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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 to a fashion,  ...

April 8, 2015 ·

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 consultation publique he  ...

November 13, 2014 · 9 comments

Media Coverage of 2nd Gathering of Hassidim and Non-Hassidim

Instead of being self-congratulatory and patting ourselves on the back how successful this past Sunday’s 2nd annual neighborhood gathering was, we are just posting a round-up the many different angles  ...

June 11, 2013 · 2 comments

Outremont Councillor Stokes Fires against Hassidic Jewish Community

Every year, in preparation for the holiday of Passover, religious Jews rid their homes of leavened products. The last bits of bread are ritualistically burned in a symbolic gesture of cleansing.  ...

April 29, 2013 · 3 comments

A francophone Hasidic Jewish family prepares for Purim – on Radio Canada

Meet a francophone Hasidic Jewish family as they prepare for the holiday of Purim. By Hugo Lavoie on the Radio Canada – “Désautels” program >>.  

February 25, 2013 ·

Outremont council’s vote thwarts efforts to build community ties

The following article was written by Mindy Pollak, a hassidic woman of Outremont who sits on the newly created Comité consultatif sur les relations intercommunautaires d’Outremont. This article was  ...

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment
Double standard democracy

Double standard democracy

I wrote this as an open-letter to the editor for the Outremont Express (April 4, 2012). I and many of my Hassidic family members and friends were disturbed and saddened by the uncivil behaviour a very  ...

April 6, 2012 · 19 comments

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