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Search result: Tuesday December 16, 2014
BACKSTORY: Let your heart be contriteAs the holiday season approaches, one can already hear the predictable fever pitch of pundits on both sides of the “war on Christmas.”...read more...
SOCIAL SCENE: The wedding speechIf I’m ever inclined to slide my wedding video into the old dinosaur that is my trusty VHS, the idea of listening to the rabbi’s speech...read more...
COVER STORY: The Politics of conversionConversion has become the most contentious issue in modern Judaism. Both in Israel and in North America, tensions simmer over who can join the Jewish...read more...
Talmudic Encyclopedia looks to an online futureA modest doorway on a tree-lined Jerusalem street, the side entrance to the elegant 90-year-old Yeshurun Synagogue, leads to Yad HaRav Herzog,...read more...
Carlebach and Cosby: can we separate art and artist?Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach touched so many lives with his music and his apparent utter devotion to God and the Jewish People. He helped return souls to...read more...
Is Israel’s proportional electoral system preventing peace?Since 1948, Israel has had 33 governments. Only three of them have completed the full four-year term in office, and Israel’s proportional...read more...
Beware the perfect building called the pastEvery year at Chanukah, we celebrate with latkes and songs. We consume a shocking amount of fried dough with jelly inside, all the while telling...read more...
Putting Hebrew at the centreHebrew is the gateway to Judaism. Hebrew opens doors to Jewish peoplehood – to relationships with Jews in Israel and around the world. In my...read more...
The rabbi who wouldn't backcheckThe worst rabbi I ever met – Rabbi Jeffery Kalbfleisch – was the rabbi who was originally scheduled to officiate at the bat mitzvah of my...read more...
Search result: Monday December 15, 2014
Bad behaviour and lashon hara  Where do we draw the line between gossip and slander, and calling out misdeeds? Perhaps the answer lies in a return to the fundamentals...read more...

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