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A discussion with Omar Alghabra

February 11, 2016 – On Wednesday, February 10, members of JSpaceCanada had a wide-ranging discussion with Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre about issues in the Middle East. Mr. Alghabra answered questions about the role Canada could play in the region, about the impasse […]

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Canada’s Jewish leaders send the wrong message to Ottawa

By Harry Schachter Feb. 8, 2016 – With the news last month that Iran has begun to dismantle large parts of its nuclear weapons program in compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, it was inevitable – and necessary – that Canada along with other countries would lift sanctions against Iran. That was what the deal […]

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Who speaks for Jewish values in Israel?

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 5, 2016) – The decision by the Israeli government to create a parallel praying area at the Western Wall for egalitarian – largely Reform and Conservative – worshippers by extending the existing facility at the southern end has generated (a) enthusiasm from potential beneficiaries, (b) indifference from those who aren’t […]

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Aliens in the Land of Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 4, 2016) – One of the many debates in contemporary Israel is whether it’s to be a Jewish state or a state for all its citizens. Those who advocate the former usually also want Israel to be Jewish according to Halacha, Jewish law as understood by Orthodoxy (often of the […]

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