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Why Jewish Memory Matters: Thoughts on Tisha B’Av

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tonight marks the beginning of the fast of Tisha B’Av, our day of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples. For many, Tisha B’Av also recalls our most painful moments as a people during our millennia of exile from the Land of Israel.

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An Update on UJA’s Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience




When we launched UJA’s Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience in response to the COVID-19 crisis, we said it was focused on two crucial promises that reflect our core values as a community:
 

  • No vulnerable Jew in our city should be denied the help they need due to a lack of com…

Prestigious Schulich Scholarship Empowers Future Leaders

The Schulich Leader Scholarships – the largest and most prestigious Canadian academic award for students pursuing STEM undergraduate degrees – has reached a new milestone this year, by doubling the number of annual scholarships from 50 to 100.

The program is funded by the Schulich Foun…

UJA and CIJA Stand Against Anti-Black Racism

“Recent events in the United States are a stark reminder that we must remain steadfast in the fight against racism, even during a global pandemic,” said Adam Minsky, President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. “As Jews and as Canadians, we have a moral obligation to speak o…

Physically Distant but Never Disconnected: Thoughts for Shavuot

More than 2,000 years ago – long before universal education was a popular concept – the Jewish people established a national system of schools throughout the Land of Israel.

In 19th Century Russia, a time and place when Jews suffered terrible poverty and persecution, a Czarist official …