Archive: 4/3/2014
Daily Israel Report
13:51
Reported

News Brief

  4/3/2014, Nissan 3, 5774

Rabbi Rallies in Response to Politician’s Racist Diatribe


Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz of Congregation TBDJ in Montreal, Quebec, has made it a mission to advocate and rally on the behalf of his community, in response to Quebec Politician Pauline Marois’s racial slurs and potentially devastating proposed ‘Charter of Values.’

Besides for writing pro-Jewish articles in local publications, Rabbi Steinmetz has also spoken on local radio, responding to the subject of a lack of Holoaust education in Quebec schools.

He said, “It doesn't shock me, because the current PQ leadership has defined nationalism as provincialism and xenophobia. Why learn lessons about genocide and the importance of inter-group understanding when you can stir people up with tales of rich McGill (university) students and kosher taxes?”