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Youth protection and police raid Montreal Jewish school

MONTREAL – Authorities have staged raids at a Jewish school in Montreal.

The Education Department said there is no permit for a school at the address that was targeted. 62 more words


A Curtain Call for the 'Hasidic Hendrix'

In late August of 2015, guitarist Yosi Piamenta, whose ambition was to expose the lively and infectious music he made at celebrations of his Brooklyn Lubavitcher Hasidic community to a wider audience, died after a long illness. 534 more words


Religion. It does a body bad.

Oh, this week was tough for the Scourge given the plethora of religious insanities committed. Yet since it’s Easter (named after a Germanic goddess of fertility and spring, but whatever) it seems only right that we focus first on the Jews and then the Christians. 1,514 more words

Outremont passes zoning bylaw that bans new places of worship

MONTREAL – The borough of Outremont passed a controversial bylaw Monday night that bans the building of new places of worship on Bernard and Laurier avenues. 238 more words


Hasidic Jews tackle drunk man outside Australian synagogue

(JTA) — A group of Hasidic Jews surrounded and tackled a man screaming epithets outside an Australian synagogue.

Police charged the man, who was said to be intoxicated, with one count of theft, one count of criminal damage and two counts of assault after the incident outside the Adass Israel Synagogue in Melbourne on Thursday. 67 more words

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52 Weeks of Directors: Rama Burshtein

Rama Burshtein is a baal teshuva, a secular Jew who returned to the faith. She joined Orthodox Judaism at age 25. Prior to her return to Orthodox Judaism, she attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. 835 more words