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Birthright Israel No Limits trip gives disabled full access to the Jewish s


By Daniel Horowitz—For Toronto’s Jessica Silver, visiting Israel had long been a dream.

The 21-year-old had watched as many friends set out to enjoy the Jewish state over the years; even her own sister Joanne participated in Birthright Israel six years ago. But, for Jessica, who has spen…

UJA Federation opposes current Knesset conversion bill


UJA Federation of Greater Toronto strongly supports the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in its opposition to the introduction and first reading of the proposed conversion bill before the Knesset.

The bill would allow municipal rabbis, approved by the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate, to pe…

Marching for Gilad


The Shalit family has walked for 12 days, in route to Gilad.  210 kilometers, 250,000 people.  “As if returning from a battle” is how they were described yesterday as they entered Jerusalem.  A small family from Mitzpe Hila; a mother and father whose son is lost, wearing sneakers and s…

Celebrate Judaism and ecology this Sunday in Vaughan


By: Leigh Brown

In celebration of their second season, Kavanah Garden, the educational, organic garden at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, is inviting members of the public to a community festival on Sunday July 11 from 12-4pm.

Under the auspices of Torah HaTeva, the Jewish Nat…

Cohn: Not all apartheid is created equal

By: Martin Regg Cohn
Toronto Star

Thousands turned out to protest racial discrimination against Palestinians the other day — and with good reason.

The long-suffering Palestinians face armed soldiers at the gate if they try to leave their camps. They are frozen out of public medical and social…