Brownstein: Choirs come together for Bernstein, and for peace — Montreal Gazette

Brownstein: Choirs come together for Bernstein, and for peace

57m ago

Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and St. Matthias Anglican Church are two of the oldest religious institutions in the city, dating back, respectively, to 1846 and 1875. They boast among the most renowned choirs in the land. They are across the street from one another, mere steps away, in Westmount. Yet for the first time in their histories, their choirs will be joining forces on stage, in a tribute to the music of legendary maestro and composer Leonard Bernstein. Read More

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers — National Post

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

38m ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. Read More

Workers scolded for speaking Spanish, Arabic at heart institute — Montreal Gazette

Despite touting a “cultural diversity” policy for employees and patients, managers at the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal have reprimanded a group of workers for speaking to each other occasionally in an Arabic dialect and in Spanish — even when they’re on break. Read More

Workers scolded for speaking Spanish, Arabic at heart institute — Montreal Gazette

Jack Cohen – In the Shelter! — IsraelSeen.com

Jack Cohen – In the Shelter! It’s midnight and I’m sitting in my shelter (mamad)in Beer Sheva after the sirens have gone off. Today 300 rockets were fired at southern Israel by Hamas from Gaza. I’m thinking, why do we put up with this when we could bomb these barbarians to dust? Why do we…

Jack Cohen – In the Shelter! — IsraelSeen.com