London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

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(JTA) – The Jewish owners of a popular bagel shop in London vowed to fight their landlord’s plans to turn their building into an anti-obesity clinic.

Shalom Hot Bagels, located in the northeast part of the British capital, told The Jewish Chronicle that they had not been consulted on the move, which the building’s owners filed with municipal planning authorities, the London-based paper reported Friday.

“We don’t intend to let it happen,” a spokesman for the bakery, which was established 32 years ago, told the Chronicle. [Read more…]


Vandal smashes glass doors at Thornhill, Ontario, synagogue

OJB Staff – A vandal threw a large rock, smashing doors at Chabad Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill, just north of Toronto, on Wednesday.

York Regional Police are investigating the incident at the synagogue near Highway 7 and Bathurst Street.

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, the synagogue’s spiritual leader, wrote on Facebook Wednesday that “Our cameras show a man walking by our Shul … stopping multiple times looking for rocks – and then running back TWICE to hatefully smash the glass doors.” [Read more…]