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Canadian Jews shift right, American Jews tilt leftCanadian Jews have shifted to the political right in recent years. In contrast, American Jews have tilted even more heavily to the political left....read more...
What’s in a name?Last year, I learned a new word from reading The CJN: “maharat.”  The term is an acronym of the Hebrew phrase “manhigah...read more...
Learning lessons from ConcordiaIn September 2002, a violent protest at Concordia University forced the cancellation of a planned speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, then a private...read more...
BACKSTORY The conversion of Rachel DolezalEarlier this month, Rachel Dolezal, an American civil rights activist, was discovered to be an ethnically white person masquerading as ethnically...read more...
Yiddishe Papas (and Father’s Day)A few weeks ago, there was a run on roses as mothers (including Yiddishe Mamas) got their day in the sun. Well here comes the ties and bottles of...read more...
GUEST VOICE: I am an intermarried rabbiRecently in the pages of The CJN, there has been debate over the rabbinic ordination of intermarried Jews. The question reminds me of the whole...read more...
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...

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