“Canadians deserve to know the truth,” Pierre Poilievre told reporters earlier this week, regarding 2021 claims made — but never investigated — of unmarked graves at the Kamloo...
On July 10, 2020, a statement of claim for defamation was issued against Kimberley Hawkins, owner and “directing mind” of now-closed Toronto Bloor St. eatery, Foodbenders. The plaintiff, S...
Since Oct. 7, I have been writing columns about alarming spikes in antisemitism and the revival of Jews’ historical fears. But in this, my pre-Christmas and final column of 2023, I feel bound to...
Have you heard the expression, “Two Jews, three opinions”? Truly, we have always been a contentious people. In judging the worthiness of any particular internal debate, our sages applied ...
The most inspirational hero stories are about people who never aspired to the role, and never dreamed that heroism was their destiny. Carolyn Burjoski, a lifetime resident of Kitchener, Ont., was, un...
On Sunday night, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante stated the obvious: “At this moment, the Jewish community is under attack in Montreal.” Bullets had been fired at two Jewish religiou...
Two of Canada’s presumed authorities on best practices in combating antisemitism have surprised Canadians who consider themselves deeply invested in their competency: one in a negative, the othe...
From Anne Frank’s iconic “Diary of a Young Girl,” one quotation is especially prized: “It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impr...
In 2017, the six-year old daughter of Ontario parents Jason and Pamela Buffone arrived home in distress. Her Grade 1 teacher, the six-year old said, had informed the class that, “Girls are not r...
The bitter harvest of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s fateful 2004 decision to send 55,000 soldiers to remove 8,000 settlers from Gaza, Israel’s largest military operation since the 197...
In news from abroad with a Canadian connection, Michal Cotler-Wunsh has been appointed Israel’s special envoy for combatting antisemitism. A human rights lawyer and former member of the Knesset ...
Plenty of ink — including his own lengthy manifesto in these pages — has been spilled over the unanimous decision by an Ontario Divisional Court to dismiss Jordan Peterson’s appeal a...
A potential scandal for Italy’s prime minister, Georgia Meloni, has erupted over remarks following a series of sexual assaults in Italy over the summer made by her life partner, conservative jou...
Justice was served to the 11 victims in Pittsburgh’s 2018 Tree of Life synagogue massacre when, earlier this month, a federal jury recommended the death penalty for its perpetrator, Robert Bower...
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel opened the 2023 Academy Awards with a quip that — excuse the bad pun — punched above its weight: “When I look around at this room I can’t help but wonder,...
For years it was possible for a politically neutral, reasonably well-informed Canadian or American to believe that prescribing puberty blockers to “pause” natural physical changes in gende...
On Canada Day, near St. Sauveur, Quebec, we were treated to torrential rain, hail, nearby tornado warnings, and continually flickering power. Not a day for fireworks. Just as well, since fireworks are...
In 2021, the Governor General assigned Kimberly Murray the role of special advisor to Justice Minister David Lametti on “Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites Associated with Ind...
On June 11, the U.S.’s National Speech and Debate Association’s  annual debating tournament kicks off in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona, where 6,000 high school students from across America wi...