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Passover baggage and Pesach magicI once had a dream about luggage. In my dream, I was packing for a trip and couldn’t seem to sort out the appropriate clothing for the...read more...
There’s more to world Jewry than Israel and AmericaAt a conference last month on the theme of “Winds of Change,” held at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, a session was devoted to...read more...
Worrisome bar and bat mitzvah trendsCongregants send me links to articles and videos of outrageous bar and bat mitzvah parties. You’ve seen them. The glitter and glam, the...read more...
Food helps us remember lost communitiesFood is our final frontier. Go where no cook has gone before – especially between Purim and Passover, I seem to think of nothing but food. Our...read more...
Jolt your community with JOFEESpring is almost here. It is time to add a jolt of green energy to your Jewish community with JOFEE – Jewish outdoor, food and environmental...read more...
Saying Kaddish again, but still invisibleI’m saying Kaddish again, and this time it’s harder! I thought it would be easier the second time around but I was wrong. This time, I am...read more...
Food sensitivities at sederDear Ella, Passover is around the corner, and although I love hosting the seder, this year brings some extra challenges. Besides kashrut, I must...read more...
Age-old persecutions and the HolocaustSince I am a geriatrician, all my patients are elderly, many of them in their late 80s or 90s, and a few over 100. Because I work in the Baycrest...read more...
Lessons learned walking the dogTwo years ago, my wife and I got Natan, our son, a dog for his 12th birthday. Something he’d been nagging us for, for the longest time. He was...read more...
Wine can help bridge culturesAll those celebrating Purim are familiar with the story of the Persians (modern day Iran) who tried to destroy the Jewish people. Providing a twist...read more...

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