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#AdoptIHRA

The campaign calling on Facebook to use the IHRA to define antisemitism is in full swing! So far, 140 international nonprofit organizations have already signed the letter and the number of NGO’s is growing (see attached letter).

Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, just responded separately to each one of the organizations that emailed the letter to Facebook, including to the Milstein Family Foundation (see attached).

Today, the coalition started a global social media campaign and we need your help to promote the initiative on all your social media channels using the hashtags #AdoptItToFightIt and #AdoptIHRA

You can find all graphics and content for the campaign in Google Drive: https://bit.ly/Campaign-Content-DefineItToFightIT   

More resources, including the letter to Facebook, can be found on the campaign’s website: https://www.AdoptIHRA.com

We respect Facebook’s response but our campaign will not stop until we rid the social media giant from its antisemitic content. 

Please help us continue this campaign and accumulate examples where Facebook allows antisemitic content until they clean up their act and adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism!

Our goal is to hold Facebook’s leadership accountable! Thank you for your joint effort!

– Adam Milstein 

Re: “A unified Reminder of the Iranian Threat.”

PM Benjamin Netanyahu, praise him, has warned a selfish world for years that global and Middle Eastern security is as dependent on Israel’s security as humanity is on oxygen. For too long have Israel’s allies abandoned her to weather the storm of Islamic terror and genocidal regimes alone. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is foolish to expect Lebanon will act to disarm Hezbollah inside its borders let alone confiscate its weaponry. If the price of freedom “is eternal vigilance,” why did the West abandon the fight against terror groups by withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan? Lebanon doesn’t need peacekeepers; the region needs Israel’s western and Arab allies to drive Hezbollah back to Iran and demolish its sphere of influence.

– Christopher-Michael Mansour

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Kosher Klash

Elnekave’s First Law states that for any number of Jews, “n”, there will always be a number of opinions, “p”, where p>n.

We are fortunate to have some of the most outstanding kashrut organizations serving us in our communities today. COR and Badatz Toronto, who work in both industrial settings and restaurants in Toronto, or MK, OU, or a plethora of other highly-regarded supervisory organizations, all built around a need that our communities have for guidance, and all striving to help our communities grow, spiritually.

It’s unfortunate that Zane Caplansky’s grandfather had such an unfortunate experience with his kashrut supervisors. We don’t know the whole story — we are only able to hear one side, and from a third party, albeit a close relative. If Caplansky’s grandfather was stripped of his kashrut supervision because of political leanings, that would be unfortunate, and a breach of the trust that our kashrut organizations strive so hard to build. But for organizations such as MK or COR to be unwilling to work with him today unless he makes certain changes, simply shows that they are working within the system of rules that they have in place, rules that Caplansky or others may not understand, but rules that are in place for a reason. And for these organizations to be unwilling to waver just shows their dedication to the communities that they are charged to protect.

My personal experience is that while we might not understand why certain policies are fair — or even downright convinced that they are, in fact not – sometimes keeping the dialogue open goes a long way. Having grown up in a family working in the food industry, I learned at a young age to be wary of the kashrut organizations. And it came to a climax a couple of years ago, when a particular policy put in place seemed absurd and unfair. 

I contacted Rabbi Heber and the COR to vent, and after giving me the time to get off my chest what I had to say, he calmly explained that he understood where I was coming from, and drew back the curtain on a whole side of the tapestry that I hadn’t even considered, because it never would have occurred to me. 

I hope Caplansky can keep the dialogue open. I hear wonderful things about his culinary delicacies from friends of mine who patronize his establishment, and it would be wonderful to see the world of Caplansky’s Deli and the world of organized kashrut supervision meet. And he may well find a kashrut organization whose rules he feels he can follow. After all, even for kashrut organizations, Elnekave’s Law applies. 

– Chuck Elnekave

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Marty Gold is the Editor-in -Chief of TheJ.ca. Known for investigative reporting, he has specialized in covering municipal and provincial politics, and a wide range of sports and entertainment, in newspapers, magazines, online, and on his first love, radio. His business and consulting experience includes live events and sales, workplace safety, documentary productions, PR, and telecommunications in Vancouver, Los Angeles and across Canada, and as a contestant on CBC-TV Dragons Den.

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We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

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