Courtesy of Flickr By Alexis Perikleous It’s been almost one week since International Holocaust Remembrance Day and both faculty and students at Ryerson say there is a need for more…
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For most of my grade school years, I loved celebrating Christmas with my classmates. Our classrooms had Christmas trees that we decorated, and a teacher would visit us dressed like Santa. In English, we wrote letters to the North Pole and in math, we received candy canes for doing well on tests. Just before the holidays, the school would put on a big Christmas concert, for which we’d dress up like elves and sing carols for our parents. As you can imagine, it was quite the spectacle.
As I waited for my flight to Frankfurt, Germany, this past summer, my mom made me promise that I would take off my Star of David necklace and rings with Hebrew writing before I landed. “Surely Germany has changed since 1945,” I told her as I stashed away my Judaica jewelry.
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Ryerson students and faculty gathered Wednesday to honour the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and denounce anti-Semitism.