“COMMENTARY: Trudeau needs a legal weed market by 2019 — and Wynne is happy to help”

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Poll: Iranians Want Economic Reform, More Engagement With Europe — LobeLog

by Derek Davison A new IranPoll survey conducted in August finds that Iranians generally support globalization, want to see economic reform inside Iran, and want to improve their economic ties with Europe in particular. They are concerned, however, that U.S. pressure will cause European companies to think twice about doing business in Iran. The results…

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Rosh Hashana Rant: Stop The Focus on Food — Shiloh Musings

This morning, I posted the following on my facebook page:Am I the only one who can’t psyche myself into RH cooking mode? I hate the focus on food rather than רוח spirit.None of the replies so far got the real gist of my rant. I’m tired of being expected to plan menus and cook. At…

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The Oldest Deli in Montreal

Dispatches From the Copy Dept

Without knowing the history of the word, everybody pretty much pronounces “delicatessen” the same way. But one day it hit me: “delicate essen”. I thought it must be some kind of German play-on-words brought over from the old country. As it turns out, I wasn’t too far off. The abbreviated colloquialism “deli” is only about 65 years old, whereas a couple of the restaurants we refer to as delis – at least the ones in Montreal – are closer to 90. The oldest deli in the world predates the word itself, dating back to 18th century Germany. Dallmayr was more of a grocery store, then, and still exists today as a purveyor of gourmet delights and coffee.

The word “delicatessen” is, of course, German, from the late 1800’s, by way of French and Latin. But the food we ordinarily seek out at a deli today is anything but delicate.

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7 Chabad Rabbis signed onto a letter stating, “there is no need to seek rabbinic approval prior to reporting” all forms of abuse. By COLlive reporter

http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=47360&alias=7-rabbis-permit-reporting-abuse

 

7 Chabad Rabbis signed onto a letter stating, “there is no need to seek rabbinic approval prior to reporting” all forms of abuse.
By COLlive reporter
A group of Chabad rabbis signed a proclamation addressing abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community, alluding to its effects that have resulted in multiple deaths due to drug overdoses and suicides over the past year alone in Jewish communities.
“The existence of child sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse which occurs in some of our communities, resulting in a number of tragic suicides as well as other physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences,” they wrote.
The rabbis admitted that not enough was done in the past to tackle the issue. “We recognize that in light of past experiences our communities could have responded in more responsible and sensitive ways to help victims and hold perpetrators accountable.”
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Exhibit allows virtual ‘interviews’ with Holocaust survivors — National Post

NEW YORK — What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since? Technology is allowing people to ask these questions and many more in virtual interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, preparing for a day when the estimated 100,000 Jews remaining from camps, ghettos or…

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A New Center for Crisis Response on Facebook — Facebook Newsroom

By Mike Nowak, Product Director, Social Good Today, we’re announcing Crisis Response, a new center on Facebook where people can find more information about recent crises and access our crisis response tools – including Safety Check, Community Help and Fundraisers to support crisis recovery – all in one place. As part of this update, we…

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World Suicide Prevention Day — Facebook NewsroomFacebook Newsroom

By Antigone Davis, Head of Global Safety We’re recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day by letting people know about the tools and resources we have developed for people who may be at risk. Throughout September, we’ll connect people with information about supportive groups and suicide prevention tools through ads in News Feed. We are also launching…

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MUHC board: Barrette has 20 candidate names in hand, will pick 10 — Montreal Gazette

Two months after all 10 independent members of the board of the McGill University Health Centre resigned in protest against Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s handling of the MUHC, the minister now has a slate of new names from which to appoint to the board, the Montreal Gazette has learned. A recruitment committee submitted a list…

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