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Jacob (Jake) Sivak, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, is a retired professor in the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, where he continues his research interests as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He has a lifelong interest in the history of the Jewish people. Norm Finkelberg is a member and lay leader at Temple Shalom in Waterloo, Ontario. His areas of study include late Second Temple Judaism, diaspora Judaism and interfaith dialogue.

ARTICLES BY: Jacob Sivak and Norm Finkelberg


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Historical Proof of Jewish Continuity in Israel

The continuous Jewish presence in the Land of Israel may not be obvious to many Jews or non-Jews, particularly with respect to indigeneity. In a...

Culture

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Israel Sharing COVID-19 Data With Pfizer to Help Fine-Tune Vaccine Rollout

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