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Vivienne Grace Ziner
Nov 18, 2018, 10:15 PM
Anti-Semitism, Diaspora Private Schools & Accountability: A Microcosm
PART ONE: THE PROBLEM My daughter is an “Old Girl” -- that means that she is a graduate of one of Canada’s most historically respected, elite private girls’ school. About three weeks ago, I experienced a deeply disturbing situation that occurred...
Nov 14, 2018, 2:31 PM
Guiding International Aid to Those in Need
It has been a bad year for humanitarian aid organizations. In 2018, a number of renowned groups were implicated in prostitution and “sex-for-food” scandals. The exploitation of the most vulnerable victims of devastating natural disasters and armed conflicts was...
Nov 11, 2018, 10:19 AM
3 Reasons why Trudeau’s MS St. Louis apology was not pointless
“Your Country failed you, and for that, we are sorry,” were the words that I had the privilege of hearing on Wednesday November 7th in the House of Commons. The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner harbouring...
Nov 8, 2018, 6:48 PM
Canada Comes Clean On The St. Louis Incident
Canada, belatedly, has come clean. On the eve of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous nation-wide pogrom in Germany orchestrated by Adolf Hitler's amoral Nazi regime, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued an apology concerning Canada's callous and shameful...
Nov 8, 2018, 11:58 AM
Trudeau Apology Welcome, But Action Needed to Confront Under the Surface Problem
It was a historical moment. Justin Trudeau, the current Canadian Prime Minister, stood in the House of Commons, Canada's parliament, and delivered a speech where he apologized for Canada's actions regarding the St.Louis refugee boat carrying European Jewish refugees...
Nov 7, 2018, 8:44 PM
Way out of the maze of longing: Leonard Cohen’s recipe
There are two years now after Leonard Cohen passed away. Our dear Leonard whom we were so incredibly privileged to know and conversed with. It did feel dizzy at the time, and nothing have changed over the years in this...
Nov 6, 2018, 9:46 PM
It’s Not Just Israel
For the first time in my life - it's not just Israel. 3 months ago, I decided to leave Israel for a temporary period on the journey of a lifetime: Shlichut. Some of those closest to me did not hold...
Nov 6, 2018, 1:55 PM
Whose Jerusalem Is It?
A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew host a panel discussion on America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The punchline: the Jew is a critic, not a supporter, of Israel. Any appearance of political and ideological balance at the event,...
Oct 27, 2018, 9:10 AM
Returning ISIS Fighters: Why We Should Care
This past August, I wrote an editorial piece in the Toronto Star calling Canada's handling of Nazi war criminals a national shame. Despite the fact that over 800 war criminals were found to have snuck into this country by...
Robert Eli Rubinstein
Oct 16, 2018, 9:58 PM
On September 19, 1948, the S.S. Sobieski docked at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Among the passengers on the recommissioned cargo ship were my parents, Béla and Judit Rubinstein, and my uncle and aunt, Dezső and Vera Rubinstein....