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Photo spread: Chanukah 2017/5778 celebrations in Ottawa

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National Holocaust Monument: (From left) MP Michael Levitt, Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch, MP Anthony Housefather and former MP and justice minister Irwin Cotler light a menorah on the first night of Chanukah, December 12 at the National Holocaust Monument.

National Holocaust Monument: (From left) MP Michael Levitt, Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch, MP Anthony Housefather and former MP and justice minister Irwin Cotler light a menorah on the first night of Chanukah, December 12 at the National Holocaust Monument.

Sens game: A giant menorah was lit and Chanukah treats were served on the eighth night of Chanukah, December 19, during the second intermission of the Ottawa Senators vs. Minnesota Wild game at the Canadian Tire Centre. (From left) Andrea Freedman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Spartacat and Rabbi Menachem Blum of the Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad.

Sens game: A giant menorah was lit and Chanukah treats were served on the eighth night of Chanukah, December 19, during the second intermission of the Ottawa Senators vs. Minnesota Wild game at the Canadian Tire Centre. (From left) Andrea Freedman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Spartacat and Rabbi Menachem Blum of the Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad.

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Five men arrested in connection with firebomb attack on synagogue in Tunisia

A member of the Jewish community of the Tunisian island of Djerba praying at the El Ghriba Synagogue in 2012. (Wikimedia Commons)

A member of the Jewish community of the Tunisian island of Djerba praying at the El Ghriba Synagogue in 2012. (Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) – Five men were arrested in connection with a firebomb attack on a historic synagogue in Tunisia.

Four of the men, ages 19 and 20, were arrested on Friday and a fifth, age 21, believed to be the main culprit in the Jan. 9 attack, was arrested on Saturday, the Kapitalis news website reported. None of the men, residents of the island’s main city of Houmet Essouk, had a criminal record and were not known to security services, according to the report. [Read more…]

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