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Is there a canon of Jewish literature?  For the past three years, I have had the honour of writing this monthly column for The Canadian Jewish News. Having worked with many different...read more...
Focusing on people  It has been an honour and privilege for the past 10 years to have penned a monthly column on Jewish business ethics. I want to thank the...read more...
Essential readingMoynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism, by Gil Troy (Oxford University Press), is one of the most important books...read more...
The Roma and our ongoing fightI just returned from a Baptism celebration for a Roma child. This family wants to stay in Canada, but since the time they arrived, they have been...read more...
So here’s what I really think: parting thoughtsThis is apparently the last column I’ll write for The CJN, after years as a regular columnist. It will also appear in close to the last issue...read more...
I hope this is not goodbye, but just in case…This is supposed to be my last column. I hope it isn’t. I hope The CJN will find a way to continue, but just in case, I’ll write this as...read more...
Polemics as theologySome three weeks ago, the Church of Scotland published what it called its “latest reflection on the questions that need to be faced as the...read more...
Questions about religionSophie Dulesh, author of the provocative, well-researched book, The Trouble with Religion, is a humanist. She is convinced that it is only by “...read more...
The value of the mechitzahParshat Beha’alotcha derives its name from the opening phrase, “When you ascend…” (Numbers 8:2). Rashi, quoting the midrash...read more...
Summer camp nostalgia , Pt. 2Last week we began our look at the mystique of summer camp by quoting from Allan Sherman’s classic song Camp Granada, in which he pleads for...read more...

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