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Important stuff we sometimes forgetI’ve carefully followed reporting on the 2011 census with a sense of pride. Although I have concerns about the generalizability of the findings...read more...
A great man who taught us about humilityRav Yosef Chaim of Baghdad – better known as the Ben Ish Chai (1832-1909) – once told a story about one of the lay leaders of a certain...read more...
Baseball and JudaismQ: What is God’s favourite sport? A: Baseball. Because the first words of the Bible are: “In the Big Inning.” [http://bit.ly/...read more...
Into the corridor, with songAs one of my last columns, I reprint a submission of memory that appeared in this space on March 27, 2002. Most of his life the tailor sang songs in...read more...
When denominations mixWe once believed that partners in a relationship had to share the same religious values throughout their lives in order to survive. Today, that...read more...
It would be a great loss if The CJN closesOne of the challenges of writing a column such as this one is the gap between deadline and publication. In academic writing, it’s not unusual...read more...
Letter from ErfurtReinhard Schramm put it bluntly. “There would be no Jewish community here without the Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union.” Schramm...read more...
Bedtime battlesIn my family, there’s nothing easy about bedtime. In cahoots with a work-weary husband I try to herd our kids to bed, starting at 8 p.m. every...read more...
Is there a canon of Jewish literature?  For the past three years, I have had the honour of writing this monthly column for The Canadian Jewish News. Having worked with many different...read more...
Focusing on people  It has been an honour and privilege for the past 10 years to have penned a monthly column on Jewish business ethics. I want to thank the...read more...

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