Established in 1937 as “a force for constructive communal consciousness,” the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin communicates the messages of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its agencies, and, as the city’s only Jewish newspaper, aims to inform, inspire and enrich the lives of all members of this diverse community.

Brooklyn Jews attacked with paint

NEW YORK (JTA) – New York police are investigating whether two incidents in which Jews were struck with paint were hate crimes. [Read more…]

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Jewish refugees safe from war, but facing economic crisis in Kiev

Elderly refugees from eastern Ukraine at the local branch of Hesed, a centre for the elderly run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (Ben Sales)

Elderly refugees from eastern Ukraine at the local branch of Hesed, a centre for the elderly run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (Ben Sales)

KIEV (JTA) – In a crowded room of the Tolkachov family’s tiny apartment here, a couch and twin bed sit kitty-corner from each other, sandwiching a small crib. In another corner, a wooden table is cluttered with a computer and some toys. [Read more…]

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Ayelet Tsabari’s award-winning stories reflect Yemenite background, global outlook

Ayelet Tsabari: "I love accessing different characters to put myself in characters that are not necessarily me." (Sean Brererton)

Ayelet Tsabari: “I love accessing different characters to put myself in characters that are not necessarily me.” (Sean Brererton)

(JTA) – Ayelet Tsabari acted as a child and teen, appearing in Habima’s youth performances in Israel, a commercial and some student films. Although Tsabari no longer acts, the author of the award-winning The Best Place on Earth feels that the experience of fiction writing is not entirely unlike acting. [Read more…]

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