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Jul 21, 2021, 7:20 AM
Canada, her Indigenous Peoples & the two Trudeaus
This year, on July 1st, Canada’s birthday was not celebrated and feted in its usual fashion; instead, it became a time for Canadians for somber refection and a sense of communal shame and horror. Just before this birthday, the unmarked...
Jun 30, 2021, 7:48 PM
A passionate plea to ‘progressive’ Jews
Dear “Progressive” Jews: Please understand — this is not about attacking your politics or your belief structure. After all, we can all agree that wanting to create peace in the Middle East is a very noble and worthwhile endeavor. We agree with...
Jun 17, 2021, 11:12 PM
Toronto’s Jewish leaders: Stand up loud and proud for Jews… now! (while you can)
A MESSAGE TO OUR JEWISH ELITE: STAND UP AND BE COUNTED..NOW! It has been a month since the violent attacks on Toronto’s Jewish community took place, the riot rally at Nathan Phillips Square where bloodthirsty pro -Hamas agitators screamed for...
Jun 3, 2021, 6:49 PM
We shall not go silently into the night!
On the first day of the latest Hamas-Israel ‘war’, I attended a zoom webinar with a lovely group of Jewish women. I was late on the Zoom because I had been watching the rockets land in Israel, with an...
Apr 30, 2020, 6:24 PM
Fear and Loathing in the Time of Corona
Almost two months ago, (which seems now like several lifetimes away), while I was in Washington D.C. attending AIPAC, I had dinner with one of my cousins. She is “the Harvard professor” (when you grow up in a Budapesti...
Jan 10, 2020, 12:06 PM
Just desserts: Welcome to anti-Semitism: 2020
A few years ago, when one of my sons was truly traumatized after having been bullied, harassed, threatened and demonized by anti-Semitic BDS supporters at McGill University over his strong and powerful support of Israel, I obviously became very...
Mar 13, 2019, 12:58 AM
WHAT IF? A Treatise on Canadian Democracy & It’s Current Challenges!
What if….???? What if a Jewish newspaper received demands from its subscribers to fire a contributing writer because the public felt that this writer’s values and ideals differed radically from many others in the mainstream Jewish community? What if the...
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...
Apr 22, 2018, 9:06 AM
My testimonial of love to my Hungarian cousin, Marika: in honour of Yom Ha Zikaron, in celebration of Yom Hatsmaut.
Not every Hero is an action figure. As much as I love Wonder Woman (and who doesn’t?), I believe it is essential to recognize and acknowledge our every day heroes- people who live and endure and overcome whatever Life ‘s...
Apr 2, 2018, 5:48 PM
Passover, bondage, liberation..and my husband, Glen
It is a wet, cold, rainy evening in Toronto, as I sit here, ruminating about the festival that begins tomorrow evening. Passover. But I’m not thinking mundane thoughts-like how long the seders will be –(actually, we are going to one really...
Vivienne Grace Ziner is a vociferous and outspoken activist, advocate, writer and speaker for international human rights, the global advancement of human dignity and the cause of Israel and the Jewish people.