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More Than Six Acts of Antisemitism a Day, New Audit Reveals

Michael Mostyn, CEO, B'nai Brith Canada

April 27, 2020 While Jews were viciously attacked and/or killed in New York, New Jersey,California and Germany in 2019, the number of antisemitic incidents in Canada set records for a fourth consecutive year. The 2019 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, produced by B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, the League for Human Rights, recorded 2,207 incidents of antisemitism, an increase of more than 8 per cent compared with the previous year. This marked the second successive year in which the 2,000 plateau was exceeded, amounting to an average of more than six incidents per day.

Further to Jewish mobsters...

Winnipeg-born Harry Altman

Elsewhere on this website you can read a story about the children of Jewish mobsters (https://jewishpostandnews.ca/20-features/3169-these-children-of-jewish-mobsters-were-kept-well-shielded-from-their-fathers-affairs. That story elicited a fascinating response from reader Jim Manishen - who revealed to me that I have my own connection to a mobster who was originally from Winnipeg.

‘Blazing Saddles’ still stands as one of the great comedies — and the Mel Brooks film teaches lessons, too

Mel Brooks uttering that famous line from “Blazing Saddles”: “Loze im gaym!” or “Let them go!” Earlier in the movie he tells a member of his tribe not to kill a family of Black settlers, saying: “No, no. Zeit nishte meshuggah,” (Yiddish for “Don’t be crazy”).

By MARC BRODSKY
(JTA) — Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not.

Family friendly? No — only for mature audiences due to language and adult material
Confined by the coronavirus plague, what better way to satisfy your hankering for freedom than seeing folks frolicking in the wide-open spaces of the Old West?