B'nai B'rith

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B'nai B'rith

(bənā` brĭth) [Heb.,= Sons of the Covenant], oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the world, founded (1843) in New York by American Jews "to provide service to their own people and to humanity at large." The organization has branches throughout the world. Its divisions include the Hillel Foundation (for Jewish college students), the Anti-Defamation League (a civil-rights organization), and B'nai B'rith Women. B'nai B'rith has about 500,000 members in 58 countries. The national office, located in Washington, D.C., publishes the International Jewish Monthly and other periodicals.
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"Chief Nelson's feeble attempt at an apology just doesn't cut it," said David Matas, senior legal counsel to B'nai Brith Canada. "An apology isn't sufficient if it is accompanied by ignorance and repetition.
The B'nai Brith Canada League for Human Rights received 857 reports of anti-Semitic incidents in 2004, a 46.7 percent increase compared to 2003.
Winnipeg-based David Matas, a lawyer for B'nai Brith Canada, said he agrees the figures reflect mounting levels of anti-Semitism.
Not as long as B'nai Brith Canada reports a steady increase in the reported cases of Jews being harassed; the number of incidents tripled between 1988 and 1993.
B'nai Brith Canada has sounded an alarm about a man from the western province of British Columbia with self-proclaimed military experience who has repeatedly threatened online to kill Jews.
"The Attorney General of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and B'nai Brith Canada will be intervening in the Lemire case in support of Section 13, arguing that it is a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech" (Canadian Constitution Foundation Letter of April 28, 2008).