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New year, same old storyLast Thursday, comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon took a significant turn for the worse. And at virtually the same time, U.S....read more...
Let’s wait to pass judgmentWhat do we know for sure about Lev Tahor, the reclusive ultra-Orthodox sect currently at the centre of child abuse allegations spanning two provinces...read more...
Netanyahu’s lame excuseThe greatest statesmen and women of our day gathered Dec. 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to honour the late Nelson Mandela. It was a touching...read more...
Time to roll up our sleevesNo one committed to the safety and security of Israel could be faulted for being outraged by the Interim Agreement reached by the P5+1 and Iran. The...read more...
A first step?When the deal on Iran was announced, Amos Yadlin quipped that the official reaction in Israel might lead one to think Iran had been given a green...read more...
Unreasonable non-accommodationIn the 18th and 19th centuries, governments faced questions about integrating Jews, members of a minority religion, into general society. Would they...read more...
The PQ should stand downIt’s been an inauspicious month for Premier Pauline Marois’ minority Parti Québécois (PQ) government. First it tabled its...read more...
Let’s set a new toneLast month, I had a fabulous evening in Toronto. A former student and his wife – who have become good friends – hosted a book party and...read more...
The elephant in the Jewish roomThe bad news spin on the Pew report on U.S. Jewry has been pervasive, the good news spin not as much. J.J. Goldberg of the Forward argues that in...read more...
Opening the doorsIn 2011, Gershon Hundert, Derek Penslar and David Novak were inducted into the Royal Society of Canada, the first Jewish studies professors to...read more...

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