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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.

ARTICLES BY: Jacob Sivak


April 18, 2019 12:52 pm
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The Founding Fathers of Israel’s Scientific Legacy

While technically a failure, the crash landing of an Israeli space probe on the moon’s surface was successful in many respects. It was also the...

July 2, 2018 1:56 pm
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Why Have Jewish Refugees From the Arab World Been Forgotten?

I recently watched a television reporter interviewing participants in an Al-Quds Day rally held in Toronto on June 9, 2018. (This is an Iranian-initiated event to...

June 3, 2018 8:57 am
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The Shameful Record of the Church and the Holocaust in Canada

I'm sure that I was not the only one who watched the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer -- including the chanted slogan “Jews will not...

Culture

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

US Carves out Exceptions for Foreigners Dealing With IRGC

The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms, and NGOs do not automatically face US sanctions for dealing with Iran's Revolutionary Guards after the group's...

Israel

Netanyahu in Passover Greeting: Story of the Jewish People ‘Has No Pa...

Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a Passover greeting in a video published on social media on Friday,...

Middle East

Khamenei Names New Chief for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the...

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