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Connected in good times and bad The challenge is extending our sense of mutual responsibility to fellow Jews who aren’t in need of our sympathy or charity Rabbi Adam Cutler...read more...
Is Paris burning?What about Paris? That’s what many friends and colleagues have been asking me, freshly arrived from academic work in the City of Lights. ...read more...
The best way to love Israel is to visit IsraelAs this academic year ends, many pro-Israel activists are again seeking the secret recipe for fighting delegitimization, for combating the anti-...read more...
Canadian Jews shift right, American Jews tilt leftCanadian Jews have shifted to the political right in recent years. In contrast, American Jews have tilted even more heavily to the political left....read more...
What’s in a name?Last year, I learned a new word from reading The CJN: “maharat.”  The term is an acronym of the Hebrew phrase “manhigah...read more...
Learning lessons from ConcordiaIn September 2002, a violent protest at Concordia University forced the cancellation of a planned speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, then a private...read more...
BACKSTORY The conversion of Rachel DolezalEarlier this month, Rachel Dolezal, an American civil rights activist, was discovered to be an ethnically white person masquerading as ethnically...read more...
Yiddishe Papas (and Father’s Day)A few weeks ago, there was a run on roses as mothers (including Yiddishe Mamas) got their day in the sun. Well here comes the ties and bottles of...read more...
GUEST VOICE: I am an intermarried rabbiRecently in the pages of The CJN, there has been debate over the rabbinic ordination of intermarried Jews. The question reminds me of the whole...read more...
Do scandals erode our trust in rabbis? As representatives of their faith, it’s a chillul HaShem when bad behaviour makes them sound like hypocrites for preaching to others about...read more...

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