The Gantseh Megillah is a journal of Yiddish culture and expression. Our purpose in publishing it online is to ensure its availability to the Jewish community and its friends located anywhere in the world. Members of our Megillah family write most of the material appearing in the Megillah and we encourage all of our subscribers to submit stories, anecdotes, recipes or anything else they feel relates to Yiddishkeit in their lives. It is our hope to develop a close-knit, online Shtetl where people can express and exchange ideas as well as to learn from each other's experiences.

The Gantseh Megillah is Edited by Michael D. Fein, and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.

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Our Privacy Statement
We recognize that your privacy is very important to you, so we are posting this statement to tell you how The Gantseh Megillah ensures your privacy is protected while you visit our Web site.
This statement discloses The Gantseh Megillah's privacy practices. We hold in strict confidence your personal identification information. When you register with us you will be asked to provide information. Some information is required to create a profile, and some is optional. The only Personal Information we require is your name and e-mail address.
The Gantseh Megillah may from time to time use your Personal Information to send out messages informing our members of our services, features, and operation. These periodic informational updates will include instructions if you choose not to receive additional e-mail.
The Gantseh Megillah reserves the right to report average age, gender, and other aggregate membership statistics to our supporters. These reports will not include Personal Information that identifies you or allows others to contact you.
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UPHOLDING OUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES. The Gantseh Megillah will only disclose Personal Information if we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Gantseh Megillah; and, (b) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Gantseh Megillah, or the public.
RESPONSIVENESS TO MEMBER CONCERNS. If The Gantseh Megillah becomes aware of ongoing site-specific consumer concerns or problems, we will take these issues seriously. Questions regarding The Gantseh Megillah's Privacy Statement should be directed to
If at any time you believe The Gantseh Megillah has not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please notify us by e-mail at and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

1. General
By using this web site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use and also by the provisions of our Privacy Policy.
The Gantseh Megillah (TGM) reserves the right at any time to change or add to this web site, including these terms of use. Canadian law governs the operation of this web site. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the terms of use which will continue in full force and effect.

2. Disclaimer
The information on this web site is provided in good faith and TGM believes it to be accurate. Unless stated otherwise, all information on this web site is supplied without any warranty, express or implied, condition or other term as to the quality of any services or their suitability for any particular purpose.
TGM is not liable for any loss of income, profit, business contracts or goodwill or any indirect or financial loss suffered whether arising in contract, negligence or otherwise arising in connection with use of this web site.

3. Copyright
This web site is the copyright property of TGM. You may download, display, print and reproduce material from this web site in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any form or by any means adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this web site without the written permission of TGM.

4. Linked Web Sites
This web site may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. Links to those web sites should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by us of the owners or operators of those web sites, or for any information, products or services referred to on those other web sites.

Any comments, messages or means by which TGM provides a means for users to post material will be subject to these terms and conditions.
By submitting material to the message boards and/or to readers’ letters, readers’ comments, talkbacks, readers’ photos, and web content of the TGM website (collectively, the ’Forums‘), or to view material posted on the Forums, the individual submitting or viewing such material (the ‘Contributor’) hereby agrees and undertakes to accept and abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement between the Contributor and TGM. Your use of the Forums indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions as changed, amended or modified from time to time. TGM may change, add or remove these terms and conditions from time to time, in its sole discretion and without notice.

a) The Contributor shall not upload to the Forums, or distribute or otherwise publish on the Forums, any libelous, racist, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.

b) The Contributor agrees not to threaten or verbally abuse other Contributors, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages.

c) The Contributor undertakes not to use language that abuses or discriminates on any basis, including without limitation race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region and disability, and such language shall be grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Forums, without derogating from any other remedy of TGM.

d) The Forums shall only be used for non-commercial purposes. The Contributor shall not, without the express approval of TGM, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any advertising or solicitation for funds, goods or services.

e) The Contributor is solely responsible for the content of its messages.

f) TGM reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, at its sole discretion, deems defamatory, obscene, in violation or possibly in violation of copyright or trademark laws or any other law, at its sole discretion.

g) The Contributor acknowledges that any submissions made to the Forums may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by TGM, at its sole discretion, and the Contributor waives any moral rights which it may have with regard to the alteration or change of the material.

h) All submissions to the Forums become the property of TGM and the Contributor consents to the display of any personal details that are attached to the contribution. This may be on the TGM website, print publications and related online or offline promotional sites, without charge.

i) The Contributor hereby indemnifies, defends and holds harmless TGM, and all owners or agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, legal fees. The Contributor shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any such claim.


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