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Still no explanation from anyone, anywhere in Israel as to why Prof. Jeremy Cooperstock was deported

Prof. Jeremy Cooperstock - still no apology received from anyone in Israel for his having being deported in June

Ed. note: A little over a month ago we published a story about how a Canadian academic who was spending his sabbatical year in Israel was unceremoniously deported from Israel after he returned from a conference he had attended in Germany at the beginning of June. You can read that story at

Julian Edelman may say he’s Jewish - but he’s really not

Julian Edelman, right, wearing a Star of David necklace, with his dad Frank in the Showtime documentary “100%.” (Showtime)

(JTA) – Showtime has produced a documentary on New England Patriots star Julian Edelman that’s so good that New York Giants fans might even enjoy it.
For the uninitiated, Edelman is a member of three Super Bowl winning teams and apparently the only Jew ever named the big game’s MVP.
Raised Christian – only his paternal great-grandfather was Jewish – he has strongly identified as a member of the tribe in recent years.

Leah Gazan – the NDP candidate in the Federal riding of Winnipeg Centre is a “proud Jewish, Lakota, Asian woman”

Leah Gazan

Have you heard of Julian Edelman? He’s a receiver for the New England Patriots and was voted this year’s Super Bowl Most Outstanding Player.
He is also commonly referred to as the best “Jewish” football player in the National Football League. On top of all that, Edelman is not afraid to hide the fact he’s Jewish. He wears a Star of David and always refers to himself as Jewish.

JP&N interview: Rabbi Kliel Rose takes stock of his first year back in Winnipeg

It’s been almost a year since Rabbi Kliel Rose returned to his hometown of Winnipeg to become the rabbi of Congregation Etz Chayim. (August 7, 2018 is the exact date he took over the position.) I thought that now that he’s had a chance to establish himself here, I would ask him whether he’s like to engage in a fairly lengthy interview.