For several years, I am interested in the religious traditions in Montreal, recognized for its cultural diversity. The cultures mix, meet, and of this diversity is born a big wealth. The religion, which was the reason of the foundation of the city, grew rich in the course of the migratory waves of places of worship, besides those of the Catholicism. The passage from a country to an other one, from a culture to an other one does not live only by the diversity of restaurants, grocer’s shops or other stores, but also by the places of worship where the newcomers who share the same values can meet. Yet every culture, religion or lifestyle is subjected and to traditions which it is advisable to respect and to understand rather that to judge. These photos testify of the practice of the Judaism within the Hassidic communities of Outremont in Montreal.
September 24, 2016