Controversial Issues

Examining some of the controversial issues for which Outremont’s Hassidim have been taken to task.

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 mobilize on October  ...

October 21, 2014 · 12 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

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 Churches – at  ...

March 14, 2014 · 4 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 inability to adequately  ...

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 her PhD in  ...

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 meeting Councillor Mindy  ...

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 local politics only  ...

October 28, 2013 · 26 comments

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