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The Jews of Canada
By Mike Martin - February 20, 2009

The first known Jews in Canada were likely British soldiers who came to Canada to fight in the French and Indian War around 1760. The first Jewish settlement in Canada was established within the next few years after the British took over the city of Montreal and in 1768 Jews in...

Jewish Tribes: Naphtali
By Sarah Kronenberg - February 20, 2009

Naphtali was the second son of Jacob and Rachel's maidservant Bilhah and the father of the tribe of Naphtali. According to biblical terms his name means "my wrestling," and references the bitter rivalry and competition of Jacobís wives, Leah and Rachel. Naphtali was reputedly given his...

Jewish Tribes: Asher
By Sarah Kronenberg - February 15, 2009

Asher was the eighth son of Jacob and the father of the tribe of Asher, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born to Jacob and Zilpah who was Jacobís wife Leah's maidservant. Leah named him Asher, saying "Happy am I" (Genesis 30:13). Like some other of his brothers Asher...

Jewish Artists: Elena Flerova
By Flerova - February 15, 2009

Elena Flerova was born in Moscow in 1943. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Surikov Fine Arts Institute in 1969. Her top graduate standing won her a scholarship to the National Academy of Fine Arts, a school admitting only a limited number of exceptionally gifted artists.

The Jews of Russia: Part I
By Mike Martin - February 15, 2009

There are records showing the existence of Jews in southern Russia and the surrounding areas of Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia as early as the 4th century. These included settlements of Jews from Armenia to the Crimea and they likely came to these parts of the world following their...
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