Police raid ‘Jewish Taliban’ in Ontario. Members of Haredi sect Lev Tahor had fled Quebec in November to avoid imminent removal of children by welfare authorities.
Canada’s largest Protestant church approved a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.
Meeting in Ottawa, the governing General Council of the United Church of Canada’s General Council on Friday supported a resolution calling for a boycott of goods produced in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
Details of how the boycott will be applied will be determined in the coming weeks and months. Read more.
For the first time, the Bible has been translated into an Inuit language. A group of Inuit Christians in the Canadian territory Nunavut completed the 34-year translation project this week.
One of the main difficulties the translators faced was the translation of objects that aren’t found in the Arctic such as certain trees that don’t grow in the treeless Arctic.
Plant and animal names were the biggest difficulty, and in many cases general terms such as ‘tree’ were used. In other cases, English lone words were used such as the word ‘camel.’ Read more.