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Are we going to be divided into two groups in society based on whose jobs are protected and whose not?

Bernie newBy BERNIE BELLAN

As if the fear that any of us might contract COVID-19 isn't bad enough, we're rapidly devolving into a society that has two groups of workers: Those who have either been laid off entirely or taken cuts in pay or hours; and those whose jobs are fully protected, either by collective agreements or organizations that do not want to cut staffs. Recently, however, the Rady JCC was forced to lay off an astounding 160 employees - not including contract workers such as aerobics or yoga instructors. Is it fair that some workers in society in general, and within certain Jewish organizations specifically, are being spared any financial hardship while others are being so severely impacted?

Why we should disinvite this alleged Epstein accomplice from coming to our community

Tovi Rose

By TOVI ROSE

On October 23rd, the Canadian Associates of Ben Gurion University will be holding a gala in honor of two of the Winnipeg Jewish community’s most philanthropic members, Hope and Howard Morry. The couple have long been active members of our community, with more than a few impressive titles between them. I doubt that anyone can argue against these two being honored for their many contributions, and thus, their gala is sure to go on without any protest. That is, it would, were it not for one key component. That component is the guest speaker for the night, one Mister Alan Dershowitz.

Knowing when to fold

Martin Shubik

By IRWIN LIPNOWSKI

Ed. note: This story first appeared in our Dec. 15, 2010 edition. We thought it especially relevant in light of the story which you can read elsewhere on this site at https://jewishpostandnews.ca/local/2930-lawsuit-against-parents-of-former-gray-academy-students-continues-to-drag-on about the Board of Jewish Education’s ongoing lawsuit against a family here - and the possibility that the Board may incur huge legal costs - even if it should win its lawsuit.

Did the "progressive Jewish left" attempt to cancel the appearance of a right-wing speaker here?

By BERNIE BELLAN

It began with an email we received on Tuesday, July 16. The email referred to an event that was supposed to be taking place at the Corydon Community Centre on Thursday evening, July 18 (at the same time as the AMIA commemoration in the Berney Theatre).