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Update to Canadian Conservatives Woo the Jews: Leading members of the Jewish community – many identified as Liberals – have sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him to withdraw a taxpayer-funded Conservative flyer that they say portrays…

Godwin's Law: Bnai Brith Canada

Recently, the Rabbinic Assembly, the organisation that represents Conservative rabbis, issued a statement, signed by 300 members, asking that Nazi rhetoric not be used in political discussions. The JTA reported they included examples such as “Southern Baptist Convention leader, the…

Sing that Parasha

Last week was parashas Noach, which had a lot of great fodder: the flood, Noah’s drunken nakedness and the curse of Canaan, all of those descendants, and the tower of Babel. So when it came to picking a tune for…

Mazal tovs all around!

Jewschool simchas all over the place this summer: Mazal tov to Eli on his recent marriage! Mazal tov on Rooftopper Rav‘s recent marriage! Mazal tov on BZ‘s marriage yesterday! May your lives be filled with happiness, love, learning, and community!…

Mermaids!

This isn’t a joke. The Israel Hayom newspaper reports that the Kiryat Yam City call-in-center has been receiving several weird calls over the past few weeks all from local residents claiming they have seen a mermaid on the Kiryat Yam…

Land of Promise

Earlier today, I saw a tweet from dlevy and, to be honest, when I saw it was about Hatikvah, I didn’t pay much attention. But then I listened to the track, in all its horrifying glory. The recording we listened…