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Shavuot foods: blintzes and beyondFrom cholent to chicken soup, much of the Jewish gastronomic year seems to revolve around meat and poultry. But with the longer days and warmer...read more...
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...
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...
Is the Torah literal or figurative?Modern tools of interpretation can enhance our understanding of sacred texts without compromising our tenacity in maintaining Jewish practice Rabbi...read more...
BACKSTORY: The agunah of OdessaThere is no greater mitzvah than trying to find a way, within the halachic system, to free the agunah, a woman who is “chained” to her...read more...
What's the most powerful form of Jewish education?As parents make choices about their children’s education, I’m often asked what is the most powerful setting of Jewish learning. Weighing...read more...

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