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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...
Columnist accuses Israel of pulling Canada’s stringsCanada’s sudden decision earlier this month to sever diplomatic ties with Iran elicited a huge amount of media attention. Reports, analyses and...read more...
Canadian Jewry 5773We’re fortunate to live in Canada in 5772. While not all of us have comfortable lives, many of our streets are lined with monster homes, and...read more...
The Rosh Hashanah supplementTen years ago, The CJN asked a group of 20 prominent individuals to write about the books that most influenced them as they were growing up. We...read more...
Engaging anthology falls short of dust-jacket vowLast year, Jewish Lights published a thoughtful reader, All These Vows, edited by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman. It consists of 37 short essays written...read more...
Putting dead money to workBank of Canada governor Mark Carney recently called on Canadian corporations to start spending the more than $500 billion of cash, “dead money...read more...

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