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Yoreh: the season’s first rainThere’s something special about the yoreh, Israel’s first rain of the year. Something consoling, encouraging, hopeful. The first rain is...read more...
SENIOR SIDE OF LIFE: Music can enhance life at any ageAs those who read this column regularly already know, I often get my writing inspiration from my ambulatory clinic. Recently, I had the opportunity...read more...
Each of us has the capacity to fight povertyIn 2008, I was hired by a coalition of Jewish organizations to co-ordinate an initiative called the Jewish Poverty Action Group project. The idea was...read more...
Understanding lone-wolf terrorismLast month, two lone wolf attacks occurred in Canada. Martin Couture-Rouleau ran over a pair of soldiers with his car, killing one and injuring...read more...
Rivlin and Israel's ArabsReacting to the negative views about Reform Judaism that Reuven Rivlin expressed before he was elected president of Israel, I ended my column last...read more...
Are Jews returning to the Liberal fold?Clearly, our positions on everything from social justice to the economy are radically different. Nonetheless, I quite like and respect conservative...read more...
How can we help from here?Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation, Toronto Rabbi Lisa Grushcow Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal After the attack in...read more...
Protecting the Jewish home from fire at Chanukah and year roundChanukah is almost upon us, and that means over a period of eight nights, most Jewish homes will burn 44 flames for each menorah. While the beauty of...read more...
The unfortunate reality of profilingRecently, I hosted at the Jerusalem Press Club a group of students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago. They...read more...
I am not a bed"Al tashlichayni b’et ziknah": Cast me not away when I am old. We recite this mantra in shul. For years, it had only a faint echo of...read more...

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