Why do we tend to gain weight in the winter and how can we avoid it? [Read more…]
Gencher’s commercial has gone “hyper viral,” stands chance to win big prize, instant fame
Goat for sale. Do you remember it, that quirky Doritos commercial that aired during the Super Bowl with the chip-crazed goat? Well, stats say the public does remember it. According to online marketing reports, that ad, which was a product of Doritos’ Crash the Super Bowl Challenge, was one of the most memorable to play during the big game. [Read more…]
The father of a recent bar mitzvah celebrant takes issue with a recent column by Mira Sucharov on the bar and bat mitzvah experience.
We recently celebrated our youngest son’s bar mitzvah. This wonderful and memorable simcha took place at Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad in Barrhaven. [Read more…]
Enjoy these pictures from Chanukah celebrations around Ottawa.
More photos are also on display in the January 20, 2014 print edition, on pages 16, 20 and 29. Click on PDF or page-flip version to view.
(Please click on images to see full-sized photos.)
Bercovici, lawyer and policy advisor, studied in Israel and has maintained a strong interest and knowledge of the country
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement on January 8, 2014 announcing the appointment of Vivian Bercovici as Canada’s new ambassador to the State of Israel: [Read more…]
A Jewish South African shares her memories of “Madiba” and recalls the first embrace of forgiveness that his leadership would bring
February 11, 1990, will stand out in my mind forever. It was on this day that Nelson Mandela was released from prison bringing with him hope, courage and the leadership that would herald a new South Africa. [Read more…]
“Now, go and study”: Reconstructionist rabbi to teach 14-session course on Judaism beginning in January 2014
I was the odd kid who loved Jewish school and continued studying Hebrew as a foreign-language option in high school. When I began rabbinical school at the age of 33, I had many passionate feelings about Judaism and text study, including a heady mix of exhilaration and resentment.
Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations holds reception; announces first project to be fundraiser for new national Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa
On November 21, 2013, I was invited to attend the inaugural reception of a new group called the Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations (CPCMO). Since the special guests included the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment & Social Development & the Minister of Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, I decided to attend to see if there was another voice of the Canadian Muslim community that might not have been heard in the media and elsewhere in Canada over the last decade, as well as what current government thinking might be on the state of inter-faith relations in Canada. I was in for a number of surprises during the evening. [Read more…]
In clearing Pierre Lacerte, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled last week that the blogger’s criticism was harsh, but he had supported his claims with facts. [Read more…]
On Sunday, Canadian immigration officials ordered Csanad Szegedi on a plane back to Budapest just before he was slated to address a Chabad group. Approximately 200 people who came out to hear Szegedi, who two years ago discovered he had a maternal Jewish grandmother and was ousted by Jobbik, instead heard a videotaped message. [Read more…]