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Nov 26, 2021, 10:38 PM
Mounting challenges at the University of Toronto
This week, the Scarborough Campus Students' Union (SCSU) passed a motion to reaffirm their commitment to the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions campaign. The language of the resolution mirrors that of a similar one passed a year ago by the same...
May 27, 2021, 11:08 AM
The continuum of antisemitism
What many in the Jewish community have known for some time, but have been reluctant to say out loud, has become entirely self-evident in the past several weeks. We have long since recognized that antisemitism exists on a broad...
Mar 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
Real talk on U of T
Let’s be honest: Jewish students studying at the University of Toronto have experienced many challenges over the past several years. And, while we’re at it, let’s also speak frankly about the source of most of those challenges: the University of...
Feb 18, 2021, 12:06 AM
Still loud and proud… now more strategic
When I started advocating for Israel in the early 2000s, waving the Israeli flag and loudly singing Hatikvah through the halls of the ivory tower was, in many ways, enough. I recall countless examples of anti-Israel agitators and Israel’s...
Jan 6, 2021, 12:20 AM
2021: A homecoming
2020 was a year for the history books all around. It goes without saying that the global COVID-19 pandemic transformed the world in countless ways. Some known already; some that will not be fully understood for years to come. In addition...
Nov 22, 2019, 5:14 PM
How far we’ve come, and how much more we have left to do
So much has already been said about this week’s challenging situations at three of Canada’s largest universities – the University of Toronto, McGill University and York University – that I find myself struggling to say something insightful that hasn’t...
Feb 28, 2019, 3:11 AM
When nobody of consequence is listening
Every year about this time, fringe activists make their way to various university and college campuses around the globe to celebrate the annual hate-on against Israel, dubbed “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW). Each year, organizers proudly proclaim the growth of...
Nov 28, 2018, 10:29 PM
The Growing Case for IHRA
In the decades since the end of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust, the nature of antisemtism has changed. Modern antisemtism consists of not only hatred of Jews but also of an ideology that denies Jewish...
Sep 11, 2018, 3:59 PM
In every generation there’s a defining moment
It’s almost impossible to believe that today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. September 11th, 2001, was my first day of university. Before leaving for my first class – Introduction to Politics, if I recall correctly – I...
Aug 12, 2018, 7:29 AM
Manufactured diamonds will be to mined diamonds what Tudor is to Rolex
It’s no secret that Israel is one of the largest suppliers of cut diamonds the world over. And, if you have ever bought an engagement ring, chances are you have likely been presented with the option of buying an...
Jay Solomon is the Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer of Hillel Ontario.