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Facebook will now ban Holocaust denial, in a major shift

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy.

For years, Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, had defended Holocaust denial as a misguided but legitimate form of expression. In 2018…

Green's Annamie Paul becomes Canada’s first Black and Jewish party leader

By Marcy Oster

(JTA) – Toronto attorney Annamie Paul made history when she was elected leader of the Green Party of Canada on Saturday evening.

Paul, 47, is the first Black permanent leader of a major federal political party in Canada, and the second Jewish person. David Lewis, leader of…

Ahead of U.S. election, growing numbers of Jews consider leaving

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – By 11:42 am on the morning after Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacists during the presidential debate, Heather Segal had received four inquiries from Americans interested in moving to Canada. Two of them were Jewish.

Segal, an immigration lawyer in Toron…

Seven tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

By Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky

(My Jewish Learning via JTA) – There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and actually becoming ill as a result of not getting enough liquids and nutrients.

Yom Kippur not only requires e…

Montreal Jewish high school shut down for two weeks over COVID-19 outbreak

By David Lazarus

MONTREAL (JTA) – A Jewish school in Montreal was ordered closed for two weeks on the eve of the High Holidays following an outbreak of COVID-19 that infected at least 15 students.

The temporary closure of Herzliah High School reportedly was the first time since the fall …