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  Iyar 2, 5778 , 17/04/18

Quebec legislator criticizes Jewish colleague for wearing kippah

A separatist legislator in the Canadian province of Quebec has backtracked after criticizing a fellow parliamentarian for wearing a kippah in the legislative chamber on Holocaust Remembrance Day, JTA reported on Monday.

During a raucous session, opposition leader Jean-François Lisée of the Parti-Québécois criticized David Birnbaum, the only Jewish legislator of the governing Liberal Party, for wearing the skullcap.

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