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WRY BREAD: A modest proposal on paying shul duesHappy 5776! On behalf of our rabbis, the board of directors and the entire congregation, I’d like to thank both you and your family for...read more...
Many Jews eat bacon, but some are hypocritical about itAs you may have noticed, my CJN columns have often dealt with politics and economics. Let’s do something different this month and discuss the...read more...
European anti-Zionism is actually anti-JewishWe recently completed a family trip to Norway. It is a beautiful Canadian-like country, with many lakes, snow-capped mountains, and summertime...read more...
Enlarging our tent as we face the futureOur era swirls with rapid change. The pace of technological advances is, perhaps, the most visible aspect of change, affecting everything from...read more...
Calling out BDS anti-SemitismThe boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) crowd that targets Israel often declares that, in contrast to the charges made by critics, they are not...read more...
Preparing for the Days of Awe  The daily shofar blasts in Elul awaken us to deeper contemplation as we get ready to walk into synagogue on the first night of Rosh Hashanah...read more...
BACKSTORY: Defenders of the SouthThe Confederate flag that Dylann Roof posed with in an online photo before he murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church in late...read more...
CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Jewish issues at centre of partisan snipingJewish issues and candidates made headlines last week and became the subject of some distasteful political rhetoric on the campaign trail. In Alberta...read more...
Whatever your politics, personal attacks are out of lineLast week, I received an email from Barry and Honey Sherman. I know the Shermans quite well, mostly because of our common interest in charitable...read more...
Music to usher in the new yearChanukah has Dreidel, Dreidel and Maoz Tzur. But what songs are associated with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Actually, the Days of Awe have some of...read more...

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