried to link the recent attacks on soldiers in St Jean Sur Richelieu and Ottawa to the charter of values, but the Parti Quebecois is not supporting this stance. On October 20th, radicalized Muslim Martin Couture-Rouleau, rammed his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one of them. Couture-Rouleau was later killed by police after he attacked Continue Reading...
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Boisbriand residents vandalize home suspected of housing illegal school

The home of a Jewish Boisbriand resident was vandalized following a TVA report about its alleged use as an illegal school in the latest conflict between Jews who left the Tosh community to live in Boisbriand and their neighbours. Over the past year, a group of Jews with differing views from the mainstream Tosh community moved out of Kiryas Tosh. Continue Reading...
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Neo-Nazi vandalism at Kollel Avrechim in Cote St Luc

Members of the Kollel Avrechim on Parkhaven were horrified to discover Nazi swastikas and slogans spray painted on a garage door this past Sukkos, in an incident currently being investigated by the police. The vandalism took place Sunday night and was captured on camera thanks to the security system in place at the Kollel. Footage showed two young men of Continue Reading...
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Around the city: October 26, 2014

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. Jewish community family fun day: For children 2-5 years old. Enjoy inflatable bouncers, art, dance, PJ Library story time, pony rides, athletics and more! Location: Hebrew Foundation School, 2 Hope Drive in Dollard Time: Continue Reading...
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Benny Elbaz, Jonathan Abitbol star at massive Simchas Beis HaShoeva in Cote St Luc

It was an evening of music and dancing as hundreds of Jews from all communities across Montreal gathered for Simchas Beis HaShoeva in Trudeau Park this past Chol HaMoed at an event featuring Jewish music stars Benny Elbaz and Jonathan Abitbol, organized by Chabad of Cote St Luc. A massive stage was set up on the grass, with bouncing castles Continue Reading...
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Community gathers for the Shloshim of Rav Yaakov Bistritz Zt”l

A crowd of more than 350 Yeshiva students and men from the community gathered in the Beis Midrash of Yeshiva Gedolah Wednesday night to pay respects to Rav Yaakov Bistritz Zt”l on his Shloshim. Rav Bistritz studied in the Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland. He arrived in Montreal and was a tremendous part of Yeshiva Gedola’s growth. He was completely devoted Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: And so it goes…

We are taking our cues from our Prime Minister. Carry on. Be vigilant, share your emotions  but keep going. While we were dealing with Ottawa yesterday, in Washington yet another brainwave jumped the fence near the White House. This person was especially brilliant as he was immediately caught and then proceeded to fight with the secret service dogs. Like he was Continue Reading...
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Over 400 people shake Lulav in Chabad Lubavitch Youth’s Sukkahmobile

More than 400 people across Montreal were able to do the Mitzvah of shaking the Lulav and Esrog thanks to Chabad Lubavitch Youth’s Sukkahmobile which parked in popular locations around the city playing Jewish music and inviting everyone inside. The Sukkahmobile visited several shopping centres where Jews visiting and working inside the malls used the opportunity to grab a bite Continue Reading...
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Hadio issues excuse and accusation filled “apology” for selling Hitler T-shirts

Only days after taking heat for selling T-shirts depicting Adolph Hitler (Ym”sh), Hadio has issued a public apology on their Facebook page filled with accusations and excuses. In February 2013, several photos were sent in to Bill613.com depicting T-Shirts with Hitler on them, all prominently displayed in the display window of Hadio, a boutique located on 314 Mont-Royal East, between Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Our world…

Our world. What exactly can one say about a day in our world when innocent people are randomly murdered, others gravely injured? In Ottawa a young soldier slain in cold blood at point blank range, in Israel a three month old baby named Chaya killed by a lunatic arab, her father in grave condition. No longer do those who perpetrate Continue Reading...
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Glicks Finest brand Apricot Preserves recalled from Tosh supermarket due to undeclared sulphites allergen

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling Glicks Finest brand Apricot Preserves from Kiryas Tosh Supermarket due to undeclared sulphites. The recalled product’s size is 340g with the code RABBIGLICK12, Best By 071117. The UPC Code is 8 40762 01350 6. If you have purchased this product from the KT Supermarket, please return it for a full refund....
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Jewish Montrealers to keep it together

Last year, South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein encouraged all South African Jews to unite for one Shabbos and keep it in accordance with Jewish law. Approximately 75% of South Africa’s 75,000 Jews participated in an inspirational and emotional Shabbos experience. Under the banner of “the Shabbat Project,” it was a groundbreaking event that spread globally and this year communities Continue Reading...
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Two Montreal Sukkahs in top 6 most creative Sukkahs ever built

Jewfacts.com recently compiled a list of the six most creative Sukkahs every built, and two Sukkahs from Montreal made the cut. Finishing at #6 on the list is Chabad of NDG’s “peace Sukkah.” The brainchild of Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, the Sukkah was built in 2011 on Monkland Avenue and attracted both Jews and non-Jews who came to write a peaceful Continue Reading...
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