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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Reform Judaism in Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Nov 15, 2015 – In the almost sixty years that I’ve been involved with Israel I’ve observed the conscious or unconscious collusion between Israel’s secular majority and its Orthodox, now growing, minority. It seems that the former believe that Orthodoxy is the only authentic manifestation of the Jewish religion, but having […]

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Evil and its mutations

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Nov 17, 2015) – The obvious and undeniable culprit of the Paris massacre is the Islamic State; the evidence abounds. But that’s not enough for “people who know better.” Thus the Swedish foreign minister says that it’s the plight of the Palestinians that caused the terror attacks. In other words, it’s […]

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Paris and after

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Nov 15, 2015 – The latest Jihadist attack in and on Paris (not the first and, alas, probably not the last) is now the main topic in Israel just as in the rest of the world. Even the terrorist attack near Hebron on a Jewish family on its way to a […]

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Report on the opening session of JSpaceCanada conference

More cooperation needed between progressive Zionists inside and outside Israel Toronto, ON (November 14, 2015) – In the current climate in North America it is harder to be a progressive Zionist outside of Israel than inside, according to Israeli Rabbi Gilad Kariv. For that reason, he says, progressive Zionists in Israel need to support their […]

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