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Are bar and bat mitzvahs created equal?  Egalitarianism is crucial to liberal Judaism, but Orthodoxy differentiates between girls’ and boys’ rites of passage out of a...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...
Honouring a gitte neshamahIn my last column I spoke of what brought me to the work I am doing today. I promised to follow this up with more on the Jewish-First Nations bond....read more...
Native-Jewish partnership focuses on healthI write this article while visiting native reserves in the Kenora, Ont., region. We are staying in a Super 8 Motel, and a sign outside says:...read more...
The case for expanding Canada’s sanctions against IranIn a desperate attempt to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, the Obama administration has forfeited many of its core demands. The framework...read more...
What to expect, and not expect, from rabbisA common cause of unhappiness in interpersonal relations is unrealistic expectations. This is also true in relationships between communities and...read more...
BACKSTORY Shavuout: Festival of WeeksWhy exactly is Shavuot called Shavuot, the festival of weeks? Think about the three pilgrimage festivals: Pesach is named for the “passing over...read more...
FEATURE: Teens, social media apps and lashon haraIs the rise of social media encouraging Jewish young people to engage in activities such as bullying and lashon hara that go against the values they...read more...
Q&A Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Don't demonize gay JewsTemple Kol Ami, a Reform congregation in Thornhill, in April hosted Rabbi Steven Greenberg, often described as the first openly gay Orthodox Jewish...read more...
COVER STORY: A Shavuot renaissanceIsraelis celebrate Shavuot more than any other Jewish community in the world. On Erev Shavuot, religious, secular and traditional Jews from all over...read more...

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