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When it comes to preparedness, we're not readyEvery Jewish community should do an internal audit of how it responded to the needs of its members last summer during the war on Gaza, a.k.a....read more...
COMMENT: Abuse scandal leaves huge task ahead for Australian communityIn the last several weeks, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse in Australia has examined the response of the ultra-...read more...
Standing up for Israel and the Diaspora  How do we connect with our homeland as a source of spiritual sustenance, rootedness and cultural pride while continuing to build vibrant...read more...
Mishloach manot: your guide to a perfect, personal treatPurim is almost here and that means it’s time to prepare your mishloach manot, the traditional treats sent out to celebrate the happy holiday....read more...
A defiant Iran continues to post a nuclear threatNo one can say the warning signs weren’t everywhere. That is, no one can say the entire international community wasn’t warned repeatedly...read more...
Do new anti-terror measures go too far?“Pray for the welfare of the government, for were it not for the fear of it, men would swallow each other alive” (Pirkei Avot 3:2). Let...read more...
York University student paper is deaf to Jewish concernsTwo weeks ago in The CJN, a group of past and present directors of the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University aired their thoughts...read more...
Balancing school financial sustainability and affordabilityA year ago, concurrent to my starting work at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, I published a report...read more...
BACKSTORY: The problm of farming in a shmittah yearIf you are lucky enough to be in Israel this year, you will notice a few new signs displayed by fruit and vegetable vendors. Some notify consumers...read more...
Can we Jews ever be happy? Some branches of Judaism emphasize joy in daily life and practice, and having so much sadness in our history makes it important to cherish true...read more...

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