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crrns_control January 11, 2019

Over 20 years ago, Myanmar announced it would move its Jewish cemetery out of the capital Yangon. It’s still there. (Charles Dunst) This is the first article in a series about the Jews of Southeast Asia. YANGON, Myanmar (JTA) – There was a Hanukkah party last month in this former capital city and enough guests […]

crrns_control January 11, 2019

On the first day of this year, an effective ban on kosher and halal slaughter of animals went into effect in the Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flanders region; a similar law will take effect in French-speaking Wallonia in September. The law affects not only Belgian Jews but also Jews in countries like Sweden who import their meat […]

crrns_control January 9, 2019

As people around the globe celebrate the New Year, for me 2019 is beginning just the way 2018 did — with a threat against me. Leading up to 2018, the threats against me were quite blatant, leading last year to the arrest of two would-be assassins in India. Even in Toronto, a Muslim cab driver […]

crrns_control January 9, 2019

Just when Canadians were having a tough time deciding for whom to vote, lo and behold a clear choice has emerged. The Islamic Party of Ontario is offering itself as the solution to all problems plaguing Canada. Reading like a sharia manual, the website of The Islamic Party of Ontario is written in a framework […]

crrns_control January 9, 2019

In 2015, the general synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC)—one of America’s major mainline Protestant denominations—voted overwhelmingly in favor of divestment of church funds from corporations doing business with Israel, deeming the Jewish state the sole nation whose violations of human rights justified such a measure. Dexter Van Zile notes that this resolution […]

crrns_control January 8, 2019

Toronto (January 7, 2019) – A report released by Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) examines the rampant resurgence of white supremacy in Canada, as the movement continues to hold a strong presence on campuses, in politics and at local rallies. According to the latest “Rising Tide of White Supremacy in Canada” report – a […]