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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


November 6, 2019 7:36 am
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The Anglican Church of Canada Prays for Reconciliation with the Jews

When I was a young Jewish boy growing up in Montreal, I remember seeing a woman on the sidewalk of St. Catherine Street, the primary...

May 30, 2019 6:51 am
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Jews Are Indigenous to the Land of Israel

In a Tablet Magazine article, Ryan Bellerose asked, “Are Jews Indigenous to the Land of Israel?” Bellerose’s answer is yes. He refers to Jews as...

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

Netflix to Change Nazi Guard Documentary After Polish Complaint

Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside...

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick,...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Iran’s Fuel Protests Turn Political

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise...

Israel

Microsoft to Probe Work of Israeli Facial Recognition Startup It Funded

Microsoft has hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Safadi Agrees to Be Next PM Amid Economic Crisis: Bassil

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday. The consensus on...

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