Avrum Rosensweig / homelessness / humanitarian issues / poverty

It’s Cold Out There

This article about homelessness was written by Avrum Rosensweig, and appeared in the Canadian Jewish News (cjnews.com) on December 24th. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In recent weeks, a number of people have died while living on the streets of Toronto. Tony passed away at 44 years of age in early December. Tony was created by parents who, for … Continue reading

humanitarian issues / poverty / social justice

Use of Food Banks in Ontario Hits Record

Article from today’s Toronto Star written by Laurie Monsebraaten http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/732987–use-of-food-banks-in-ontario-hits-record?bn=1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ More Ontarians turned to food banks in the past year than ever before, says the Ontario Association of Food Banks in a report released today. It’s a sobering counterpoint to economic indicators that suggest the recession is technically over, says the report based on … Continue reading

death penalty / humanitarian issues / justice

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again

This post is from the CNN Wire on CNN.com.   For a long time death penalty advocates have tried to frame lethal injection as the “humane” alternative to other forms of execution.  This article is just further proof that the term “humane execution” is an oxymoron. Thanks to Avrum for sending this to me. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Execution … Continue reading