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Horrors of HalloweenI’m heaving a sigh of relief that Halloween is behind us for another year. Confession: I hate it with a passion. I like my holidays to have...read more...
Israel view missing from some Gaza reportsIt didn’t last for long, at least not in some areas of the media: that is, sympathetic attention to the Israeli perspective on the Gaza...read more...
Provoking change at the WallA well-known and well-respected member of the Reform Jewish commmunity comes to your Orthodox synagogue in Toronto. From the women’s side of...read more...
Obama’s America needs some groundingElections are fabulous launching pads, sending messages to the government and the people. In the long, arduous but illuminating American election...read more...
Lessons of community learned after SandySitting in our New York apartment as hurricane Sandy pounded the city, the wind tossed the trees outside and our windows rattled. Inside, we...read more...
The Sephardi way is a rich oneI’ve recently been asked by members of my congregation to speak about the future of the Sephardi world. This question was prompted by an...read more...
Your (free) ticket to collegeWhen you walk down the street, it doesn’t take long to see people wearing white earbuds. You might assume they’re listening to a hit song...read more...
Desultory U.S. election thoughtsSeldom have we heard in the American Jewish discourse – and even among so many Jews in Canada – such strongly worded and emotionally...read more...
The crossing guardMost of the time, a crossing guard stands aware and ready to hold up her or his sign to halt traffic so that school children can cross safely. I...read more...
Israelis, Canadians discuss water technologiesLast month I began a series of columns dealing with Canada, Israel and water.  One of the challenges I laid out was the development of joint...read more...

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