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GUEST COLUMN: The ties that bind Israel and GermanyOn Aug. 19, 1965, ambassador Rolf Pauls of Germany presented his credentials to Israel’s president Zalman Shazar. The tension and solemnity of...read more...
Our Yiddishe Mamas“My Yiddishe mama - I miss her more than ever now My Yiddishe mama - I long to kiss her wrinkled brow I long to hold her hand once more as in...read more...
God is waiting for us on the Omer  As we count the days toward our reunion with the Divine on Shavuot, we learn how to receive every moment as a gift and make each one...read more...
We need more CEOs like Dan PriceBarrick Gold Corp. has agreed to revamp its executive compensation after shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a pay package of $12.9 million for...read more...
Why use Eshet Chayil as a eulogy?Why is it that we frequently hear eulogies honouring Jewish women using the Proverbs poem of Eshet Chayil, A Woman of Valour? Is this the only...read more...
Why is the Green Line not on our schools’ maps?I always enjoy seeing my kids bring home assignments from Hebrew school, and last week was no exception. On a map of Israel were labelled five...read more...
A shameful moral silence on IranSome time before the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (...read more...
BACKSTORY: ‘Holy War’: The Montreal rabbis’ walkout of 1935In the 1920s, Montreal Jews established the Vaad Ha’ir (VH) to exercise control over kashrut and subsidize Jewish educational institutions....read more...
For most Ethiopian Jews, life in Israel is frustrating and dangerousA few years ago, while waiting by the elevator in our Tel Aviv apartment building, an Israeli neighbour nodded sagely at my Ethiopian Jewish daughter...read more...
Testing FriendshipsDear Ella, My close friend Cindy has no sense when it comes to money. Cindy is the type of gal who has to have everything – the latest trendy...read more...

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