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The UN can be fixed, and so can the far leftAll too often, especially in today’s Middle East, the realities become so absurd that they seem like punchlines in a Jon Stewart bit brought to...read more...
The surgeon’s knifeI always vowed I’d never go near plastic surgery. Botox, tummy tucks, breast enhancements – these have been, for me, a foreign land of...read more...
The end of a gig?The fate of The Canadian Jewish News, as I write this, has not been sealed, and it’s very possible I might be a writer soon without this...read more...
The right vehicle for holy workI am writing what may be my last column for The CJN. I actually don’t know yet if the paper will be saved at the last minute, and if it is,...read more...
Important stuff we sometimes forgetI’ve carefully followed reporting on the 2011 census with a sense of pride. Although I have concerns about the generalizability of the findings...read more...
A great man who taught us about humilityRav Yosef Chaim of Baghdad – better known as the Ben Ish Chai (1832-1909) – once told a story about one of the lay leaders of a certain...read more...
Baseball and JudaismQ: What is God’s favourite sport? A: Baseball. Because the first words of the Bible are: “In the Big Inning.” [http://bit.ly/...read more...
Into the corridor, with songAs one of my last columns, I reprint a submission of memory that appeared in this space on March 27, 2002. Most of his life the tailor sang songs in...read more...
When denominations mixWe once believed that partners in a relationship had to share the same religious values throughout their lives in order to survive. Today, that...read more...
It would be a great loss if The CJN closesOne of the challenges of writing a column such as this one is the gap between deadline and publication. In academic writing, it’s not unusual...read more...

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