Category: Opinion

Some observations about the shifting Jewish population in Winnipeg and the legacy of Harvey Rosen

By BERNIE BELLAN I’ve been writing about Jewish population trends in Winnipeg for many years now, but never more so since the 2016 census...

Doctor’s report on anti-semitism at Toronto medical school highlights age-old stereotypes of Jewish power, money and control

By MYRON LOVE We who grew up as part of the postwar “baby Boom” generation have lived in what could be described as an...

What Jim Carr & Gail Asper had in common

By BERNIE BELLAN The juxtaposition of two stories on this website – about the death of Jim Carr and the appointment of Anita...

Does Winnipeg even have an identifiable “Jewish” community any more?

By Bernie Bellan While there is no doubt that antisemitism is the issue of paramount concern to Jewish communities around the world, there is...

Manitoba adopts the IHRA Definition on antisemitism: What does that signify?

By BELLE JARNIEWSKI Last week, I was honoured to be present when our provincial government announced its adoption of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance...

News that Etz Chayim is up for sale raises a whole host of questions

By BERNIE BELLAN While the news that Etz Chayim Congregation was putting their synagogue building up for sale would not have come as a...
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