In the early 1700s, Jewish people who wanted to come to Canada from overseas could only do so if they agreed to convert to Christianity. Esther Brandeau was one of those people — she landed on the shores of Quebec in 1738 disguised not only as a Christian, but as a man. Toronto-based playwright Heather Hermant has spent the last decade obsessed with Brandeau's story.

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Firehall Arts Centre production tells story of cross-dressing Jewish immigrant

Al-Mughayer (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Suspected Jewish extremists torched two cars and scrawled graffiti on a nearby wall in a West Bank village before dawn Thursday, Palestinian residents said, the latest in a series of vandalism attacks. Near the two burnt-out vehicles in Al-Mughayer, east of Ramallah, someone had written “death to Arabs” on the wall of a home, an AFP photographer said …

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Suspected Jewish extremists torch Palestinian cars

JERUSALEM (AP) — A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish “alliance of the disadvantaged,” has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign.

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Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics

Purim is among the most festive of all Jewish holidays.Yael Zelinger said while the holiday represents a happy time for most Jews, it can also represent a time of isolation for some. Those among them, she said, are the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Jewish advocates offer aid for deaf education

France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday. The naming of the three suspects, who now live in Jordan, Norway and the West Bank, marks the first breakthrough in more than three decades of investigation into the attack on the Chez Jo Goldenberg restaurant …

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French warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

PARIS (AP) — More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris' old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.

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3 sought over deadly 1982 attack in Paris' Jewish quarter

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday.

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Judge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killings


Judge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killings

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS Is Netanyahu playing politics with speech to Congress?

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How Jewish Americans view Netanyahu’s speech

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By Kevin Murphy OLATHE, Kan (Reuters) – A white supremacist charged with three killings outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April turned his gun on at least three other people as his shooting spree unfolded, witnesses testified in a hearing on Monday. The hearing on whether Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, should stand trial on capital murder charges resumes on Tuesday. Cross …

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Witnesses describe shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas