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Hatkivah: controversy and variations – Part 2Although Israel’s national anthem is beloved by many, that admiration is not universal. Some people claim that the hymn is overly secular....read more...
Are rabbis spectators or players?  Sports can be a powerful rhetorical tool to illuminate truths about Jewish life and help religious leaders connect with their congregants...read more...
When ‘Zionism’ becomes a dirty wordTo Israel activists, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s piano solo earlier this month is worrisome....read more...
The magic of Israeli moviesThere’s something about the experience of going to the movies that makes magic. The darkened room, the fellowship of audience, the larger-than-...read more...
Shivah visitation: a modest proposalOne area of life that Judaism gets a great deal of admiration for is the way it approaches death and beyond, including the seven-day mourning period...read more...
BACKSTORY Adam: male and female?In Genesis, we read that “God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” We also...read more...
Why Netanyahu’s victory should please Canadian JewsBenjamin Netanyahu’s stunning re-election victory in last month’s Israeli elections was the best result that all western nations,...read more...
Hatkivah: over a century in the makingThis month, Israel will celebrate 67 years of independence. But one of the country’s most famous symbols is more than twice as old. Little did...read more...
Diaspora disconnect?Are we becoming more attuned to the complexities of the Jewish state, or are liberal Jewish leaders contributing to increased antipathy by...read more...
Yom Hazikaron: there will be no baptismYoram’s leg stuck out of the bunker – enough so that his commander barked at him to tuck it in. His instruction was a mild inconvenience...read more...

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