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Gaza reporters suffer from impaired vision“Is it on? Can I start?” So begins a video produced by Israel’s Foreign Ministry and uploaded to YouTube last week. The 50-second...read more...
Good news and bad news in fight against anti-SemitismAccording to the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, this country saw a record number of anti-Semitic episodes last year. The...read more...
Saturday morning with my daughterMost Saturday mornings, I plunk my daughter down in the stroller and we head off to synagogue together. It’s a solid walk – easily half...read more...
Who is watching the rabbis?On May 15, Barry Freundel, the Washington, D.C., rabbi at the centre of a voyeurism scandal, was sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison after pleading...read more...
Finding a balance between state and religionLast week, Rabbi David Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, weighed in on the relationship between the Jewish State’s political and...read more...
Our favourite Jewish textsAhead of Shavuot, I asked my CJN colleagues about their favourite Jewish texts. Some are classics you’ll immediately recognize, while others...read more...
Behind the Jewish musicIn the early 2000s, a band burst onto the scene and changed Jewish music forever. In honour of Jewish Music Week, currently ongoing in Toronto, this...read more...
Ethiopian Jews deserve betterAs Israel’s emergency delegation to Nepal prepared to leave Kathmandu over the weekend, the death toll from a massive earthquake was still...read more...
Does Oskar Groening deserve leniency?Oskar Groening, currently standing trial in Lunenburg, Germany, may not be the last Nazi prosecuted for war crimes committed during the Holocaust. In...read more...
What's so bad about the Kosher Switch?A group of inventors claim to have developed a solution to one of the most pressing questions facing every Orthodox Jew: how can I turn the lights on...read more...

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