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Saying Kaddish again, but still invisibleI’m saying Kaddish again, and this time it’s harder! I thought it would be easier the second time around but I was wrong. This time, I am...read more...
Food sensitivities at sederDear Ella, Passover is around the corner, and although I love hosting the seder, this year brings some extra challenges. Besides kashrut, I must...read more...
Age-old persecutions and the HolocaustSince I am a geriatrician, all my patients are elderly, many of them in their late 80s or 90s, and a few over 100. Because I work in the Baycrest...read more...
Lessons learned walking the dogTwo years ago, my wife and I got Natan, our son, a dog for his 12th birthday. Something he’d been nagging us for, for the longest time. He was...read more...
Wine can help bridge culturesAll those celebrating Purim are familiar with the story of the Persians (modern day Iran) who tried to destroy the Jewish people. Providing a twist...read more...
Repaying the Righteous GentileA few nights ago, I met the Pusuma family, a Roma family from Budapest. They have been given refuge in a west-end Toronto church and live in a room...read more...
No free speech for ZionistsShould mainstream Jewish organizations – museums, educational organizations such as campus Hillels, or Jewish community centres – open...read more...
Purim foreverThe holiday of Purim is one of the most joyous and mysterious holidays in our calendar. Certainly we all remember the story of being victorious over...read more...
Ours must be a big, broad and open tentHistory teaches that hatred distorts, perverts and diminishes the hater and the hated. For millennia, the Jewish People have been targeted by an...read more...
Starting from scratch“How can you write that?” My husband has just read one of my Married With Kids columns and is vetting it. Big time. “It’s too...read more...

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