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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


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...

Features

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey

JNS.org - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...

World

US Launches Campaign to Erode Support for Iran’s Leaders

The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant...

Middle East

Jordan Takes in Syrian ‘White Helmets’ Evacuated With Israeli H...

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defense group had been evacuated from southwest...

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