Historian Benny Morris spoke at McGill. (Photo: Irwin Block)

1948 was a holy war for Arabs, historian says

Israeli historian Benny Morris came to town last month for a lecture promising “new perspectives” of the 1948 War – the war to defend and solidify the newly independent Jewish state, called the Nakhba or catastrophe in Arabic.

Synagogues step up for refugees

Members of two of Montreal’s liberal Jewish congregations have joined co-religionists in other Canadian cities to sponsor Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Canada.