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City of Boisbriand threatens to sue “Chabad of Tosh” for using city logo

A website touting itself as “Chabad of Boisbriand” has been shut down and its logo on social media changed after being contacted by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on behalf of the City of Boisbriand. Chabadboisbriand.com was a website that featured a helicopter photo of the Chassidic community of Kiryas Tosh, located in Boisbriand. The site sent visitors to an email address Continue Reading...
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Photo of the day: Pesach Seder at YM-YWHA entrance

Over the past several years, in the month before Passover, the YM-YWHA hosted the Living Legacy’s Model Matzah Bakery where children of all ages baked their own Matzah, heard the story of Pesach and learned how the flour and water is collected. This year, the YM-YWHA had a beautiful reminder of the coming holiday at the entrance to the Jewish Continue Reading...
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Hatzoloh rushes to aid of woman who crashes into tree

Hatzoloh volunteer paramedics were first on the scene of a violent accident that saw a car wrap itself around a tree after crashing into the front of another car Monday morning. The accident occurred around 8:45 AM on the corner of Lajoie and Davaar when a vehicle clipped a Volkswagon that was driving down Lajoie. The driver of the VW lost control Continue Reading...
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Four Mitzvah tanks parade through Montreal

The 11th of Nissan is the day the Lubavitcher Rebbe Zt”l was born. The Rebbe was known for his tremendous love of every Jew, and for his Mitzvah campaigns. He encouraged men to wear Tefillin, women to light Shabbos candles, and sent out Rabbinic students and Rabbis all over the world to encourage every Jew to do another good deed. Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 29 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. 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: The Obama Golf Course

Gas anxiety? Blanche, really, you are disgusting. Oh, you mean range anxiety? Same thing for us if you own an electric car. The uber expensive (can you say ‘look at me I’m rich’) Tesla along with it’s mini sister the Leaf (is that a tree-hugger name or what?) both have the same issue: Ya can’t go outta the city unless you Continue Reading...
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Swastika discovered on Dollard home

Two Jewish mothers who were out for a walk with their strollers recently spotted a small swastika that had been put up on a private home in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. The swastika had been placed above the front door of a home located on Dephour Street in the predominantly Jewish area of Dollard. While the swastika offended several members of the Jewish community, Continue Reading...
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Chaverim Shomrim issues pre-Passover alerts

Chaverim Shomrim has issued two pre-Pesach alerts that everyone who is cleaning for the upcoming holiday ought to read through. The first alert warns community members to be careful who you leave alone in your house, noting that they receive calls all year round, especially before Pesach, about missing items such as silverware, cash, jewellery, iPods, cameras, laptops etc and they Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: I’ve Been Through the Desert on a Horse with no Name

In case you were wondering about all those  people sleeping in New York airports, wonder no more. What’s that Blanche, you never noticed them? Well then, you best be reading this. Many of them are homeless and have found interesting sleeping arrangements in the airport. Hey, it’s warm, no one bothers them, they can spread out on a few chairs and Continue Reading...
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Awards, inspiration at annual Beth Yaakov dinner

Sixty years of instilling Torah values to Jewish girls was celebrated last week at Beth Yaakov d’Rav Hirschprung’s annual dinner where community builders and respected teachers were honoured for their efforts into making “Beis Yaakov of Montreal” the world class institution that it is today. The event, held in the Plaza Centreville, opened with cocktails and wine tasting with a quartet Continue Reading...
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Marie Potvin wins Robert Bourassa district by-election

This past December, Lucie Cardyn, City Counsellor for the Robert Bourassa district of Outremont, stepped down citing personal reasons. On March 22nd, a by-election was held for Cardyn’s replacement and former City Counsellor Marie Potvin earned 36.96% of the vote with 414 people helping her return to Outremont’s City Council for the third time. Projet Montreal’s Philipe Tomlinson came in 2nd Continue Reading...
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Israeli fruits and vegetables alert

The MK has issued a Kosher alert on fruits and vegetables that were grown in Israel, which are now being sold in stores across Quebec. Due to the special Halachic implications pertaining to these products, please ask your local rabbi for guidance....
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Ryan Bellerose talks about advocacy and indigenous land at CIJR after Concordia talk cancelled

A Metis Aboriginal told a crowd of Jews that they need to stop being apologetic about Israel last Thursday after a scheduled talk at Concordia was cancelled because of public comments made by the speaker that were deemed extreme. Ryan Bellerose is a Metis from Alberta whose father co-authored the Metis Settlements Act of 1989, which was passed by the Continue Reading...
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Hatzoloh initiates smoke detector campaign following horrific fire in New York

This past Friday night, a fire that started from a hot plate that malfunctioned killed 7 Orthodox Jewish children in New York City and left a mother and her eldest daughter in critical condition. The blaze grew after everyone had gone to sleep and the home did not have properly installed smoke detectors. News of the tragedy sent shockwaves through Jewish Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 22 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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