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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

March 1, 2021 2:05 pm

Jewish History Proves Jews Are Indigenous to Israel

Jewish history is long, tortuous, and difficult to grasp in its entirety. Moreover, there is the history of the Jews, and then there is the...

January 4, 2021 8:33 am

COVID-19 Vaccines, Israel and Antisemitism

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge, and the one thing that should be clear to everybody is that no country or population is immune...

May 4, 2020 6:40 am

Despite COVID-19, the Israeli Economy Will Continue to Thrive

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics reported that Israel’s economy grew by 3.3% in 2019. While this is slightly lower than...

February 4, 2020 9:25 am

Hebrew as the Proof of Jewish Continuity

Many have wondered about the underlying basis for the continuing existence of the Jewish people. In their book Jews and Words (2012), Amos Oz and...

November 6, 2019 7:36 am

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

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

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

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

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...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Report: India Believes Iranian Quds Force Behind Bomb at Israeli Embassy in...

India’s counterterrorism agencies have concluded that a bomb which exploded outside the Israeli embassy in Delhi last month was the...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Deadlock Fuels Seventh Day of Street Protests

Lebanon's president asked security forces to prevent roadblocks after protesters shut main roads across the country for a seventh straight day on Monday in anger at more than a year...


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