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Israeli News

Cholent Saves Jerusalem Yeshiva from Terror Attack

Fifteen Arab extremists from Silwan attacked the Diaspora Yeshiva on Mount Zion in Jerusalem Friday night, hurling rocks at students eating the traditional Shabbat meal, according to hareidi…

Suspect Arrested in Murder of 3 Israeli Teens

IDF soldiers arrested in Hebron on Saturday a former member of Hamas who is suspected of aiding the killers of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank on…

Local News

Police Searching for Driver of a Dark SUV Responsible for Queen Mary Hit and Run

Police are looking for the driver of a dark colored SUV after a Jewish woman…

Hit and Run on Queen Mary Kills Jewish DDO Woman

A Jewish woman in her 60s was killed by a hit and run driver in…

Former Cote St Luc Mayor Bernard Lang; Dead at 88

Former Cote St Luc Mayor Bernard Lang; Dead at 88

Former Cote St Luc Mayor Bernard Lang has died, he was 88 years old. Lang…

B’nai Brith Refuses to Meet With Anti-Israel Tutu

B’nai Brith Refuses to Meet With Anti-Israel Tutu

Frank Dimant, the CEO of B’nai B’rith Canada, said he refused to meet South African…

Gun Used in Mile-End Shooting Found in Synagogue Driveway

Gun Used in Mile-End Shooting Found in Synagogue Driveway

The gun that may have been used on the Saturday morning shooting on Parc Avenue…

U.S. neo-Nazi group loses Canadian sympathizer’s estat

U.S. neo-Nazi group loses Canadian sympathizer’s estat

A Canadian judge has last week invalidated the will of a man who left his…

Jewish News

OU Gives Kosher Supervision To Injection-Only Prescription Drug – The First Time This Has Ever Been Done

A new injection-only drug has received a hechsher (rabbinic supervision mark) from the Orthodox Union and is the first pharmaceutical prescription drug ever to receive one – a…

Yeshiva Upset with 12 Year Old Raunchy AGT Comedian

Yeshiva Upset with 12 Year Old Raunchy AGT Comedian

Josh Orlian cracked up the judges on “America’s Got Talent,” but his Orthodox day school wasn’t laughing. The 12-year-old kippah-wearing comic made his national television debut with a…

Frank Dimant to Retire as Head of Bnai Brith

Frank Dimant, the longtime head of B’nai Brith Canada, is stepping down. Dimant, 68, will retire as CEO of the organization on Dec. 31 after 36 years as…

Spain moves one step closer to granting Sephardic Jews ‘right of return’

Spain moves one step closer to granting Sephardic Jews ‘right of return’

The Spanish government approved a draft law on Friday allowing descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country in 1492 to seek Spanish nationality without giving up their…

Ontario Can See Locally Produced Kosher Chickens By the End of the Year

Ontario Can See Locally Produced Kosher Chickens By the End of the Year

Ontario kosher consumers could have a locally produced source of chickens by the end of the year, according to a spokesperson for Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO), a…

Howie's Rant

Israel Was Not Wrong in Beach Bombing That Killed 4 Children

The headlines said it all, “Israel Kills Four Innocent Gaza Children Playing on the Beach”. The savages. How could a country…

They Were Three Boys

They were three boys, innocent young boys, trying to get home for Shabbat. This refrain plays itself over and over again…

To The Graduates of 2014

Every year around graduation time I write a speech that I would give at a graduation if anyone ever asked me…

Sometimes we get it wrong

For the past 13 years, I have prided myself on presenting fair and accurate reporting and commentary on The Howie Silbiger…

Be Happy – It’s Liberating!

We are living in a strange time. It is a time of indifference, but everyone cares. A time of no attention…

Franco Taddeo: KILLING - The Life of a Comic

Views from the Road – Toronto

Over the next 3 months I will be on the road across Canada mostly with some time in Miami, where we have a home & I perform…

THE JOKE MERCHANTS QUICKIE QUESTIONNAIRE

1.    How long have you been doing stand-up? 15 years but have only been making $$ for 3-4 years   2.    Why did you start/impetus?  I always…

Four Burning Questions

Blackface and ethnic jokes have and do offend, but where do we draw the line between free expression and racism? The Minor Program in Canadian Ethnic and…

You’re all mobsters. We’re not but all the good stories are.

This blog is in theory a “How to” Guide to Comedy. In reality I have strayed from this being a manual. No one reads them or if…

A Good Man

My favorite part of this job is doing one-nighters. Wait, it is not what you think although I am not averse to those either. In comedy parlance,…

Double Trouble

An open letter from three year olds everywhere

An open letter from three years olds everywhere, Dear daddy, There are a few things that we understand you are having trouble with, and we hope that…

Winter Memories

I kind of like winter. Not love. Like. I like it in the way I like looking at it through a large bay window, and watching it…

Why I still hate the STM

RE: Not too long ago I wrote about how the STM would not let me on their city buses with my double stroller. I contacted a local…

Waterpark!

“Waterpark!, Waterpark!” . I was half asleep on a Saturday morning. Of course, most people are half asleep at 6 am on a Saturday, and I heard…

And it Continues…

I hope all of you readers are doing well. I sincerely hope you take a good look at who to vote for in the upcoming election. Seriously…

3rd World Problems

Just lemme bitch, OK?

Usual disclaimer: “inappropriate” language, blunt and likely offensive discourse, blabbity blah, you know already. My week’s been a wee bit rough, so I’m gonna be taking this…

Is Porn Evil? Meh.

Post by: Shawn Please note that Aryeh (“Shay”) is no longer affiliated with this blog, and I do not wish to tar his good name with politics…

Here’s a Tip: Get Rid of the Tip Jar

This week’s post by: SHAY I recently went to grab a seemingly quick bite to eat with some friends, at somewhat of an upscale fast food joint…

AIDS, Terrorists, and Rusty Sporks: Why Facebook Sucks These Days.

THIS WEEK’S POST BY: SHAWN “Facebook is an online social networking directory that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People…

Get Off Your High Horse, Man, and Try a Camel

This week’s post by: SHAY I just so happen to tolerate those who know the answers to everything. It’s uncomplicated to tolerate them, because—in reality—they don’t exist;…

Political Pulp by Frank Cotolo

Rick Perry dons glasses and gets hawkish for 2016 campaign

Most political observers agree that Texas Go. Rick Perry is setting himself up for a shot at the 2016Republican nomination. The clues are obvious. First, Perry is…

The U.S. economy is up or it’s down, based on sources

If you ask certain people working in the White House about the current slowdown in the U.S. economy, you hear words of denial. No one involved in…

Poll pounds President Obama’s performance

A poll that reduced President Obama’s popularity to the worst standing in history was released by Quinnipiac Poll and has made the Commander-in-Chief’s opposition sing and dance.…

Executive actions under fire

Republicans have found more means to challenge the President—sue him for using executive actions in order to bypass dealing with Congress. Associated Press reported that House Speaker…

Republican is serious about impeaching President Obama

Republican Lou Barletta claims that there are enough votes in the House to impeach the President, “probably.” Barletta, who represents Pennsylvania 11th-district, which covers a few counties…