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Questions about religionSophie Dulesh, author of the provocative, well-researched book, The Trouble with Religion, is a humanist. She is convinced that it is only by “...read more...
The value of the mechitzahParshat Beha’alotcha derives its name from the opening phrase, “When you ascend…” (Numbers 8:2). Rashi, quoting the midrash...read more...
Summer camp nostalgia , Pt. 2Last week we began our look at the mystique of summer camp by quoting from Allan Sherman’s classic song Camp Granada, in which he pleads for...read more...
Levi Strauss sparked sartorial revolutionOn May 20, 1873, two visionary Jewish immigrants in San Francisco, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, received patent 139,121  from the United States...read more...
It’s time for true leadersCyclical futility rules the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the core of the larger Arab-Israeli impasse. If leaders of both sides continue to ignore...read more...
Moving to be close to familyIt seems to make sense: move your parents close to you so that they will get care when they need it. The issue has come up for me with my patients...read more...
What to do after job lossDear Ella, I recently lost my job. After working in the same place with the same people for the past 20 years, I came to work and found out without...read more...
Looking back on 15 years of columns about IsraelFor more than 15 years, beginning in January 1998, I’ve had the honour and privilege of writing a monthly column in The Canadian Jewish News,...read more...
The engineers of the Holocaust“Always willing to serve you.” This cheerful slogan was the motto of Topf & Sons, a German company based in the eastern city of...read more...
Is Israel a sideshow in the new Mideast?In his May 7 Globe and Mail opinion piece, “Israel’s motive in hitting Syria was pure self-defence,” the well-known Middle East...read more...

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