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Pray for the peace of JerusalemWhen I first came to Jerusalem as a student in 1971, I wrote my return address in outsized letters to stress that I had returned home. This was in...read more...
Chanukah ChumourChanukah humour? Is this some kind of joke? Actually, yes. Chanukah may certainly be a very enjoyable holiday, but we don’t usually associate...read more...
WRY BREAD: Failing with flying coloursWith autumn behind us and the end of the semester just around the corner, it’s important for the whole family to prepare for the potential...read more...
Being Ezra LevantCanada’s conservative movement follows a big tent philosophy. There are many ideological thinkers with disparate views under the political...read more...
Modiano and French wartime memoryWhen I heard that Patrick Modiano had been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature this fall, I called several friends to share my excitement. “...read more...
Why we must take Har Nof personallyThe terror attack against the Har Nof synagogue was barbaric. Once again, too many Palestinians have demonstrated their murderous hatred against all...read more...
Chanukah: joyous, but complicated  The challenge is to balance intellectual and spiritual sophistication with ritual meaning that’s tied to a more innocent and blissful...read more...
Back Story: Hope is not an illusionThere is a story about Eli Wiesel that is not as well known as it should be. Wiesel was in a concentration camp where conditions had become...read more...
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...

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