Oct 29, 2018

By Valerie Massie

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Federal prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against a Pennsylvania man they say stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people. He made anti-Semitic statements during the shooting and targeted Jewish people on social media. The rampage is believed to be the deadliest on the Jewish community in US history. A vigil for these victims will be held this evening at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. In the wake of these catastrophic shootings we explore the rise of anti-antisemitism in Canada, and look at what can be done to combat it, and how to heal and move forward.

Libby chats with Jim Busis, CEO & Publisher of the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle & Michael Mostyn, the CEO of B’nai Brith Canada. Avi Benlolo, President and CEO Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Rabbi Yael Splansky from Holy Blossom Temple, and psychologist Oren Amitay.

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