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MONTREAL — After a whirlwind two-day trip to Paris in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks there, Rabbi Adam Scheier is convinced that Canada, and particularly Quebec, must do more to help French Jews immigrate here if they wish to do so....
Lynda can recall the very moment she gave into her then-husband’s psychological and emotional abuse, giving him total control over her life. “It was a situation when we were moving into our apartment and my parents were helping me in the...
Our story began on a blind date. I was 20 years old and he was 26. What I now identify as abuse started early in our relationship. It was emotional and subtle. He would tell me that I looked “too Jewish” and comment on my short hair and...
TORONTO — In what is being termed a landmark event among Conservative congregations in Toronto, Rabbi Philip Scheim will officiate next month at a “commitment ceremony” for a gay couple in the sanctuary of the Beth David B’...
This past September, Rabbi Daniel Freelander was appointed the new president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements in Judaism....
Apartheid was flourishing in my growing-up years. Jews were widely thought of as being opponents of this system of racial injustice, their liberal values being deeply rooted in a history of persecution in eastern Europe. But there was also unspoken...


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