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Group of Winnipeg women holds February re-union in Phoenix By EVELYN HECHT
It all started with a conversation among three old friends. We were reacting to a question by yet another friend. Would we consider planning another reunion, in a few years? We were, after all, 73 already!
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Etz Chayim to present special Pesach program on “Good Friday” On Friday, April 18, Etz Chayim Congregation will be presenting a daytime program that will feature a brunch and a series of programs following the brunch. Read the Full Story
Seeking newcomers from overseas, Winnipeg Jewry doesn't get what it expected By URIEL HEILMAN
(JTA) -- When the leaders of Winnipeg’s Jewish federation sat down 13 years ago to try to figure out a way to reverse the community’s decline, they came up with a novel idea: recruit Jews from overseas.
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Can Orthodox Jews save Winnipeg? By URIEL HEILMAN
March 26, 2014 4:52pm
(Ed. note: This article appears only on the JTA website. Uriel Heilman noted in an e-mail to me that this is actually a blog posting that he did following the release of his initial article about secular Israelis coming to Winnipeg in droves.)
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University of Manitoba students protest university president allowing anti-Israel group back on campus By MYRON LOVE
University of Manitoba President Dr. David Barnard is coming under a lot of criticism for overruling the University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU) motion last year and allowing an “Israel Apartheid Week” program back on campus.
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Four male students in rural Manitoba school disciplined for overt racist behaviour that targets Jewish classmate By BERNIE BELLAN
Four male students in a grade nine class in a Steinbach school received suspensions recently as punishment for a series of behaviours that left other students shaken – in particular a female Jewish classmate. The four, who apparently had all immigrated to south-eastern Manitoba with their families within the past two years, were all classmates in Clear Springs Middle School, which is in the Hanover School Division.
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How the Anhangs tracked their son's murderer Updated April 1: If you missed the original show in which the story of how the Anhangs were able to track down the woman who arranged the murder of their son, Adam, here is a link to the complete show: http://globalnews.ca/news/1234177/how-a-father-tracked-the-black-widow-following-his-sons-murder/ Read the Full Story
Teacher/filmmaker Saul Henteleff working on Chesed Shel Emes documentary By MYRON LOVE Just about ten years ago, Saul Henteleff made his mark in our Jewish community as a filmmaker with his well-received documentary on The Montefiore Club. Read the Full Story
"Avenue Q" hilariously irreverent but also quite touching Review by  BERNIE BELLAN We went to Avenue Q yesterday afternoon (Sunday, April 6) - hoping to be shocked and titillated. We weren't disappointed. Read the Full Story
Comedian Jon Steinberg to appear here in CBC Comedy Festival By ADAM SCHWARTZ Winnipeggers are in for a treat. Imagine being told that you are the next big next thing in Canadian comedy on air by comedic legend Russell Peters, which happened during an airing of “The Hour”. Read the Full Story

Israel

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ls terror operative’s lecture after student protest Israel Law Center seeks to file suits over Palestinian war crimes (JNS.org) The Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center is gearing up to lodge war crimes complaints against senior Palestinian officials at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Israel Hayom reported. Read the Full Story
Getting a start-up MBA in Israel  Article submitted by an MBA student at the Technion   Have you always dreamed of starting your own company?  The Israel Institute of Technology- TECHNION is offering a one- year startup MBA Program for international students. Read the Full Story

Opinion

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A Lesson for our Community from Goats and Coats: Becoming God’s Firstborn By Rabbi ARI ELLIS, Herzlia - Adas Yeshurun There are some parts of Jewish tradition that we are so familiar with that we don’t stop to ask the most obvious questions. We just take for granted that it’s the way it’s supposed to be, and can’t imagine it any other way. Read the Full Story
More than one “occupied territory” in the world By MYRON LOVE
A blog I read a few days ago noted that when one hears the term “occupied territories”, many people will automatically assume the term refers to the West Bank – also known to some as Judea and Samaria.
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Op-Ed: 'Occupied territories' is a flawed and biased term By ALAN BAKER JERUSALEM (JTA) -- When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to Republican donor Sheldon Adelson for using the term "occupied territories" to refer to the West Bank, critics pounced. Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" ridiculed the apology, insisting that the phrase is "widely accepted" and accurate. Read the Full Story
Op-Ed: The West Bank is under military occupation, and that's a fact By JESSICA MONTEL JERUSALEM (JTA) -- According to press reports, the crowd at a recent Republican Jewish Coalition conference "noticeably gasped" when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to the West Bank as "occupied territories." Read the Full Story

Features

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Retired reporter Manfred Jager translates story of Holocaust survivor he found by accident By MARTIN ZEILIG “Eighteen months have passed since the horrible rule of terror of the Nazi regime finally came to its frightening, violent conclusion. Read the Full Story
Women of ’44 to gather in Winnipeg By ELENOR CONN For the past 20 plus years, groups of ex-pat Winnipeggers have gathered in Winnipeg for reunions. Read the Full Story
Standard Knitting – My Grandfather’s Sweater Factory By MORRI H. MOSTOW
I wish I had known my grandfather Moishe Hirsh Halparin (1883-1947). He died of a heart attack, at 63, two-and-a-half years before I was born.
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    1 week ago
    We as a family find it very hard that no one tried to contact any one of us. Irma was our sister also..Here are names of my sisters who would really like if you called them. Ann Clayton 403-686-0442, and Frieda Ellis.519-883-7 54=36. Hope that you do the right thing. Ben Epp

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 week ago
    I am devastated in learning of Dr. Katz sudden and tragic passing, I have been a patient for twenty plus years, he was an amazing dentist and human being, My Deepest Condolences to his Family and the Staff at McPhillips Dental Health Center, my heart is broken, I proudly boasted to family and friends ...

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  • IRMA RACHEL PENN
    2 weeks ago
    I was looking for my sister on the internet and found out that she passed away in July , 2013. We (our family of 8) were wondering why we were never called ? Can you send me some information regarding her death. Thanks her brother Ben

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    3 weeks ago
    We heard the news of Phil's tragic death while we are here in Arizona. Our 3 generations have been patients for 32 years. We have grown together discussing our twins' and his triplets' achievements. He loved and was so proud of his children and Faye-Lynn. We have lost our dentist but more we have ...

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    4 weeks ago
    Dr.Katz was quite the character, never failed to put a smile on your face. He was our dentist for more than 10 years. My son and I will miss him for sure. Our condolences go out to his Family.

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 month ago
    I was very saddened to hear of Dr Katz's passing. He was my dentist for over 25 years. I still remember how proud he was when he showed me the picture of the new born triplets and when he told me about the time that he accidently wore his dental glasses to a Wendy's drive thru. He was a wonderful ...

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 month ago
    Our family has been a patient of his since 1996, he was such a wonderful. & caring dentist. Our sincere condolences goes out to his family and staff at McPhillips Dental center. Ranilo, Ruby, Cassandra, Jordan, & Austin

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 month ago
    I was at the dentist yesterday and was told about dr Katz.....

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 month ago
    My family has been seeing Dr. Katz for several years and have many fond memories from our dental visits. During my last visit on March 5th, Dr. Katz was laughing and joking as he always did and making patients feel at ease. My condolences to his family and the staff at McPhillips Dental Centre.

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  • Local dentist Phil Katz killed in car crash
    1 month ago
    We started with Phil about 35 years ago when he was in St Boniface. We followed him as he moved north not because it was convenient but because he was a terrific dentist and a good friend. He phoned me from home many times because he was concerned about me and my family. We will find another dentist ...

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