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  • CJNEWS I am Zioness, hear me roar Thursday October 26th, 2017
    What’s in a name? In identity politics, plenty. It’s confusing, for example, to keep track of the evolving nomenclature for the people we used to call natives. Once they were Indians, then aboriginals, then First Nations. Now they are indigenous (except for the Métis, who prefer the term “Indian”). Orientals became Asians. And blacks, of course, started out as cognitively neutral Negroes, self-...
  • CJNEWS Rejection of the niqab is self-defence, not racism Monday October 19th, 2015
    In her op-ed in the Oct. 8 CJN, Danielle Kubes asks why “Jews have not come out in mass support” of Ishaq Zunera, who refuses to take her citizenship unmasked. I can’t speak for other Jews, but I have long supported a niqab ban in the public sector, and I consider Kubes’ alarmist fears of a slippery slope unfounded. Kubes’ main points are: a) if we ban the niqab today, tomorrow it will be the k...
  • CJNEWS First Fruits: the jewel in Montreal library’s crown Wednesday December 31st, 1969
    One of the advantages for young mothers who stayed at home with their children, as most of my cohorts did in the ’60s and ’70s, was that once their children were at school – and if at parochial school as mine were, lunching there – they had a considerable amount of disposable time they could deploy for recreation and personal growth. Some moms spent a lot of time at the ...
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