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My 30 years in the rabbinateMarch 1968, Parshat Tzav: I decided that I want to be a rabbi. The only problem is, there were no female rabbis yet! I had never seen a female rabbi...read more...
The Josh committee 2“However motherhood comes to you, it’s still a miracle.” – Valerie Harper (adoptive parent) What do we know? We know The CJN...read more...
The CJN helps make us who we areIt’s awkward when a newspaper itself becomes the story. I initially intended to soldier along quietly, writing yet another column as part of...read more...
Bayreuth bound up with the legacy of Richard WagnerLeonard Bernstein, the great American musician, struggled with ambivalent feelings about Richard Wagner, the renowned German composer and theatre...read more...
Creative matchmakingIt was Oct. 30, 1971. I was 13 years old, and I was about to lose something I enjoyed every day. The folding of the Toronto Telegram was my first...read more...
Culinary comforts on Yom YerushalayimI tasted my first artichoke in Jerusalem when I was 19. I had a yerushalmi boyfriend who decided to cook dinner for me. The first course was...read more...
Lack of PA press freedom an unreported storyIn her April 30 Toronto Star column (“Palestinian Authority keeps media under thumb”), Vivian Bercovici shines a light on an under-...read more...
A morning with Women of the WallThough I spend much time in Jerusalem I never pray at the Western Wall – for religious reasons. The reflection by the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua...read more...
Ode to The CJNDedicated to Meyer and Dorothy Nurenberger, founders of The CJN Shabbat dinner was winding down, and the family’s guest excused herself from...read more...
Book on Rashi not only for scholarsAn important new book on Rashi (Rabbi Solomon, the son of Isaac), the pre-eminent medieval Ashkenazic rabbi, is now available to English readers. The...read more...

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