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Quebec shutters houses of worship due to Omicron variant

Quebec synagogues first shut down during the first thee months of the pandemic in 2020 and then again at the start of the first curfew in January, 2021.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
05/01/2022
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)

Swastikas found carved on hockey rink in Montreal

Four large swastikas were found on a snowy hockey rink in Montreal last week.

Plane towing marriage proposal banner crashes in Montreal

A passenger was killed, and the pilot was injured in a plane crash in Montreal.

Yad Vashem

Montreal anti-vaxxer: No yellow star but vaccine mandates like Holocaust

Of the many anti-vaxxers to don the yellow star, Bitondo appears to be one of the few to take proactive, public steps to understand why so many people objected to it.

By BEN SALES/JTA
03/09/2021
A Nazi armband with a swastika displayed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

Montreal auction house selling Nazi memorabilia as 'historical artifacts'

Nazi relics and memorabilia were put up for sale on a Montreal auction site, including weapons, badges, and clothing once belonging to supporters of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Infamous Israeli lobbyist for Myanmar Junta ceases efforts; wasn't paid

Since rising to early infamy after trying to sell 3 transport US transport helicopters to Iran, Ben-Menashe moved to Canada to start his own lobbying firm, representing many controversial clients.

14/07/2021

Two kosher establishments vandalized in Montreal, two weeks apart

Police are not yet investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Montreal skyline

Quebec's Hasidic Jewish community submits challenge on COVID-19 curfew

The council noted that the filing of the claim was driven by the Quebec government's unwillingness to change the current curfew rules to accommodate religious communities.

The life and music of Leonard Cohen

Canadian author Michael Posner delves into the early years of the musical icon.

09/02/2021

Before the pandemic: A reminder of romantic Montreal

These days, as we’ve stopped traveling due to the pandemic, all that’s left, I’m afraid, is to look back nostalgically on memorable excursions.

By GEORGE MEDOVOY
16/01/2021
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