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For most Canadian Jews, the last week has provided a chance to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with the community and the general public. And, it’s also been a chance to acknowledge that most North American Jews have no reason to be afraid of lighting their chanukiyot in public, or publicly identifying as Jewish. For members of the small Kootenay Jewish community in Nelson, B.C., however, that sense of security was disturbed in early November when they learned that the local public library would be sponsoring a talk on the 2010 Gaza flotilla with the group’s co-founder, Greta Berlin. She was to be joined by two associates. For the full story, click here.
Arik Einstein, the iconic Israeli musician whose songs were acclaimed as the soundtrack of a nation, was laid to rest at the Trumpeldor cemetery in Tel Aviv on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 27, after his sudden death Tuesday night at the age of 74. For the full story, click here.
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