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wRanter.com: It’s time to mend fences in the Jewish community

When we sat down in early summer to discuss how we’d cover what was expected to be a five-week fall campaign, CJN editor Yoni Goldstein asked me to write a weekly column about election topics of Jewish interest. The idea – a departure from past practice of mostly limiting ourselves to rather pedestrian riding profiles . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: It’s time to mend fences in the Jewish community

wRanter.com: A national icon takes his leave

One of the questions I posed in this space a few weeks ago was: who will be the next big-name Jewish MP? With apologies to Joe Oliver, Canada’s first Jewish federal finance minister, what I may subconsciously have been asking is who will be the next Irwin Cotler, now that the 75-year-old Mount Royal Liberal . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: A national icon takes his leave

BigCityLib Strikes Back: News For Jews: Save The Canadian Jewish News And Pam Geller Gets Boot From Thornhill Synagogue

Bernie Farber writes of  the on-line petition to rescue the Canadian Jewish News, which will otherwise cease publication come June 20th:

Today for perhaps the first time in our young history as a Jewish community in Canada we may be without a trusted journalistic Jewish voice.To be sure voices are being raised. To my utter . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: News For Jews: Save The Canadian Jewish News And Pam Geller Gets Boot From Thornhill Synagogue

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The End Of The Canadian Jewish News

With great sadness, I have to announce that The Canadian Jewish News will cease publishing its printed newspaper with its June 20 edition.

I never dreamed that I would be writing this. No nightmare of mine envisioned it.

For some time, we have known of the ravages that printed newspapers and magazines have been experiencing . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The End Of The Canadian Jewish News

Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Mulcair’s Stance On Israel

Thomas Mulcair, who has just been endorsed by The Star as the best candidate to lead the NDP to power, is an MP I became familiar with during the lead-up to the last federal election. A frequent guest on Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics, the member from Outremount impressed me with his fierce intelligence and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Mulcair’s Stance On Israel