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The magic of Israeli moviesThere’s something about the experience of going to the movies that makes magic. The darkened room, the fellowship of audience, the larger-than-...read more...
Shivah visitation: a modest proposalOne area of life that Judaism gets a great deal of admiration for is the way it approaches death and beyond, including the seven-day mourning period...read more...
BACKSTORY Adam: male and female?In Genesis, we read that “God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” We also...read more...
Why Netanyahu’s victory should please Canadian JewsBenjamin Netanyahu’s stunning re-election victory in last month’s Israeli elections was the best result that all western nations,...read more...
Hatkivah: over a century in the makingThis month, Israel will celebrate 67 years of independence. But one of the country’s most famous symbols is more than twice as old. Little did...read more...
Diaspora disconnect?Are we becoming more attuned to the complexities of the Jewish state, or are liberal Jewish leaders contributing to increased antipathy by...read more...
Yom Hazikaron: there will be no baptismYoram’s leg stuck out of the bunker – enough so that his commander barked at him to tuck it in. His instruction was a mild inconvenience...read more...
My fir kashes – my four questionsReflecting on Passover just past, I’ve always been enthralled with the centrepiece of the Seder. As a child, I used to refer to it in Yiddish...read more...
Israelis in the DiasporaMany years ago, I took a visiting Israeli academic to lunch in a Toronto club. There were few people present, and nothing about the place was very...read more...
Weighing in on the niqab debateThe federal government’s attempts to ban women from wearing the niqab while reciting the oath of citizenship have sparked national debate. I...read more...

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