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MONTREAL — Stephen Harper defended his government’s anti-terrorism legislation as necessary for protecting constitutional rights and not a threat to them, as the opposition claims. The prime minister received thunderous applause for Bill...
Is 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’re learning in Jewish day schools? With apps that are predominately used anonymously –...
Temple Kol Ami, a Reform congregation in Thornhill, in April hosted Rabbi Steven Greenberg, often described as the first openly gay Orthodox Jewish rabbi, as its scholar in residence for a weekend of discussion sessions related to homosexuality and...
Israelis celebrate Shavuot more than any other Jewish community in the world. On Erev Shavuot, religious, secular and traditional Jews from all over the country will join in the tens of thousands to study in various and incredibly diverse programs...
Among the Jewish holidays known as the Shalosh Regalim, (the Three Festivals), Shavuot has somewhat of lonely sibling status.  Whereas Pesach and Sukkot come with a specific set of laws and traditions, Shavuot is largely lacking in such a...
It’s something none of us likes to think about, but we all know it’s coming.  Death is inevitable, yet it remains a taboo subject in our society, surrounded by secrecy and swirling with the mystery of the unknown, even among many...


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