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Jews and aboriginals make a powerful teamJews get it. We understand bigotry and discrimination. More sadly, we understand how otherwise civilized people and nations can target the most...read more...
BACKSTORY: No one, not even a biblical figure, is too big to failHas there ever been a people whose heroes are so deeply flawed? The first Jewish king, Saul, errs and is told by the prophet Samuel that his kingship...read more...
Much work needed for French Jews to feel safeIn the aftermath of Amedy Coulibaly’s Jan. 9 attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, the National Post’s editorial “City of ...read more...
The Bible through fresh eyesRecently I began a quest: to read all the books on our shelves. It’s a way to recall first encounters with the many volumes we own, and to see...read more...
Giving with the hand, heart and mindOver the last few weeks, three tzedakah moments have made me think about three tzedakah habits. The first moment took place in December, when our...read more...
Advocacy can be rewarding and challengingThis month I am excited to begin my tenure as chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy agent of Canada’s Jewish...read more...
Superstition ain't the way  But where’s the balance between our brains, which crave an ordered view of Judaism, and our souls, which seek a sense of meaning that...read more...
Collaboration spéciale: Jours noirs pour les Juifs de FranceQuand les historiens reviendront sur les premières décennies de notre siècle, ils retiendront sûrement la date du 7...read more...
ASK ELLA: Responsibility = accountability and independence  Dear Ella, It was mahj night at Carol’s when her daughter walked in with two huge bags and announced, “Here is our laundry....read more...
BACKSTORY: Some boycotts aren't so badIn 1936, the University of Heidelberg, one of the most illustrious universities in Europe and perhaps the world, was celebrating its 550th...read more...

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