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CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Who will be the next big-name Jewish MP?Last week, we examined four “Jewish” battleground ridings, including two – York Centre in Toronto and Mount Royal in Montreal...read more...
The 'Golden Age' narrative is bad historyIn the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, history is arguably the most powerful element. Historical narratives influence the way each side understands the...read more...
An Israeli summerAt the beginning of July, the temperatures were cool for the time of year. Almost worryingly cool.   “It’s too cool for an Israeli...read more...
The top five flaws of the Iran dealThe controversy surrounding the recently negotiated Iran deal is escalating as details of the agreement are disclosed. What follows are five of the...read more...
Patrilineal descent – an affront or an opportunity?In the spring of 1983, not long before I came to Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, I travelled from London, where I had worked for many years, to the...read more...
Airline seating and religious accommodationHe wouldn’t even look her in the eye.Earlier this month, as reported in The CJN, executive chef Christine Flynn was set to fly home from New...read more...
It matters who's in powerNow that the federal election is upon us, debates within our community about political leadership will begin to heat up. People just seem to care...read more...
In pursuit of the perfect sermonmay only be August, but for a select group of Jews, the High Holidays are already here! While many of us are soaking up the rays, our rabbis are busy...read more...
MARRIED WITH KIDS Teen in the houseI saw it happen to my friends’ kids, but still, I never thought it would happen to mine. Overnight, he turned into a teenager-slash-young adult...read more...
BACKSTORY The darkness of the human heartA scream of anguish pierced the dead of the night at the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Startled, a flock of birds tumultuously rose against...read more...

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