We need to be clear about the real debate: Has the Hasidic Jewish community become undesirable in Outremont? If so, why? What danger does it pose to the population? Is it terrorist inclinations? Is it behavior that's a serious source of social unrest that needs urgent correction? How exactly? And how is the borough dealing with the long-term problem of complex coexistence? By stepping up its efforts to marginalize or by improving communication that may lead to better integration?

Non-Hassidic resident to Outremont’s Council: Let’s Talk Reality

We need to be clear about the real debate: Has the Hasidic Jewish community become undesirable in Outremont? If so, why? What danger does it pose to the population? Is it  ...

December 4, 2015 · 2 comments
Many Outremont residents, Jews and Non-Jews alike, feel that the ban against places of worship (lieu de cultes) currently being introduced by the borough, smacks with outright discrimination and intolerance. The "zone" left open is laughably & insulting.

Outremont’s Proposed Ban on “Places of Worship” Reeks with Discrimination

Many Outremont residents, Jews and Non-Jews alike, feel that the ban against places of worship (lieu de cultes) currently being introduced by the borough, smacks with outright discrimination and  ...

November 30, 2015 ·

A Sukkah in Outremont Erected in Harmony

My hassidic friend who lives on av. Durocher in Outremont just sent me this picture. He had witnessed today a beautiful neighbourly scene. His non-Jewish neighbour offered his help  ...

September 22, 2015 ·
Objects of pride or curiosity, the Shtreimels are produced on Van Horne, in the metropolis. Moshe Kraus explains that its roots are not attributed to religion, but to a fashion, a tradition. He opened the doors of his shop to the columnist Hugo Lavoie and editor Sarah Champagne.

Hugo Lavoie of Radio-Canada Visits a Montreal Shtreimel Factory

Objects of pride or curiosity, the Shtreimels are produced on Van Horne, in the metropolis. Moshe Kraus explains that its roots are not attributed to religion, but  ...

April 8, 2015 ·
Purim 2015 in Outremont / Mile End - Photo Gallery

Purim 2015 in Outremont / Mile End – Photo Gallery

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March 6, 2015 · 3 comments

Outremont, Where Stating The Obvious Gets You In Trouble

By Leila Marshy Apparently you’re not allowed to call a spade a spade in Outremont. When Christian Aubry was forcibly ejected by the Mayor from a recent  ...

November 13, 2014 · 9 comments

The Fallacious Pretexts for Restricting Sukkahs in Outremont

The Outremont Borough council is proposing a modification to an existing bylaw that might affect hundreds of Jewish families in Outremont. The bylaw proposes to restrict the time allocated  ...

October 27, 2014 · 4 comments

Public Consultation in Outremont: Peace or Intolerance?

This article was originally posted by Christian Aubry on his blog ruehutchison.ca. Republished with permission. With his typical verve, the smiling Pierre Lacerte calls on his blog readers to  ...

October 21, 2014 · 12 comments

Sukkahs in Outremont: A Peek Inside – Photo Gallery

This past week was the Jewish Festival of Sukkot I asked my friends to send me some pictures of their sukkahs so that our friends and neighbors  ...

October 20, 2014 · 3 comments

Photo Gallery: Hassidic Kids of Outremont Enjoying Summer Camp/Day Camp

We are pleased to present a photo collection of Hassidic kids from Outremont/Mile-End enjoying summer 2014. Some photos are of day-camps in the city and  ...

October 5, 2014 · 2 comments
Hutchison Resident:  I Feel More and More in Harmony With My Hasidic Neighbours

Hutchison Resident: I Feel More and More in Harmony With My Hasidic Neighbours

The note below appeared on Friends of Hutchison Street’s facebook page last week. We are happy to post it not only to encourage  ...

September 21, 2014 · 5 comments
On a Saturday night in May, Jeanne-Mance Street was the site of the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer. We are deep in the heart of Mile End, a neighbourhood that moves to the rhythm of its diverse cultures, religions, languages and customs every day of the year.

Long live Québec and Lag B’Omer! – LaPresse

On a Saturday night in May, Jeanne-Mance Street was the site of the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer. We are deep in the heart of Mile  ...

May 27, 2014 · 5 comments

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