Welcome to YourSpace

By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada

January 27, 2018

I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.

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Another missed opportunity

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Aug. 2, 2018) – Israel will hold municipal elections next month. Who will run Israel’s largest city, Jerusalem, with a population of some 860,000? The present mayor isn’t standing again, because he’s said to have his eyes on national politics. There’s a host of candidates ready to replace him. Though the […]

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Evangelicals to teach Torah to Jews

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Aug. 8, 2018) – In the eyes of many of those in power in Israel, including the prime minister, liberal Jews are extreme leftists and potential enemies of the people. Mercifully, most of them reside in the Diaspora, which is a good reason to shun them. In any case, they’re soon […]

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The privilege of living in Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Aug. 6, 2018) – “It’s the economy stupid,” the slogan that helped Bill Clinton to defeat George W. Bush to become US President, may help Moshe Kahlon, currently Israel’s finance minister, to become the country’s next prime minister. Whereas Clinton’s inspiration is said to have been James Carville, the American political […]

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An unnecessary, harmful, undemocratic and divisive law

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (August 5, 2018) – If you’d like a comprehensive analysis of Israel’s new Nation State Law, I suggest you read Professor Howard Adelman’s analysis. If you’re prepared to settle for only a few impressions, please read on. The question that troubles me is that nobody has ever doubted that Israel is […]

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