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The puberty partyAs my twin daughters’ bodies start to show the first signs of womanly development, I can’t help but think back to my own experiences. My...read more...
We, too, are aboriginalChances are you don’t know the following: over a 400-year period, our land’s first people were marginalized until they were considered...read more...
Being an outsider on the High HolidaysGrowing up as a regular shul-goer, I have always felt as though the High Holidays are an extension of the rest of the year. I went to the same shul,...read more...
Faith in this eternal peopleThe 20th-century French essayist, Edmond Fleg, recalls the biblical Abraham and writes: “And I say to myself: from this remote ancestor right...read more...
We must study and live our heritageI’ve been alarmed by three recent events that I’d like to share with you. First, on Erev Yom Kippur, I met an elderly gentleman visiting...read more...
What should we do about intermarriage?A growing number of members of our community are terminal Jews. Even if their children and grandchildren are halachically Jewish, their commitment to...read more...
Time to do more JewishBased on the Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews released earlier this month, America’s 6.6 million Jews know that 76 per cent of them...read more...
Maybe it’s time to welcome convertsIt was a perfect Vancouver day for building a sukkah. The Hebrew school dads gathered and began to build it, under the direction of one of the sons...read more...
Me, MAC and MaroisI want to tell you about my experience with MAC. No, not a Big Mac, and not my MacBook Air. I intend to write this column about my use of cosmetics....read more...
Is social media a job killer?Dear Ella, When it comes to academics, my son Zack is very smart, but when I think about how irresponsible he is about his future it makes me cringe...read more...

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