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John Henry Patterson, the Jewish Lawrence of Arabia and the Jewish Brigade

Like “Lawrence of Arabia” John Henry Patterson was an Anglo -Irish outsider who believed that the Jews had a right to reconstitute their nation in the land of Israel and was an avid supporter of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. In l922, it became the basis for an act if international law which granted Palestine the homeland of the Jewish people ...

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UJA Federation spreads the light of Chanukah

There are over 5,000 Jewish seniors in the GTA living under the poverty line, including 75 percent who live alone and are socially isolated, unable to access community resources and opportunities. Around the holidays, many of these seniors are without family or access to holiday celebrations. This is an issue that UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and its teen leaders ...

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Renowned Israeli jewel artist to relocate for “new beginnings”

After seven years at her upscale Thornhill atelier, Ayala Raiter, whose jewellery is often called wearable art, has decided to relocate. She had expanded to include exhibits from artists as well but now, with the move, she will focus only on her art. “I believe I have accomplished some of my interests,” she said, “and now I will focus only ...

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Ryerson U student wants to include “Palestinian Holocaust” in Holocaust Education Week

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, members of Hillel Ryerson, a Jewish campus group at Ryerson University in Toronto, presented a motion urging the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) to sponsor Holocaust Education Week on campus. Aedan O’Connor, a pro-Israel advocate and Ryerson student who is, in her own words, a “Proud Jew and an unapologetic Zionist”, said that the Holocaust Education ...

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Mayor of Toronto inaugurates therapeutic park in Israel

On November 14, 2016, during his visit to Israel as part of the joint Toronto-Montreal week-long economic mission, Toronto Mayor John H. Tory took part in a ceremony to inaugurate the John A Tory Memorial Autism Therapy Garden, a therapeutic park for young people with autism in the southern city of Be’er Sheva.

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