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BACKSTORY: The other side of the coinIn December 1931, Rabbi Joshua Herschorn spoke in Montreal’s “Romanian shul” and sparked a controversy. His sermon reacted to...read more...
Why the world should follow Canada's lead on IranOver a year ago, U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki insisted: “If Iranians don’t get to a ‘yes’ at the end of...read more...
Is reform touching the haredi world?Though opinion polls vary in assessing the fortunes of the political parties in the Israeli election next March, the pundits have hitherto found it...read more...
Of friends and heroesHe was a big guy. About 5-10, 250 pounds, he wore No. 55 and once played defensive tackle for the Ottawa Sooners of the Canadian Junior Football...read more...
Diaspora Jews shouldn’t try to influence the Israeli electionDiaspora Jews often want to tell Israelis how to vote – and how, more generally, to run their country. After all, as Jews, we feel we have a...read more...
Bringing our values to the table  What does it mean to say food is kosher when the animals that give us nourishment are raised as commodities with little concern for their...read more...
Raising the bar for kosher certificationAll kosher products, manufacturers, establishments, catering halls, etc. must be under the supervision of a kosher certification agency, that is, an...read more...
Golden lessons for a winter's night - Part 1Could there be a more perfect Jewish comfort food? Bite into a piece of fresh challah, and you are tasting far more than flour and eggs and yeast. It...read more...
BACKSTORY: Let your heart be contriteAs the holiday season approaches, one can already hear the predictable fever pitch of pundits on both sides of the “war on Christmas.”...read more...
SOCIAL SCENE: The wedding speechIf I’m ever inclined to slide my wedding video into the old dinosaur that is my trusty VHS, the idea of listening to the rabbi’s speech...read more...

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