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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


May 4, 2020 6:40 am
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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
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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
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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...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Vatican Marks Life of Jewish-Born Saint, Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, Wh...

The Vatican on Sunday marked the life of a Jewish-born saint who was murdered during the Holocaust. Highlighted as a “Saint...

Israel

Israeli Security Establishment Prepared to Retaliate Against Incendiary Bal...

The Israeli security establishment has signaled that it is prepared to retaliate strongly against continuing incendiary balloon attacks on the...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Cabinet Under Pressure as Ministers Quit and Anger Grows Ov...

Lebanese called for protests outside Baabda palace on Monday to demand President Michel Aoun step down after a massive explosion...

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