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New mayor of Toronto is Jew by Halakha

The new mayor of Toronto John Tory had a Jewish grandmother on his mother's sid

The new mayor of Toronto John Tory had a Jewish grandmother on his mother's side. This was discovered by the Times of Israel. Journalists searched the Jewish archives in Ontario and consulted with Toronto's leading genealogist Bill Gladstone. As a result of the investigation, it was learned that Tory's grandmother, Helen Ivon Solomon, was born in 1909 in a family of Jews who immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1901.

 

The former leader of the Progressive party of Canada never mentioned this fact of his biography, but after the article was published, he announced that he knew about his Jewish roots, and was not ashamed of them.

 

John Tory is the fourth mayor of Toronto with Jewish roots. The first Jew to lead the city was the 52nd mayor Nathan Phillips, who took this post in 1955.

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