Federation CJA 360 - July 16, 2021

Our 360 this week includes the discovery by Israeli archaeologists of part of Jerusalem's ancient city wall. Plus, an op-ed by former Green Party President Paul Estrin on the continued attempts to unseat its current Jewish leader Annamie Paul; increased concern surrounding the rise in antisemitism across the country; a look at the Jewish holiday of Tisha B'Av—and the reasons we commemorate the destruction of Jerusalem's temples; a remarkable story of survival from a Jewish-Montrealer and 101-year-old veteran; celebrating two Orthodox baseball players drafted into the MLB in two days; and the secret Jewish ingredient your salad is missing. Shabbat Shalom!

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Archaeologists find part of Jerusalem's wall destroyed ahead of 9th of Av

In 586 BCE, the Babylonians breached into the city and tore down the Temple, but a part of the wall survived.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Annamie Paul and the antisemitic wolves washed in green

"The turmoil that results from allowing space within the Green party for outbursts of Jew-hatred is an example of the violent attitudes that pervade the human rights and environmental communities."

Source: National Post

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Le Canada inquiet face à une nouvelle vague d'antisémitisme

Les actes antisémites sont de plus nombreux dans le pays d'Amérique du Nord, particulièrement depuis le début de l'année avec l'importation du conflit israélo-palestinien.

Source: Le Figaro

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Jerusalem is a thriving city. Why on Tisha B'Av do we mourn its destruction?

"Jewish remembrance isn't only about recalling the past; it's about building the future. Sometimes history — and destiny — is honored by ritualizing memories, sometimes by letting them go."

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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The luck of Allan Nadler: 101 reasons to be grateful

101-year-old Montreal veteran recalls how he survived one of the deadliest battles in Canadian military history.

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Elie Kligman becomes second Orthodox baseball player drafted into the MLB in 2 days

In a doubly historic Major League Baseball draft, two Orthodox Jewish players have been drafted into the league—in just two days.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Schmaltz is the secret ingredient you need for your salad

Add schmaltz to your vinaigrette for a rich, silky dressing.

Source: The Nosher

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PJ Library Shabbat Mobile
PJ Library & GenMTL
Location: Vaudreuil/Ile Perrot/Pincourt/Saint Lazare
Time: Friday, July 16| 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: CSL/Montreal Ouest/South Shore
Time: Friday, August 6 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Westmount/NDG/Sud Ouest
Time: Friday, August 13 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PJ Library Shabbat Mobile: Volunteers
PJ Library & GenMTL
Time: Friday, July 16 – Friday, August 13 - multiple locations

The Art of Gazoz: A Culinary Demonstration with Benny Briga and Adeena Sussman
Time: Sunday, August 1 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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