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As a journalist, it’s not uncommon to find your day shaped one way or another by others’ words. Following a profile I’d written about Zexi Li, the 21-year-old face of a class-action suit against “Freedom Convoy” truckers, one reader wrote an email informing me that I was a “Nazi, racist, scumbag f****t.” (Except there were no asterisks.)
It was so extreme that it was almost funny. But it wasn’t. Every reporter has faced the sort of abuse that leaves a sickening feeling, none more so than women and visible minorities.
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At a time when people are pulled in every direction, JET’s focus on individuals, family-friendly programs, flexible scheduling, small group experiences and meetings in homes, offices and coffee shops enables each person to personalize their Jewish journey and share their excitement with family and friends.
JET’s mission, to show that added Jewish knowledge and practice brings meaning and value to our lives, has gradually, over time, made a substantive difference in the fabric of the Ottawa Jewish community.
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