USA Today: “Montreal wants complete ban on plastic water bottles”
ARTICLES / Canada

USA Today: “Montreal wants complete ban on plastic water bottles”

MONTREAL, Canada — (Global Post) This city is gearing up for a fight against one of the most tasteless beverages money can buy. Montreal’s mayor wants to fully ban plastic-bottled water — potentially making this the first metropolis to do so. Mayor Denis Coderre made the surprise announcement in February: after Montreal’s ban on disposable … Continue reading

Popular Archaeology magazine: “A Pharaoh’s Massive Tomb Unveiled”
ARTICLES / Egypt

Popular Archaeology magazine: “A Pharaoh’s Massive Tomb Unveiled”

The tomb of King Senwosret III, one of the most renowned pharaohs of ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, is expected to open to the public in about a year or two, allowing tourists to appreciate the architecture of Egyptian builders who constructed the burial complex almost four thousand years ago, according to Dr. Josef Wegner, Associate … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”

Montreal – Canada’s oldest Jewish community is commemorating its heritage with a newly-opened museum just outside Montreal’s historic Jewish Mile End neighborhood. Housed in a former Jewish garment factory, the small Museum of Jewish Montreal distinguishes itself from other Jewish museums in Canada by not focusing on the Holocaust but on local Jewish history. “One … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “70 years after the Holocaust, a Surinamese memorial for Caribbean victims”
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The Times of Israel: “70 years after the Holocaust, a Surinamese memorial for Caribbean victims”

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, a small South American country erected its first Holocaust memorial. Over 100 Jewish names were engraved on stone in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, in March of this year — establishing the first monument to local Holocaust victims in the Caribbean region. “Even though … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Remnants of Jamaica’s Jews hold a heritage full of firsts”
ARTICLES / Jamaica

The Times of Israel: “Remnants of Jamaica’s Jews hold a heritage full of firsts”

KiNGSTON, Jamaica — “Is this the way to the Jewish church?” a Jamaican driver yells out of the window of his car. “Yes, just keep going straight,” someone replies. Soon enough we see the “Jewish church” itself, a white building beautifully outlined against the blue sky. All the doors are wide open — or maybe … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Russian-speaking Jews seek matchmakers to find them a find”
ARTICLES / Ukraine

The Times of Israel: “Russian-speaking Jews seek matchmakers to find them a find”

ODESSA, Ukraine — When Vadim Epstein, a computer programmer from Ukraine, began looking for a wife five years ago, he turned to a Jewish matchmaker. But the matchmaker, he said, was disorganized. At first, she couldn’t find a girl’s photo in her computer. Then she had to look through her notebook for another girl’s phone … Continue reading