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York University student paper is deaf to Jewish concernsTwo weeks ago in The CJN, a group of past and present directors of the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University aired their thoughts...read more...
Balancing school financial sustainability and affordabilityA year ago, concurrent to my starting work at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, I published a report...read more...
BACKSTORY: The problm of farming in a shmittah yearIf you are lucky enough to be in Israel this year, you will notice a few new signs displayed by fruit and vegetable vendors. Some notify consumers...read more...
Can we Jews ever be happy? Some branches of Judaism emphasize joy in daily life and practice, and having so much sadness in our history makes it important to cherish true...read more...
A new kind of Judaism is emerging in IsraelSome Israeli businessmen are said to have funded a campaign to get their fellow Jewish citizens to the traditional Shabbat table. Their message is...read more...
GUEST VOICE: A Shoah survivor who found kindness in unexpected placesAs the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approached last month, discussion turned to the shrinking number of survivors. My father-in-...read more...
Mishloach manot: sweet lessons in a basketThe ninth chapter of the Book of Esther states in verse 19: “Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the...read more...
The unseen humanitarian face of IsraelIn its long, ongoing, often bloody struggle with the Palestinians, Israel has lost the propaganda battle. There is simply no other explanation for:...read more...
Grandparents might be the antidote in vaccination debateThe recent outbreak of measles in California, which has now spread to other American states, and the simultaneous finding of cases in Toronto is a...read more...
Israeli film will hopefully get people talking about divorceAn Israeli film was nominated for this year’s  Golden Globe awards  in the foreign film category. Even more amazing than a nomination...read more...

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