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 End, a neighbourhood  ...

May 27, 2014 · 4 comments
With recent intense media coverage of the allegations of abuse against the Lev Tahor and their dramatic move from St. Agathe to Chatham, Ont., many Outremont/Mile End Hassidim have been alarmed at how many people, Jews and non-Jews alike, are assuming that the Lev Tahor (LT) are Hassidic.

Are the Lev Tahor Orthodox or Hassidic?

With recent intense media coverage of the allegations of abuse against the Lev Tahor and their dramatic move from St. Agathe to Chatham, Ont., many Outremont/Mile End Hassidim have been alarmed at how many  ...

May 11, 2014 · 8 comments

Purim 2013 in Photos

Here are some great images from Purim 2013 in Outremont sent to us by photographer Pascal Dumont. Purim this year (2014) comes out on Sunday March 16. To learn more about Purim and  ...

March 14, 2014 ·

Worlds Apart Yet Sharing Common Space: The Challenges of Places of Worship in Montreal

by Frédéric Dejean, PhD About Frédéric Dejean: Frederic grew up in France. He completed a PhD – a geographical approach of Evangelical  ...

March 14, 2014 · 3 comments

Purim in Outremont: Lies, Manipulations and Obstacles

The Anti-Hassidic blogger Pierre Lacerte has been having field day the past few years on the backs of the Hassidic community, taking advantage of our weakest point – our  ...

March 8, 2014 · 17 comments
The Charter of Québec Values: Fomenting Hatred to Divert Attention

The Charter of Québec Values: Fomenting Hatred to Divert Attention

by Alexandre Gagnon Couture PhD About Alexandre Couture Gagnon: Alexandre is originally from the Bas-St-Laurent region, two hours east of Québec City. She recently completed  ...

March 4, 2014 · 4 comments

Petition: Allow Our Youth To Celebrate Purim Safely and Peacefully

Editors Note: The following petition was submitted to Outremont’s borough council on March 3, 2014, along with 240 signatures of Outremont citizens. At the same council  ...

March 3, 2014 · 9 comments

Urgent Plea to Our Neighbours: Vote for Positive Change

OutremontHassid.com was established with one goal: to open dialogue and promote understanding between the Hassidim and our neighbours. However, we currently feel compelled to poke our nose into  ...

October 28, 2013 · 26 comments
Letter from a “pure laine” Outremonter to a Hassidic friend

Letter from a “pure laine” Outremonter to a Hassidic friend

About Guy Archambault: Guy’s ancestors arrived in Montreal from France in around 1645. He has spent part of his childhood in Outremont and returned to that  ...

October 14, 2013 · 12 comments

The upcoming Jewish New Year and Sukkot Holiday – What’s it all about?

This weekend is the start of what is referred to as The High Holidays. It begins with the onset of the new Jewish  ...

September 3, 2013 · 2 comments

Real Dialogue Happening – F.O.H. Kicks Off Monthly Meetings

Since it was formed in June, 2011, the Friends of Hutchison have become a real fixture in Outremont and Mile End. They have organized two hugely successful  ...

July 7, 2013 · 2 comments

Course à pieds vs Hassidic Processions – Double Standards in Outremont?

Picture this: La foulée des parcs applies for a permit at the Outremont borough council to conduct its annual Course à pieds on the streets of Outremont.  Because  ...

June 16, 2013 · 11 comments

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