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Anti-film riots reflect deeper currentsIn the immediate aftermath of the violent protests that began in Libya on Sept. 11 and spread through much of the Muslim world in reaction to a crass...read more...
A change would do you goodQ: How many Jews does it take to change a light bulb? A: 30. One to change the bulb and 29 to give contradictory advice to the person changing it. Q...read more...
A Jerusalem updateIn May, The CJN interviewed Ben Erely, Dana Merzel and Omer Shafrir, three young Israeli idealists who are working to “build” Jerusalem...read more...
Asking teens, ‘Are you a Zionist?In collaboration with professors Alex Pomson and Howie Deitcher of Hebrew University, for the past two years, I have been listening to Jewish high...read more...
The role of piyutim in tshuvahMany people ask me about the piyutim. What are they, where do they come from, and are we obligated to sing them? Piyutim are liturgical songs...read more...
What to eat before you don’tOn Yom Kippur, we are supposed to be thinking about prayer and atonement, and not about earthly pleasures such as eating and drinking. Unfortunately...read more...
Two infinitudes, two pocketsThe 17th-century French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal noted that, as human beings in the world of nature, we are poised between two...read more...
A Kafkaesque drama unfolds in Tel AvivFranz Kafka, an aspiring, unknown Czech Jewish writer living in Prague, was a clerk by day, toiling anonymously over personal injury claims for the...read more...
Moving from fear to faithAs Jews, we’ve never had it so good. This assertion is contrary to the received wisdom in many circles in the Jewish community. Its leaders,...read more...
Teacher and his salaryמורה ושכרו פערי שכר של 300 אחוזים בין מורה בישראל למקבילו הקנדי מיוחד עבור העיתון היהודי-קנדי    השבוע התפרסם עוד נתון שאינו מעורר קנאה....read more...

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