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CAMPAIGN IN FULL SWING: Israeli Foreign Minister and Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni, left, admires twin babies at a shopping
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120-seat Knesset in Feb. 10 national elections, five seats more than his closest rival, Livni, which will give him the best chance of forming a
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Israeli rabbi rejects Toronto conversion
By PAUL LUNGEN Fackenheim, the son of renowned fear that their conversion may be rector of Israel’s rabbinical courts.
Index Staff Reporter scholar Emil Fackenheim, said the
judge came to that conclusion after
revoked,” he said on the phone from
London, where he is studying for a
The Chief Rabbinate has deferred
to the ombudsman, who is conduct-
National .................................... 3 The son of a prominent philoso- questioning him about his level of master’s degree. ing a review of the decision. Fack-
Editorials & Letters ................ 8 pher who urged Jews to retain their observance and his record of at- Fackenheim, who has lived in enheim has also retained the Israel
Perspectives ............................. 9 identity in order to deny Hitler a tending synagogue. Israel since childhood, said he is Religious Action Center for legal
Opinions ................................. 10 posthumous victory has had his own assistance.
The Kirshner File ................. 11 Jewish status denied by a Jerusalem The irony of the situation is not
According to Reports ............ 17
Jewish Life ............................ 20
In a case that was expected to
Questions status of Fackenheim’s son lost on Fackenheim, whose father,
Emil, a Holocaust survivor and a
On Campus ............................ 22 merely finalize a divorce between Reform rabbi, posited one of the
Heebonics ............................... 24
Yossi Fackenheim and his wife, The decision not only affects his appealing the decision on a number most influential concepts of post-
Family Moments.................... 25
What’s New............................ 26 Iris, a dayan (judge) ruled that status as a Jew, it also brings into of fronts. He has complained about Holocaust Jewry. Known as the
Obituaries and Notices ......... 28 Fackenheim’s conversion as an question the Jewish status of many the presiding judge’s findings to the 614th commandment, it stated,
Israel & the Jewish World ..... 29 infant 29 years ago, performed other Orthodox converts, Facken- Chief Rabbinate of Israel, as well in part: deny Hitler a posthumous
CJN Profile ............................ 33 by an Orthodox rabbinic court in heim, 29, stated. as to a rabbinic court ombudsman victory by remaining Jewish.
Arts & Travel ........................ 34 Toronto, no longer had any effect. “I have friends who live in and to Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, di- Continued on page 6
Books & Authors ................... 38
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The News in Brief
lessons of the Shoah, rejects ed. Once the largest U.S.
Canada Holocaust denial, condemns producer of kosher meat, Gaza Appeal Airs, But Not on BBC or Sky
Book Award Finalist all intolerance and is a call Agriprocessors filed for
to action to end genocides bankruptcy in November. It LONDON — An emergency appeal for Gaza aired on
TORONTO — New Jewish in places such as Darfur, had been on a downward British television stations, but not the London-based
Feminism, a recent book edit- Canadian Jewish Congress spiral since May, when U.S. global broadcasters BBC and Sky. Vol. XXXIX, No. 6 (1,884)*
ed by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, said in marking the day last agents raided its Postville, Police evacuated a group of protesters last Monday Gary Laforet
rabbinic director of Kolel: week. The day also “reaf- Iowa, slaughterhouse and night who entered the BBC Television Centre in West General Manager
The Adult Centre for Liberal firms the UN’s paramount arrested more than one-third London and chanted “BBC Shame on You.” Mordechai Ben-Dat
Jewish Learning in Toronto, role and responsibility in of its workers in the largest Stop the War Coalition, the group behind recent Editor
has been selected as a finalist preventing future instances single-site immigration raid anti-Israel protests in Britain, is calling on its members Vera Gillman
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women’s studies, the Jewish said in a statement. ning the firm was encour- charge levied on Britons with a TV set and the BBC’s Jeff Rosen, News & Internet Editor
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DES MOINES — An Israeli is know here for its Zoglo’s also criticized some charities involved in the appeal. Staff Reporters
Shoah Day Marked firm has offered to buy brand vegetarian products. Both the BBC and Sky said broadcasting the appeal
Rabbi B. Baskin, S. Benitah,
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TORONTO — The 2005 Nahariya made the offer for Rubashkin Freed a public broadcaster, has been facing criticism, Sky, a L. Hart, G. Koren, E. Malamet,
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By JANICE ARNOLD 22. Ignatieff had informed him that the human Hezbollah. to represent a number of political prisoners
Staff Reporter rights critic post would be eliminated because Soon after the remark was made, Cotler’s around the world.
it does not correspond to one in the Harper Israeli-born wife, Ariela, publicly renounced “I can continue to do all those things and
MONTREAL — Irwin Cotler says his cabinet, and Cotler felt any other duties on her party membership accusing Ignatieff in a be wherever I have to be, and the leader is
new post as the Liberals’ special counsel on the Opposition front bench would hinder his letter to the National Post of “a lack of moral encouraging me to do it,” Cotler said.
human rights and international ability to continue to devote as integrity, sacrificing facts and truth on the He was in Israel in an official capacity
justice suits him perfectly and much time to his many inter- altar of political correctness and personal po- from Dec. 25 to Jan. 13, spending part of that
should not be seen as a con- national activities. litical gains” in the leadership campaign. time in the south while it was under the threat
solation prize for not being “The new post frees me Cotler noted that despite the strain, his of rocket attack from Gaza.
named to Michael Ignatieff’s up to do the things that I do longstanding “close personal and professional In announcing Cotler’s appointment, Igna-
shadow cabinet. best… It’s exactly what I relationship” with Ignatieff, whose career has tieff stated: “I am privileged to work with one
The Liberal leader ap- wanted,” Cotler, 68, said. also been devoted to the furtherance of human of the world’s most respected and recognized
pointed Cotler, member of He believes he will, in fact, rights, never faltered, and even at the time, he human rights experts. Our caucus will benefit
Parliament for Mount Royal be able to expand his work defended Ignatieff’s right to his opinion. greatly from his wisdom and counsel.”
for almost 10 years, to the new abroad, which often keeps him Ariela Cotler and Ignatieff have long been Cotler was one of three special advis-
role on Friday. away from Parliament. reconciled, he added. ers named, along with two other Martin-era
Cotler, justice minister in Cotler said he wants to put Cotler’s main projects relating to his new ministers, Ujjal Dosanjh, who is chair of the
the short-lived government of to rest speculation that he was job include trying to gather international new Intergovernmental Liaison Secretariat,
Paul Martin, was human rights snubbed by Ignatieff because support for a petition to hold the Iranian and Ken Dryden, who is national outreach
critic while Stéphane Dion he supported Bob Rae for the regime accountable for “genocidal incite- adviser, with a focus on working families
was leader, and public security party leadership in 2006 or ment,” co-chairing the founding conference and poverty.
critic under interim leader Bill Irwin Cotler that the decision was related of the International Parliamentary Coalition to There are two Jewish members on the
Graham. to Ignatieff’s remark earlier Combat Anti-Semitism in London from Feb. slimmed-down 33-member shadow cabinet:
Cotler said in an interview that year on a popular Quebec 15 to 17, building a legal case against Hamas Raymonde Folco is the critic for La Franco-
that he had requested not to be named to the television show that Israel had committed a for war crimes, bringing sanctions against phonie, and Anita Neville is responsible for
shadow cabinet, which was announced Jan. war crime in Lebanon during its conflict with Sudan for the Darfur crisis, and continuing the status of women.
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Greater Toronto Area
his past weekend we read the sad
news that Sean Greenfield, 25,
was killed in a roadside bomb
Taliban and Hamas of one piece
attack about 40 kilometres west of Kan- “Last month, a local Taliban com- dents.
dahar City. He was the 108th Canadian mander threatened to kill girls attend- In a story that appeared on Jan. 26,
soldier to die on duty in Afghanistan. ing classes after Jan. 15 and to blow up Jason Koutsoukis, a reporter with Aus-
Insured and Bonded Our sympathies, condolences and schools where girls are enrolled. tralia’s Sydney Morning Herald inter-
Technicians with over 15 years experience. tears go out to the young man’s family. “As a result, about 400 private viewed a Gazan ambulance driver, who
We’ll beat any written residential quote by 20% It is a hard, harsh and schools are unlikely to described how Hamas operatives tried
416-782-BUFF (2833) very bitter price that From the open their doors next to force him to use his ambulance to
Canada and the Canadian editor’s month after winter holi- evacuate them from a battle zone.
Don’t replace your dull, damaged stone & marble. Turn to us! armed forces are paying days, leaving tens of thou- In a story in the New York Times
for the sake of the mission
desk… sands of students with no on Jan. 19, Ethan Bronner wrote
so very far away. In some educational options, the that Hamas fighters “fired rockets in
quarters that price is official said.” between the houses and covered the
testing Canadian resolve If there are humanitar- alleys with sheets so they could set the
to maintain and support the mission. ian causes on this earth for democratic, rockets up in five minutes without the
But the case for the mission is clear. freedom-loving, life-affirming nations planes seeing them. The moment they
The people of Afghanistan, indeed, to support, then surely the liberation fired, they escaped.”
in the entire region, need help to free from Taliban tyranny is such a cause. In a story on Jan. 22 in Italy’s Cor-
themselves from the brutal oppression The commitment of Canadian armed riere della Sera, Lorenzo Cremonesi
of the Taliban. forces to this cause is noble, honourable, talked to ordinary Gazans about rockets
Last weekend, the Globe and Mail fully in keeping with our history and fired from the roofs of their houses and
published a story that depicted the traditions and worthy of our support. about Hamas operatives who hid in
nature of that oppression and converse- The oppressive, subjugating nature hospitals. He was told by Palestinians
ly, the nature of the courage of the ordi- of the extremist Taliban is abhorrent to that “the militiamen sought shelter in
nary Afghans who oppose it. the values that underpin our society. the administration buildings, and that
In an attempt to close down a girls’ They are also of a piece with the op- they used the ambulances and forced
school in Kandahar last November, a pressive nature of the extremist Hamas, the drivers and nurses to take off their
group of Taliban terrorists threw acid though many in the West, especially in uniforms with their paramedic badges
into the faces of a number of girls and Europe, are oblivious to the close com- so that they would not be targeted by
teachers. parison. Israeli snipers.”
The Taliban refuse to allow girls Hamas leaders abuse their own It is astonishing and inherently in-
and women to be educated or to work people. It is widely known that Hamas consistent with decency and honesty
outside of the homes. The acid incident routinely violates every convention of that the conscience of Ban Ki-Moon, the
was an attempt to intimidate the parents international humanitarian law and con- secretary general of the United Nations,
of the girls and the teachers to shut down vention: they use their own people as for example, or the many marchers and
the school. But the school remains open. shields; they launch their rockets against protesters against Israel seems so little
The headmaster, the parents and the stu- civilian targets; they launch their rockets bothered by these outrages – of the
dents refuse to surrender their freedom from the homes of their own people; Taliban and Hamas both. Their pique
to the Taliban. they hide, abuse and exploit public and seems particularly aroused by and ob-
The weekend story echoes a hor- even religious institutions. sessively reserved for Israel.
rifying news brief that appeared two These tactics were exposed a number Canadian parliamentarian and human
weeks earlier in the Globe and Mail, on of times by western correspondents rights activist Irwin Cotler has written
Jan. 17. The dateline was from Pesha- during Israel’s war in Gaza. Palestinian that “Israel does deserve fairness and
war, Pakistan, but the story concerned and other Arab media do not generally equality before the law, and before the
the very same issue of Taliban cruelty report on Hamas’ battle tactics. international community.”
toward women. The Intelligence and Terrorism In- To our chagrin and our worry, it re-
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Yossi Fackenheim quizzed about his observance
Continued from page 1 Fackenheim had stopped living an Orthodox lifestyle (it occurred conversion 29 years ago is highly objectionable,” Rabbi Trad-
when his mother was stricken by Alzheimer’s when he was around burks said.
Adding to the irony was that his father “went to the Orthodox 12 to14, though he did have a bar mitzvah at 13). Based on the Current behaviour should have no impact on the validity of
so we would not have problems [about Jewish status] down the answers, Rabbi Hagar concluded Fackenheim had renounced his a conversion. “Conversion can only be valid or invalid at the
line. Now Orthodox converts have the rug pulled out from under faith and there was no need for a divorce since Halachah does not moment it is confirmed,” he said.
them,” he stated. recognize marriage between Jews and non-Jews. If the convert sincerely accepts Judaism at the time of the con-
Fackenheim is outraged at the ruling and at the presiding judge At the request of Fackenheim’s ex-wife and to ensure she faced version and later completely abandons the faith the conversion
of the Jerusalem Rabbinic Court, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Hagar. no future questions about her marital status, Rabbi Hagar agreed remains intact, Rabbi Tradburks, president of the Toronto Vaad
“He stepped all over my identity and my father’s memory,” to issue a get (divorce decree), but with a document attached that Harabonim (Orthodox council), added.
he said. “I think he’d be furious. I think he’d be livid. You know stated the rabbinic court did not recognize Fackenheim as a Jew. Rabbi Martin Lockshin, a professor at York University, said
the 614th mitzvah. This is the exact opposite of that. It’s the an- The divorce decree refers to Fackenheim as “‘Yosef who goes by the decision “definitely shows the arbitrary and dangerous nature
tithesis of everything he ever worked for. It’s dividing the Jewish the name Yossi the convert,’ which is a hop, skip and a jump from of the haredi-dominated beit din system in Israel… This type of
people.” Yossi the goy,” Fackenheim said. action is unprecedented in Jewish history and must be decried.”
During the hearing, Rabbi Hagar questioned Fackenheim The decision surprised Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, a member of Rabbi Lockshin suggested the impact of the rabbinic court’s
closely when he saw his profile, which indicated he had been born the conversion committee of the Rabbinical Council of America decision could be far-reaching. “All of the converts converted in
of a non-Jewish mother but had been converted at eight days of age (RCA), an umbrella organization representing 1,000 Orthodox Toronto 29 years ago and 39 years ago and 49 years ago and all
by the Toronto beit din (rabbinic court). He asked whether Facken- rabbis in North America. He questioned Rabbi Hagar’s re-exam- the descendants of the females among those converts now have
heim kept Shabbat, ate kosher food, observed all the mitzvot (com- ination of Fackenheim’s childhood conversion. to worry that some haredi judge will declare them to be gentiles.
mandments) and attended synagogue regularly. He asked when “To look at personal behaviour, to look at the validity of a This is unconscionable and unthinkable.”
Rabbi Avi Shafran, director of public affairs for Agudath Israel
of America, said legitimate conversions should be beyond chal-
lenge. “What matters is whether the conversion was done properly –
including the reasonable conclusion that the convert is undertaking
halachic observance. If such a conclusion is reasonably reached by
the beit din, the convert is Jewish, even if he or she lapses at a later
time. If, however, it seems the convert never had any intention to be
observant, the conversion is subject to being undermined.
“It indicates that the single standard of Halachah – which is the
sole true unifier of the Jewish people – is being taken seriously by
Rabbi Tradburks said Rabbi Hagar’s decision should have no
impact on current and future conversions conducted under Or-
thodox auspices in North America. The RCA agreed about two
years ago to tighten the requirements for conversion and adopt a
universal set of criteria that would conform to standards agreeable
to the Israeli rabbinate. It has also developed a cadre of rabbinic
authorities who are delegated with approving all Orthodox conver-
sions in North America.
However, two years ago, when the Toronto Beit Din was con-
sidering adopting the new standards, Rabbi Tradburks told The
CJN, “I don’t believe there will be changes for child conversions
that have already been done.”
Rabbi Hagar’s ruling likely points to the tension between
the Israeli rabbinate and North American rabbis over acceptable
standards for conversion. “The Israeli rabbinate did not accept
what was the norm in North America for many years,” Rabbi
Until North American batei din changed their standards two
years ago to match Israeli practices – requiring converts be To-
rah-observant Jews – they operated under the influence of Rabbi
Moshe Feinstein, who argued that a day school education and a
traditional Jewish home would be influential enough to ensure a
converted child practises Judaism, even if the parents were not
“The Israeli rabbinate never really accepted that,” Rabbi Trad-
burks stated. “That could be what Rabbi Hagar is challenging.”
Complicating the issue was a decision last year by an Israeli rab-
binic court that called into question the legitimacy of thousands of
Israeli conversions conducted under one of Israel’s most respected
Orthodox halachic authorities, Rabbi Chaim Druckman.
Despite the high regard for Rabbi Druckman, a haredi rabbinic
appeal court last year annulled the marriage of an Ashdod man
whose wife was converted by Rabbi Druckman 15 years earlier.
The appeal court ruled the conversion was flawed and insincere and
that consequently, the couple were never married.
Rabbi Lockshin said the Fackenheim decision should worry
the Toronto beit din, which operates under the Vaad Harabonim.
“While it is true that the Vaad Harabonim of Toronto has been
seriously ‘haredized’ over the last 29 years, they should realize that
even their own semi-haredi conversions are also subject to disquali-
fication from Israeli haredi judges. This is not an idle concern.
“Modern Orthodox Jews and modern Orthodox rabbinical orga-
nizations must not cede to Israeli haredim,” Rabbi Lockshin contin-
ued. “They must strengthen the hands of modern Orthodox forces in
Israel and encourage them to set up alternate rabbinical systems that
will allow Israelis to circumvent the haredi-dominated system.”
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Greater Toronto Area
Funds raised to build better bomb shelters for kids
By SHERI SHEFA thoughts about what led to Operation Cast Lead, the recent
Staff Reporter war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
“For eight years, Israeli civilians have been under ongoing
In a show of solidarity with the Israeli community of attacks from Gaza on a daily basis,” Ziv said.
Sderot, hundreds gathered here to raise money for better She added that over the years, the primitive Qassam
bomb shelters at daycare centres to protect children from rockets used at first were upgraded to Grad missiles, which
Hamas rocket attacks. are more accurate and can travel farther into Israel, and
Na’amat Canada, a chapter of a worldwide progressive Hamas has obtained more sophisticated weapons from Iran,
women’s organization dedicated to improving the quality which are smuggled through underground tunnels.
of life for families in Israel and abroad, organized a benefit “The result was that the lives of almost a million citizens
concert titled Stand Strong With Israel, Jan. 25 at Beth David of Israel were disrupted. Children could not go to schools
B’nai Israel Beth Am Congregation. and businesses had to be closed down,” Ziv said.
The goal of the campaign was to help the 2,000 children “The feeling in Israel, across the whole country, was that
who attend 27 Na’amat daycare centres within Hamas rocket ‘enough is enough. We cannot take any more. This cannot
range by building bigger safe rooms, purchasing more emer- continue.’”
gency equipment and providing psychological counselling Ziv said the goal of the war was to bring normalcy back
for traumatized children. to the lives of Israelis and to make sure that the illegal smug-
The event included performances by actor, writer and Israeli singer Doron Mazar is joined on stage by the gling of weapons into Gaza would end.
comedian Deb Filler, Israeli singer Doron Mazar and Beth Na’amat Canada volunteers during his performance. “This cannot be achieved by Israel alone. It has to be
David’s Cantor Marshall Loomer. achieved through the work of the international community.”
Speaking to an audience of about 400 people, the shul’s dren deal with what they faced and continue to face,” said She conceded that while Israeli citizens have suffered, so
Rabbi Philip Scheim voiced his concerns about Israel’s secu- Shurman, a former CFRB talk radio host. too have Gazans.
rity, which many in the community share. “Living here in Canada, we often take for granted our “Hamas, in their blatant disregard for human life, have
“When will there be an end to terror? When will Israeli freedom to enjoy the simplest things, like walking to a park used the citizens of Gaza as human shields. We have tried to
children be able to attend school without fear of having to or watching our children play in a playground. It is easy to avoid harming civilians and there are many examples where
run to a shelter, without having to spend day and night at forget that there are places in the world like Sderot where the Israeli air force dumped leaflets into the villages to tell
times in shelters?” Rabbi Scheim asked. those very simple things are a luxury, where parents crave the citizens to leave their houses” from which Hamas mili-
Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman spoke about the fear young for a time when they will be able to walk their children to tants were firing rockets.
families in Sderot live with everyday. school, or take them to a park, without watching the sky “Israel is entitled to defend itself from a terrorist orga-
“Here in Canada, daycare is about playtime, practical and for incoming rockets or wondering where the nearest bomb nization, the goal of which is to destroy Israel,” she said,
elementary learning, and socialization. In Israel, daycare is shelter is.” adding that Israel continues to work for the release of Gilad
about that, plus post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologi- Israeli ambassador to Canada Miriam Ziv, who made Schalit, an Israeli soldier who has been held captive by
cal treatment of children and special workshops to help chil- her first Toronto public appearance at the event, gave her Hamas since 2006.
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of a very dark time Editorial Advisory Board: Guy Aboodi, Michael Brown, Donald Carr, Gal Corfas, Igor Korenzvit, Keith Landy, Rabbi John Moscowitz, Lou
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ast Shabbat, more than a dozen armed hoodlums
and thugs stormed Tiferet Israel Sephardi syna- New wave of Venezuelan anti-Semitism disturbing. Holding the media accountable for biased report-
gogue in Caracas, Venezuela, the city’s oldest ing should be of paramount importance to any person who is
shul, overwhelmed the two security guards, ran- We wish to bring to your attention our great concern over alarmed by the repercussions of the Gaza war.
sacked the place, defaced it with brutish graffiti the current situation of the Jewish community of Venezuela. There are other ways to enlighten people about the situa-
threats and damaged the synagogue’s sifrei Torah. It was the Historically, the people of Venezuela welcomed with open tion. I started an e-mail correspondence, explaining the facts
second time in the past month that the synagogue has been arms immigrants from everywhere without any expression of clearly and succinctly and covering much ground with good
attacked. xenophobia or racism. All ethnic and religious communities references and arguments. Individual connection has an im-
The physical violence however is the predictable, if also traditionally enjoyed peaceful coexistence at all times, and mediacy and personal component to it. The result has been
ugly, worrisome result of the rhetorical violence against Venezuela’s Jewish community – dating from the days of an expression of much appreciation from those who I have
Jews and the Jewish state by Venezuelan President Hugo Simon Bolivar – was no exception. e-mailed, who now have a greater understanding of a complex
Chavez. In the past, as today, several Venezuelan governments situation. If you shift but one mind, you have set in motion a
In 2002, he described an attempted coup against him as “a have expressed their solidarity with the creative, alternative way of reaching more
Zionist plot masterminded by the Mossad.” In 2005, as part Palestinian cause or the Palestinian people. Canadians.
of his Christmas address, Chavez said that “some minorities, However, since the events in Gaza that Jan Fine
descendants of the same ones who crucified Christ… took all began on Dec. 27, the present government Toronto
the world’s wealth for themselves.” Two weeks ago, during of Venezuela has adopted an aggressive * * *
the Gaza war, Chavez again menacingly browbeat the Jews and dangerous tone never previously heard, Disproportionate force?
of Venezuela by emphatically suggesting that they condemn clearly inciting hatred against the Jewish
“Israel’s barbarism.” He then expelled the Israeli ambassador community. The government’s supporters Hamas, like all terrorist organizations,
and cut diplomatic ties with Israel. Last week Israel recipro- nationwide picked up on the government’s exerts maximum effort to harm its adver-
cated and asked the Venezuelan ambassador to leave. lead with clearly anti-Semitic expressions sary. If it sent only 20 rockets a day across
Chavez has been an enthusiastic, vocal supporter of Hez- – with no effort whatsoever by government the border, it is because that is all it was
bollah, Hamas, Iran and all the other sinister forces intent on to stop them. The expulsion of the Israeli capable of doing. If it had the means to fire
eliminating the State of Israel. His open allegiances and bra- ambassador followed, and, subsequently, 2,000 rockets each day, it would have done
zen rhetoric are an unambiguous invitation – if not actually, so did a final breaking off of diplomatic so, and, if today it possessed the capacity to
too, the directing hand behind – the emboldened hostility relations. explode a nuclear device over Tel Aviv, it
towards Jews in Venezuela. Chavez condemned the Shabbat Furthermore, there is a well-orches- would not hesitate for one moment to ac-
attack on the synagogue, but the statement was seen by most trated campaign on TV, radio, print and complish that task. As far as Hamas is con-
observers as insincere and hollow. Internet media owned by the government, cerned, there is no such thing as an innocent
David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish openly questioning Israel’s right to exist, even including Israeli civilian. At the risk of sounding cynical and uncaring,
Committee, said on the weekend, “There are strong indi- publication of such anti-Semitic materials as the Protocols of had the Israeli military used the same maximum effort, Gaza
cations that what we are witnessing is a state-sponsored the Elders of Zion. A group of pro-government journalists is would have ceased to exist long ago and the number of civil-
campaign of anti-Semitic persecution, spurred by both Ven- urging the population to boycott businesses owned by Jews ian deaths would not be numbered in the hundreds, but in the
ezuela’s alliance with the Iranian regime and the surge of in Venezuela. hundreds of thousands. By this measure, the Israeli response
anti-Israel rhetoric during the recent conflict between Israel We ask all Jewish communities worldwide to condemn was disproportionately minuscule indeed.
and Hamas.” this campaign against our brethren in Venezuela, and to ask T.R. Simon
Rabbi Pynchas Brener of Venezuela told the Jerusalem their governments, their national and international media to Thornhill, Ont.
Post that “reason makes us believe that this was done with condemn this racism and anti-Semitism in Venezuela, which * * *
the consent – if not the instigation – of some central power is setting a dangerous new precedent in Latin America. Upset, frightened by CJN column
in Venezuela. I do not know if in this environment there will Oscar Jaroslavsky, General Secretary
be a future for the Jewish community here.” Robert Croitorescu, President Jesse Mintz wrote a column for your issue of Jan. 22 about
With both a trembling stir and the swell of deep outrage CLAM – Maccabi Latin America Confederation how Israel was wrong in attacking the university in Gaza
in our heart, we note that the attack against the Caracas syna- * * * (“Bombing Gaza university was a bad idea”). It was chilling
gogue is a stark reminiscence of a far darker time in Jewish Shifting minds to read this type of attack against Israel from a Jewish paper
and world history some 70 years ago in Germany. when the world of anti-Semites is gathering up forces to try
We must do all we can to let our fellow Jews in Venezu- I heartily endorse the letter-writing campaigns to news not only to defeat Israel in its puppet world courts and Arab-
ela know that they are not alone, that we will stand by them outlets across the country with online initiatives such as CLIC dominated UN human rights groups, but to try to eliminate
and help them should they need our help. And we must also and Honest Reporting to get Israel’s story justly documented Israel from the map. Israel attacked places of terrorist activity
urge the government of Canada to protest the desecration of (“War for Israel’s image is a CLIC away,” CJN, Jan. 29). We during the Gaza war. For comfort and strength, I turn to The
the Caracas synagogue and the burgeoning culture of hatred must counter the negative image of CJN, and I find the same kind of propa-
towards Jews that inspired it. Israel and the toll that image is exact- LET THEM GO… ganda attacking Israel that I have read
in other newspapers. It’s upsetting, sad
ing on Israel and the Jewish citizens in
many countries around the world. The Ron Arad, Zachary Baumel, Zvi and mostly frightening.
Feldman, Guy Hever,
25 years ago in The CJN fermenting racism and blatant anti-
Semitism that we are witnessing is very Yehuda Katz, Gilad Schalit
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter told a gathering of
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The three main contenders for prime minister of Israel, from left, Labor leader Ehud Barak, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni and Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu.
[Israel Sun photos]
Israeli election campaign heats up
By MARCY OSTER by building a coalition with Labor and smaller parties. with radio election broadcasts that allude to former Russian
JTA On Monday afternoon, Likud announced an alliance with President Vladimir Putin, who is viewed favourably by
the small religious Zionist party Achi, which is headed Russian immigrants as a tough leader. Barak garnered 58
n an election season compressed into just three weeks by Knesset member Effie Eitam, who left the National per cent of the Russian vote when he won the 1999 elec-
due to the military operation in Gaza, during which Religious Party when it refused to bolt former prime min- tion.
campaigning ground to a virtual halt, Israel’s political ister Ariel Sharon’s coalition over the Gaza withdrawal. Perhaps the biggest winner to emerge from the Gaza
parties have begun to roll out their campaigns ahead Netanyahu has said he favours pursuing achievable war is Lieberman, whose right-wing party has been gaining
of national elections on Feb. 10. incremental agreements with the Palestinians rather than steadily in the polls.
The first round of publicly sponsored and legally chasing what he sees as an elusive final-status deal for a Lieberman, who immigrated to Israel from Moldova in
restricted TV advertisements aired during a special hour two-state solution. He has said he wants to focus on bol- 1978 and lives in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank,
of political broadcasts last Tuesday night (Jan. 27). Each stering the “moderate parts of the Palestinian economy” to has advocated swapping Arab-populated areas of Israel for
party was allotted a specific amount of time based on the foster the conditions for political agreement. West Bank areas populated by Jews. He was most recently
number of seats it holds in the current Knesset. Due to On Sunday, Netanyahu was quoted as telling Tony embroiled in a verbal tussle with Arab lawmakers over
flagging interest in this year’s campaign, Israeli TV chan- Blair, the Middle East envoy of the Quartet grouping of claims that they should not be allowed to run in the elec-
nels have declined to air subsequent broadcasts of the ads Mideast peace sponsors – the United States, European tions since they are not loyal to the Jewish state.
during prime time. Union, United Nations and Russia – that while he would In what Lieberman derided as an annual election tradi-
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is the front-runner, not build new settlements in the West Bank, he would tion, police on Sunday arrested seven of his associates,
with a widening lead over Kadima, the party now in allow the natural-growth expansion of existing ones. including his daughter, as part of an investigation into
power. A former finance minister, Netanyahu is also casting allegations of money laundering and fraud. The investiga-
Kadima has been struggling to raise the profile of party himself as Israel’s economic saviour, the man to steer tion has been ongoing for three years, but has produced no
leader Tzipi Livni, Israel’s foreign minister. Of the heads Israel through the choppy waters of the global financial indictments.
of the three largest parties, Livni emerged from the Gaza crisis. The left-wing Meretz Party, which has steadily lost
operation with the fewest gains. Labor leader Ehud Barak On Jan. 27, the Sephardi religious party Shas endorsed ground since its high of 12 Knesset seats in 1992, said
received an initial boost from the campaign because as Netanyahu for prime minister, albeit with caution. it will attack Lieberman during the current campaign,
defence minister, he was the architect of Operation Cast “A strong Shas will ensure Netanyahu doesn’t repeat his according to an internal memo sent to Meretz leaders,
Lead. mistakes,” Shas leader Eli Yishai said. Ynet reported Monday. The memo urges the leaders to cast
In the days of criticism that followed the fighting’s After winning the Kadima primary last September, the party as fascistic, comparing Lieberman to far-rightist
end, Netanyahu and another right-wing leader, Yisrael Livni refused to strike a coalition deal with Shas, insist- leaders such as Austria’s late Joerg Haider.
Beiteinu’s Avigdor Leiberman, saw their poll numbers rise ing she would not be forced into paying off the party with The Jewish-Arab Hadash Party also is positioning
as critics asked why Israel didn’t finish the job in Gaza by budget concessions. Supporters hailed her for refusing to itself as the anti-Lieberman, with a campaign slogan that
crippling Hamas. give in to blackmail. Critics assailed her for not having the reads “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies. Hadash – the
Livni, however, has benefitted neither from the war nor gumption to engage in the political horse-trading necessary opposite of Lieberman.” The party, which currently holds
its aftermath. Cast by critics as largely irrelevant to the to form a governing coalition in Israel. three seats in the Knesset, is trying with an Internet-based
war, Livni was not helped by her appearance in the United As for Labor, Barak’s wartime boost has sagged as campaign to attract young, Jewish voters disaffected from
States to sign a co-operation agreement on security at the Israel’s gains from the war have begun to look more dubi- other left-wing parties.
very moment that Israel announced the Gaza ceasefire. ous. Hamas’ leadership appears to have emerged from the Perhaps the most unusual alliance in this year’s elec-
With Likud having the most to lose in the next two war mostly intact, even though the group’s infrastructure tion is between the Green Leaf Party, which has no seats
weeks of campaigning, Netanyahu is playing it safe and in Gaza was destroyed by the Israel Defence Forces. And in the Knesset, and the Pensioners’ Party, which has six.
warning supporters not to presume victory. on Jan. 27, an Israeli soldier was killed by a roadside bomb Renamed the Holocaust Survivors’ and Grown-Up Green
“We still have two weeks,” the former prime minister along the Gaza-Israel border, prompting Israel to resume Leaf Party, the parties’ prime issues are legalizing mari-
said at a Jan. 26 rally. “Even though things look promising, airstrikes in the strip. juana and promoting pensioners’ rights, especially those
they are not guaranteed.” In a bid to shore up support ahead of the election, Labor of Holocaust survivors. One of the party’s TV ads shows
If he wins, Netanyahu is expected to reach the 61-seat is targeting the Russian immigrant community. On Jan. party head Gil Kopatch smoking a joint at the grave of
majority in the Knesset needed to become prime mininster 27, the party launched its campaign for Russian speakers, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.
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Speaker Gaza fallout looms large for next Israeli PM
ew claims were heard here in Israel that ter Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Benjamin who promised that they would react swiftly and
the latest operation in Gaza was initiated Netanyahu and then Ehud Barak came to power. powerfully to any subsequent attack from Gaza.
f someone who believed Israel to be for political reasons, but now that it’s While negotiations continued and some further Many believed that this threat alone would suf-
“politically and morally untenable” were over, it will certainly influence the way people agreements were reached, trust between the fice. As we know, it didn’t.
invited to speak in your city or on your vote in next week’s elections. sides dissipated. Afterward, the Bush administration pushed
campus, would you not be concerned? I was. From September 1992 to In 2000, when former U.S. pres- for elections in the Palestinian Authority. The
And if this speaker, one week before he vis- November 1994, I was the Israel ident Bill Clinton couldn’t cajole results were horrific. Hamas won a majority in
ited your area, had, in Defence Forces’ legal adviser in the Barak and then-PA president Yasser the Palestinian Legislative Council. A widening
another centre, accused Gaza Strip. It was one of the most Arafat to reach an agreement at Camp rift developed between Hamas and Fatah, culmi-
Israel of “ethnic cleans- exciting and challenging positions David on some of the most complex nating in Hamas’ violent takeover of Gaza.
ing” and “apartheid” that I held during almost a quar- issues left out of Oslo, the second During all this time, Israeli communities near
practices, would you ter century of service in the IDF’s intifadah ensued. Suicide bombings Gaza endured an ongoing barrage of thousands
not be alarmed? I was. Military Advocate General’s Corps. became weekly, sometimes daily, of missiles from Hamas and the like.
And if this person, Soon after taking on that position, occurrences. Guns we’d allowed Israeli restraint ended with a literal boom on
when addressing a Israel waged its first major offensive the Palestinians were turned against Dec. 27, and the rest is already history. Questions
packed auditorium at against Hamas, temporarily expelling Yair Lootsteen us. Hundreds of people were killed. of proportionality, civilian deaths, collateral dam-
your university, implied some 450 terrorists to Lebanon, more in Jerusalem Qassam rockets from Gaza began age and purported war crimes abound. They will
than 200 of whom were from Gaza. falling into the western Negev. keep politicians, generals, lawyers and diplomats
Lawrence Hart that the Israel Defence Later, from mid-September 1993 until the By 2004, the IDF and the new security bar- busy in the months ahead. So, too, will the
Forces had improperly
in Hamilton end of my term, I participated in the negotiations rier had quenched most threats coming from the means and methods of preventing further missile
directed highly flam-
mable “white phosphorus” shells at civilians between Israel and the PLO, subsequent to the West Bank and had brought normalcy back to attacks, particularly by effectively foiling future
during its Gaza operation – a charge that has Oslo accords, at several different venues. I also Israel’s cities. smuggling of armaments into Gaza from Egypt.
been absolutely refuted – would you not be oversaw the on-the-ground legalities of the first With this backdrop, Ariel Sharon, who’d Next week’s election will be held in the
appalled? I was. phase of the agreement’s implementation – the replaced Barak as prime minister in 2001, initi- shadow of this operation, but it also comes on
And if this individual, during his speech IDF’s initial redeployment in Gaza, when Israeli ated a plan for Israel to unilaterally disengage the heels of a new administration in Washington,
on your campus, insisted that Israel should forces withdrew from all populated Palestinian itself completely from Gaza, in the hope that one looking for novel solutions to the conflict in
acknowledge the “right of return” of areas and re-aligned to defend the Gush Katif uprooting all settlements and military facili- this region. Whoever wins the vote, he or she
Palestinians and then accept “a one-state solu- settlements, as well as the orderly transfer of ties and turning the entire region over to the will be tasked with navigating Israel through
tion” – code, of course for the elimination of authority from the Israeli military government Palestinian Authority would kick-start negotia- many turbulent waters, but the first chore will
the Jewish state – would you not be outraged? to the then-nascent Palestinian Authority. tions between the sides. As an indication of his be Gaza.
I was. At the time, I felt I was participating in his- future intent, Sharon’s plan included removing Our leadership will have to be both resolute
As part of an eight-city Canadian lec- toric events that might lead to enduring peace four settlements from the northern West Bank. and creative in dealing with future relations with
ture tour, Jeff Halper spoke at McMaster with the Palestinians and eventually between We remember the heart-wrenching pictures of Gaza – steadfast when pushed to make conces-
University on Jan. 21. Born and raised in Israel and all its neighbours. settlers being torn from their homes by soldiers sions not in line with Israel’s security interests,
Minnesota, he moved to Israel in 1973. Listing During the decade that followed, that dream and police. They reflected the price that Israel’s but also resourceful in finding solutions that will
himself as a lecturer in anthropology who was evaporated. We began experiencing terrible sui- leadership was willing to pay, both internally and allow Gazans a semblance of normalcy.
at one time or another on staff at Haifa and cide bombings. Critics proclaimed we were just externally, to advance the peace process. Unfortunately, it will be quite some time
Ben-Gurion universities, he is better known as waking from the Oslo nightmare. Prime minis- We also remember politicians of all colours before we can start dreaming of peace again.
The BBC takes on Oxfam and CARE
the co-founder and co-ordinator of the Israeli
Committee Against House Demolitions. In
this capacity, he has been criticized by such
organizations as NGO Watch for demoniz- n parallel to the military conflict in Gaza, a BBC’s website in explaining the broadcaster’s women and children” and is “illegal under inter-
ing Israel and “grossly distorting the Israeli- fierce political contest is again taking place decision not to air the appeal. (Similarly, the BBC national humanitarian law.” The report was wrong
Palestinian conflict.” between the Palestinian and Israeli narra- does not accept appeals on behalf of aid to one on many counts, including allegations regarding
His penchant for twisting facts in order to tives, and heads of organizations that claim to side or another in other areas of political violence, the availability of food and basic necessities,
vilify and delegitimize Israel was very much promote charitable objectives are the generals such as Sri Lanka, Georgia or the Balkans.) which were contradicted by World Bank and
in evidence during his talk at McMaster. With and lieutenants in this “humanitarian” war. In Indeed, for many years, many of the groups World Health Organization information. The fact
cunning creativity, he showed slides of Israel this context, the BBC – which is gen- claiming to promote humanitarian that Hamas chose to pursue war with Israel –
and the territories that were deceptively off erally locked in to the Palestinian nar- agendas have been important play- including the enormous cost of building thousands
scale, and he presented population numbers rative – surprised both supporters and ers in the emotive political debate of rockets designed to kill – rather than the welfare
and regional breakdowns that were so aber- critics by rightly rejecting requests to over narratives and responsibility. of its people was a dirty little secret that was never
rant that they were uninterpretable. broadcast noble appeals on behalf of Moral claims that accuse Israel of stated in these reports.
But aside from his more obvious cal- the victims in Gaza. horrendous war crimes, and pres- During the three-week war, Amnesty
umnies, replete as they were with constant While many aid groups are impartial ent Palestinians only as victims are International, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam
references to Israel as a rogue state that prob- in other areas of the world, the Arab- used to justify academic and com- and others were extremely active in the ideo-
ably ought not to exist, he also steered his Israeli conflict creates a highly charged mercial boycotts, and such cam- logical campaign that highlighted Palestinians
diatribe in two directions that were especially partisan framework that overwhelms paigns are an integral part of the as victims and Israelis as aggressors. Their press
abhorrent. Firstly, he charged that the goal of the neutrality expected of charitable Gerald Steinberg conflict. Their claims of neutrality, statements included language that reinforced
Zionism was, as he put it, to “judaize” Israel organizations. Their focus is exclusive- in Jerusalem morality and apolitical objectives this narrative, demanding that the “international
(i.e. to erase all presence of Palestinians and ly on Palestinian victims, while Israeli are disingenuous. community must not stand aside and allow
Arabs by transfer) – and, in so doing, the casualties from more than 800 rocket attacks dur- NGO Monitor has reported that in the months Israeli leaders to commit massive and dispro-
“demographic threat could be countered.” ing this three-week war (after 6,000 such attacks prior to the decision by Hamas to end the six- portionate violence against Gazan civilians in
Secondly, and even more egregiously, were launched from Gaza in the preceding eight month ceasefire and resume rocket attacks, these violation of international law.” This ideological
he charged Israel with what he described as years) have been erased from this biased image. organizations issued a flood of one-sided denun- bias absolves the Hamas leadership for respon-
“human warehousing,” wherein Palestinians BBC director general Mark Thompson under- ciations aimed at Israel. This campaign repeated sibility in the confrontation that they sought and
are considered what he terms “surplus human- stood that “humanitarian issues – the suffering tendentious (and often highly inaccurate) terms in which they have declared a victory.
ity” that is “to be written off.” and distress of civilians and combatants on both such as “collective punishment,” violation of In this framework, the Archbishop of
That the likes of a Halper should be wel- sides of the conflict, the debate about who is international law, etc. Canterbury issued a plea in support of the chari-
comed on Canadian campuses is unconscio- responsible for causing it and what should be For example, on March 6, 2008, a group ties and in opposition to the BBC’s position: “By
nable, and that students and faculty who should done about it – are both at the heart of the story including CARE International, Oxfam and Save declining their request, the BBC has already taken
know better have given him the time of day is and contentious.” the Children published a widely quoted report sides and forsaken impartiality.” But common
beyond comprehension. The conspiracy theo- In contrast to appeals following natural disas- under the headline “The Gaza Strip: A humanitar- moral sense – which is admittedly in short sup-
ries, deranged assumptions and unsubstantiated ters, such as tsunamis and floods, this is a politi- ian implosion.” The authors didn’t hide their bias, ply – supports the BBC’s position. The aid groups
claims that are so central to his thesis are inimi- cal disaster, and an appeal for Palestinians alone repeating standard Palestinian political rhetoric, and self-proclaimed guardians of human rights are
cal to the better interests of rational discourse. would “be interpreted as taking a political stance including claims that Israeli policy “constitutes the ones that have forsaken impartiality and sided
on an ongoing story,” Thompson wrote on the a collective punishment against ordinary men, with Hamas in its war against Israel.
February 5, 2009 The Canadian Jewish news cjnews.com T Page 11
The Kirshner File
Egypt’s position on Gaza war aroused Arab anger
gypt – the first Arab country to estab- These disagreements were exacerbated by but by last week, it was far from resolved. with Israel.
lish diplomatic relations with Israel – Egypt’s objection to stationing an international Some Israeli observers, such as Bar-Ilan “Instead, Hamas dealt with the situation in
has played a vital role as a mediator in peacekeeping force on its side of the border University scholars Efraim Inbar and Mor- a spirit of adventurism and irresponsibility,
efforts to stabilize Israel’s often tense border with Gaza. dechai Kedar, have yet to be convinced that without taking into account the consequences
with the Gaza Strip. Egypt performed this role Given the impasse, Israel declared a uni- Egypt – which occupied Gaza from 1949 to of its positions,” the party said in a blistering
before and during the recent war, and is doing lateral ceasefire on Jan. 18, while Hamas fol- 1967 and maintains correct but cool relations communique.
so again following Is- lowed suit 12 hours later. with Israel– is sincerely interested in ending Al-Ahram, the Egyptian newspaper, took a
rael’s withdrawal from Although both sides bypassed Egypt by de- weapons smuggling across its porous border. similarly tough line in an editorial. Lambasting
Gaza. claring separate truces, they remain dependent As they put it, “Israel would be foolish to Hamas and likening Israel to a wolf, Al-Ahram
The pro-western on Egyptian goodwill and diplomacy. expect that the Egyptians will act decisively thundered,“If you can’t kill the wolf, don’t pull
Egyptian government No sooner had the three-week war ended and significantly… An important implication its tail.”
was instrumental in than Egypt invited representatives from Israel of this reality is that we must maintain freedom As expected, Egypt’s anti-Hamas rhetoric
persuading Israel and and Hamas for ceasefire talks in Cairo. of action to bomb tunnels along the Philadelphi was denounced throughout the Arab world, in
Hamas – which violent- Israel is seeking a stable truce that will be Corridor, or recapture it.” Iran and in Egypt itself.
ly seized Gaza from the underpinned by a new mechanism to stop arms Egypt’s sincerity on arms smuggling may The secretary general of Hezbollah, Hassan
rival Fatah movement smuggling from Egypt through tunnels along be questionable, but observers generally agree Nasrallah, called on Egyptians to take to the
in June 2007 – to agree the Philadelphi Corridor. streets. Iran protested vehemently. In Aden,
to a six-month ceasefire Sheldon Kirshner This is of the utmost im- Yemeni protesters stormed the Egyptian con-
last summer. Egypt’s in Toronto portance to Israel. Before sulate in a show of anger.
negotiator, Omar Sul- Israel’s unilateral with- Thousands of Egyptians took part in dem-
eiman, warned Hamas that it risked an Israeli drawal from Gaza in 2005, onstrations, but they were kept in check by the
invasion if the truce collapsed. Hamas smuggled several police. Having seen photographs in newspapers
When Hamas declined to renew the shaky tons of arms and munitions, and images on television of Mubarak shaking
truce unless Israel reopened its border cross- mainly from Iran, into Gaza hands with Livni on the eve of the war, they
ings and lifted its economic blockade, Israel’s every year. Once Hamas were incensed by the belief that Egypt was
foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, conferred with gained control of Gaza in complicit in Israel’s offensive and was eager
President Hosni Mubarak, warning him that its showdown with Fatah, to inflict heavy blows on Hamas.
Israel could no longer tolerate the Hamas the figure rose to 100 tons Cairo’s decision to keep its Rafah border
rocket and mortar barrages. per annum. crossing with Gaza virtually closed was also
Wilfully ignoring the writing on the wall, During the recent war, controversial. It aroused widespread indigna-
Hamas stepped up its bombardment of Israeli Israeli aircraft destroyed a tion and was largely regarded as an unfriend-
communities adjacent to Gaza, provoking great many of the tunnels, ly act abetting Israel’s siege of Gaza. Israel
Israel to launch Operation Cast Lead on Dec. but Palestinians began imposed the blockade after Hamas’ victory
27. The first phase took the form of massive air to rebuild them once the Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni meets Egyptian Presi- in the 2006 parliamentary elections in the Pa-
attacks against Hamas’ military and political Israeli army pulled out of dent Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on the eve of the war in Gaza. lestinian territories.
infrastructure, while the second resulted in a Gaza. [Amos Ben Gershom GPO Flash 90] The president of Syria, Bashar Assad, urged
long-postponed ground invasion. Egypt has promised to Egypt to open the crossing, but aside from al-
With a full-scale war raging, Egypt, in con- crack down on arms smuggling, if only out that Egypt adopted a fairly balanced policy lowing a trickle of wounded Palestinians to
cert with France, conveyed a truce proposal to of self-interest. The Egyptians are wary of during the war in Gaza. enter, Egypt kept it firmly shut.
the combatants under which Israel and Hamas Hamas’ Islamic radicalism and fear that its Just as Egypt blamed Hezbollah for ignit- Mubarak announced that the crossing would
would abide by an immediate short-term cease- links with Egypt’s homegrown Muslim Broth- ing the 2006 war in Lebanon, so Egypt held not be fully opened unless the president of the
fire and the border crossings would be opened erhood are subversive. Hamas responsible for starting the fighting Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was
for humanitarian aid. In the interval, Egypt Israel appreciates Egypt’s promise, but in Gaza. Mubarak condemned Israel for its fully in charge of it on the Gaza side. Fearing
would work for a more durable ceasefire. is skeptical about whether Cairo will follow “savage aggression,” yet refused to break ties the spectre of Islamic fundamentalism, which
Egypt’s proposal was still-born. through. Israel has not forgotten that Egypt’s with Israel, as Qatar, Mauritania, Venezuela convulsed Egypt in the 1990s, the Egyptian
Hamas would not accept a truce un less prewar record of interdicting the flow of mili- and Bolivia did. regime has consistently supported Fatah in its
Israel pulled its army out of Gaza immediately. tary equipment from the Sinai Peninsula into When the war erupted, Egyptian Foreign struggle with Hamas.
Israel insisted that border crossings could not Gaza was less than satisfactory and, indeed, a Minister Ahmed Gheit lashed out at Hamas, Egypt’s position is reflective of deep-seated
be opened until an agreement was reached on source of tension between the two countries. saying it had foolishly ignored warnings to fissures in the Muslim world.
suppressing arms smuggling and preventing According to reports, Israel has taken a fa- cease its rocket and mortar fire at Israel. During Israel’s offensive, Egypt and its
Hamas from rearming. Israel also insisted that vourable view of Egypt’s request to increase its The National Democratic Party – which allies, notably Jordan and Saudi Arabia, were
Gilad Shalit – an Israeli soldier kidnapped by border patrol force from 750 to 2,250 troops. has ruled Egypt for decades in an authoritar- critical of Hamas. But Syria and Iran, which
Hamas in June 2006 – would have to be re- Israel’s chief negotiator, Amos Gilad, has re- ian fashion – denounced Hamas, accusing it have supplied Hamas with arms and training,
leased from captivity. portedly discussed this issue with Suleiman, of flouting Egypt’s advice to maintain the truce backed it to the hilt.
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‘Defiant’ survivor recounts his tale
By ANDY LEVY-AJZENKOPF and memories remain intact. last month at the invitation of director Ed Zwick, old wagon on a little knoll. As we lay there,
Staff Reporter “My experience – and I didn’t realize this and although Zelcovitch never personally met breathing easier, I realized it was the first
until much later – was that my childhood had the Bielskis during his time in the woods, he time in a long while that I had some rest and
The recently released Hollywood film been stolen from me,” he said, a sullen look said he thought Zwick “did not dramatize any- I didn’t have to run and be frightened to death
Defiance tells the tale of three Polish Jewish crossing his face. “When I wanted to laugh thing, though it may seem so to some people. It anymore.”
brothers who grimly shepherded nearly 1,200 or cry… I [learned] that I couldn’t because I was very accurate.” Zelcovitch said he’s instructed his wife and
survivors through the woods of Poland, eking could cause death. So my emotions had to be Speaking to The CJN from Winnipeg, children to wake or alert him, day or night, any
out a meagre survival and living with a kill-or- suppressed completely. I had to Jewish historian and author time there’s a rainstorm. Then he’ll go sit on
be-killed determination in the face of the Nazi be an adult, I could no longer be Allan Levine, thought the movie his porch and watch it pour, so he can feel at
extermination machine. a child.” “was done very well,” though he peace.
The film and story were reviewed in The Recounting story after story noted that Zwick played around The Zelcovitches were liberated from their
CJN Jan. 1. about his family’s survival with the timing of some of the forest hideaway by a Soviet tank division in
Today, Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielski – the methods among the Bielskis’ actual events in order to make it 1944.
brothers in question – are still heroes to the few flock, Zelcovitch fought back all fit. One day, “a tank came crashing through the
remaining survivors who lived through the Ho- tears. And he bristled at reviews Levine, who wrote about woods and came to rest in front of us,” Zelco-
locaust because of the brothers’ partisan activi- and comments in the Polish press some of these events in his 1998 vitch said. “The cockpit opened and out came,
ties. following the release of Defiance book Fugitives in the Forest – re- what to me seemed the most handsome man,
Though the survivor generation’s numbers that suggested the Bielskis were issued late last year and updated wearing a captain’s uniform. He was a Russian
are dwindling, there are still those who remem- the real menace in the woods, with additional information to Jew and he said to us, ‘Menschen! Heint zeit yo
ber their lot under the Bielskis’ protection. One and not the Germans. coincide with Defiance’s release frei!’ (‘Today you are free!’)”
of them is Simon Zelcovitch. “I’m essentially a nice guy, – cited both Gittel and Simon Simon and his family walked out of the
In Toronto, Zelcovitch told The CJN how he, with a very brutal force in me, Zelcovitch as inspirations for woods and returned to Lida, only to go on the
his sister Gittel and his parents were all saved for obvious reasons,” he said, Simon Zelcovitch the book. run again, this time from the threat of living
by fleeing into the Bielski-patrolled woods referring to the way he’s dealt Levine said the movie has re- under Communist Russia and its stifling life-
from their ghetto home in Lida, Belarus, at the with anti-Semites during his lifetime. opened the question of why more Jews didn’t style. They made their way to West Germany,
urgent behest of his older brother, Yossele, who “I’ve been taught that first you try to speak fight back against the Nazis. and in 1948, they were sponsored by cousins to
had previously joined with the Bielskis and intelligently to someone and then allow them “Jews were trapped in the ghetto, and early come to Winnipeg.
begun working with the Soviet partisans, im- to speak in turn,” he said. “And if you can’t on, no one believed the stories of people being Once in the freedom of Canada, Zelcovitch
personating a Nazi to scavenge food for Jews. get anything across and they keep spewing marched to death pits. Who would believe said he tried to catch up with his youth and had
He was eventually killed in a crossfire shortly out venom, you beat the s--t out of them. Then that?” he asked rhetorically. “The main thing to relearn when it was appropriate to laugh or
after saving his and 40 other Jewish families. they become more placid and understanding. was that nobody really understood that the cry.
Now 71, Zelcovitch was only four years old That’s been my experience, as terrible as this ghetto was not meant to be a permanent solu- He said he experienced a “desperate need to
when he first set foot in the Bielskis’ woodland may sound.” tion. Running away and hiding in a forest… fit in” and began to study English to blend in
refuge, but his inner child’s trauma, imagery He attended Defiance’s preview in Toronto seemed far-fetched.” with his new environment. His love of the lan-
Of the few “happy” moments Zelcovitch guage eventually led him to move to Toronto,
experienced in the woods, one has stayed with where he worked as an advertising executive
him as a ritual to this day: stopping to watch for more than 30 years.
the rain. “I did a lot of writing to release emo-
“I love heavy rain. Because we used to run tions,” he said.
away from the Nazis’ dogs for days so they’d Today, he is a semi-retired graphologist –
lose our scents,” he recalled through tears. someone who analyzes handwriting – a hobby
“One day, an extreme downpour came, and that turned into a job and something he’s done
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IGTO poster contest focuses on Tel Aviv
By FRANCES KRAFT “There’s something to do every minute there,” said Runners-up will receive a digital camera (second prize)
Staff Reporter Grofman. and an MP3 player (third prize).
Participating schools are holding their own postcard The winning design may be used for tourism promotion,
The Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada (IGTO) is contests and will select five entries each to submit to the and could be printed as soon as April, when celebratory
sponsoring a “Big Draw” postcard design contest for students IGTO. events begin in Israel for Tel Aviv’s centennial year. They
at Jewish schools in the GTA to celebrate Tel Aviv’s cen- As of last week, about two dozen schools – of which about will run through 2009.
tennial year. The grand prize winner will receive two El Al 60 per cent are day schools – were involved in the contest, In 2008, 71,000 Canadians visited Israel, a record, better-
tickets to Israel. according to Jerry Adler, the IGTO’s manager of marketing ing the previous year’s tally of just over 60,000, which was
Oded Grofman, the tourism consul and a third-generation and public relations. also a record, Adler said.
Tel Aviv resident, told The CJN that the contest is “a good On March 16, a panel of judges will choose three winners, More information about the centennial is available at
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Survivor’s daughter visits father’s school in Germany
By ANDY LEVY-AJZENKOPF “My parents weren’t very religious, and they were very Liebel said she was astounded at how much information
Staff Reporter assimilated. They spoke no Yiddish, and German was their still existed about her father in Esslingen, including old report
mother tongue,” she said. cards and copies of his wage cards from the Daimler factory
When Susan Liebel received an e-mail in early 2008 from After corresponding with the school and exchanging stories – the company he worked for in the 1920s – and from senior
Ernst Kuhnle, a schoolteacher in Esslingen, Germany, asking and information about her father, Liebel and her family were residents of Esslingen who were once classmates of his.
about her late father, George Liebel – a Holocaust survivor invited to Esslingen last September to attend a commemoration Her three-day “action-packed” excursion to the town un-
who fled Germany in 1939 – she thought it was a hoax. ceremony – titled “He Was One of Us” – for veiled a surfeit of emotions and details
Investigating further, Susan Liebel, 54, a teacher at Thorn- her father, which included the laying down about her father for which she hadn’t
hill’s Willowbrook Public School, discovered that Kuhnle’s of a brass stolperstein (block) inscribed with planned.
e-mail was legitimate, and the message was actually an act his name in front of the school. “I was born in Montreal, so I was pretty
of outreach by her father’s former high school, the Georgii Though her mother was unable to make far removed from the old country,” Liebel
Gymnasium, which he attended from 1927 to 1936. the trip, Liebel travelled with her husband, said, adding that her father moved the
According to Liebel, he was the only Jew at the school Gabor Herczeg, and her cousin, Carie family to Toronto in 1971 after the October
during that period. Lemack. Crisis in Quebec.
George Liebel, who was a chemist, died “I had mixed feelings and emotions
of a heart attack in 1981 at age 64. about being there… seeing where he lived,
Stolpersteine have been used since the where he studied, played sports. It was
early 1990s in Germany, Austria, the Neth- overwhelming,” she said. “I told the [Es-
erlands and Hungary to “remind people of slingen] children that it’s very important
those who were deported, killed or fled Nazi not to forget, but that it’s also important
Germany,” Susan told The CJN in an inter- not to harbour negative feelings, either. It’s
view late last year. important to remember history and also be
Once in Esslingen, she learned that the accepting of change.”
school had done an in-depth investigation Liebel said she also preaches the same
into her father’s history and had commis- George Liebel, in September message at Willowbrook school, where she
sioned the stolperstein at its own cost. 1940, Quebec City, aged 24. teaches a unit on the Holocaust to grades 7
It had also commissioned two other [Susan Liebel photo] and 8 students.
stolpersteine, one for her still-living aunt “My father eventually was rounded up
and one to be laid in front of her grandparents’ old home in in 1940 in England, sent to the Isle of Mann as an enemy alien
the town. and then shipped out to [Quebec’s] Eastern Townships and
Those gestures of kindness and the subsequent trip to interned there for two years,” she said, adding that he became
Germany last year have left her with many memories and the leader of the interns at a prisoner-of-war camp in Farnham,
THE LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL emotions she’s still working through, Liebel said. Que., where he initiated a hunger strike to secure better food
The town “only had a population of 200 Jews… who were and conditions for the prisoners. He also fought to have the
announces the appointment of very assimilated,” she said. “But by 1932, my father was term “PoW” removed from all the prisoners’ files.
ERIC PETERSIEL, RJE already marked as ‘not Aryan’ on his report cards. In 1936, Once released, he settled down in Montreal, met his wife,
the school’s headmaster decided my father would not gradu- Greta, and started a family.
as Head of School, e ective July 1, 2009 ate because he was Jewish. But his classmates spoke out on “The Shoah wasn’t talked about a lot in my home. But I’ve
his behalf and he did graduate.” learned from this trip and now tell my students to ask ques-
The Board of Directors of The Leo Baeck Day School He then attended the Stuttgart Technical Institute from tions of their parents and grandparents when they can, because
is pleased to announce the completion of its 1936 to 1938, but after Kristallnacht, he was prevented from I now regret not having asked and missing out on [answers]
comprehensive search for a new Head of School. continuing his pursuit of a chem-istry degree at the institute. all these years,” Liebel said.
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Reuters shines light on Iran’s role
Jan. 28 report from the Reuters news service, titled Currently, when western journalists visit Gaza, Hamas gives ists Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff wrote in Ha’aretz (Jan.
“Egypt attacks Iran and allies in Arab world,” looked them limited access to the smuggling tunnels, in order to show 29) that “[d]uring the recent fighting, and following it as well,
at a critical but under-reported development in the Arab how Gazans are struggling to import food and other supplies. Hamas executed several dozen civilians. Some of those killed
world: the growing schism between “radical” players aligned Occasionally, weapons smuggling is mentioned. Were more were members of rival Fatah, but others were not politically
with Iran and “moderate” forces aligned with Egypt. attention given to Iran’s role, reporters might try harder to inves- affiliated.” But the problem for foreign correspondents who get
The Western media tend to focus primarily on Israeli- tigate exactly how arms from Iran are being shipped into Egypt into Gaza is finding people who are willing – or able – to speak
Palestinian developments, missing many broader stories of what and smuggled into Gaza. about such matters.
is happening in the region as a whole. To be sure, in one respect, Another story that deserves attention is the ongoing interne- Paul Michaels is communications director for the Canada-
the camera’s lens has opened onto cine conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah. Israeli journal- Israel Committee.
countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan
and Pakistan. However, insuffi-
cient attention has been paid to
the role of Iran as an instigator of
conflict with Israel through its use
of Hamas as a proxy.
The Reuters report (although not
picked up in the Canadian media at
PAUL MICHAELS the time of writing) provided the
It began: “Egypt aired its grievances against Iran, the
Palestinian movement Hamas and the Lebanese Shiite group
Hezbollah, saying they worked together in the fighting over
Gaza to provoke conflict in the Middle East.”
Reuters cited remarks by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed
Aboul Gheit that these parties tried “to turn the region to con-
frontation in the interest of Iran, which is trying to use its cards
to escape western pressure… on the nuclear file.”
The story continued: “Aboul Gheit also said that Egypt
undermined Qatar’s attempts to arrange a formal Arab summit
on Gaza earlier this month, arguing that it would have damaged
‘joint Arab action.’
“‘Egypt made the summit fail… This summit, if it had taken
place as an Arab summit with a proper quorum, would have
damaged joint Arab action. We can see what others do not see,’
The Reuters report explained: “The wrangling reflected deep
divisions between Arab governments. On one side Saudi Arabia
and Egypt, wary of the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza, favoured
discussing Gaza at a separate economic summit in Kuwait a few
“Diplomats say Egypt resents the Qatari challenge to its tra-
ditional role as leading Arab mediator and dislikes the influence
of the satellite [news] television channel Al-Jazeera, which is
based in Doha and owned by the Qatari government.”
One reason that important regional developments are often
missing in media reports is that almost all foreign correspon-
dents – hundreds of them – are based, comfortably, in Israel.
They often have difficulty getting permission to report from
some Arab and Muslim countries, especially Syria and Iran.
And when journalists do manage to enter such authoritar-
ian regimes, their reports tend to be far less critical than when
reporting from Israel. Intimidation and being accompanied by
“minders” are some factors that can influence coverage.
But nothing prevents an editor in Canada from recognizing
the significance of a news service story, such as this Reuters
report, and choosing to run it.
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Greater Toronto Area
Mutual respect key when kids become observant
By FRANCES KRAFT what they request of their parents, and the of their comfort zone, for example, in a reason for either decision. “It’s ill-man-
Staff Reporter extent to which they have to “according to synagogue where a microphone is used on nered, disrespectful and often very hurtful
our tradition, show a certain amount of com- Shabbat. to families.
The phenomenon of Jewish children promise.” Having found himself in similar situa- “I’ve seen enough examples of knowl-
becoming more religiously observant than Honouring one’s father and mother tions, he believes that the need to honour edgeable, frum people who will make a
their parents can be stressful, but issues is “clearly… a primary mitzvah,” Rabbi family “far” outweighs the lack of point of attending.”
can be overcome with mutual respect, says Scheim said. However, he added, if a parent comfort. An anonymous questioner, using pen
Rabbi Philip Scheim. requests that a child contravene a mitzvah His own solution has been to “quietly and paper provided for those who wanted
His talk drew on his experience with that honours God, such as eating non-kosher daven before” attending an event in a privacy, asked if a child was “going too far”
congregants at Beth David B’nai Israel food or driving on Shabbat, the child has Reform congregation. by asking that the fridge light be taped shut
Beth Am Congregation, where he has been the right to say no, as long as the refusal is Newly Orthodox family members who on Shabbat.
senior rabbi for more than 25 years, and polite and respectful. “reject… any kind of rapprochement with “I don’t think it’s going too far,” Rabbi
on his own background growing up in the “What’s clear is that a child of any age modernity” constitute “a small number, but Scheim said. “You can still see what’s in the
Reform movement before starting to attend is not expected to violate one of the mitzvot [the situation] is quite dramatic,” said Rabbi refrigerator.”
Orthodox services and classes and take on of the Torah.” Scheim. In his own case, his parents made their
greater ritual observance in his teens. A recurring issue he has seen is the On occasion, when funerals have been kitchen completely kosher for him, although
Speaking at Beth David, which is affili- refusal of a newly “super religious” relative held at Beth David, haredi relatives have he said he did not expect that. He was
ated with the Conservative movement, for a to attend a simchah in a non-Orthodox en- stood in the parking lot rather than entering prepared to set up his own “mini-kitchen”
Jan. 13 sisterhood program, Rabbi Scheim vironment. the shul, Rabbi Scheim said. Others have or use disposable dishes.
shared his thoughts on the extent to which He defended the right of family members not attended weddings. “There needs to be some give and take on
newly religious children are justified in not to pray in an environment that is outside But, he asserted, there is no halachic both sides.... It’s very doable.”
February 5, 2009 The Canadian Jewish news cjnews.com T Page 19
JNF Canada helps restore
ancient Galilee synagogue
By SHELDON KIRSHNER Mishmar HaYarden are irrigating their fruit orchards with
Staff Reporter recycled water from a wastewater reservoir.
Since Israel is already using 99 per cent of of its available
THE BIRYA FOREST, Israel – The ruins of an ancient water resources, recycled waste water is a necessity.
synagogue in the Galilee, one of the earliest to have been The reservoir has a capacity of 120,000 cubic metres, all
discovered, have been excavated and restored in a joint taken from treated effluent generated by the kibbutz.
project undertaken by the Jewish National Fund of Canada The water is used to irrigate apple, pear and nectarine
and the Israel Antiquities Authority. orchards, as well as pomegranate shrubs.
Standing stolidly in a quiet forest clearing on the slope To see photos, please go to www.cjnews.com
of a mountain north of Safed and close to Rosh Pina, the
synagogue was originally built in the village of Nevoraya
after the Bar Kochba Revolt (132-135 CE).
Believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in 363 in co-operation with
CE, it was rebuilt in 564 CE, as indicated by an inscription
found at the site.
By all accounts, the synagogue continued to be in use
until the eighth century. Volunteer & Touring
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An information meeting will be held on:
Two American archeologists, Eric and Carole Meyers, February 12, 2009, 11 a.m
conducted further excavations in 1980 and 1981. at the B’nai Brith Glick/Glicksman Building
In preparing the synagogue for viewing, the JNF con- 15 Hove Street, Toronto.
structed a gravel courtyard within the interior of the syna-
gogue, a 60-metre path to the site, explanatory signs, ramps visit our web-site at:
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Future development plans call for the restoration of the
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By RABBI AVROHOM JACKS traversing the water until they reached embark on to find a suitable spouse,
the opposite side. each person spends different amounts
At a cocktail party, one woman said A quick study of a map of the of time in the turbulent “dating” sea.
to another, “Aren’t you wearing your region will show that the Jews could Some spend a relatively short time
wedding ring on the wrong finger?” not have crossed the sea at all. Their before they find “The One.” Others
The other replied, journey took them need to be on the singles scene for
“Yes, I am, and it’s from the area of longer before they meet their life
because I married the Goshen, where they partner. The comforting message
wrong man!” lived during the Egyp- implied by the Red Sea miracle is that
The Talmud makes tian exile, and their ultimately, all of us get to dry land
an astonishing state- goal was to end up and find our intended.
ment about God. The at the foot of Mount In truth, not only does this inspi-
Talmud relates that Rabbinic Reflections S i n a i , w h e r e t h e y rational message apply to singles
for God to bring two would receive the looking for a match, it applies to all
individuals together in marriage is as Torah. Both their departure and des- of us who have faced life’s inevitable
“difficult” for Him as the miracle of tination are on the same side of the challenges.
splitting the Red Sea, mentioned in Red Sea! This implies that they must Some of us are blessed to over-
this week’s Torah portion. have entered the sea and exited on the come our travails relatively quickly.
Why is God’s “effort” to help a same shore. Others may need to face the tumul-
------------------------------------------- person find and marry the “Right One” Now, picture the path that they tuous waters for a longer period of
compared to the particular miracle of would have taken. Since they entered time. Regardless of how difficult our
splitting the Red Sea? and exited the same bank of the Red challenges seem, we always need to
There are many beautiful commen- Sea, their journey would lead them in trust in God and believe that He will
taries that discuss the reason for this a semi-circular arc through the sea. ultimately bring each and every one of
comparison and the lessons that we The second point that we need us to the dry, sure shore.
can learn from it. to explore together is a fascinat- This Shabbat is called Shabbat
My favourite explanation for the ing midrash that relates how each of Shirah – the Sabbath of Song. May
------------------------------------------- link between the crossing of the Red the 12 tribes walked along its own we all merit to sing songs of joy when
Sea and matrimony requires two brief pathway. This means that some tribes we reach our personal shores of hap-
introductions. These introductions, moved more on the inside of the semi- piness. May we collectively merit to
when understood properly, radically circular path, while others travelled sing the ultimate song of joy when all
change the way most of us perceive on the outer edge. Elementary geom- mankind leaves behind the turbulent
the miracle of the crossing of the Red etry explains that those on the inner waters and reaches the era of peace,
Sea. edge of the circle were in the sea for prosperity and spiritual growth for
Firstly, many of us mistakenly a shorter period of time than those all.
think that the Jewish People crossed on the outer circles, since they had a Rabbi Avrohom Jacks is spiritual
the Red Sea. We picture the Jews shorter distance to travel. leader of Congregation Zichron Ke-
beginning on one side of the sea and In our personal journeys that we doshim in Montreal.
Turning toward God
By ELLIOTT MALAMET what kind of feeling the Temple “We North Americans are insane.
evoked. One such letter remarks that Eleven p.m. every night, we snuggle
In an article titled “Teaching Spiri- one who sees the Temple and its priests up, ready for bed, and what’s the last
tuality in Day Schools and Yeshiva “will come to astonishment and inde- thing we do? We switch on the evening
High Schools,” Prof. Moshe Sokolow, scribable wonder, and will be stirred news. Thirty minutes of murder, bru-
who teaches Bible and by the holy quality tality, corruption, catastrophe, moral
Jewish education at which pertains to every lunacy, sports and weather. Good
Yeshiva University, detail.” Synagogues are night. And then in the morning we
reviewed the mission called mikdash me’at (a are awakened by the clock radio set to
statements of a sample miniature Temple), but some news station. And we begin the
of New York schools do they create a micro- day with… murder, brutality, corrup-
and even one in Toronto. cosmic version of this tion, catastrophe, moral lunacy, sports
Many of the statements experience? and weather. And you want to know
skirted around the word Is finding God a pri- why you’re depressed?”
spirituality but did include numerous ority in our educational system? Does Mitzvah, at least in theory, is not
mentions of Halachah, learning Torah, the value of feeling dvekut influence about habit, nor is it about drudgery.
developing the whole child and so the curricula of our schools? Do our Mitzvah is a reminder that we are alive
on. The curricula weren’t organized teachers communicate that this is an for a short time and we have an op-
around dvekut – clinging or connec- important notion? Does the tfillah that portunity to seek out the highest of
tion to God – in almost any way. The takes place in our schools teach our heights.
conclusion is that we are creating an children the essence of connecting to For two minutes at the end of each
informed generation of Jews, but not Hashem? day, we can firmly click off the tele-
necessarily ones that recognize the Each person can answer these ques- vision, Internet, telephone, rush of
God-quest at the centre of a Jew’s tions in their own way, and each in- appointments and loud noises of the
mission. dividual Jew can continue that quest world and turn toward God.
Finding God doesn’t occur ex privately as well. It’s remarkable We can say Shema slowly and luxu-
nihilo. It’s an art we need to cultivate to consider how small things can be riously. Every night. We can rise and
in our children when they’re young, as helpful in this area. do the same thing. We can be mindful
synagogue congregants, on a consis- The following was written by Rabbi of who we love and how we are going
tent basis. We have actual letters from Ed Feinstein, who has a large Conser- to talk today. We actually have the
the Second Temple period that convey vative congregation out in California. time. We just need the will.
February 5, 2009 The Canadian Jewish news cjnews.com T Page 21
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Campuses hostile to Jewish students, panel says
By SHERI SHEFA ties, which had been in existence for more He said that while the JSA did file an of- be a resource for the students.”
Staff Reporter than 1,000 years before the Arab conquest of ficial complaint against the university for al- Hollander suggested that those who make
the lands, were cleansed of Jews. lowing the incident to take place on campus, large donations to universities, do so on
The Jewish community needs to take uni- “It is particularly ironic that [U of T’s] a hate crimes police officer in Hamilton, a condition that the schools work to better
versities back from anti-Israel student groups Arab Student Collective libels Israel as an who was not Jewish, asked, “‘Where is the protect Jewish students from intimidation
who have created an atmosphere on campus apartheid state when Arab countries are ef- Jewish community? Why are they not doing and anti-Semitism.
that is hostile to Jewish students and support- fectively Judenrein,” Egan said. anything?’ And he took it under his own vo- “We have many people that donate to uni-
ers of Israel, says Sean Egan, a University of “This is more that an issue of unpleasant- lition to put in a complaint to the Attorney versities without strings attached… I don’t
Toronto medical professor. ness on campus. The IAW comes at a time General of Ontario, pulling together all the know why people agree to give millions of
Egan, along with Lawrence Hart, a Mc- when Israel is being threatened with nuclear aspects of what happened at McMaster,” dollars to a campus that doesn’t do its part in
Master University medical professor, and annihilation by Iran Hart said. ensuring the safety of our students.”
Orna Hollander, executive director of the and Israel is under He said that the Egan agreed with Hollander, saying that
Canadian Israel Advocacy Centre, led a constant attack from complaints, both to “publicly funded institutions are being taken
Jan. 21 discussion at the law offices of terrorists targeting ci- Public forum, rally the university and the over and used to destroy our freedoms, and
Cassels Brock & Blackwell titled Defending vilians.” attorney general have I think that the university system and the
Freedom on Campus. Hart spoke about turned into yet to be settled. media are places where we all spend a huge
It was sponsored by the Canadian Jewish
Civil Rights Association and the Speakers
an incident last year
when the Jewish a ‘hate-fest Hart
some Jewish commu-
criticized amount of money and those are at the fore-
front of anti-Semitism in Canada and the
Action Group to address concerns about
anti-Israel groups that have been organiz-
(JSA) complained to against Israel’ nity groups that prac-
tise “soft activism.”
western world. I think we need to take them
back, and the only way to take them back is
ing “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW) events McMaster’s adminis- “There needs to to put some strings on the public money that
every year since 2004. tration about a banner be a much stronger universities are going to depend upon.”
Egan, who is Catholic, said it’s unfair that was put up by IAW organizers. It de- emphasis on action rather than this passive Egan added that in no other subject area
to characterize Israel as an apartheid state, picted a Palestinian youth who was standing approach.” would a university justify the dissemination
because Israeli Arabs are allowed to vote, next to an Israeli soldier holding a blood- Hollander said that the hostility and in- of falsehoods on the basis of free speech.
they have seats in the Knesset, their own drenched Israeli flag. timidation that pro-Israel students feel has “I don’t think there would be support for
newspapers, sit on the Supreme Court, teach The decision by the McMaster adminis- reached classrooms as well. Regardless of free speech if these people were promoting…
in Israeli universities, and practise medicine tration to have the banner removed prompted whether students are enrolled in sociology, misinformation about various principles of
in Israeli hospitals. the organization of a public forum and rally biology or history courses, professors and physics, so why is it acceptable to teach mis-
He said that when Israel declared its in- “in the defence of free speech,” which turned students use class time to condemn Israel. information [about Israel] on the taxpayer’s
dependence in 1948, more than one million into a “hate-fest against Israel,” Hart said. In addition to the numerous rallies and dollar?” he asked.
Jews from surrounding Arab countries were “After the forum, out came the banners demonstrations that take place on campuses Hart suggested that legal avenues be ex-
expelled from their countries and had their that read, ‘Viva Intifadah, Death to Israel, throughout the year, many anti-Israel activ- plored.
property confiscated, and Jewish communi- Death to Jews.’” ists are on student councils, she said. “Putting the administration into the fire
“Many past presidents and VPs are ac- with the threat or the prospect of a possible
tually leaders of the anti-Israel movement, lawsuit against them for not protecting their
and as we speak, there is a York University students… I think that is something to think
SAVE THE DATE student council meeting, and on the agenda about.”
swwxc today is the situation in Gaza and what reso- Max Eisen, a prominent Holocaust sur-
NETIVOT HATORAH lution they are going to be passing as a result
vivor who was in the audience, commented
that the Jewish community needs to be more
On Jan. 21, the York Federation of Stu- proactive.
ANNIVERSARY DINNER dents passed a motion condemning Israel for “Where are the Jewish brains who can
its war against Hamas, calling it “the single think about how to go about these things?
May 25th 2009 at the Paramount Banquet Hall largest massacre in Gaza.” Why are we fighting our battles in pieces,
University administrations are choos- different groups at a time? Why don’t we
In Memory of AVROM SILVER kwwz ing to stay out of the on-campus conflict come together?” Eisen asked.
“because they are intimidated as well,” Hol- “All these things start with words, and
lander said. believe me, it is not going to get better. This
“Sometimes the administration’s decision is not only about Israel, it is about all of us
not to be involved really puts our students in here in North America. They are going to
a bad place. They are told by the adminis- come after us,” he said.
tration that they can’t be helped, and many “It is not just about Israel, but if some-
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healthy becomes personal trainer
Page B8 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN sional fundraiser. Her first job was at Baycrest.
Special to The CJN That year, her son urged her to improve her
level of fitness, she recalls. “He said, ‘Mom,
dna Levitt says she’s proof that it’s you’re middle-aged now. It’s time for you to
never too late to start something join a gym.’ ”
new. The 69-year grandmother of When they went south for the winter break,
two became a personal trainer at Levitt, who had never exercised, took her son’s
the age of 65. advice. She went out walking every morning.
Today, Levitt specializes in fitness training for When she returned from her vacation, she joined
people 50 and older (www.50plus-fitness.ca). the YMCA. “I went at 6 in the morning, Monday
She does one-on-one resistance training for to Friday. I can’t tell you what got me committed,
individuals and small groups in private homes. but within six months, I felt the difference.”
In collaboration with motivational speaker Susan Levitt held a number of fundraising and mar-
Sommers, Levitt also does wellness seminars on keting jobs in the community before switching
fitness for people over 50. Her presentations careers, and she says she has no plans to retire.
focus on the benefits of strength training. “I started working so late in life, so at age 69, I
Levitt describes her foray into the fitness don’t feel burned out yet.”
business as “totally serendipitous.” She says she She says the work is very gratifying. Indeed,
got the idea after a stranger commented on how she recounts how she helped a grandmother
fit she looked. “She said, ‘I can tell you work out who could barely walk dance at her grandson’s
by the shape of your arms.’ ” wedding.
Dance your way to fitness Relating the story to a friend, Levitt mused
about becoming a certified personal trainer “My
“I got a call last June. The woman said, ‘My
son’s getting married in November and I’d like
Page B5 friend said, ‘That’s a good idea.’ ” my 87-year-old mother to walk down the aisle.’
Levitt subsequently enrolled in a professional The woman used a walker and she shuffled. She
training program. It took her two tries to pass didn’t lift her feet.”
the written exam for certification, she confesses. Levitt worked with her twice a week for an
“I was 65. I had never taken a science course hour over five months. She says she taught her
before. to do squats and lunges, first holding on to the
“I had to have a tutor in biomechanics of the table to build up confidence and strength.
human body, among other science topics. It was By the fall, the woman was able to do the
brutal.” same moves with a three-pound medicine-
Levitt had faced other difficult challenges ball. They even practised dancing, says Levitt.
before. She immigrated to Canada from Scotland “My son was at the same wedding, and the
in 1983 with her son, Michael, following the woman said to him, ‘Tell your mother I did the
sudden death of her husband. horah.’ ”
“I needed a fresh start,” she says. “It just shows you that you’re never too
Before moving to Canada, she had never old to do strength training. We’re all a work
worked. Shortly after her arrival in Toronto, she in progress, but I’m not planning to reinvent
enrolled at York University. “I felt I could never myself again.
attempt to do anything professional unless I got “I see what fitness has done for me and I see
educated.” how I’ve helped others. I’m passionate about
Graduating at the age 50, she became a profes- what I do.”
Exercise to live
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$ with the University of Toronto’s simulated nancial support from the community is used
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! “Simulated patients… listen to an evalu- ers and care recipients to the centre.
ation of a family’s challenges and recreate For information about the Reitman Centre,
the scenario in a group setting, in order to contact Anne-Marie Vico at 416-586-4800,
$ provide the family with feedback. ext. 5192, or fax 416-586-3231.
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To Your Health
Former cancer patient finds humour in her illness
By CYNTHIA GASNER dogs and broke two bones in her leg, which on Care Bear cartoons. speech at Willow Breast Cancer Support
Special to The CJN kept her house-bound for more than three Lukofsky started doing stand-up comedy in Canada, L’Chaim Cancer Support Group for
months. 1973 and decided after almost two decades that Jewish Women, National Council of Jewish
arla Lukofsky, a Toronto stand-up “There are funny things and sad things in she wanted to be based in one city. In 1990, she Women, Gilda’s Club, the Saskatoon Cancer
comedian, writer, TV and radio my story – people laugh and people cry.” moved to Los Angeles, where she continued Conference and many other hospitals, fund-
veteran and cancer survivor, uses But Lukofsky looks for the positive in working in stand-up comedy and as an actor. raisers and organizations.
her comedic talents to help those with cancer every situation. It was in Los Angeles that she discovered After each presentation, Lukofsky receives
and their families face their journey through While convalescing with her broken leg, the lump in her breast 10 years ago. After numerous letters and e-mails from cancer
darkness and despair. she rewrote her memoir, two mammograms that were patients, their family members and organiz-
Her inspirational presentation is titled I’m wrote poems and prepared her negative, a mammography ers thanking her for both the educational com-
Still Here and So is My Hair. Lukofsky is speaking presentation. technician suggested that she ponent and the entertainment that takes her
featured at many meetings and conferences, “If I can touch even one have an ultrasound. audience through a range of emotions.
speaking candidly and with optimism about person and have them feel that The procedure detected a She advises people to own up to their
her own personal experiences. they’re not alone, then I’ve small, but fast-growing tumour, emotions. “If you feel bad and need to cry,
Lukofsky was diagnosed with breast succeeded.” and the cancer had spread to then cry. When it’s funny, laugh. And tell
cancer in 1998. “I hope that my story will She told The CJN that her her lymph nodes. Lukofsky people what you need and what you don’t
help others.” sense of humour is an innate says she learned from this ex- need.”
By adding some humour to her discussion part of her personality. “It’s not perience that if you don’t feel She stresses that it’s important to listen to
of life-threatening challenges and referring to a coping mechanism. I want to comfortable with a diagnosis, people with cancer. “Having a witness to your
her own experience and her five-foot body, share laughter and tears with insist on further tests. struggle is very healing.”
she transcends the negative side of life’s stum- whomever wants to experience After surgery, she had an She adds, “I’m a realist. People have a
bling blocks. them with me.” aggressive course of chemo- saying that a glass is half empty or half full. I
Speaking of her nose, she says, “I was born Lukofsky attended Bathurst therapy and daily radiation. see that there is a glass and there is water in it.
with my father’s eyes, my mother’s mouth and Heights Collegiate and took “One night, while I lay in And it’s as simple as all that.”
both my parents’ noses.” the paralegal course at Seneca Marla Lukofsky bed feeling extremely sick Lukofsky says she loves what she is doing.
The veteran entertainer of 30 years makes College while working as a after hours of receiving chemo, “With my speeches, I am combining my God-
audiences laugh in Canada and the United stand-up comedian at night. a mosquito flew into my bedroom, bit me and given talents – my stand-up, animated voices,
States, and she speaks openly about the She was a member of Second City for a sucked up my toxic blood. I watched it fall to my acting and my ability to tell stories.
trials in her life: her battle with cancer, the month, “until they realized that I wasn’t Andrea the ground, lose its little black hairs and die.” “I look forward to more speaking engage-
unexpected death of her father, Lou, in 2004 Martin and they asked me to leave.” (She’s With a smile she adds, “Now that’s what I ments, because I want to get my message
followed by the diagnosis of leukemia for her strongly resembles the former SCTV star.) call sweet revenge. out,” she says. “I also hope to publish my
mother Ruth, who died in 2006, eight months She represented Canada at international A year after her surgery and treatments, memoirs.”
after her diagnosis. comedy festivals in Scotland and England. Her Lukofsky returned to Toronto. For more information, call 416-787-7680
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To Your Health
Ryerson program focuses on health communication
By ADAM MICHAEL SEGAL programs.” her own research and
Special to The CJN There are 16 students enrolled communicating nutri-
in the program, the majority of tion facts to her future
t seems that almost everywhere we turn these days, whom are currently working as clients.
there’s a barrage of information about nutrition. registered dietitians or nutrition “Interpreting nutri-
Whether it’s from experts. tion research and un-
health-care professionals Susan Zogheib, a derstanding its impact
in the media or on book- dietitian originally on various sectors,
shelves, the nutrition from the United as well as becoming
news never ceases, and States, says she’s familiar with social
we’re left with the chal- First in the program to [factors]… that may
lenge of making sense of advance her skills influence health behav-
it all. of its kind and gain unique ex- iour are fundamental
To help address these perience. for nutrition communi-
challenges and opportu-
nities, Ryerson Univer-
in Canada “Over the course
of years at college
cation,” says Steinberg,
sity has launched a new and through expe- “I intend on applying
nutrition communication rience, I realized Alissa Steinberg and Susan Zogheib this new knowledge to
program. that a dietitian must advance my career.”
The first of its kind in Canada, the one-year program often go beyond textbooks and science and employ a touch The program aims to prepare graduates for potentially
will give students the opportunity to earn a master’s of of humanity to reach the outside world,” says Zogheib, working in public and community health, as well as de-
health science degree. 26. veloping policy. Counselling and advanced professional
“The focus of the “I [also] wanted something different and beyond my practice is also a focus.
Weight Loss Management program is taking nutri- comfort zone and… Ryerson University intrigued me “Because many of the students will be working with
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To Your Health
for getting fit in 2009
By Marni Brinder Byk dance as little or as much as they want. Health
Special to The CJN is the focus, not medals.
They believe that it’s important to encour-
n the top of most New Year’s age children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle while
resolution lists for 2009 is they’re still young in order to establish physical
getting fit, staying healthy and activity as a part of their lifestyle, which will
losing weight. However in these benefit them into adulthood.
tough economic times, personal At Not the Norm Fitness (notthenormfit-
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curb their spending. the Castlefield Caledonia Design and Décor
According to fitness experts, the hottest District into a beautifully decorated Pilates
trend in fitness this year is group classes, and studio, and she did it in only two weeks.
the GTA has much to offer for those looking to “We did a paint job, equipped the studio
get fit and have fun. and resurfaced the floors
Identical twin sisters – oh, and decorated, of
Marnie and Rena Schwartz course!”
are living their dream. The décor is worth
Dancers for most of their
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Norm Fitness, because Not all Snow Birds
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vibestudio.ca) combines Grampa Irving Posluns’
their love of teaching and photographs from around
dancing in one package.
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To Your Health
Acupuncturist helps patients heal themselves
By BarBara SilverStein include back, neck and shoulder pain; knee, leg and hip problems; does their own healing, they generate
Special to The CJN repetitive strain injuries and headaches at the Allen Road Mind- healing energy.”
Body Clinic (619 Lawrence Ave. W. ). He says his chiropractic Cohen says he aims to integrate
r. Michael A. Cohen, a Toronto-based chiro- patients’ conditions respond well to the integration of chiropractic self healing with the chiropractic ad-
practor and acupuncturist, is known for his in- medicine with native healing traditions. justments and acupuncture treatment
novative approach to treatment. Over the past 15 years, he has studied these techniques in such he offers in his office. “The best thing
He combines Eastern healing traditions that places as Indonesia, China, India, the Philippines, Tibet and the for patients is to go to a practitioner
focus on the mind-body connection and self Amazon. In fact, his acupuncture diploma is from the Kalubowila and also do their own healing work.
healing with chiropractic medicine. Hospital in Sri Lanka. “I take the time to educate patients
Lately, several hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, sports teams, “In Beijing, self-healing is part of the hospital system,” he about why they feel the way they do.
dancers and even celebrities have become supporters of his self- explains. “When I came back from China, I said to myself, ‘I We empower them to heal them-
healing work. They recommend using the Acuball, a self-healing have to do this in my own practice.’ It never made sense to me to selves as much as possible.”
device that he invented. give someone else the complete task of healing the body. One of the tools Cohen uses to
Cohen (416-784-4000) treats a variety of conditions that “What was so interesting in China was that when the patient foster self-healing is the Acuball,
he says. ”It took me seven years to
The small knobby rubber ball
uses heat and pressure to ease tension
in the back, shoulders, neck and even
the feet, he explains. “It’s the world’s
first heatable ball. You put it in the
microwave for 50 seconds, and it
generates one hour of heat.”
He advises placing the Acuball on
the shoulder or back or any area of
pain and tension. “My mother sleeps
with it every night to release her hip.
It’s great, because there’s no medica-
Cohen notes that the Acuball,
which has been on the market for
two years, is being used in rehabili-
tation clinics, hospitals and yoga and
“The reason hospitals like it is
that they give it to the patient so
that when they’re at home they can
release some of the tightness in the
muscles and joints. The muscles and
joints contract after the surgery as
the body responds to the trauma,”
“Today it’s about patient empow-
erment. Pain can motivate people to
get active in their own healing.”
In his own practice, he finds that
people who practise self- healing
need less clinical treatment. “It
reduces patient visits by about 50
Ted Grosberg, 65, who has been Cohen’s patient for about a
year, says he has always been open to Eastern medicine practices
such as acupuncture. He initially sought chiropractic treatment for
a neck injury. After Cohen did some adjustments to alleviate the
discomfort in Grosberg’s neck, he addressed other long-standing
areas of pain.
Grosberg says he finds Cohen’s technique of focusing on one
specific problem area at a time very effective. “He spends a lot
of time identifying the area of pain and works on those muscles.
He’ll only do two or three adjustments at a time.”
Grosberg says that between clinic visits, he uses the Acuball.
“I get great results in a few minutes. It’s like a massage or strong
accupressure. It’s an excellent release.”
He is among many fans of the Acuball. The device is also
used by Richard Branson of Virgin Records fame, Canadian
singer Sarah McLachlan, players in the National Hockey League
and National Basketball Association, and dancers in the National
Ballet of Canada, including the company’s artistic director,
former prima ballerina Karen Kain.
For Cohen, the growing popularity of the Acuball supports
his belief in the importance of self-healing for both acute and
“How many thousands of people are out there that don’t
realize that they have the power to help themselves?”
For information on the Acuball go to wwwacuball.com.
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To Your Health
Conscious creation brings joy and fulfilment
By DORA NUDELMAN next to it. know that you, tially became something that controlled her.
Special to The CJN So what’s and only you, Robotically, she had been reacting to situ-
the alterna- decide what ations and people. She was blaming others
hat is conscious creation? Well, tive? you think at for making her feel unhealthy and stressed.
the easiest way to explain it is by It’s con- any given In the 10-step protocol I use in my
talking about what it’s not – it’s scious creation: moment. You practice, one of the steps includes taking re-
not what I like to call robotic creation. it happens know that sponsibility. This step is crucial in the con-
In robotic creation, you go about your day when you un- being reactive scious creation process because it is only
allowing people and circumstances to push derstand the only gives your when we take responsibility that we can start
your buttons. You get angry at the incom- role you play power away to to create the reality that we want.
petence of the mail delivery person or the in your own others. So in coaching my client through this
checkout clerk at the grocery store, the guy life. You are A client step, I helped her realize that she controlled
who seemingly cut you off on the road, your willing to take came to me her own thoughts, that other people weren’t
friend or business associate for not returning responsibility with stress- making her feel anything. She was making
your call, your spouse for not appreciating for whatever related issues. herself sick, unhappy, irritated and angry
the hard work you put into the family. You comes into your She was because she was choosing to respond in this
get upset when someone tells you you’re too life because feeling ir- way.
short, too fat, too blonde, too intelligent – too you know that ritable and She thought the only way to be happy
this and too that. you created dissatisfied, was if others changed in accordance with her
Basically then, robotic creation is allowing it somehow mainly with expectations. What she came to realize was
people and circumstances outside of you to within your her health and that it was up to her to change from within
control how you feel on the inside. Subse- own conscious- her inability to and that this was the only way to see changes
quently, you create for yourself a life of pain, ness. Because communicate from without. In practising her tools and ex-
heartache, tension, stress, anger, frustration, of this, you effectively ercises, she noticed that as she became calmer
depression, and the list unfortunately goes on always choose with others. and more content, her environment started
and on. to be happy, to Her primary to change as well. By releasing the need to
So robotic creation doesn’t sound very forgive rather issue was that control others, she gained more control over
productive, does it? Think about it: if you can than resent, to she had an in- herself and her surroundings.
co-create your life through your conscious- appreciate rather than begrudge. cessant need to control everyone and every- So now it’s time for you to decide. Will
ness, feelings and actions, then why would Conscious creation involves an aware- thing in her life. She wanted everything to you choose robotic creation, filled with pain
you choose to create a robotic, miserable ness of consciousness. You intentionally be according to her own agenda. If it wasn’t, and hardship? Or will you choose conscious
life? It’s like choosing an expired carton of make choices that come from the highest she would get irritated, snappy and physi- creation, filled with infinite joy and fulfil-
eggs when there’s a fresh one sitting right part of you rather than from your ego. You cally sick. This need to control others essen- ment? It’s your choice.
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To Your Health
A healthy body requires healthy feet
By ADAM MICHAEL SEGAL Alan Silverstein, a Toronto-based podiatrist. Monitoring deformities, have
Special to The CJN “And one of the keys to good foot health is and cutting your the potential to
inspecting your feet on a regular basis.” nails diligently is decrease pain in
ave you ever given thought to the Silverstein notes that during an inspection, also an important your feet and po-
amount of time you spend standing you should check for such things as sores, part of proper foot tentially in other
on your feet each day? cracks, redness and the temperature. hygiene. parts of the body,
Between work, home and leisure, the steps Dry skin, tingling, numbness and discolor- Be sure to including your
you log on your heels and toes really add up. ation are also symptoms to watch out for. cut your toenails lower back, knee
To help you stay mobile and prevent all Proper foot care also involves keeping straight across to and hips.
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proper foot care is very important. good quality shoes. snip them too to prevent a
“With good foot health, people tend to It’s best to bathe your feet with a mild soap short. deformed foot
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February 5, 2009 The Canadian Jewish news cjnews.com T Page 23
Coast to Coast
Winnipeg seniors centre restricts public forums
By MYRON LOVE “When we applied to Gwen Secter, we informed them of She said that UJPO brought a new North End Jewish Folk
Prairies Correspondent our various activities, explaining that our main programs over Choir to the centre, as well as an annual Warsaw Ghetto
the years were a series of monthly public forums on a variety memorial program, both of which Gwen Secter agreed to
WINNIPEG — In a move to keep out a Jewish group that’s of subjects, including Jewish cultural topics, health issues, co-sponsor. UJPO members also joined the centre and partici-
critical of Israel, a Jewish seniors centre here has barred any aboriginal affairs, Canadian politics – federal, provincial and pated in its programs.
public forums except those sponsored by the centre itself or its city – as well as forums on Israel.” Usiskin was on vacation and not available to comment
owner, the National Council of Jewish Women. Usiskin said UJPO’s forums are educational. “Information directly for this article.
The Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, a north Winnipeg and ideas are exchanged,” she wrote. “No one is prevented Rose Aziman, president of National Council of Jewish
seniors centre that celebrated its 25th anniversary last spring, from giving his or her views and discussion is encouraged. The Women in Winnipeg, and representatives from the centre
instituted the new policy Dec. 18. tradition of the Jewish people is to engage in scholarly debate declined to comment on the situation.
The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) – a left-wing and critical inquiry. Our history and traditions have taught us to But Gwen Secter co-president Menorah Waldman has
secular humanist organization founded in 1926 that’s highly pursue the cause of social justice and human rights, excluding resigned from her position to protest the new policy.
critical of Israel and had been holding programs at the centre no one. That is the history of the Jews in Winnipeg whose par- “I believe that all facets of the Jewish community should be
since 2005 – claims the new policy is intended primarily to ticipation in the struggle for what is right for all is legendary.” welcomed at the centre,” Waldman said.
keep out its political programs.
UJPO’s dispute with Gwen Secter began in late May 2007
and relate to a forum on Israel planned for early June, UJPO’s
president, Roz Usiskin, said in a letter to the Jewish Post and
News in Winnipeg. The subject was to be Israel’s war with
Hezbollah in 2006.
“On May 26 ,” she wrote, “after publicity was under-
way, we received a phone call from Gwen Secter staff that the
UJPO forum on Israel could not be held on their premises. In
a subsequent letter dated June 7, ’08, [Gwen Secter] stated that
their decision was made ‘after it was brought to our attention
about the controversial nature of the discussion and the poten-
tial for criticism of the State of Israel.’”
In a letter of response on June 28, UJPO suggested that in
future, in order to avoid difficulties, the Gwen Secter Centre
might consider a disclaimer policy for renters, stating that the
centre isn’t responsible for the views expressed by the renters
or their speakers.
“This policy is common practice in the media and in public
buildings,” Usiskin said. “This proposal appeared to resolve
However, in a letter on Aug. 28, 2008, the Gwen Secter
board wrote that UJPO public forums can no longer be held in
the Gwen Secter Centre building.
When UJPO members asked for an explanation, they
received a second letter from the Gwen Secter board, on Sept.
18, stating that there had been phone calls from prominent
members of the Jewish community in Winnipeg strongly
objecting to UJPO being permitted to hold public discussion
forums in the building owned by the National Council of
Jewish Women (NCJW).
As well, the community members suggested that the nature
of UJPO’s discussions casts aspersions on Israel and, therefore,
may be contrary to NCJW’s goals and ideals.
The community members also said the disclaimer about
the opinions of groups that meet in the facility wasn’t satisfac-
“Opinions about the actions of the Israeli government are
not monolithic within this community,” Usiskin wrote in her
letter to the Post.
“We feel that this decision by the Gwen Secter is part of
an effort to prevent alternative viewpoints, to stifle debate and
control discussion on important issues that matter to Jews here
and in Israel. We believe that the exchange of views strength-
ens a community… This decision casts a negative light on the
Gwen Secter board and the ‘prominent’ people who pressured
the board. It harms our institutions and community and stifles
The leftist group is now seeking another venue for its
activities and hopes to continue its work in the city’s north end,
UJPO springs from Winnipeg’s Jewish socialist/Communist
tradition. For many years, the leftist organization held all its
public forums and other activities at the Na’amat Hall on north
Main Street, several blocks north of the Gwen Secter Centre.
In the fall of 2005, after Na’amat’s decision to leave its rent-
ed premises and move to a smaller office, UJPO approached
the centre about holding its programs there.
“Our membership was growing,” Usiskin said in her letter.
“We decided to move our activities to the Gwen Secter Centre
to benefit from their larger and better facilities.
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from a once - lavish lifestyle
By SHERI SHEFA working since he was 15, he never saved “I’d say the most valuable lesson I’ve the account. The TFSA is not meant to
Staff Reporter a penny. learned is that there is no such thing as replace the RRSP, but rather to compli-
“I met a friend at school who had a silly question… Some of the reasons ment it. The RRSP is meant to help you
t has taken me 28 years to learn managed to save more than $50,000, and why I didn’t start making proper financial plan for retirement, while the TFSA is
the value of a dollar,” wrote at the same time, I had managed to save decisions and start thinking about it was designed to help you plan for life’s big
Adam Goodman in his personal nothing,” Goodman recalled. because I was scared of asking why. purchases.”
finance guide, Following the Goods: Fi- He said learning about financial man- I was scared of finding out the It is also important for
nancial Management for the Young and agement wasn’t part of the curriculum answer,” Goodman said. people to set financial
Ambitious, which he hopes will help stu- when he was growing up, and he didn’t He decided to share goals for themselves,
dents and young professionals learn from have regular conversations about money his newfound wisdom Goodman said.
his money-managing mistakes. with his parents. with other young adults “Let’s say you’re
“When I think of all the money I’ve “It is kind of ironic that both my through his book, which 19 years old and
wasted, I finally realize that if I had done parents are involved in the financial ser- offers advice about per- you’re graduating
things differently, I probably wouldn’t vices in one way or another, but they sonal financial manage- from school in one
be living in my mom’s basement right never actually sat me down and had an ment through his life or two years, and you
now, asking my parents to help me lease in-depth conversation with me. Everyone experiences. think, ‘I want to buy
a car.” just thought I would pick it up.” Although Canadians a house one day.’ You
The 29-year-old Schu- He said that since he started are suffering through a have to start planning
lich School of Business working as a teen, his cash flow recession right now for the for it. You need a down
graduate, who grew was never an issue. unforeseeable future, the advice payment.”
up in the affluent “I was always making good he would give today is that exact same Regardless of whether you put five
suburb of Thorn- money doing whatever I was advice he would give two years ago. per cent or 25 per cent down on a house,
hill and currently doing, whether it was in the “Create a budget and stick with it. No it’ll still be in the tens of thousands of
works in the tele- dot-com boom days or before matter what you do, you have to have a dollars, he added.
communications that in high school working budget because… it will help you allo- Parents can also help their children
industry, said he part time.” cate your money to help you save, so that start on a road to a healthy financial future
got the idea for He said when he was 19, you’re not spending 100 per cent or 150 by starting a conversation with their kids
the book, which working at the tail end of per cent of what you make,” Goodman at an early age.
is self-published, the dot-com boom, he was said. “Even if it’s setting up a bank account
when he real- making more than $100,000 “Even if you’re buying a Starbuck’s and putting in $5 a month, which my
ized that although a year. [coffee] a day for example, it is important parents did do when I was younger, make
he had been “But I didn’t have a concept to include that in your budget, because it sure that you continue that conversation
of saving because my parents could add up to more than $500 for the into their teens.”
Adam weren’t looking into my bank year.” Goodman said that while saving
account and they never saw He said it is important to start saving money is important, people also need to
whether I had money or not.” early and as soon as possible. find a balance between saving and spend-
Goodman said he “Regardless of whether you are eight ing.
would blow his money years old, 20 years old or 45 years old, “There is a balance there. It is not
on clothes, expensive if you haven’t started saving, start now about saving all your money, and it’s
dinners and electronics. because the sooner you start saving, the not about spending all your money. It’s
“I made a lot of silly more it will grow.” finding an equal balance and enjoying life
decisions. Probably one Another important tip, Goodman said, and managing finances.”
of the worst is that I is to pay yourself first before you pay For more information
owned a car for only three months.” your creditors. about Goodman’s book, visit
He said he bought a sports car, a “Just make sure that you pay yourself www.followingthegoods.com.
Honda Prelude, and within three months, 10 per cent of what you make and put
he traded it in for a Ford Explorer. that into savings,” he said, adding that it
“I rolled the loss I took on [the doesn’t matter whether the 10 per cent
Prelude] into another car loan.” goes into a savings account or an RRSP.
He said that although he was able “If you don’t pay yourself now, you
to complete an undergraduate program never will.”
debt free, he didn’t manage to save any An excerpt from Goodman’s book
money, and he was forced to rack up a reveals that as of this year, the Cana-
$60,000 debt taking loans for graduate dian government implemented the Tax-
school. Free Savings Account (TFSA).
A meeting with a fellow grad student, “This is a new type of
one who was two years younger than savings vehicle which
he was and yet still managed to save will help individuals
$50,000, inspired him to educate himself who contribute to the
about financial management by reading TFSA grow their savings
books and speaking to professionals. tax-free throughout the lifetime of
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Health & Lifestyles
One per cent of inspiration
goes a long way
You know the expression, “It’s one to be “in your bliss writing what you
per cent inspiration and 99 per cent believe and trust that it will all unfold
perspiration”? as it should.” My personal favourite
Well, normally I would focus on principle is Don’t Die Wondering. It
the 99 per cent perspiration and how it is one of my favourites because it sug-
takes a lot of hard work, gests that if we stay in
commitment, focus and action, we will never be
energy to make things Life full of regrets that we
happen. And there is no Coach didn’t follow our ulti-
question that it all begins
with hard work and, for Corner mate calling. life of sim-
lack of a better word, Judy plicity is another one of
“perspiration.” But for Siblin-Librach the principles in Dyer’s
the purposes of this col- book. His theory is that
umn, I want to focus on the word by simplifying your life, you will make
“inspiration,” because that’s where the way for more peace, love and joy, and Congratulations to Albert & Gloria Barris Mazel tov to Lily Polon on the occasion of your
most joy, happiness and meaningful ultimately by using 12 tools, you will on the occasion of their 65th wedding 95th birthday. With love from your children,
living all begin. be able to hear the call of inspiration. anniversary. Mazel tov from your grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
loving and proud family.
Inspiration. What does it mean to The 12 tools are:
be inspired and to live and an inspired • unclutter your life;
life? Well, according to Dr. Wayne • clear your calendar of unwanted and
W. Dyer, in his book Inspiration: unnecessary activities;
Your Ultimate Calling, “when you • be sure to keep some time free;
are inspired… dormant forces, facul- • make time for meditation and yoga;
ties and talents become alive, and • return to the simplicity of nature;
you discover yourself to be a greater • learn to put distance between you and
person than you ever dreamed yourself your critics;
to be.” • make time for play;
Also, when you are inspired, “your • look after your health;
mind transcends limitations,” an • slow down;
important concept that means you can • do everything you can to eliminate Happy birthday, Mazel tov to Mark & Marcie on the
achieve things you never thought pos- debt; Mr. Avrom Gross, from all your friends. birth of their third child,
sible. • don’t make money your guiding Ari Noam Goldberg,
Where a lot of people get stuck is principle; baby brother to Mayan and Elan.
they don’t know where to begin. One • and always remember your spirit. As featured on
of Dyer’s theories is that “sharing In another fabulous book called A
is inspiration,” meaning we have to Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers
become the kind of person who is more will Rule the Future, the very popular
interested in sharing than in receiv- Daniel H. Pink talks about creating
ing, and by doing so, we move closer an inspiration board. He says, “When
toward inspiration. you’re working on a project, empty
He writes: “I speak here of an inner your bulletin board and turn it into an
transformation in which extending love inspiration board. Each time you see
outward is our predominant disposi- something that you find compelling – a
tion. This can take the form of a silent photo, a piece of fabric, the page of a
blessing toward someone we may have magazine – tack it to the board. Before
previously judged, a loving greeting, long, you’ll start seeing connections
a kind remark, or a thought wishing between the images that will enliven
the highest good for all concerned. As and expand your work.”
simple as it sounds, this is the ultimate Find inspiring people to study and
impetus for feeling inspired.” to be around and, also, you be an inspi- Mazel tov on the first anniversary of Mazel tov on the engagement
A great way to become inspired is ration to others. But mostly, inspiration Ephraim Hoffman & Lori Motola. of Meir Lipschitz & Jordy Bregman.
to find a quiet corner, meditate, breathe comes when you are not racing around
and just be still. Also, it’s very impor- and when you are quiet. In Eckhart
tant to stay open to all the possibilities Tolle’s Stillness Speaks, he writes,
and begin with the end in mind, mean- “True intelligence operates silently.
ing as Dyer says, “the answer to ‘how’ Stillness is where creativity and solu-
is ‘yes.’ You may never know exactly tions are found.”
how you are going to accomplish the What inspires you? Who are you
feeling of inspiration, but by saying inspired by? What do you do to become
yes! to life and to all that calls you, the and stay inspired? I would love to hear
‘how’ will take care of itself.” your thoughts on inspiration, and I
Dyer talks about the principles that hope you stay in touch with the still-
will lead you to a more inspired life. ness within you, because that’s the Mazel tov on the marriage
Mazel tov to Ruchi & Moishi Neumann
They include Being Independent of the way you will ultimately reconnect with of Isaac Shaer & Cheryl Aziz.
on the birth of a baby boy.
Good Opinion of Others and Staying yourself.
Detached from the Outcome, which Judy Siblin-Librach is an Adler-trained SEND U S YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE!!
means, for example, to write the book coach. Website: www.findingyourbliss. Send us your digital photo along with 25 words.
not so it will be a bestseller, but just com; e-mail: email@example.com Just go to WWW.CJNEWS.COM
and click the Family Moments banner!
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ChrisTie BlaTChFord Modern orThodoxy David Freudenstein teaching with the film Rape of Europa. 2
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David Schaeffer speaks about of Hebrew University. Sunday, the party room. Reserve, 416-636- negotiator Aaron J. Sarna; and
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Continued from page 26 Feb. 15, Dr. David Pelcovitz on 4600 Bathurst St. #325. www.jias- @mnjcc.org and games. For beginners and
“Children and Trauma: Talking to toronto.org. To register, volunteer, Earl Bales Seniors Club In The native Hebrew speakers. Mondays,
Wednesday, Feb. 11 Children About Loss and Terrorism or for more information on these Park. Casino Rama, Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. Begins Jan. 19.
in Israel” at BAYT; Feb. 22, Steven programs, call 416-630-6481. Feb. 11; Movie Day, Thursday, Feb. “Shabbat Club”: Children three to
Dream, vision, Future Fine on “Is the Vatican Hiding the Telephone Language Compan- 19, 1 p.m. Call Tuesday-Thursday 9 five years sing, tell stories, make
Join D.A.N.I., which develops Temple Menorah?” at Shaarei Sho- ions. Volunteers needed to practise a.m.-1 p.m. 416-395-7881. challah, play games. Fridays, 9:45-
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Jewish young adults with physi- 1, rabbi Benjamin Blech on phone from home. Call Lea, ext. bernarD betel Centre
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MileS S. nadal JCC
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Rd. Presentation by Lea Ellen- limmuD returns Feb. 15 Homework Club. Volunteer Wellness Lecture: “Preparing for “New Jewish Feminism: Are
bogen. All welcome. RSVP, 905- A festival of Jewish learning tutors needed for middle and high an Emergency.” Thursday, Feb. 12, We Done?” with rabbi Elyse
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Shaar Shalom Synagogue’s Tod- entertaininG seniors Jewish Family & Child Service. Feb. 19, 3-4 p.m. Sing and dance sion with amir Gissin, consul
dlers Music Club, ages up to five, The Entertainers of the Wagman 4600 Bathurst St. Information/reg- with the George Grosman Band. general of Israel, Sunday, Feb. 8,
runs Thursdays, Feb. 12-March Centre, senior men and women who istration 416-638-7800 or www. Reserve by Feb. 13 at ext. 2267. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $9, includes a
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tration, email@example.com or tals, are looking for new members Living With Teens: Six sessions Cooking With Itka: Moroccan
905-886-4975. who love to sing, can attend re- on parenting adolescents without Bathurst Jewish Community Cuisine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 7-9:30
hearsals every Tuesday afternoon losing your cool. Begins Thurs- Centre and Koffler Centre of the p.m. $18. Info, Ilana hirt, Jewish-
TarEk FaTah SPEakS and participate in performances day, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at Stephen Arts, 4588 Bathurst St. 416-636- firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 154.
The Speakers Action Group and throughout the summer. For an Lewis Secondary School. 1880 or www.bjcc.ca. “Mystics, Medics and Mer-
the Canadian Jewish Civil Rights audition, call 416-785-2500, ext. One Family, Two Homes: Three “My Hebrew Picnic”: Enjoy chants”: Paintings by Myriam
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founder of the Muslim Canadian J o i n O n e F a m i l y F u n d ’s appropriate groups. Thursdays, kosChitzkYs to reCeive CJC aWarD: Canadian
Congress, and Salim Mansur, of Women’s Solidarity Trip to Israel Feb. 12-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Lipa Jewish Congress has announced that Julia and henry koschitzky are
University of Western Ontario. May 21-31. Meet with victims of Green Building. the recipients of
Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Ontario terror and show support for Israel. this year’s samuel
Bar Association, 20 Toronto St. email@example.com; 416-644- For SeniorS bronfman medal,
$20. By reservation only. www. 4955 to be awarded at
speakersaction.com or 416-966- B e t h Ti k v a h F r i e n d s h i p CJC’s 90th anni-
0722 hu: Call For papers Group hosts Diana Mingail versary plenary
Hebrew University will host presenting her latest DVD, From assembly on may
Joseph anD esther an international conference for Abraham to Sadam, the story of 31. the medal,
rachel adelman, of MaTaN, research on Hebrew language and the Jews of Iraq. Thursday, Feb. named after its
Jerusalem, speaks on “Scepters, methods of teaching Hebrew as a 12, 2-4 p.m. $5, non-members. All first recipient, is
Signet Rings and Masks: Joseph second language, July 27-28, in welcome. awarded to persons
and Esther in the Imperial Court.” Jerusalem. Proposals for lectures, active Seniors at the Miles who have rendered
She explores parallel stories and workshops or posters must be sub- Nadal JCC: Join an inter-gener- distinguished
roles of Joseph and Esther in the mitted by March 1. Website: over- ational program and lunch with service to the
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day, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. at Shaarei 416-924-6211, ext. 155, or phyllisf community.
Shomayim Congregation. 416- volunteers neeDeD
789-3213 The Bernard Betel Centre for
Creative Living needs male volun-
hebreW Course teers to visit isolated male seniors
Beth Emeth Synagogue offers a – takes one to two hours a week on
free Hebrew course for those who the day that best suits you – and
can read Hebrew slowly and want volunteers to assist in the computer
practise reading and understanding lab 9 a.m.-4 p.m. General computer
every day and Shabbat prayers. Six knowledge is required to assist the
sessions. Begins Thursday, Feb. 12, teacher with Windows, Excel and
8 p.m. Register, 416-633-3838. Internet applications. Info, Naomi
Ziegler, 416-225-2112, ext.127, or
loDzer DanCe firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lodzer Centre Congrega- Baycrest needs volunteers to
tion hosts a dance with Go Freddy friendly visit, assist with programs,
Go playing music of the 1950s and help in offices and support our
’60s. Saturday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $25. Baycrest community. Hours can be
Tickets, 416-636-6665. flexible. Call 416-785-2500, ext.
2572, to set up a volunteer orienta-
Yu kollel Yom rishon tion.
Yeshiva University Kollel Yom
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offers three mornings of study. Jewish Immigrant Aid Services,
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Advocate for disabled
led way for others
The Hon. Sydney Harris, Jan 17/09 3303 Don Mills Rd Dime, Samuel Pearson Jan. 15/09 95 Baycrest Ave
By CAROLYN BLACKMAN
Sipper, Reta Jan. 17/09 784 Centre St Staff Reporter
Morton Stern Jan 19/09 27 Glenayr Rd
Kaplan, Benjamin Jan. 18/09 7601 Bathurst St
Leonard Katz Jan 17/09 642 Sheppard Ave E Moskose, Hanna Jan. 19/09 11 McMorran Cres Mona Winberg, who was born with cerebral palsy, will
Ethel Listgarten Jan 18/09 57 Weeping Willow Ln Goldberg, William Jan. 19/09 3276 St. Clair Ave. E
be remembered as one of the first people with a disability to
Cohen, Morton Mayer Jan. 20/09 100 Canyon Ave
Abraham Kliger Jan 18/09 10 Senlac Rd Bleet, Clara Rebecca Jan. 21/09 Private become a spokesperson for the disabled.
Mary Wolfe Jan 18/09 21 Shallmar Blvd Klein, Viktor Jan. 21/09 Winberg, 76, died late last month after a two-week battle
Safran, Sheldon Jan. 20/09 Las Vegas with pneumonia.
Mona Winberg Jan 19/09 55 Ellerslie Ave
Jacobs, Sally Jan. 22/09 140 Charlton Blvd
William Meider Jan 18/09 3174 Bathurst St Sigal-Kelman, Patricia Jan. 23/09 34 Carscadden Dr
In a eulogy, nephew Sidney Troister said that when
Jack Rotberg Jan 20/09 5 Breen Cres Alterman, Mikhail Jan. 23/09 Private Winberg was born, her mother, Sarah, was told that her
Gliksman, Alicia Jan. 23/09 Private daughter would never walk or talk, and that she should be
Don Lyons Jan 20/09 86 Hillmount Ave Dor, Alexander Jan. 24/09 7420 Bathurst St institutionalized.
Josef Ijaky Jan 21/09 88 Erskine Ave Goodman, Ruth R. Jan. 23/09 6 Clareville Cres “Way ahead of her time, Mona’s mother refused to [listen]
Starr, Doris Jan. 24/09 3560 Bathurst St
Victor Topper Jan 21/09 5 Hearthstone Cres to the doctor’s opinion. [Mona] was loved and cared for at
Friedman, Rosa Jan. 21/09 26 Marathon Ave
Flora Litvak Jan 21/09 66 Collier St Gordon, Riva Jan. 25/09 Private home by her parents, and treated as much as possible like
Molly Willer Jan 21/09 3560 Bathurst St Feldman,De Jong, Elisabeth Jan. 24/09 4001 Bayview Ave any other kid.”
Anita Lubetzki Jan 22/09 784 Centre St Troister said that although she had severely limited speech,
The family of the late mobility and hearing, Winberg went to school, wrote in a
Michael Tsapovsky Jan 22/09 651 Via Romano Blvd
newsletter for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, and
Pauline Wolfman Jan 23/09 40 Old English Ln Morton (Morty) Mayer Cohen k”z went on to become the first person with a disability to be
Joshua Segal Jan 22/09 133 Torresdale Ave elected president of the federation.
would like to express our heartfelt and
Bessie Resnick Jan 22/09 551 Conlins Rd deepest appreciation to our Although it was difficult for her to be understood, he said,
Wolf Justein Jan 23/09 1 Clark Ave W family, friends and the entire community Winberg lobbied for Wheel Trans and accessibility, and she
Ron Toufar Jan 16/09 1260 Marlborough Crt for all their expressions of kindness and support spoke to architects about accommodating people with dis-
Josie Sidenberg Jan 23/09 306 Finch Ave E during our time of sorrow. abilities.
In 1986, Winberg approached the Toronto Sun about
Sheldon Altman Jan 23/09 65 Skymark Dr Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. writing a column that addressed the needs of disabled people,
Dorothy Arlove Schwartz Jan 24/09 3560 Bathurst St
and for 10 years, wrote Disabled Today for the Sunday Sun.
Arthur Gryfe Jan 23/09 14 Cartwheel Millway “With her lack of control over her hands, it took Mona two
Nina Ayzenberg Jan 24/09 262 Ridley Blvd. In loving memory of full days just to type one of the columns,” Troister said.
In her first column, he said, Mona wrote that “disabled
Devora (Granek) Starr k”z people are neither larger-than-life heroes, nor pathetic objects
of pity. We possess strengths and weaknesses, hopes and
who passed away January 25, 2009. fears, capabilities and limitations, just like everyone else.”
Troister said that in recognition of her work, Winberg
Sarah Bihari Jan 21/09 5935 Bathurst Street She is sadly missed by all her loved ones. received the King Clancy Award and the Fred Gardiner
Benny Giterman Jan 24/09 7460 Bathurst St. Award, and was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame. In
Lillian Granek (sister) 2002, she was awarded the Order of Canada by then-governor
general Adrienne Clarkson in Ottawa.
“Throughout her adult life, Mona was a inspiration to
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February 5, 2009 THE CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS cjnews.com T Page 29
Israel & the Jewish World
Venezuelan synagogue attack cause of concern
By MARCY OSTER The same shul was vandalized early last month. The Is- of hatred of the Jewish people escalate into an attack, more
JTA raeli embassy was also vandalized. A Jewish community
centre was raided in 2007 in a search for illegal weapons.
CARACAS — International Jewish groups expressed con- None were found.
Authors & Poets
reminiscent of Nazi Germany in 1938, than a democracy in
2009. The fact that the members of this synagogue stayed
away from services this Friday night out of fear that the anti-
The CJN is pleased to announce its
cern after an attack on a Caracas synagogue and blamed Ven- Chavez’s government decried the attack, the Times re- Israel campaign had generated says it all.”
ezuelan President Hugo Chavez for creat-
ing an atmosphere of hate in his country.
Chavez and local media had been
B’nai Brith International has asked the U.S. State Depart-
ment to investigate the attack.
Up to 15 people attacked the Tiferet increasingly critical of Israel during the Literary Supplement
“This has got to stop,” said B’nai Brith executive vice-
Israel Sephardi synagogue late last Friday previous week. president Daniel Mariaschin. “It is unacceptable for a govern-
night, throwing Torah scrolls on the floor “The total disrespect of a Jewish house We incite hatred. Chavez has cultivated an original
ment to invite our readers to submit unpublished,environment
and damaging some, according to reports. of worship reflects the escalating climate works of fiction or poetry that explore Jewish Jews.”
where his followers feel comfortable threatening themes.
They also painted epithets such as “death of hostility towards Jews in Venezuela,” Stories should not exceed 2,000 words.
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defama-
to the Jews” on the synagogue’s walls. said David Harris, executive director of We must receive Chavez to protect his country’s Jewish
tion League, urged your submissions no later than Friday,
The synagogue’s guard was held at the American Jewish Committee. March 12. E-mail submissions are preferred, but works
community. “Sadly, this is not a random event in Venezuela.
gunpoint and was found on the floor of Harris added: “There are strong in- can also be sent the atmosphere of to our office.
It is directly related to by mail or brought anti-Jewish intimi-
the building by members on Saturday dications that what we are witnessing is E-mail: email@example.com. Chavez and his government
dation promoted by President Mail: 1500 Don Mills Rd.,
morning, the Jerusalem Post reported. a state-sponsored campaign of anti-Se- Suite 205, Toronto, Ont., M3B 3K4.
apparatus,” Foxman said.
It’s not the first such attack on Jewish mitic persecution, spurred by both Ven- Submissions will not “must ensure that his government
Chavez, Foxman said,be returned. Only writers whose
institutions in the country, which broke ezuela’s alliance with the Iranian regime work is the perpetrators to justice.”
quickly brings chosen for publication will be contacted.
off diplomatic relations with Israel over and the surge of anti-Israel rhetoric dur-
the Gaza military operation, the New ing the recent conflict between Israel and
York Times reported. In response, Israel
expelled the Venezuelan envoy and his
Harris called on the international CJN Purim Art Contest
embassy staff last week. Hugo Chavez community to declare its solidarity with
“The response of the State of Israel is Venezuela’s Jewish community. It’s time again for our annual Purim Art Contest.
weak, late and in any case for us it’s an honor,” Venezuelan The Simon Wiesenthal Center also blamed Chavez’s
Who can enter: Children in grades 1 to 6 inclusive are eli-
Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro told the Al-Jazeera news demonization of Israel and the Jewish community as the
gible. The children of CJN employees are not eligible.
network about the expulsion. “We’re proud that the State of catalyst for the shul attack and called on world leaders to
Israel that exists today, led by these criminals, made this de- denounce it. Prizes: The judges will choose one drawing from two dif-
cision.” “This was no mere hate crime from the margins of society, ferent students in each grade. These “winning” drawings
but a reflection of President Chavez’s campaign to demonize will be published in The CJN’s 2009 Purim Poster. In addi-
Turkey shul set ablaze Israel and her supporters,” said rabbis Marvin Hier, the cen-
tre’s founder and dean, and Abraham Cooper, its associate
tion, each of the 12 children whose drawings have been
selected will receive a cheque for $25.
dean, in a statement. “It is frightening to watch the inevitable
By YOAV STERN
consequences of Iran’s chief ally in the Americas promotion How to enter: You may submit as many drawings as you
Ha’aretz Daily Newspapers Ltd.
want. However, they should not be too small nor too large.
Please paint or draw bright, bold, colourful pictures. You
Vandals set a synagogue in northwest Turkey ablaze on RABBI POSITION AVAILABLE may use markers, crayons, paint or pencils. Please send us
Sunday, sources within the Turkish Jewish community have your name, address, phone number, age and grade along
reported. Congregation Agudath Achim, founded in 1904, with your drawings.
No one was apparently wounded in the attack, which took an unaffiliated, traditional congregation in Little
place in the city of Bursa. The extent of property damage has You may mail or deliver your drawings to: CJN
Rock, Arkansas, seeks a dynamic Rabbi. We
yet to be fully assessed. Community Contests, The Canadian Jewish News, 1500
The incident came amid a rift between Israel and Turkey are a congregation of 80 families, with mixed Don Mills Road, Suite 205, Toronto, Ont., M3B 3K4. If you
that was sparked by fierce Turkish censure of Israel’s offen- seating in our sanctuary. The Rabbi we seek want us to return the pictures to you, please provide a
sive against Hamas in Gaza. must be able to attract members based stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, we will be
The synagogue is not currently in use for daily prayer, on teaching quality, spiritual leadership and unable to do so.
since it was shut after the city’s Jewish community shrank community interaction. We need a Rabbi who
over the past few decades. The contest closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. We
can invigorate and lead the congregation in its will undoubtedly receive many wonderful submissions
Sunday’s attack was the first such incident to take place
in Turkey following Israel’s campaign in Gaza, which ended
second century. Our Rabbi must be able and from children all across the country. But only 12 of the
willing to conduct all Shabbat and holiday drawings will be chosen as the “winners.” The judges will
about three weeks ago. base their decisions on a number of factors such as: the use
The operation triggered a spate of anti-Semitic attacks services, including the reading of the Torah, and
of colour, the imaginative quality of the drawing and the
across the world, most recently the vandalizing of a syna- have demonstrated ritual skills in all life-cycle way it tells an aspect of the story of Purim. The judges’
gogue in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, late on Friday night. events. A smicha from a recognized rabbinic decisions will be final. The chances of winning depend
Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, meanwhile, on institution is required. A combined salary and upon the number and quality of submissions received.
Sunday warned the cabinet against deepening the schism benefit package between $80,000 and $100,000
with Turkey, a key ally of Israel. How the winner will be announced: The children whose
“[I’m] very concerned by the behaviour in public on the
(USD) is available, based on experience. pictures are chosen will be notified by telephone before the
subject of Turkey,” Olmert said. “Our relations with Turkey start of Shabbat on Friday, February 20, 2009.
are important, and I recommend that we don’t intensify our Please send résumé to
statements on the subject.” Rabbinic Search Committee When the prizes will be awarded: The “winning” pictures
But Olmert added, despite his warning, that Turkey was Congregation Agudath Achim will be published in The CJN of March 5, 2009. Have fun
and good luck.
“not exempt from domestic considerations… being a Mus- 7901 West 5th St.
lim state on the eve of elections.” Little Rock, AR 72205 Any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of a prize in this contest may
be submitted to the Régie des Loteries et courses du Québec.
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Israel & the Jewish World
Canadians play key roles at WJC plenary
By RON CSILLAG Canadians played prominent roles at the cent years.
Special to The CJN meeting. In one instance, as a resolution pro- “I don’t know any country
claiming the Diaspora’s solidarity with Israel that went through such an ex-
JERUSALEM — Delegates to the 13th ple- was about to be passed, with a section singling perience,” Peres said.
nary of the World Jewish Congress held here out the United States and Australia for their “So where is the dispropor-
last week left with a renewed solidarity with special support during the Gaza incursion, Ca- tion?”
Israel in the wake of the country’s military op- nadian Jewish Congress co-president Rabbi Contrary to charges that Is-
eration in Gaza. Reuven Bulka quickly rose to note Canada’s rael laid siege to Gaza, Peres
More than 400 delegates from 90 countries, “steadfast” support, too, adding that Canada’s said that from June 2007 on-
including 20 from Canada, came together for was the lone voice opposing a recent one-sided ward, Israel allowed 42,327
the two-day gathering to hear Israeli politicians United Nations resolution on the fighting. Can- trucks carrying 1.8 million
reaffirm their nation’s commitment to destroy- ada was added to the WJC resolution without tonnes of fuel and supplies
ing terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, but also to debate. into Gaza. “The whole story
listen to some delegates’ heart-rending tales of In his remarks, Israeli President Shimon of a siege is totally unfounded.
anti-Semitism that the Gaza fighting triggered Peres said he sought to correct “misunder- There was never a shortage of
in their countries. standings and misrepresentations” about the fuel… [or] food.”
Iran was also front and centre, as experts Gaza conflict. Peres referred to a stock-
issued dire warnings about the country’s im- Since 2000, there have been 5,792 Qassam pile, found in 2005, of weap- At the plenary CJC co-president Rabbi Reuven Bulka,
minent nuclear capabilities. rockets and 4,411 mortars fired from Gaza into ons smuggled into Gaza: left, chats with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
U.S. cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder was re- Israel, most of those since Israel quit the terri- 300,000 kilos of dynamite,
instated as the New York-based WJC’s presi- tory two years ago. The 20,000 or so overall 20,000 rockets, rifles, machine guns and pis- Rabbi Henry Sobel of Congregation Sao
dent, while Moshe Ronen of Canada was re- terrorist attacks coming from Gaza resulted in tols, and a half-million kilograms of ammuni- Paulo Israelite in Brazil was forthright. He
acclaimed as a vice-president. 842 civilians and 325 Israeli troops killed in re- tion. called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,
“When you fight terrorism, you can’t have who ejected Israel’s ambassador from his
a victory characteristic of conventional war be- country, an anti-Semite, and he noted a wor-
cause there is no uniform, no front, no army. rying trend of anti-Semitism across South
The only way we have to stop terrorism is to America.
hit terrorists hard.” Probably the best-received speaker was for-
He called Hamas “the greatest Arab prob- eign minister Tzipi Livni, the Kadima party’s
lem.” candidate for prime minister in the Feb. 10
Asked whether he thinks the terror group election. In a short, direct address, Livni, to
will continue attacking Israel, Peres said: wide applause, said that Israel is “not going to
“They won’t do it so quickly. I hope the les- show restraint anymore.”
son will serve as a deterrent.” (Two days later, An agreement with Hamas “is not an op-
Israeli aircraft struck at tunnels used for smug- tion. We need to change the rules of the game
gling goods and weapons on the border be- until they learn that the rules have changed and
tween Gaza and Egypt). the equation has changed,” she added.
In a short address, Likud leader and prime “We are not trying to avoid negotiations.
ministerial front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu We are trying to do it the right way.”
said he has “no doubt that ultimately, militant Canadians voted en bloc against two con-
Islam will lose the battle against modernity and troversial resolutions, which both passed. One
freedom. The question is, at what price?” dealt with the recent decision by Pope Bene-
He called for a broad alliance with Chris- dict to reverse the excommunication of a Brit-
tians and moderate Muslims against anti-Sem- ish bishop who openly denies the Holocaust.
itism and “the creed of hate.” It called on the pontiff to “strengthen and rein-
In his address, Lauder blasted the world’s force the achievements of Jewish-Catholic dia-
“double standard” in criticizing Israel’s Gaza logue thereby assisting to counter the adverse
operation. impression arising from the decision concern-
“How long would your governments wait ing Bishop [Richard] Williamson.”
if you were threatened, not just by words that Rabbi Bulka said the resolution missed the
promised your destruction, but by real rock- point. “To welcome back a Holocaust denier
ets?” he asked. “When I look at the double flies in the face of elementary decency and is a
standards the world applied to Jews, I come to travesty,” he told The CJN. “The Pope has to
the sad conclusion that with anti-Semitism, the make a clear statement addressing and redress-
best we can hope for is that it goes away for a ing the damage that this decision has caused.”
time.” The other resolution dealt with the followup
The anti-Semitism facing European Jews to the UN’s 2001 anti-racism conference,
“is as bad as it’s ever been,” but “we will de- known as Durban II, slated for later this year.
fend ourselves. We will not waver,” he said. Moments after Livni encouraged countries to
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who boycott Durban II, the measure called on Jew-
was well received, called the blow against Gaza ish communities around the world to pressure
the “toughest” ever carried out by the Jewish their governments to ensure that the conference
state. He said 150 tunnels used for arms smug- is not a replay of the 2001 parley, which de-
gling were destroyed, along with 250 buildings scended into a chorus of anti-Israel sentiment.
used by extremists and more than 100 rocket Failing that, the resolution encouraged govern-
launch pads. ments to stay away from the conference.
Barak, a former prime minister, said he Rabbi Bulka said the Canadian delegation
“strongly believes no other country would was “firmly behind the government of Cana-
have had such patience for so long” as Israel da,” which announced a year ago that it would
did. “We are not trigger-happy or looking for not attend Durban II. “They saw long before
wars,” he added. “I have been through too now where this sham is going. They have been
many to be looking for wars.” proven correct.”
Several delegates spoke of increased anti- “To suggest that one can minimize the rac-
Semitism in their countries. The envoy from ism and hate that will be present at the confer-
Turkey related that hundreds of thousands of ence is like saying that instead of much poison,
people in Istanbul attended an anti-Israel rally. we can settle for a little less poison.”
February 5, 2009 THE CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS cjnews.com T Page 31
Israel & the Jewish World
Schalit alive, Sarkozy says terror operative of the Global Jihad, the
Papal decision concerns After speaking with French President
Nicolas Sarkozy the father of captured
Israel Defence Forces said. Samiri was
wounded in the strike. Following a rocket
attack on southern Israel on Jan. 28, Israel
Canadian Jewish Congress
Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit said he has launched a successful aerial attack against
hope for the release of his son from Gaza. a weapons-making facility in Rafah, the
Noam Schalit made the remarks Jan. 27 IDF said.
after being summoned to see
By SHERI SHEFA Other Jewish groups, including the Anti- Sarkozy. Schalit told reporters in U.S focus narrows
Staff Reporter Defamation League and B’nai Brith Interna- Paris that Sarkozy assured him
tional, have also criticized Bishop William- his son is alive and that France The Obama administration’s
Canadian Jewish Congress is among son for his comments about the Holocaust. is “using every means available” focus on Israeli-Arab peace is
to free him. The soldier has dual solely on the Palestinian track
Jewish groups worldwide expressing As well, the Pope’s move prompted the
concern that Pope Benedict’s decision to lift Israeli Chief Rabbinate to break its ties with French-Israeli citizenship. Israel for now, Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton said in her first news brief-
an excommunication order against a bishop the Vatican and suspend an annual interfaith
who doubts the accuracy of facts about the meeting with Catholic leaders, scheduled for Israel strikes back in Gaza Briefs ing as U.S. secretary of state.
She was asked Jan. 27 about
Holocaust could negatively affect Catholic- next month in Jerusalem.
Jewish relations. In response to calls from The Israeli Air Force targeted a Gaza her earlier pledges to advance Israel-Syria
In a statement last week, the Jewish community, the man in response to the launching of a Qas- talks. She said the focus now is appro-
Congress called on local Cath- CCCB released a statement sam rocket into Sderot. It was the second priately on the new special envoy to the
olic leaders to speak out against that said it “finds abhorrent rocket attack on Israel and the second Israel-Palestinian talks, George Mitchell,
the decision. the notion that somehow the retaliatory attack in less than 24 hours. and his visit last week to the region.
Late last month, the Pope terrible evil of the Holocaust Israel’s Jan. 29 air strike targeted Mach-
revoked an excommunication is not a fact of history and mad Uda Chamdan Samiri, 25, a known – Files from JTA
order against four bishops who joins the Holy Father Pope
were part of a Catholic faction Benedict XVI in calling on
that rejects the Second Vatican all people to recognize that Rabbinical Assembly of Canada
Council of the 1960s, which the Holocaust is ‘an admoni- Institute for Teaching Tefillah
introduced reforms to improve tion against oblivion, nega-
relations with Jews. tion and reductionism.’ ”
reductionism. & School for Shamashim
The Pope’s move is seen as The CCCB said it rejects Change your life—and help others discover themselves
an attempt to bring the bishops Rabbi Reuven Bulka Bishop Williamson’s com-
back into the Catholic fold, as ments and added that he “has All the tools you need to become a . . .
long as they accept the authority of Church been forbidden to speak further on this ques- • Knowledgeable layman in all synagogue skills
teachings. tion.” • Lay religious leader for a small community
Among the four is Bishop Richard Wil- The CCCB said it remains “committed to • Master Tefillah or Bar/Bat Mitzvah Teacher
liamson, who has said he doubts the accura- dialogue with the Jews.” • Professional Shamash, Ritual Director or Hazzan Sheini
cy of the accepted history of the Holocaust. Speaking with The CJN, CCCB president Toronto School for Shamashim—as far as we know, the only one in the
“I believe that the historical evidence is James Weisgerber, the Archbishop of Winni- world, and the only one in 4000 years of Jewish history—is the place to
hugely against six million Jews having been peg, said the Pope’s decision on Bishop Wil- learn or upgrade skills
deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a de- liamson was made so that the Pope would be • Open to men and women from all movements
liberate policy of Adolf Hitler,” Bishop Wil- in a better position to preside over him. • Emphasis on traditional nusah, trop, meaning and values, including text study
liamson said in an interview with Swedish “If he is outside the Church, there is • Consists of one month in residence over two consecutive summers,
television that aired just days before the nothing we can do about it, but when he is with a supervised internship between
papal ruling and the International Day of in the Church, then he has to deal with this
For more information visit: www.shamashim.org or 416-781-3514 x 219
Remembrance of the Holocaust on Jan. 27. stuff,” Archbishop Weisgerber said.
“I believe there were no gas chambers,” But, he added, everyone was shocked by
Bishop Williamson added. Bishop Williamson’s statements.
“I think that 200- to 300,000 Jews per- “It is very clear that this view is not only PRINCIPAL
ished in Nazi concentration camps… but unaccepted, but it is completely idiotic.”
none of them by gas chambers.” Following CJC’s call to the CCCB Bialik High School, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an innovative, co-educational,
Canadian Jewish Congress urged the to respond, Rabbi Bulka met with Papal
and pluralistic Jewish high school commi ed to academic excellence, is seeking a
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Nuncio Luigi Ventura, the Vatican’s ambas-
(CCCB) to condemn the Pope’s decision to sador to Canada, to convey the concerns of dynamic, motivated individual to ll the position of Principal.
lift the excommunication. the Jewish community.
“We call on the leadership of the Catho- CJC spokesperson Jordan Kerbel said e Principal is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the
lic Church in Canada to follow the lead of Ventura made a commitment that he would school, ensuring that the students learn in a safe and congenial atmosphere,
bishops in France, Belgium and Germany, visit with the Pope and express the concerns supporting and supervising sta , and assisting in the implementation of all
among other countries, in denouncing the of the Canadian Jewish community. curricular and extracurricular activities.
Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism of “We explicitly asked the nuncio to
Bishop Williamson and in reaffirming in no convey to the Vatican that [Bishop] Wil- e successful educator will possess the following skills/quali cations:
uncertain terms that such hateful views have liamson must publicly renounce his odious
no place in the Church,” CJC co-president views before being granted full communion
Rabbi Reuven Bulka said. and welcomed back into the Church,” Rabbi
“Indeed, we call upon all Catholics in Bulka said in a statement.
Canada, on the pulpit and from the pew, to
join in this denunciation.” With files from JTA.
Israel responds Please send curriculum vitae to the JPPS-Bialik Search Commi ee
to rocket attacks c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
— please see page 41 contacted.
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Israel & the Jewish World
Torontonian aids Yad Vashem expansion project
By MARK ELLIOTT SHAPIRO ing to the United States in 1948.
Israel Correspondent Ten years later, they moved to
Canada. Joe attended high school
JERUSALEM — Another milestone has in Toronto and university in Lon-
been passed on the road to continued edu- don, Ont.
cation about – and greater understanding of “I was born into a world where
– the Holocaust, and a member of Toronto’s whole Jewish communities, built
Jewish community is part of that story. up over centuries, were destroyed
Joseph Gottdenker, a philanthropist and mercilessly without a second
Holocaust survivor who serves on the boards thought,” he told attendees in his
of several Jewish non-profits, is a Yad Vash- address, which stressed the impor-
em benefactor who recently donated seed tance of Holocaust education.
money to build a new international seminars “We must ensure the tragedies of
wing at Yad Vashem’s International School the past do not repeat themselves in
for Holocaust Studies. the lives of our children and grand-
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and children. We must ensure the mem-
Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, is located ory of every person who perished in
on Har Hazikaron, the Mount of Remem- the Holocaust is preserved, and that
brance, adjacent to Mount Herzl. their stories are told, so that the les-
A ceremony was held there Jan. 19 to lay sons of the Holocaust will resound
the cornerstone for the new wing. Some 60 the world over,” he said.
educators from nearly 20 countries attended “Yad Vashem recognizes this
the event, as did 26 ambassadors. responsibility and stands at the
During the Holocaust, a Polish police of- forefront of Holocaust commemo-
ficer, Wladyslaw Ziolo, provided asylum to ration and education.”
Gottdenker and his mother, Bina. When it He added that “Yad Vashem is
became too dangerous for Bina to remain, without a doubt the most influential
Ziolo provided her with false identity pa- and active institution in safeguard- From left, Yaron Ashekanzi, executive director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and
pers, helping her to escape with the Polish ing the memory of the Holocaust.” Joseph Gottdenker, with his children, Debbie and Adam, join Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, chair-
underground. “As a Holocaust survivor, I man of the Yad Vashem Council; Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, and
The Ziolo family protected Joe, raising know only too well the human Canadian Ambassador Jon Allen at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new international
him as their own child for almost three years. capacity for evil. I believe the seminars wing at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.
After the war, Joe, with the help of his uncle, only way to rise above this evil is [Yossi Ben David/Yad Vashem photo]
David Zuckerbrot, was reunited with his par- through education. It is not enough
ents in Germany. for us to remember the Holocaust in our the Shoah are remembered in the hearts of teach the Holocaust other than as a series of
The Gottdenkers spent three years in Ger- hearts. To truly honour the memory of those the third generation and the fourth genera- dates and consequences for Jewish people…
many as displaced persons before immigrat- who perished, we must ensure that they and tion and every generation to come.” Secondly, I wanted to learn about modern Is-
One of the educators taking part in Yad rael, and this seminar has helped me through
Vashem’s winter seminar program, Cana- lectures, but also through experiences out-
dian Steven Van Zoost, an English teacher at side of our classes… Finally, my third reason
Avon View High School in Windsor, N.S., for attending this seminar was that I wanted
also spoke at the ceremony. to promote Holocaust education within my
Van Zoost said that he “had three reasons profession, something that I will continue to
for attending the winter seminar. do through professional publications and my
“First, I wanted to learn about how to university teaching with other teachers.”
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Godfrey returns to the media after stint with Jays
By Sheldon KirShner but the situation is not as critical as many since fallen on harder times. “The halo has ished better than second place in the Ameri-
Staff Reporter people have painted it to be,” said Godfrey, slipped. It bothers me to see new and higher can League.
whose office faces the newsroom. “The Post taxes and less services. It’s not the city it Reflecting on the team’s singular inability
aul Godfrey, the new president and is much better off than most people think. once was. It’s time for younger people to to rise to the very top, he mused, “Sure I
chief executive officer of the Toronto- It’s nowhere near where people think it is. step forward.” was disappointed. Every team thinks it can
based National Post, was in a joking With some fine-tuning and effort, the Post As he remembers, he was “totally dumb- win, but in re ality it’s hard to win unless
mood when a reporter walked into his office will be around for de cades. We’re a solid founded” when Doug Creighton, one of the you spend a lot more money than you can
early one afternoon last month. read. We have the talent and determination founders of the Toronto Sun, asked him make.”
“I’m still looking for the washrooms and to succeed. To use a baseball analogy, we to be its new publisher. “He wanted me Still, Godfrey was an avid fan, attending
where the bodies are buried,” he quip ped, can hit a home run.” because I was high-profile and could bring every home game and a quarter of the out-
grinning. He added, “The Post can make a contribu- respectability and people skills to the Sun,” of-town contests and watching the rest on
Striking a more serious tone, he expressed tion to Canwest in a short period of time.” he explained. television.
confidence that he can fulfil his mandate and Although he was not given a contract “Certain parts of the job – advertising “My wife didn’t sue me for divorce,” he
put the National Post – founded by Conrad when he signed on, he is hardly worried. and circulation – were easy,” Godfrey re- chuckled.
Black in 1998 – on the road to profitabil- “I’m way beyond called. “But con- Now, at the Post, Godfrey has dispensed
ity. retirement age,” vincing the edito- with the scruffy beard he wore for about
“I hope my appointment will dispel said Godfrey, rial people that a seven years. “It was time for a new look,
rumours that the Post is closing. I wouldn’t who’s in fine form former politician which is similar to the old look,” he said.
have taken this job if I thought so. People and works out was their boss Saying that journalism has changed dra-
feed on gossip. We know that.” several times a was harder. I had matically since his days at the Sun, Godfrey
Godfrey, who turned 70 on the cold, week. to convince them talked about the emergence of the Internet
snowy day he was interviewed, was hired “I’ll do it as that I didn’t want and digital newspapers.
to achieve that objective by Leonard Asper, long as we’re both to spin the news, Although he fears that the Internet will
the president of Canwest Global Commu- happy. I’ve always and that took two gradually erode newspaper circulation,
nications Corp., Ca nada’s largest media enjoyed every- to three years.” he believes that ink-on-paper dailies will
empire. thing I’ve done,” When Godfrey survive.
He arrived at the Post from the Toronto said Godfrey, who reported for duty “Most people love the por tability and
Blue Jays baseball club, where he had recently returned in 1984, the Sun comfort of a hands-on newspaper. People
been president and CEO for the past eight from a lengthy va- was widely con- have been predicting the demise of the news-
years. “I had indicated to him [Asper] that cation at his Flor- sidered brash and paper since the advent of radio and TV. But
I was leaving the Blue Jays and did want to ida condo. “I’ve outspoken. “It newspapers are basically content providers
retire. He asked, ‘Would you like to run the always had fun was view ed as a and will survive.”
Post?’” jobs.” Paul Godfrey in his office at the national Post racy newspaper,” As president of the Post, he revels in the
Godfrey was gung-ho. ”I’d always had a The son of [Sheldon Kirshner photo] he said, referring knowledge that he can have an impact on the
love for newspapers,” he said. Philip, a scrap to its photographs local, provincial and national level.
No one in the business was really sur- dealer, and Bess, a political campaign of scantily-clad Sunshine Girls. But Godfrey, a Conservative party loyal-
prised by Asper’s decision to tap Godfrey. manager, he was born in Toronto and raised Never one to ignore demographics, ist, has no intention of returning to politics
Prior to his stint with the Jays, Godfrey was in the Kensington Market neighbourhood. Godfrey did not throw out that popular in the future.
publisher of the Toronto Sun and chief ex- A graduate of Bathurst Heights Secondary feature, but he did upgrade the quality of “I don’t think so,” said Godfrey, the father
ecutive of Sun Media Corp. At Sun Media School and the University of Toronto (chem- the Sun by hiring what he calls respectable of three grown sons. “I have no desire to go
Corp., one of his tasks was to make the Fi- ical engineering), he launched his career in journalists and columnists. back to it, though I’ve been encouraged to
nancial Post profitable. Within three years, industry. Then, thanks to his mother’s influ- “The Sun gained a major degree of re- run provincially and federally. I was always
he had achieved his goal. ence, he segued into local politics as a North spectability in the community. We broke content with my life in Toronto.”
And now, at the National Post, he is de- York alderman. news stories, and we were second to none in Godfrey – who sits on the boards of Bay-
termined to repeat his success. In 1973, he was appointed chair of Met- sports coverage. We changed the approach crest and Mount Sinai Hospital, and whose
“I’ve honestly felt that the Post is an im- ropolitan Toronto, a position he held until rather than the culture of the Sun.” wife Gina is associated with the Jerusalem
portant voice in Canada. I want to ensure that 1984. In this capacity, he was instrumental Leaving the Sun, God frey reinvented Foundation – still hopes to bring a National
its longevity is preserved, that its revenue in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. “I had himself as the Blue Jays’ chief executive Football League franchise to Toronto.
base – advertising and circulation – is strong always been a sports fan,” he said. officer. Ted Rog ers, the communications “Toronto is one of the missing compo-
and that the editorial product is accurate, fair Taking credit for having helped trans- mogul, recruited him in 2000, the year he nents of the NFL,” said God frey, who is
and opinionated.” form Toronto into what he described as bought the team. With Godfrey at the helm, certain that both an NFL and a Canadian
Godfrey, however, has no illusions. “North America’s safest and most livable the payroll was increased and the SkyDome Football Lea gue team can coexist here.
“The Post is not in the black right now, city,” Godfrey groused that the city has was purchased, but the Blue Jays never fin- “Toronto is a great sports city.”
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Arts & Travel
TJFF serves up tea and two very different films
By JOSEPH SERGE
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival wraps up its Chai Tea & a Movie
program with two more movies in the next few weeks, one in Toronto and
the other in its new Richmond Hill location.
Set in England in 1966, Sixty Six, starring Helena Bonham Carter, is an
enjoyable movie for the whole family.
Bernie Reubens hates everything about his life. His father eats dinner in
his underwear and refuses to drive over 25 miles an hour. Bernie’s older
brother bullies him both at school and at home. One day at the beach, his
parents forget all about him and leave him behind.
The only thing he is looking forward to is starting a new life as a man on
his bar mitzvah day, nine months away.
The way he sees it, his bar mitzvah is going to be huge – “the Jesus Christ
of bar mitzvahs.” It’s going to be a legend. It will be held at the best hotel,
there will be 350 present-bearing guests, and even crooner Frankie Vaughan
will be there. More importantly, he himself will be the centre of attention.
But there are a few snags along the way. His dad’s grocery store is losing
customers to the big supermarket that just opened up the street. Money is
tight and they just can’t afford the lavish event Bernie’s older brother got.
And to make it worse, his bar mitzvah is planned for July 30. This is the
day of the World Cup final, which England is hosting that year. If England,
always an underdog, makes it to the final, no one will come to his bar
Bernie’s only hope is that England doesn’t make it past the first round.
“Don’t worry,” his blind rabbi tells him. “England never gets to the final.”
Bernie takes to chanting voodoo curses at the English team, and sending
letters to the team’s manager threatening him if he picks certain good players.
At synagogue, he prays to God for the English players to get a bout of diar-
rhea during the games.
Does England make the final? If you don’t know, I won’t tell you, except
to say English soccer fans today still talk about 1966 the way Toronto Maple
Bernie Reubens (Gregg Sulkin) with his mother Esther played by Helena Bonham Carter. Leaf fans talk about 1967.
Sixty Six is a fun, light-hearted coming-of-age film. It is
being screened on Feb. 15 at the Sheppard Grande Theatre,
4861 Yonge St.
* * *
Two Ladies (Dans La Vie) is a French movie about toler-
ance. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Fes-
tival in 2007.
The film is set in a city in the south of France during
the Second Lebanon War. Esther, an elderly Jewish lady,
is confined to a wheelchair. Her son, a neurologist, hires
Selima, a young, well-assimilated Muslim woman, to be her
nurse. Esther, he tells her, is temperamental and might be
hard to deal with. In fact, shortly afterward, she fires her
housekeeper/companion for being too boring for her.
In a bind, the son accepts Selima’s offer to have her
mother, Halima, take care of Esther during the day.
Halima appears to be prejudiced and anti-Israeli. Watch-
ing the news of the Lebanon war that is taking place, she
flips the bird at the Israeli troops on her screen. But she
accepts Selima’s job offer. She needs the money to be able
to make the pilgrimage to Mecca once before she dies, as is
every Muslim’s duty.
Seems like a recipe for disaster: a bitter, angry Jewish
woman and an anti-Israeli Muslim woman.
But, as this sentimental movie shows, rivals can get
along. The two ladies find out they’re both originally from
Algeria and have much in common. Soon, they become best
But it’s not easy for Halima. She becomes the shame of
her neighbourhood. Her neighbours criticize her and com-
plain that she is going to Mecca with Jewish sin money.Even
her other children want her to give up the job. In despair, she
asks her imam for help. He tells her that on the contrary,
even Mohammed made deals with Jews.
Two Ladies is a warm-hearted movie about tolerance and
open-mindedness. It screens at the Silver City in Richmond
Hill, 8725 Yonge St. on March 1.
For both movies, tea is at 1 p.m., movie at 2 p.m. Tickets
are $15 each. For Sixty Six only, one ticket also allows ad-
mission for two children under 12. Tickets can be bought at
the door or by calling 416-967-1528.
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Arts & Travel
Eye on Arts
By BILL GLADSTONE
CBC DOCUMENTARY TELLS A New Musical, based on the popular TV
STORY OF INTERRUPTED LOVE show featuring the character Fonzie. Elgin
Theatre, Feb. 3 to 15. For a special offer on
An upcoming CBC feature documenta- tickets ($50 or $25) until Feb. 8, order online
ry, Love Interrupted, tells the story of two using code “ARNOLD” or by phone, 416-
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who were torn apart by race, class and reli- • Acting Up Stage Theatre Company pres-
gion. ents the Toronto première of A New Brain, a
Alfred was sent to Canada in the first musical by William Finn and James Lapine
kindertransport from Vienna. He completed about a children’s composer with a rare brain
high school in Quebec, studied at Queen’s disorder, whose unwritten songs come to life
University, and became a businessman, art in his hospital room. As usual, playwright
dealer and philanthropist. He fell in love with Finn includes some aspect of his Jewish heri-
Isabel in 1949 but broke up with her in 1950 tage in the story. The cast includes Steven Helena Bonham Carter, left, stars in Sixty-Six, a coming-of-age comedy set in England
because she did not feel she could convert Gallagher, Barbara Barsky, Thom Allison, during the World Cup of 1966. See review on page 34.
to Judaism. Juan Chioran, Allie Hughes, Steve Ross mission $7 includes refreshments. 585 Cran- Tea 1 p.m., film 2 p.m. One purchased adult
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documentary were kept apart because he • Studio 5040 presents Looking for Love roots and blues music in four venues over At the Galleries
was an Italian Catholic waiter and she was in All the Wrong Places: A Friday the 13th three days. Artists include Danny Marks, • Honest Threads, an exhibition by Toronto
an English doctor’s daughter.) Valentines Cabaret with Gabi Epstein and Dave Borins, Mose Scarlett, Treasa Le- artist Iris Haussler, is an interactive instal-
The theme of Love Interrupted is love and Patrick Brown. “An evening of seriously vasseur, Bob Snider, Al Lerman, Noah lation that relates intimate stories about the
reconnection. It airs as a Valentine’s Day cynical songs and sad but true horror stories Zacharin, Howard Gladstone and artistic lending and borrowing of personal garments
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*** to love.” $15. Toronto Centre for the Arts, at the corner of Danforth and Broadview presently on view at Honest Ed’s department
Theatre Notes Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. Feb. 13 (one avenues and most events are free. Feb. 13 to store, 2nd floor east wing, 581 Bloor St. at
•Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre is prepar- night only). Doors and cabaret-style bar open 15. www.winterfolk.com Bathurst.
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century ago. The production features a cast *** screening of Sixty Six (UK, 2006), direc- A Survey of Important Works, featuring
of more than 20 actors, including Howard Arts in Brief tor Paul Weiland’s family film about a boy test plates, goddess sculptures and draw-
Jerome, Mark Albert, Ron Boyd, Jonah • The Winchevsky Centre and Toronto’s whose bar mitzvah overlaps with a soccer ings that led up to her groundbreaking work,
Hundert and Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman. Secular Jewish Community School present World Cup with England in the champion- The Dinner Party. This exhibition of more
The director is Ari Weisberg. Leah Posluns a Tu b’Shvat celebration featuring Toronto ship. The film skilfully re-creates the era of than 100 works, most never seen before in
Theatre, Feb. 25 to March 8. www.teatronthe- singer-songwriter Chris McKhool’s envi- 1966 and features a terrific cast that includes Canada, runs from Feb. 10 to March 22.
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Duo follows the yellow brick road to charity
By AdAm michAel SegAl anthropic and that made me see
Special to The CJN how important it is to give back to
the community,” notes Weisz, who
People with multiple passions is also involved with the Friends of
often lament they don’t have enough Simon Wiesenthal, UJA Federation
time to pursue all of them. of Greater Toronto, Mount Sinai
But for Eric Weisz and Jason Hospital and other causes.
Spetter, the limits of the 24-hour Spetter was also brought up
clock don’t seem to matter. Indeed, with a deep social consciousness
these luminaries always make time and community focus.
for their passions, especially since “My grandmother, who passed
doing so benefits so many others. away at the age of 98 in 2007, was
By day, they are immersed in a big inspiration to me,” he says.
the demanding corporate world. “She never had much money, but
Weisz toils as managing director of always found a way to give back,
The Effort Trust Company, while no matter what. Even though she
Spetter is a lawyer at Lipman, Zener didn’t have a car, she still vol-
& Wazman LLP. unteered with Meals on Wheels,
By night, they are co-founders of taking a bus to do all the deliver-
Fallen Rock Productions, which de- ies.”
velops musical theatre productions Spetter notes he is trying to set a
to benefit charities. similar example for his two daugh-
“It’s amazing what you can ters, aged two and four, about the
do when you’re motivated,” says importance of supporting and
Spetter, 36. “We both love our jobs building community.
and we are also passionate about the The cast of Wizard of Oz in rehearsal. Proceeds go to a children’s charity. In addition to the delight of the
theatre and giving back, so we find audiences and POGO, Fallen Rock
the time to do it all.” All proceeds will go towards the Pedi- Chorus Line and the director really pushed is serving another integral purpose as a breed-
Since 2003, Fallen Rock has donated atric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), me to play a particular role,” recalls Spetter. ing ground for up and coming actors.
over $250,000 to various charitable causes which is dedicated to Ontario’s children “When I delivered my lines, the laughter “Emerging artists look to Fallen Rock in
through its theatrical productions, including with cancer, working towards equal access from the audience caught me right away. order to further their careers,” says Weisz.
Moulin Rouge, West Side Story, Little Shop to state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment, care From that moment, I was in love with “As we have grown and gained exposure, we
of Horrors, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing and optimal quality of life. theatre.” provide these artists with a chance to perform
Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Beauty and the “POGO is a very compelling cause,” says Weisz also nurtured a love for the stage and get noticed by casting directors and pro-
Beast. Weisz, 37. “We are extremely happy to be at camp and many years later, the two recon- ducers. And we have been a real springboard
This year, executive producer Weisz, ar- helping them out.” nected at Osgoode Hall Law School, where for them to do that.”
tistic director Spetter and their growing cast Although this is the seventh year Fallen in true thespian fashion, they participated in Actors who have appeared in Fallen Rock
and crew will be presenting the Wizard of Oz Rock has put on its show, the company’s a mock trial production. performances have gone on to professional
from Feb. 18-22 at the Isabel Bader Theatre history goes back to the mid-1980s, when After law school, they decided to parlay endeavours at Mirvish Productions, the Shaw
in Toronto. Weisz and Spetter were campers at Waha- their theatrical talents into a production Festival and Stratford.
“The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic,” nowin near Orillia, Ont. company that would perform solely to benefit Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are avail-
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Books & Authors
Berr’s Holocaust diary is a jolting testament
By SHELDON KIRSHNER On March 7, 1944, a few months prior to France’s lib- derstand it at all. I suf fer from the spectacle of human
Staff Reporter eration, she and her parents, Raymond and Antoinette, beastliness.”
were arrested, deported to the Drancy transit camp and Rejecting Zionism, she compares it to “hideous fanati-
elene Berr was born on March 27, 1921, in Paris shipped to Auschwitz. cal Germanism,” a comparison that readers will question.
and died on April 10, 1945, in Bergen-Belsen, She survived, though her parents were murdered. But Berr’s naievety also surfaces when she protests that 25
only five days before the British army liberated in November of that year, she was transferred to Bergen- Jewish families have been arrested “without the slightest
this wretched concentration camp. Bel sen, where she contracted typhus. Un able to get up reason.”
Hers was a life nipped in the bud by the forces of fa- from her bunk for re veille, she was brutally beaten to Likening her plight to a traveller lost in a desert, she
naticism and racism. death. says, “Nobody will ever
One of five children born to a prosperous, assimilated Fortunately, Berr entrusted her diary – which has been know what this summer
Jewish middle-class family, she was a student of English compared to Anne Frank’s – to a family employee, who and autumn have been
literature at the Sorbonne. in turn gave it to Berr’s fiancé. for me. Nobody will
Whatever dreams and ambitions she had were shattered The English-language version, The Journal of Helene ever know, because I
by Germany’s occupation of France. Berr (McClelland & Stewart) has now been published. A have carried on living…
On April 7, 1942, she began to keep a diary. She portrait of a sensitive woman and a dark era, it is a diary But not a single one of
stopped writing on Nov. 28, 1942, and resumed her entries dripping with tragedy. my deep thoughts …
on Aug. 25, 1943. In one of her first entries, she complains about the ab- hasn’t been a source of
normal situation Jews like herself face. pain. I’ve not suffered
“I am fed up with not being normal. I physically yet… But in
am fed up with no longer feeling as free my soul, in my affec-
as air.” tions and in a general
A beautiful spring day, as well as a sense, I have lived and
Dining leisurely walk to a bookshop, alleviate
her sor row. But Berr is soon plunged
am living in perpetual
Pleasures into a state of despair, depressed by the
news that Jews are obliged to wear the
dreaded yellow star and that a friend’s
Berr can’t quite
comprehend the scope
and madness of Nazi
father has died in a concentration camp. policy. As she puts it,
As she writes: “The thought of that “we talked about Mme.
death haunt ed me and turned every- Samuel. In the end, she
thing else into nothing.” was deported. She had
Berr expresses indignation that Jews been left behind because
have been subjected to anti-Semitic re- she was a half-Jew and Helene Berr in 1942
strictions. They are no longer entitled a pregnant mother. But
to cross the Champs-Elysees and fre- they deported her from the clinic in a hospital car; that
quent theatres and restaurants. “I boiled cannot be true.”
over with such rage that I had to… calm In a heart-rending entry, she won ders whether the
myself down,” she notes. world will ever be able to understand what it was like to
Told that a new roundup of Jews live through “this appalling tempest when you are ready
is imminent, she writes, “A wave of to grasp life’s beauty.”
terror has been gripping everybody… At the Place de la Concorde, pas sing a group of
It appears that the SS have taken Germans, she observes, “Without knowing what they
command in France and that terror must are doing, those men have deprived… Europe of joie de
follow.” vivre. They clashed so sharply with the fragile and lumi-
Berr reports that “factory girls” have nous beauty of Paris: men capable of committing such
requested permission to marry their horrors… men of a race that has spawned the Nazi leaders
Jewish boyfriends so they can stave off who have gone so far in self-abasement, despiritualiza-
deportation. She also says that “people tion and stupidity as to become no more than brainless
on the street” regard her with sympathy automata…”
and compassion. Later, she adds, “Nowadays, and this is new, when I
The deportations, however, do not see a German man or woman, I notice, with amazement,
cease: “Mme. Carpentier saw two that a wave of anger rises up inside me, I want to strike
goods trains at Drancy in which men them. For me, they have become the people perpetrating
and wo men had been stacked like the evil I come up against every minute.”
cattle, without even any straw, for de- In a similar vein, she muses, “There can be no security
nd Ribs. Simply th eb portation.” for Europe so long as German imperialism has not been
At various times, she expresses deep uprooted.”
The Bistro is Here! frustration over her fate. Having noted that there are not many Jews left in Paris
L ouis Nemes, founder St. Louis Bar & Grill and Bistro On Avenue is
expanding! Well, not him personally but his Bistro restaurants are.
Combining the success of St. Louis Bar & Grill with the popular Bistro On
“Lefschetz gave a lecture about the
Jewish Question which drove me to
after all the roundups, Berr succumbs to pessimism. “We
don’t have much prospect of keeping out of the way,
Avenue, founder Louis Nemes and business partner, Cindy Stern, present increasing exasperation. What he said because we won’t be tipped off,” she writes.
Bistro On Dufferin. Same great wings and ribs, great Bistro ambiance,
together to bring you simply the best Wings & Rib experience anywhere!
about the Jewish nation, and this is Although she does not fear the future, she realizes she
true, was that we did not know why we may be fooling her self. “I said I was not afraid. But I
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Visit www.thebistros.ca for more information lost our traditions and had to return to knowing the suffering to be en dured, not knowing how
the ghetto. No, I do not belong to the far my resistance will go.”
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Judaism, she maintains, is a religion,
not a racial category.
Berr, in her bones, has internalized her fate. “I know
that if we are taken I will be deported separately from
my parents and that the separation will be atrociously
sign goes up, drop by for a great meal and a 15% discount on us! Same great Berr reprises that theme in a much painful for all of us, above and beyond the fact of being
food, fun atmosphere and friendly service at the new Bistro on Dufferin. later entry: “I do not feel different deported.”
4548A Dufferin St. (416) 663-2000 from other people. I will never think As she waits for the inevitable, she reports that the
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Not applicable to alcoholic beverage sales. Offer valid until May 31. 2009 of myself as a member of a separate Jews of Bordeaux have been arrested.
human group, and perhaps that is why And so it goes in The Journal of Helene Berr, yet one
I suffer so much, because I do not un- more jolting testament in the annals of the Holocaust.
February 5, 2009 The Canadian Jewish news cjnews.com T Page 39
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40 CONDO FOR 416-271-6569. filipina nanny,
electric f/p, new kitch., new appl. elementary and high school Live-in/out would provide light
spectacular ocean view. 11th flr. Caring lady
SALE/RENT housekeeping Service, avail.,
$1250 incl. utils., TV/Cable, A/C, levels. Must be fluent in English, caregiver for sponsorshipwe can
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tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
appls., f/p, pkg., locker, 1,256 sq. up, and after cleaning. Call
Suits 1 person. 416-782-9989. www.asiacare.ca
ft. No agents. Call 416-488-4695.
Boca Raton. Relax in spac. 416-743-4174/416-710-0408.
Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs.
1040 bth., 1,563 sf condo.
PRIVATE HOUSES 190 VACATION 250 DOMESTIC
250 DOMESTIC C
30 PRIVATE HOUSES 2 bed., 2 CONDO FORFLORIDA
125 FLORIDA Caregiver, live-in work. Seniors/ Ben B
275 companion, avail.
190 VACATION lux.
125 FOR SALE with 250 DOMESTIC Live-in/outAVAILABLE
HELP AVAILABLE filipina COM 3
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55+, gated community PROPERTY
HELP AVAILABLE HELP sponsorship
for elderly care, PT or FT.
children. 416-742-9554. avail., manu
clubhouse,New 400 sf house.
pools, AVAILABLE 647-377-7832.
Thornhill. no fee to employer. Please All kin
Nannies/caregivers available. umen
Personal Support Worker
Bayview/Egl., spac.backs pond. Nannies/caregivers available. Early 50’s Jewish prof. looking great
5 bed., AVAILABLE
$107,000 USD. den,
Temple. FOR SALE bdr., Gail. 2
Thornhill. New 400 sf house. w/o bsmnt.,
appls., f/p, pkg., 416-886-8943.
locker, 1,256 sq. Filipina sponsorship. No male,
callwork with elderly or newborn, estab
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5 bed., w/o bsmnt., backs pond.
905-886-4227, Punta sponsorship. No fee for backgroundseeksCarolwork for
employer. Call 416-932-3042.
live in/out. Contact
Punta investment 416-488-4695. employer. paradise. New 4 bed., female who trust, being or Sandra CJN
ft. No agents. Call
Rare Cana, Dominican Republic.
opp. in south Golfer’s Call 416-932-3042.
People you likes spoiled.
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FOR RENT WINTER. 50%
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Royal LePage R.E. Svcs. Ltd.
Close to $107,000 USD. Gail.
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Oceanfront Immed. occupancy.
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bldg. condo on
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77 WILD GINGERWAY Beach
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255 DOMESTIC Earl Bales Sr. Woodworkers.
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FOR RENT Recent retirees for customer
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or nursing home. 647-280-9435.
for elderly care, PT or FT.
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great service call Serge, homes, offices. Short notice. Large
estab. & fit, seeks letters, doc-
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In/out & sponsorship. No fee for
employer. Call 416-932-3042. uments & militaria. 416-890-9644.
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or small. We carry supplies.
905-738-4030. Israel & the
Electrician seeks small jobs
bed., Filipina caregiver with nursing
HELP AVAILABLE for CJN Box #5243. WANTED
COMPANIONS make sure
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id & Lady with 18 yrs. exp, avail. to
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s call FT live-in babysitting w/ends +
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In/out & 416-652-0553.
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or office, We carry supplies.
ublic. Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or
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Seniorwith 18 yrs.relevant work
CJN Box #5243.
Earl Bales Sr. Woodworkers. s r m m o v e r s @ h o t m a i l . c o m
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keeping. REMCARE caregiver,
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take care of last available, live Box
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Hardwood Floor sanding, stain- school writing, hebrew reading.
Call 416-636-5732. A-1
grades 1 - 8. Univ./high-
would be a sharp Israeli response that would be dispropor-
visit flex. hrs.647-342-6537.
in or out, exc. refs. Call
416-997-5766. 416-652-0553. to an
Address your mail to:
custom, reas. 416-630-6487. Prof. painting/paper-hanging
ing, refinishing, new floors, Assess. strengths/needs/plan of
apt, office, business. 416-747-7082. tional vis-a-vis the firing at residents of the State of Israel
416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922. with the
405 FURNITURE 416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657
installation & repairs. Jules - action. Reas. rates 905-707-6531.
The with a 416-726-5338. Furniture RepairAirJacob. No Shabbos calls.
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Honest, reliable,Care & House-
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cleaningAVAILABLE refs. Call
in Specializing Woodworkers. rocket barrages on southern Is- that the terrorist organizations tried to dictate in the past. We
Earl Bales Sr. in touchups.
Gaza in response to new WALLPAPER
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Caning, chair repairs, regluing, 777 PAINTING
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or nursing home. 647-280-9435.
Caring lady would provide light 1500 Don Mills Rd.
190 VACATION Before signing
rael. 250 DOMESTIC
on premises. 416-654-0518.
custom, reas. 416-630-6487. 275 PERSONAL
Prof. experience. Interior and
15yrs.painting/paper-hanging will act according to new rules that will ensure that we are
395 ELECTRICAL 445 MOVING
FOR SALE Address your Home
Away frommail to: HELP AVAILABLE COMPANIONS said Israel
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housekeeping & companionship
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PROPERTY any contract,
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HOME 416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657
would launch a “disproportionate” response to the new upon border that denies southern residents aoffices. Short notice. Large
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on at Thornhill. New 400 sf house.
rates. Call 416-894-9689 or
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416-271-6569. good refs.pond.
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The prime minister “I asked Defence Minister
hool Home & Hospital Care
• 905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.
FT live-in caregiverExper. senior
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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PROFESSIONAL Israel’s retaliatory strike included six spoiled. Ehud Barak to instruct the IDF, as his position requires, to
The targets of PICTURE Canadian Painters. Painting
employer. Call 416-932-3042.
on premises. 416-654-0518. 15yrs. experience.being smug-
female who likes Interior and 905-738-4030.
glish, Fully trained P.S.W. for a we can
416-631-0327. & refs. Don’t forget New 4
Golfer’s paradise. to putbed., Electrician seeks small jobs
in priv. Cleaning Service, hrs/wk.
• Palliative$9.25/hr., 40 Great Boarding
HANGING. By nice Jewish guy! interior and exterior. Small
CJN Box #5243.
exterior. Professional work,
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5 the Box Number Maid & Ladytunnels HOME
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Terry, 427 JUDAICA
415 yrs. ONLY!!!!! is m o v e r s by t m circum-
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children. 416-742-9554. your York, details
butler incl. For moreOnt. call fromIMPROVEMENT Forces spokesperson. 416-303-3276.
take an Israel Defence Call 416-636-5732. A-1 Short of this firing. Such
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refs. avail. upon request.
glish, Live-in/out filipina we can
Del’s Cleaning Service, nanny,
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for 30 days. Are you in need of a Caregiver?
cabinet reface, paint/tile.
HANGING. By Call Vince of 450 PAINTING/
Hess 416-789-0285. Jewish guy! interior and or 416-779-0077.
live in/out. Contact Carol or Sandra
caregiver for sponsorship avail.,
clean houses, renovation clean
at 905-886-4227, 416-886-8943
no fee to employer. Please
and after cleaning.
up,257 HEALTHCARE Call
the Box Number on
Senior Care, statement said.
damage. Call Child Care & House- 905-851-3461
keeping. REMCARE Providers.
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Israel647-342-6537. CJN Box Number?
renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.
to idea - Small home
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Earl Bales Sr. advance as to
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had sent telephone Painter’s civilians in the area respond,reas. 416-630-6487.
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Nurse 416-322-2881 or care
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p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802.
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COMPANIONS WANTED Licensing
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elderly 1 or 2 years, 3 bed.,
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for elderly.HEALTH CARE for
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western Negev. Later Sunday 905-738-4030. - Mills home
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Hamas agrees to one-year truce
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15yrs. experience. Interior and
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elderly PRIVATE HOUSES
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English, & ELECTRICAL Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite network reported
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or babysitting w/ends + Hess 416-789-0285.
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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installation & repairs. Please Tutoring and rates Certif. & exper.
Lady with general prof. done
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By PAUL LUNGEN As he got older, his goal was to earn a scholarship to a National
Staff Reporter Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I team. His play
with the Quesnel Millionaires got him noticed. In 44 games, he
Trevor Smith is hoping, no, make that expecting, that the five-game audition he enjoyed scored 28 goals and added 19 assists. After a year with the
with the New York Islanders will turn out to be more than the proverbial cup of coffee in Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League
the National Hockey League. (USHL), he got the call to play with the University
Smith, who toils in the American Hockey League of New Hampshire Wildcats.
with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, was called up to the In his second of only two seasons with
big club a few weeks ago for one home game and a the Wildcats, Smith scored 21 goals and 22
four-game road trip. He believes he acquitted himself assists in 39 games. He quickly realized his
well, skating with the big boys, making plays and even prospects were not limited to college hockey.
popping in his first NHL goal in Calgary against Miikka Some of the guys around him were getting
Kiprusoff. shots at the NHL, and he knew he was as good
He was told before being sent back to Bridgeport, as they were.
Conn., that his departure was just part of a numbers His stats backed him up. He helped the
game – the Islanders were getting players back from Wildcats win their sixth regular season title,
injury – and that his chance would come again. He was named NCAA All Hockey East first-team
was advised to keep working hard and improving his all-star and second-team all-American. He was
game. also named to the New England all-star team.
The Calgary game along with the other After only two years of college hockey, the
four were definitely “confidence boost- Islanders approached him with an offer he
ers,” Smith said in a telephone interview. “I felt couldn’t refuse – leave college early and sign
speed-wise I could play with these guys.” a pro contract. Smith split the 2007-08 season
Smith, 24, admits to early game jitters in his first between Bridgeport and the Utah Grizzlies
Trevor Smith NHL game but as he got more ice time, his game of the ECHL. In 53 games with the Sound
improved. “I feel it’s just a matter of time before I’m Tigers, he tallied 20 goals and 17 assists.
back in the NHL,” the six-foot-one, 195-pound left-winger said. He was named AHL rookie of the month
If he does make it back to Long Island, Smith will join a handful of Jewish players for February after scoring 15 points in
in the NHL. Apart from veterans Mathieu Schneider (Atlanta Thrashers) and Jeff Halpern 13 games.
(Tampa Bay Lightning), only Eric Nystrom and Mike Cammalleri (both Calgary Flames) So far this year, he’s leading the
round out the Jewish fraternity. You’ve got to look to the AHL and East Coast Hockey team in goals with 22 and he’s
League (ECHL) to find the next batch of talented Jewish players. added 14 helpers in 41 games.
Smith, who hails from North Vancouver, played most of his minor His play, coupled with the
hockey on the West Coast. Coached by his dad, Harvey, he was Islanders’ injury situation,
pushed to improve more than the other players on his father’s tyke prompted the summons. “To
and pee wee teams. It looks like it paid off, he said. be called up was an unbeliev-
able feeling,” he said. In five
games with the Islanders, he was
teamed with Tim Jackman, Jon Sim and he even played
some shifts with Doug Weight. He was at the rink in
Phoenix when the long-serving centre scored his 1,000th
point. The veteran player even offered some advice: “He
told me to calm down and play my game. ‘You’re here
for a reason,’” he recalled Weight saying.
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On the news, it was the young people voters emotionally invested throughout his
whooping and wiping tears of joy that made leadership. About Life
for the best television. It’s hard to inspire change when you’re follows too close, changes lanes it doesn’t address reflexes and the
But now that Obama-mania has settled constantly at an arm’s length away. If he is to get ahead, etc. cognitive ability to drive safely. As
down, I have to wonder if these young truly the people’s president, then he needs to Now that his reflexes are not as self analysis isn’t always possible
voters are still paying attention to what’s make a concerted effort to dedicate a good sharp, we’re quite worried for his or practical, the family must step
happening in the White House. portion of his time connecting with people safety and the safety of others. We in, albeit gently. You must under-
It’s easy enough to be engaged when you on all levels of the economic ladder. are petrified to bring this up with stand the magnitude of losing one’s
watch America’s charming new president More speaking engagements at universi- him, but we have no choice. Do you independence before you speak to
spinning his elegant wife around the stage ties, more outreach in downtrodden com- have any suggestions on how this him. If your father is close to his
floor, with Beyoncé wiping tears away in munities…in short, more action on the front should be done? physician, perhaps you can get him
the background. lines of society. Dangerous Driving or her involved as well.
But young voters are traditionally Not photo ops but opportunities to Instead of expecting your father
apathetic to world politics, and it will be convince people that they, too, can effect Dear Dangerous Driving, to give up his licence cold turkey,
interesting to see if Obama’s magnetism change. Dear Ella, The loss of the ability to drive is you could suggest a type of gradu-
is enough to keep us drawn to the politi- But more than that, it will take legiti- About three months ago, our the loss of independence. Nobody ated licensing like they have for
cal stage. macy. This president needs to walk the family began seeing signs that our wants to be told what they can and new drivers. Negotiate less driv-
Obama’s biggest success so far has been walk, plain and simple. father’s reflexes and mind were cannot do, but there has to be a ing and no nighttime or highway
in his ability to inspire hope in people who He’s made a lot of promises and has showing significant signs of aging. balance between personal mobil- trips. For those times, offer to give
have always been hopeless – both hopelessly talked a lot about change. People will need Our dad has always been a strong ity and safety. Someone like your him a ride or a taxi voucher. This
apathetic and hopelessly marginalized. But to see his actions and be convinced by the and very intelligent man who could father, for whom driving has always may be the compromise you come
if he is to continue being a success, he’s results to truly understand the importance make the right decisions no matter been second nature, is especially to in the end, but don’t expect to
going to need to find a way to keep people of political will. how difficult the situation – until vulnerable. get there easily or quickly.
excited and involved. For years, politicians have been trying now. In many provinces, it’s man- He’s an intelligent man, so you
On one hand, there’s no reason for us not to find a way to capture people’s attention. He’s in his 83rd year of life datory for drivers over age 75 to should be able to appeal to his sense
to be engaged. America’s deep recession has Obama’s got a great head start, and I’d like and he’s still driving daily. He has have a medical every two years. of reason and understanding. Give
affected everyone around the world, across to see him keep it. always been an excellent driver who This is not the case in Ontario. him time to get used to your sugges-
educational, economic and class lines. The This president has got a long road ahead spent many hours a day behind the Here, drivers over the age of 80 tions. Above all, make sure he knows
War on Terror is constantly threatening to of him and a lot of people are hoping he’s wheel, but I would also classify must pass a mandatory vision and you are doing this because of how
strike us here at home. got what it takes to truly make a change. him as an aggressive driver who written test every two years, but much you love and care for him.
The role of the United States as a super- We’ll just have to see if indeed, yes he
Readers may submit their questions to Ella at The CJN., email: firstname.lastname@example.org. But Ella is not a professional counsellor. She
power is on the verge of a major shift, and can. brings to the questions posed by readers her unique brand of earthy wisdom. Her advice is not a replacement for medical, legal or
any other advice. For serious problems, consult a professional.
By Avrum rosEnswEig
The BAYT Israel mission: incredible!
Gaza. Recently, a Kfar Azza citizen, Jimmy Every team member carries a duffel bag of community members gave the Ginat Kedem
Kedoshim, 48, (rest in peace), was murdered, donated new winter clothing and electronics. residents MP3s, digital cameras, portable DVDs
For the last seven years, community struck down by a Qassam rocket while mowing The warm clothing was especially welcomed and clothing.
leaders Moishe Posner and Larry Zeifman his lawn. The day before, Jimmy had flown this year because of Israel’s harsh winter. The famous BAYT mission Shabbat dinner in
have co-ordinated a Beth Avraham Yoseph over Sderot, throwing candies to the children Some of the gifts were distributed to IDF Jerusalem was attended by 150 Toronto youths
of Toronto (BAYT) Brotherhood Solidarity below. soldiers at checkpoints the team travelled through, who are in yeshiva, seminary, university or the
Mission to Israel. In Kfar Azza, the mission par- such as Shechem, en route to Jerusalem. army. The evening included singing, words of
The mission’s objectives ticipants met a kindergarten class, One night, the team had supper in Shilo with Torah and great food. “It was a beautiful Shabbos
are to show unity between the
shul/community and the Israel
urBAn received arts and crafts from the
children and were shown a sealed
the Eldar family. Yitzchak Yonathan (rest in
peace), a young family member, was murdered
and went on past midnight,” said Arthur Rosen-
zweig, past president of the BAYT Brotherhood.
Defence Forces; to allow mission
participants the chance to see a
wriTEr room that was used as a bomb
shelter and protection from gas
last year in the terrorist attack on Yeshivat
Mercaz Harav. During the dinner, his parents
(Of course, there was a kiddush club during
Shacharit services on Shabbat, a BAYT must!)
dynamic Israel and interact with attacks. (How do you explain gas spoke – for the first time publicly – about their “This mission is hugely important as a show
its citizens; and to connect with BAYT members attacks to five year olds?) son. “They told us Yitzchak was buried with his of support for the people of Israel,” Larry said.
living, learning and/or serving in Israel. The participants offered the children gifts blood-stained Gemarah. We cried with them,” “When you’ve been on our trip, you learn
The recent BAYT mission (Dec. 7 to 16) in return. Graciously, the yishuv representa- Moishe said. to have a lot of respect for the people living
included a whirlwind of activities and generos- tive responded, “Baruch HaShem, we’re okay. The BAYT participants spent time in the on the front lines of terrorist attacks or rockets
ity, including a tour of Hebron and a dedication The community down the road needs it more Jordan Valley at a rehabilitation centre for teenage launched,” he concluded.
of a mobile shul to the IDF. Most importantly than we do.” girls at risk called Ginat Kedem, run by Rabbi Nir “Israelis are living the dream by making a
to the mission co-ordinators, however, were The BAYT mission is open to community Efrati and his wife, Nava. The couple works with home in Eretz Yisrael. We’re not there, so this
visits to cities, towns and settlements affected members and included participants from the these “troubled kids” on healing psychological mission is second best,” Moishe added.
by terrorist attacks and rockets. Village Shul, B’nai Torah and Or Chaim Shul. wounds and prepares them for independence See BAYT Brotherhood Solidarity Mission
While in Israel, the team visited Kfar Azza, Rabbi Baruch Taub, the spiritual leader of the through a program that includes academic and to Israel on Facebook.
a secular settlement situated metres away from BAYT, is the mission rav. Torah studies and agricultural work. Toronto email@example.com Sderot/Sudan?
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