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Sister visits Har Nof Shul attack victim thanks to Montreal Shul members

The sister of one of the men attacked by terrorists with meat cleavers while praying Shachharis in Har Nof has arrived in Israel to visit her brother thanks to the support of members of Beth Zion Synagogue in Cote St Luc. Shelley Rothman-Benhaim’s brother Chaim Rothman is still in critical condition in a hospital in Israel after suffering severe blows to the Continue Reading...
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UPDATED: Delivery van vandalized with Neo-Nazi graffiti

Several days after vandals spray painted neo-Nazi symbols on cars, a fire station, a commercial van for oriental food products, a school and a park on MacDonald near Dupuis, more neo-Nazi imagery was spotted on a delivery van for a fruiterie on Queen Mary near Decarie. On Wednesday night around 10:00, a Jewish man was driving on Queen Mary and Continue Reading...
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West Island boy radicalized

A 15-year-old West Island boy who robbed a convenience store is being held in a youth detention centre waiting to be sentenced after Montreal police and the RCMP discovered that he had been radicalized and in contact with Martin Couture-Rouleau, the man who was killed after running over two soldiers with a car in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. The boy, whose name has Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Justice is the Conscience of all Humanity

If anyone thought that after the ruling in Ferguson Missouri everyone would go home and go to sleep they must be living on another planet. The community has been itching to get out onto the street for a week, stoked by media’s continuous hype of the story. The fact that the district attorney slowly and carefully laid out the case, explaining Continue Reading...
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Concordia students urged to vote against BDS

Recently, McGill University students shot down a motion to condemn Israel and stand in solidarity with Palestinbians that would have seen the college take a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Now, Jewish and pro-Israel students are urging undergraduate students of Concordia University to vote against another anti-Israel stance. The Concordia Student Union (CSU) is asking all students, “Do you approve Continue Reading...
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Kosher alert: Presidents choice infant formula

The COR has issued a Kosher alert regarding President’s Choice Infant Formula For Babies Sensitive to Lactose With Iron, Omega 3 & 6 (730 g) sold at Loblaw Company stores across Canada which have been inadvertently labelled as Pareve. This product is in face kosher DAIRY. Corrective measures have been taken....
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350 at Symposium on Israel and the media

Three hundred and fifty people braved the cold weather and showed up at Chabad of Westmount last Monday for a Symposium on the topic of “Israel and the media.” The event was featured three leading journalists with excellent insight into the topic. Caroline Glick is Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. She is also the Senior Fellow for Middle Continue Reading...
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Hatzoloh first on scene at accident on Parc Avenue

At around 12:40 on Monday afternoon, an elderly woman was struck by a car on Parc Avenue near St Viateur Hatzoloh of Montreal. Passers-by quickly dialed 911 and several Chassidic people at the scene also called Hatzoloh. Several members were in the area and rushed to help the woman, who was not from the Chassidic community. Paramedics arrived shortly after Continue Reading...
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Cars, realtor sign, fire station, park and school vandalized with swastikas and KKK writings

On Sunday morning, several Jewish residents on MacDonald Street between Bourret and Dupuis woke up to discover their cars had been vandalized overnight with red and blue spray-painted swastikas and the word “KKK.” Upon further inspection, similar vandalism was discovered at a French public school on MacDonald and Hampstead’s Fire Department. A realtor sign for Yelena Krupnik had also been Continue Reading...
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Montreal’s Lubavitch community mobilizes for outreach

Two days before the six day war broke out in 1967, the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt”l announced the start of Chabad’s first of many Mitzvah campaigns, an international campaign to encourage Jewish men around the world to put on Tefillin. In explaining the reason for the campaign, the Rebbe later explained that it is based on the Passuk “וראו כל עמי Continue Reading...
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Bikur Cholim crew celebrates anniversary

It’s been just one year since the launch of one of Pirchei’s latest programs, “the Bikur Cholim Crew,” a group that visits people in hospitals and nursing homes to cheer them up and help their health improve. “What can happen in one year is amazing,” said one of the volunteers for the Bikur Cholim Crew. “I think I’ve learned more Continue Reading...
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Yochanan Lowen sues Quebec education system for 1.2 million dollars

A former Chassid has issued a legal notice to Quebec’s Education Ministry, Youth Protection Agency, a Boisbriand school board, and two Tosh schools asking for 1.2 million dollars for damages he says he suffered from receiving a poor secular education. Yochanan Lowen, who moved to Kiryas Tosh when he was 10 years old and studied in Yeshiva Beis Yuda and Continue Reading...
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Chaverim Shomrim plays key role in resolving Outremont school incident

An incident occurred last Tuesday at an Outremont school and there were many rumours and conflicting reports as to what exactly had happened. We were reluctant to report the story until we were able to confirm all the details. After looking into it and interviewing those involved, and are now able to provide you with an accurate account of what Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 23 November, 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. Sunday children’s story time at the Jewish Public Library: Join Klara Eli for stories, arts & crafts, Jewish themes and events every Sunday morning. Children must be library members. Must be there by Continue Reading...
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The Blanche Report: Morris in the Rocking Chair – Back and Forth, Back and Forth

First some news from Israel: Ashkelon mayor Itamar Shimoni raised the ire of leftists on Wednesday after he ordered to temporarily stop the employment of Arab construction workers who are tasked with building protected spaces in educational institutions in the city. The mayor explained that the increased presence of Arab workers in close proximity to educational institutions is potentially harmful to Continue Reading...
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Outremont, Where Stating The Obvious Gets You In Trouble

Apparently you’re not allowed to call a spade a spade in Outremont. When Christian Aubry wasforcibly ejected by the Mayor from a recent consultation publique he must have crossed a line in the sand. Did he physically or verbally threaten someone? Make spurious accusations? Slander? Scream? Or did he simply gesture to a familiar group of people sitting together in the room to Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Again and Again and Again We Mourn Together

Truthfully, we would rather not do a Blanche report tonight. Waking up to the news this morning of barbarians who call themselves arabs butchering men with axes, meat cleavers and knives while they were davening in shul is beyond barbaric and beyond words. 26 children now have no father. Instead of showing some signs of remorse, the palestinians were rejoicing in Continue Reading...
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Chanukah’s Coming- Book Your Juggler Now!

Zvi has become well-known in Montreal as a Heimishe entertainer who is both talented and funny. His thirty- forty minute Chanukah juggling show will have you all in hysterics as he attempts to fry latkes and play dreidel- all while juggling, as well as much more! He is popular and spots are filling fast so be sure to hire him Continue Reading...
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