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Whose Genocide Trumps Whose?

At Canada’s new human rights museum, the Holocaust gets special treatment, and not everyone is happy about it.

09/24/2014
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Toronto — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. On the same floor, in a smaller, adjacent space, a gallery called “Breaking the Silence” examines a cluster of five genocides officially recognized by the Canadian government: the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia; the Armenian and Rwandan genocides; the Holodomor, or the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s; and, once again, the Holocaust.

Exterior of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, which opened lat week. JTA

Toronto Holocaust Survivors Die In Apparent Suicides

11/01/2013
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An octogenarian couple — both Jewish Holocaust survivors — killed themselves in Toronto in an apparent suicide pact.

Police are treating the deaths of Vladimir Fiser, 89, and Marika Ferber, 84, as a double suicide. Their bodies were found Tuesday at the base of their apartment building. They are believed to have jumped to their deaths from the balcony of their 18th-floor apartment.

Activist Pamela Geller To Testify At Toronto Police Board Over Nixed Shul Talk

08/06/2013
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Blogger Pamela Geller said she will testify over a complaint she filed against a Toronto-area police force in the cancellation of a synagogue appearance.

New Toronto Jewish Campus Sign Of Booming Community

The Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus is 200,000 square feet spread across 50 acres.

10/16/2012

Standing in the sprawling new $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto, Taali Lester Tollman sweeps her outstretched arm in a wide arc.

"Just a few years ago," says Tollman, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's vice president of marketing, "all this was pasture."

Actually it was woodland, but no matter. On the space now stands one of the most ambitious Jewish projects ever undertaken in Canada.

Toronto's new Jewish community campus will serve 80,000 Jews, up 33 percent from 2001. Shai Gil Photography

How Elli Met Atara

06/04/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“I don’t even love to ski,” says New York endocrinologist, Atara Schultz, who met her future husband at a French ski resort. It was the second such trip for her in a program called KeneSki, which is geared to modern Orthodox singles between the ages of 20-35.

Atara Schultz and Elli Fenner, married August 19, 2010.

Haredi Leaders Plan Rally At Citi Field to Highlight Internet’s Dangers

04/29/2012

Haredi Orthodox leaders are planning what they say will be a massive rally in New York City to call attention to the dangers of modern digital technology.

Tens of thousands are expected to gather for a May 20 rally at Citi Field, the Mets' baseball stadium in Queens. The Hebrew-language Jewish Daily News reported that $1.5 million has been raised so far from donors to pay for the event.

Haredi Leaders Plan Rally At Citi Field to Highlight Internet’s Dangers

04/29/2012

Haredi Orthodox leaders are planning what they say will be a massive rally in New York City to call attention to the dangers of modern digital technology.

Tens of thousands are expected to gather for a May 20 rally at Citi Field, the Mets' baseball stadium in Queens. The Hebrew-language Jewish Daily News reported that $1.5 million has been raised so far from donors to pay for the event.

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