Isaac Tries to Give an Agricultural Blessing to Esau the Hunter: Dr. Ely Levine, The Torah.com, Sept. 19, 2019 — While Jacob and Esau are identified as twins, they could not be more different. Even in their mother’s womb, they struggle with each other.
בראשית כה:כב וַיִּתְרֹצֲצוּ הַבָּנִים בְּקִרְבָּהּ וַתֹּאמֶר אִם כֵּן לָמָּה זֶּה אָנֹכִי וַתֵּלֶךְ לִדְרֹשׁ אֶת יְ־הוָה.
Gen 25:22 The children struggled in her womb, and she said, “If so, why do I exist?” She went to inquire of YHWH
YHWH’s explanation of this conflict highlights the degree to which these two sons of Isaac and Rebecca represent two different peoples and to which the conflict continues through the centuries.
THAT’S NOT WHO WE ARE?
Antisemitism a Growing Concern after Spike in Hate-related Incidents: Frédérik-Xavier Duhamel and Alanna Smith, Globe and Mail, Nov. 14, 2023 — Jewish and Muslim communities in Canada’s biggest cities are growing fearful, as reports of hate-related incidents that appear to be connected to the religious and cultural tensions aggravated by Israel’s war against Hamas become more commonplace.
A Short Recap of the Quickly Deteriorating Relationship Between Trudeau and Netanyahu: Tyler Dawson, National Post, Nov. 15, 2023 — For nearly a decade, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have led Canada and Israel.
Justin Trudeau is Turning a Blind Eye to Extremism: Hina Husain, Epoch Times, Nov. 15, 2023 — On Sunday, Diwali celebrations in Mississauga — a Toronto suburb with a significant South Asian population — saw a brawl break out between Indian Hindus and Sikhs wielding pro-Khalistan flags.
Hamas Massacre Has Unleashed a Demoralizing Wave of Hate Here at Home: Anthony Housefather, National Post, Nov. 6, 2023
Canadian Jews are Heartbroken – And Extremely Anxious About What Will Come: Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail, Oct. 12, 2023
Concordia University is Unsafe for Jewish Students and Professors like Me: Gad Saad, National Post, Nov. 15, 2023
Give me the Freedom Convoy Over Antisemitic Campus Lunatics Any Day: Jonathan Kay, National Post, Nov. 14, 2023
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An Agitated Liberal Caucus Is Driving Trudeau’s Israel Stance, John Baird Says: John Ivinson, National Post, Nov. 15, 2023 — Canada’s former foreign affairs minister, John Baird, said Justin Trudeau was responding to pressure from his own caucus members to shift to a more pro-Palestinian stance, when he called on Israel to use “maximum restraint” in Gaza.
‘Canada Is Not a Safe Place’: Jewish Family Plans Move to Israel After Rise in Antisemitism in Canada: Chandra Phillip, Epoch Times, Nov. 16, 2023 — For one Jewish family, the rise in antisemitism in Canada has motivated them to move to Israel where they say they will feel safer.
Universities Need to Do More to Fight Antisemitism on Campus: Calin Rovinescu, Globe and Mail, Nov. 9, 2023 — As a law graduate and long-time member of both the University of Ottawa and Université de Montréal communities, I am deeply committed to higher education in Canada.
‘Go Back to Poland, Sharmuta,’ Montreal Professor Tells Jewish Students: Danielle Greyman-Kennard, Jerusalem Post, Nov. 10, 2023 — Footage of University of Montreal Professor Yanise Arab telling Jewish Concordia students to “go back to Poland, sharmuta” (wh*re in Arabic) has circulated online after the November 8 incident drew wide outrage.
Pro-Palestinian Protest Against Trudeau Outside Vancouver Cocktail Bar Required 100 Officers; Demonstrator Stunned with a Taser: Mike Hager, Globe and Mail, Nov. 16, 2023 — Pro-Palestinian protesters drove Prime Minister Justin Trudeau out of a popular Vancouver restaurant Tuesday evening and then followed him to a cocktail bar across town, where 250 demonstrators surrounded a city block and were eventually dispersed by 100 local police officers.