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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...
My fir kashes – my four questionsReflecting on Passover just past, I’ve always been enthralled with the centrepiece of the Seder. As a child, I used to refer to it in Yiddish...read more...
Israelis in the DiasporaMany years ago, I took a visiting Israeli academic to lunch in a Toronto club. There were few people present, and nothing about the place was very...read more...
Weighing in on the niqab debateThe federal government’s attempts to ban women from wearing the niqab while reciting the oath of citizenship have sparked national debate. I...read more...
BACKSTORY: Early 20th-century missionary group sparked a riotHaving recently marked its 25th anniversary, Jews for Judaism continues to counter the activities of missionary groups in Toronto that deceptively...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...
WRY BREAD Encountering GCGs – Genuinely Curious Gentiles“Are you Jewish?” a random stranger asked me recently. When I said yes, he pumped his fist in victory. “I can always spot you guys...read more...
How will we memorialize the Shoah?  Education should become more focused on actionable change, while the Holocaust can be incorporated into rituals with meaningful theologies...read more...
Why not amortize day school tuition?Last month, our washing machine broke. It was the original machine in the house, built in 1968. I thought the repairman was going to cry when he...read more...

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