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BACKSTORY Wladyslaw Bartoszewski: in memoriamIn the annals of the literature on the Holocaust, a special place is reserved for the relatively small number of gentiles who risked everything to...read more...
Should rabbis preach politics? Rather than endorsing candidates or policies, they might consider speaking about democracy in general and how to think about competing values using...read more...
BACKSTORY Uncle Tarek's dark secretAlfred Buediger lived in the hotel Kasr el-Madina on Port Said Street in Cairo. He was a European expatriate who chose the Egyptian capital because...read more...
French plan won't lead to peaceLate last month, news reports mounted about France’s efforts to introduce a resolution to the UN Security Council setting an 18-month deadline...read more...
The new phenomenon of emerging adulthoodAfter graduating from the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (TanenbaumCHAT), I spent a year studying in Israel before...read more...
Jacques Parizeau’s legacy divides usAcross the political spectrum, tributes are pouring in for the late Jacques Parizeau, the former Quebec premier best remembered as head of the...read more...
Israel should consider changing its electoral systemSince 1948, Israel has had 32 governments. Only three have completed the full four-year term in office. With this in mind, Prime Minister Benjamin...read more...
Welcoming the convert  Some come to Judaism for theology, but most come for family, and we can sometimes best learn what it means to be Jewish by learning from the...read more...
Prayer: both private and public kinds have valueRecently, a friend mentioned that she thought of prayer as a discussion, an opportunity to talk with God that did not require a stylized format. That...read more...
Want more organ donors? Pay themEugene Melnyk’s recent liver transplant has caused quite a stir. After not finding a match among family and close friends, the owner of the...read more...

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