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MARRIED WITH KIDS: Happy to skip Eshet ChayilAt my friend’s Shabbat dinner table a few weeks ago, her husband broke into a solo version of Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valour, Proverbs, Chapter...read more...
BACKSTORY: Walking on waterNeville Chamberlain could have walked on water! Having betrayed  the only democracy in eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia, Chamberlain returned to...read more...
Heartbreak, Holocaust – and humourOn the evening of Wednesday, April 15 – the 27th of Nisan – candles will be lit around the world to honour the memory of the millions of...read more...
ASK ELLA: Manage expectations in your own mind firstDear Ella, I’ve been dating Mike for a few months. We get along famously and are growing closer all the time. Mike seems to have a disturbingly...read more...
BACKSTORY: Einstein's Zionist and Jewish awakeningAlbert Einstein’s parents were assimilated German Jews who considered themselves “Israelites,” which was typical of westernized...read more...
Celebrating the special momentsI write this column on March 27. You will read it during Passover. I mention these dates because they are significant to me both personally and...read more...
The State of Israel is a wondrous dream come true“When God brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like dreamers.”  Who would have, could have, believed that after 1,900...read more...
Ideology's captiveThe people of Israel selected their lists of new legislators almost a month ago. Benjamin Netanyahu’s list received the most support among...read more...
Finding plenty in simplicityWhen I was in Winnipeg several weeks ago to deliver a talk at the University of Winnipeg, my cousins took me on a stroll on the frozen Assiniboine...read more...
Sfirat HaOmer – counting on spiritualt’s somewhat ironic that on the second night of Pesach, with the holiday barely under way, Jews will be begin to prepare themselves for yet...read more...

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