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Pork before synagogue: Growing up at a cultural crossroads

Born in Queens, my mom was raised in Westchester county, New York, a predominantly-Jewish area surrounded by fellow first and second-generation Ashkenazi relatives. Meanwhile, my Arkansas-born father was growing up with Methodist parents who have deep southern roots and distant Scottish ancestry. So, when they married in 1992, a strange mixture of culture, custom, and… Keep Reading

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On activism and Jewish identity

On Dec. 3, I participated in a demonstration as part of IfNotNow Montreal (INN). The rally consisted of a small group of Jewish activists, most of them McGill students, who held posters displaying statistics about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. INN is a Jewish organization that advocates to end North American… Keep Reading

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The Mile End Deli brings Montreal cuisine south of the border

Restaurateur Noah Bernamoff has brought a taste of Montreal to the streets of Brooklyn. In early 2010, Bernamoff opened the Mile End Deli, a restaurant serving up reimagined Montreal classics in the trendy Boerum Hill neighbourhood, which is popular among foodies for its plethora of highly-ranked restaurants.   Since its opening, the Mile End Deli… Keep Reading

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Uncover McGill hosts dialogue on justice and forgiveness

Uncover McGill, a series of talks across six days aimed at sparking conversations about spirituality-related topics among members of the McGill community began on Jan. 16. The first day’s panel, “A Dialogue on God”, hosted in the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) ballroom, discussed the meaning of forgiveness and justice among the three monotheistic… Keep Reading

(L-A Benoit / The McGill Tribune)
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The Algemeiner ranks McGill fourth worst university for Jewish students

In late December, The Algemeiner – a Jewish newspaper in the United States – ranked McGill University as the fourth worst university for Jewish students in its first annual list of “The 40 Worst Colleges for Jewish Students” in North America. The Algemeiner editors reviewed anti-Semitic actions on campuses according to the definition by the U.S. State… Keep Reading

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