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The Blanche report: Signgate

Likely between the seventh and eighth hole on the golf course Obama told Israel that there must be an immediate cease-fire. We wonder if any of his ‘advisors’ told him about the tunnels and plans that hamas had to infiltrate Israel during Rosh Hashana and that Israel has to take care of business before listening to his ‘advice’. Let’s see, where Continue Reading...
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Gas price alert – up 11 cents!

Essense Montreal is reporting that some gas stations have raised their prices to 145.4/L today, an increase from the current Montreal average price of 134.4/L. If this trend continues it is very possible that the majority of gas stations will increase their price by tomorrow morning. If you see gas at the lower price, fill your tank tonight....
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Jewish Defence League to open in Montreal

A controversial and some say, radical Jewish group is looking to make inroads in Montreal following recent incidents that have occurred in Montreal since the start of the current Israel-Gaza war. Meir Weinstein, Director of the Jewish Defence League’s Canadian chapter, which is currently based out of Toronto, is coming to Montreal for an information and recruitment meeting to take place Continue Reading...
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MK issues urgent call for prayer

The Jewish Community Council of Montreal has issued the following release: “The Vaad Ha’ir of Montreal calls upon all individuals in our city to increase their prayers and pleading to Hashem with additional Tefillos/prayers for the wellbeing of all our brethren in Eretz Yisrael, who are facing grave danger. Many are in need of Refuah Sheleima. “Let us pray for Continue Reading...
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Five camps gather to pray for Israel

Almost 700 children gathered in the Shomrim LaBoker Synagogue Monday afternoon to rally for the protection of Israel’s soldiers in Gaza in event organized by the director of Camp Ohr Menachem, with the participation of four other day camps. Children and staff from Camp Geula, CPE Yeshiva Levi Yitzchak, CPE Beth Rivkah, Camp Ohr Menachem, and Camp Gan Israel TMR Continue Reading...
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Video of the day: anti-Israel protest in Montreal turns violent

On Saturday, July 19th, a pro-Palestinian protest took place at Jarry Park. Reports about an incident where a woman with an Israeli flag was pulled to the ground surfaced, and the woman, Terri Allister, said that she had been unharmed. Later, she was hugged by two pro-Palestinian women who told her they just want peace. The Centre for Israel and Continue Reading...
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Opinion: a case for Israel, by a Montrealer

Israel is facing yet another challenge. This time around, it’s quite a simple equation. You do not need to be a political junkie nor a historian to understand the dilemma. The neighbor on the West, Gaza – which Israel does not occupy – is indiscriminately shooting missiles at the Jewish State and has been doing so since Israel’s unilateral disengagement Continue Reading...
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Notice for the Jewish community

Dear members of the Jewish community, The recent pro-Palestinian rallies being held globally and in Montreal, plus the often one-sided media, have helped fan the flames of anti-Semitic incidents in Quebec, specifically toward Orthodox and Hassidic Jews. Bnai Brith Canada (Quebec) has been receiving reports on these often violent hate-motivated crimes, yet many go unreported for fear of further reprisals Continue Reading...
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Around the city: 27 July, 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. Just for Laughs festival: Probably the best festival in Montreal that is family friendly. Drive over to the Quartier des Spectacles at Place des Arts to see live circus performances, clowns, live comedy Continue Reading...
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Air Canada flight to Israel forced to circle for 10 minutes due to missile alerts

An Air Canada flight to Israel had to circle above Tel Aviv for about 10 minutes following a red alert indicating three missiles launched in the direction of the airport. Flight AC-84 on Friday performed a “go-around” manoeuvre until they were informed they could land safely. This came after flights to Israel finally resumed on Thursday following the cancellation of flights to Continue Reading...
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Owner of Shell gas station – Van Horne and Decarie – dismisses employee involved in the incident.

At a meeting Thursday night with Mr Toby, the owner of the Shell gas station, he apologized for an unfortunate event that had taken place at the station. He immediately dismissed the employee who was involved in this incident. “I am very happy with how Toby dealt with the situation and stood up for what’s right,” said one of the Continue Reading...
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The Blanche report: Bloomberg for President

On Tuesday ex New York mayor Michael Bloomberg took himself to Israel on an El Al flight to Israel, giving the finger to all the governments that issued a no-fly order, ‘fearing’ to fly there. He said what everyone was thinking – there was no reason to close the airport in Israel. It was a political move aimed at the heart Continue Reading...
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Imposters raising funds for Lev Tahor

Recently, a couple of Tzedakah collectors have been going to Shuls throughout Montreal purporting to be raising funds that would support the children of a man who left the Lev Tahor cult and joined the Chassidic community in Outremont (where the children are thriving). These Meshulachim typically hand out flyers informing Shul-goers about the need for funds for the ongoing Continue Reading...
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Red Alert at Cheskie’s in Montreal

Today I went to Cheskie’s Bakery in the Plateau neighborhood of Montreal. Given that it was a Friday, the slow moving line was out the door. The people standing in line were a diverse representation of both Montreal’s Jewish community, including the local hipsters and hassids who live in the neighborhood. Payes and tats were both waiting in line patiently Continue Reading...
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Over 3000 rally for Israel

The Gelber Conference Centre was packed with over 1000 Jews Monday evening, and the crowds spilled out into the hallways, outdoor garden, and the entrance to the Jewish Public Library building as 3000 members the Jewish community of Montreal rallied in support of Israel. The rally, organized by Federation CJA and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, was the Continue Reading...
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Please pray for Rav Yaakov Bistritz

Rav Yaakov Bisdtritz, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal is in serious condition and the community is asked to please add some extra prayers in his name. While YG students and many in the community and around the world have been praying for him, we would like to ask the greater Jewish community of Montreal to please at Continue Reading...
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