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Anatomy of an election 'surprise'A few short days after surveys indicated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may lose his bid to be re-elected, his Likud party was alone...read more...
Eva and Batya, or why Israelis deserve a bakery breakThere’s something special about walking into a high-quality bakery – the aroma of baking, the stacks of breads and pastries. But more...read more...
Should we unmask poverty?By late Purim afternoon, I had heard the Megillah, distributed mishloach manot baskets and eaten the Purim meal. The final mitzvah to be done was...read more...
Standing up for the inclusion of allIt was welcome news for our Kulanu Toronto community when, at the end of February, we heard that Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) had...read more...
Israel's gap in Judaic studiesRabbi David Golinkin, renowned halachist and president of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, is a man with a mission: bridge the...read more...
Liberal democracy cannot be imposed from outsideWhy is it that just about everything the United States tries in the Middle East turns to dust? With the region – from Libya in North Africa to...read more...
Passover: something to laugh at!Passover humour? Is this some kind of joke? Actually, yes. Although Passover is more associated with maror than mirth, today we are going to look at...read more...
The art and skill of giving rebuke  Criticism is hard to receive and hard to give, but effective critique of ethical lapses can keep societies, families and congregations from...read more...
Next Knesset will be sullied by two ignominious personalitiesHere in Israel we are less than a week before another round of elections and if polls are right, there’s nothing much to look forward to. More...read more...
BACKSTORY: We must safeguard our legacySpending a day in Manhattan recently, I was reminded of the power of seduction. The stately, grand Metropolitan Museum was showcasing a small but...read more...

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