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While Canadian modern Orthodox rabbis aren’t having the kind of public discussion about including LGBTQ Jews like their counterparts did last month in New York, many say they’ve been grappling with the issue for years and agree there...
Jewish Music Week is back this spring with larger daytime venues and new community partners. The popular annual festival, running this year from May 10 to 17, presents free daytime programs, including films, lectures, a panel discussion and...
Having survived the war disguised as a Christian child in Nazi-occupied Poland, Jack Kuper arrived in Canada in 1947 and soon began writing the story of his dramatic wartime ordeal in Yiddish. But the woman in the Jewish family that was taking care...
One day, Sara Waxman was driving around Montreal with a French-Canadian guide. Waxman told the woman that she was a widow but that her husband had visited Montreal quite often. When the guide asked for her late husband’s name, she replied,...
As a modern religious woman, I often find myself reflecting on the wisdom of our sages, especially when I read ancient texts that remain so relevant and meaningful many thousands of years later. Every Friday night, I have one of these moments when...
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, who was appointed head of the Reconstructionist movement and president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), the movement’s seminary, last year, is both the first woman and the first lesbian to lead a Jewish...


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