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Jerusalem court: Women not violating law by wearing prayer shawls at Western Wall
Judge upholds ruling that rejects police request to issue injunction preventing five women from returning to kotel, says use of prayer shawls and tefillin does not violate 'local custom' and is not provocation. To read more, click here.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT YOUR LOCAL SYNAGOGUE
Tough Questions, Hard Answers
The Changing Face of Israeli Security
Montreal • May 7th Ottawa • May 8th Toronto • May 9th
(ADMISSION FREE-NO RSVP REQUIRED)
Canadian Friends of Peace Now is pleased to sponsor Israeli security consultant Yossi Alpher on a three city speaking tour. Mr. Alpher is former director of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, and a former senior official with Israel’s Mossad. He authors the weekly Hard Questions, Tough Answers column for Americans for Peace Now.
Tuesday May 7th 7:30 pm
The Gelber Conference Centre, 2 Carré Cummings Square
CO-SPONSOR: LABOUR ZIONIST HISTORY CIRCLE
Wednesday May 8th 7:30 pm
Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Drive
CO-SPONSORS: ARZA CANADA AND TEMPLE ISRAEL
Thursday, May 9th, 7:30 pm
Holy Blossom Temple 1950 Bathurst Street
CO-SPONSORS: ARZA CANADA AND HOLY BLOSSOM TEMPLE
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D'var Torah - Achrei Mot-Kedoshim
By Rabbi Leigh Lerner
These days, we hear people speak of Zionism as if it were a TV show that has run its course. They say, like the title of this week’s parasha, it is “Acharei Mot,” after death, for the original goal of Zionism was a Jewish state. Since we reached that goal in 1948, some have categorized any Zionist enterprise as a re-run, a re-play of old ideas seen and heard before, even as a dead idea. Soon, we are told, the last hurrah of Zionism as a Jewish movement will be heard, and the Jewish people will carry on with their business, inside or outside the Land.
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The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism currently operates 47 preschools serving over 1,300 preschool children and is affiliated with 50 schools across Israel. We have a track record of success.
The last preschool that ARZA Canada sponsored was in Evan Yehuda. From its start in 2009, the preschool has already reached its maximum capacity with 22 children registered for the upcoming year. Since the preschool’s founding, a core group of families from Even-Yehuda established the town’s first Reform congregation, called “HaShahar”, and they dedicated a synagogue in May 2010. For more about this program and how you can help, please click here.
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