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Do scandals erode our trust in rabbis? As representatives of their faith, it’s a chillul HaShem when bad behaviour makes them sound like hypocrites for preaching to others about...read more...
The elegant Aboriginal PeoplesEdwin Metatawabin was seven and ill when forced by nuns to eat his own vomit in his porridge at the St Anne residential school in Fort Albany, Ont....read more...
Something hateful this way comesRecently anti-Semitism made an unwelcome and sadly familiar reappearance in the Beaches area of Toronto. The Toronto Police hate crimes unit is now...read more...
Israelis in search of GodCommenting on a verse in the Book of Jeremiah (16:11) about the ancestors who’ve forsaken God, the midrash makes God say: “Would that...read more...
In defence of the SenateThe Senate has faced vociferous attack in recent weeks. Accusations abound that an appointed Senate has no right to dissent from Conservative MP...read more...
‘In distress you called, and I rescued you’Dedicated to my son Guy and his fellow graduates of the Israel Defence Forces' Special Forces Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit 669 training...read more...
BACKSTORY Wladyslaw Bartoszewski: in memoriamIn the annals of the literature on the Holocaust, a special place is reserved for the relatively small number of gentiles who risked everything to...read more...
Should rabbis preach politics? Rather than endorsing candidates or policies, they might consider speaking about democracy in general and how to think about competing values using...read more...
BACKSTORY Uncle Tarek's dark secretAlfred Buediger lived in the hotel Kasr el-Madina on Port Said Street in Cairo. He was a European expatriate who chose the Egyptian capital because...read more...
French plan won't lead to peaceLate last month, news reports mounted about France’s efforts to introduce a resolution to the UN Security Council setting an 18-month deadline...read more...

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