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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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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What matters is what Reform Jews do

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Nov. 12, 2015) – One difference between a politician and a statesman/woman is that the former says what the audience wants to hear whereas the latter tells it as it is. Binyamin Netanyahu is a politician. To be able to have a majority government he, like most of his predecessors, has […]

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Bibi in the White House and in the Dog House

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Nov. 7, 2015, Motza’ei Shabbat) – It’s impossible to believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu didn’t know the views of Dr. Ran Baratz before nominating him as his next spokesman. Baratz lives in a settlement and has for a long time been publishing very right wing views. It seems that Netanyahu may […]

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Remembering and forgetting Rabin

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 15, 2015 – Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was murdered twenty years ago not by a fanatical Palestinian foe but by an ostensibly pious and patriotic Jew. Though it’s not possible to speculate about what Israel would be today had Rabin stayed alive, it is possible to suggest that the murderer, […]

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