Jewish World

Inspirational gathering of 90,000 celebrates Talmud study

Rabbi Gavriel Rudin is seen in a screen capture from the webcast of 13th global Siyum HaShas at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

‘It’s important to explain to our children where we come from’

(From left) Isabelle Benhamou, president of the Sephardi Association of Ottawa, speaker Chochana Boukhobza, event chair Viviane Ohana Sandler, and speaker Nina B. Lichtenstein gather at the event commemorating Jewish refugees from Arab lands, November 25, at the Soloway Jewish Community…

After the Holocaust: Jewish refugees fleeing to Israel interned on Cyprus

(From left) Carol Lipszyc; Shelli Kimmel, chair of the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa; High Commissioner Vasilios Philippou of Cyprus; Holocaust survivor Rose Lipszyc; Andrea Freedman, Federation president and CEO; and historian Eliana Hadjisavvas, gather following a…

Antisemitism: ‘The time for silence is finished’

(From left) Rabbi Howard Finkelstein; Deputy Head of Mission Franziska Hagedron, Embassy of Germany; Benoit-Antoine Bacon, president of Carleton University; keynote speaker Professor Deborah Lipstadt; former justice minister Irwin Cotler; Professor Jan Grabowski of the University of Ottawa,…

A gift of a Sefer Torah: From Jews in Ottawa to Jews in Africa

Rabbi Eytan Kenter reads from the Torah, November 7, in the small synagogue in Arusha, Tanzania. It was the first passage read from the scroll – a gift from Kehillat Beth Israel in Ottawa – in its new home.