The Times of Israel: “Take a walk through Sephardic Montreal’s illustrious history on a new urban tour”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Take a walk through Sephardic Montreal’s illustrious history on a new urban tour”

MONTREAL — This September, the Museum of Jewish Montreal will launch its first Sephardic walking tour. The two-hour excursion tells the history of the city’s Moroccan, Iraqi, Iranian, Egyptian and Lebanese Jewish communities — from their beginnings in the 1950s and ’60s to the booming almost 25,000-member community of today. Tour participants will visit the … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”
ARTICLES / Canada / Ukraine

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”

While driving through the Ukrainian countryside in 1932, Rhea Clyman, a Jewish-Canadian journalist, stopped in a village to ask where she could buy some milk and eggs. The villagers couldn’t understand her, but someone went off and came back with a crippled 14-year-old boy, who slowly made his way to her. “We are starving, we … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”

Montreal – Montreal engineer Sam Edery has a special copper menorah at home, passed down to him from his grandfather, who was the jeweler in the court of King Mohammed V of Morocco during World War II. Edery says his grandfather made the menorah while the king was meeting with representatives from Vichy France and … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”
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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: “Palestinian asylum-seekers rush toward Canada’s open arms”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Palestinian asylum-seekers rush toward Canada’s open arms”

Montreal – In the spring of 2015, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto granted asylum to a 60-year-old widow from the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian woman stated before the judge that she was afraid to return to Gaza because her family, which had supported Fatah, was being harassed by the rival Hamas … Continue reading

Public Radio International: “Way more migrants are now sneaking across the US-Canada border”
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Public Radio International: “Way more migrants are now sneaking across the US-Canada border”

Canadian border officials are spotting a noteworthy trend: The number of people sneaking in from the United States and asking for asylum has gone way up. One popular route leads into Quebec. Families lug suitcases “over a little ditch,” as one resident described it, to avoid passport checkpoints. This past year, 1,222 people entered Quebec … Continue reading