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Truth, strength and love: remembering David HartmanIn a lecture in Jerusalem some four years ago, Rabbi David Hartman, who died last month, sounded uncharacteristically despondent. I decided not to...read more...
Rethinking the bar mitzvahThe espoused theory is that a bar or bat mitzvah serves as a ritualized entry into the Jewish community – the point when a child takes on the...read more...
Passover cleaning, Part 1Sure it’s known as the holiday of national liberation. Just don’t try to convince that to anyone who has been spending countless hours...read more...
Hezbollah fights to prop up Assad’s regimeDexter Filkins might not have broken any new ground with After Syria, the cover story of the Feb. 25 New Yorker magazine, but he certainly fills in a...read more...
Obama faces daunting tasks in IsraelOn his first trip abroad since his re-election last November, U.S. President Barack Obama is due to visit Israel, as well as Jordan and the...read more...
Deadlines are sometimes very helpfulהמועד האחרון דד-ליין מושג שהוא רלוונטי במספר תחומים יוסי טסטסה עבור העיתון היהודי-קנדי עם כתיבת שורות אלה הגיע לתוקפו המנדט אותו קבל ראש הממשלה...read more...
We need to show how it’s awesomeI hear the word “awesome” a lot these days, especially from my students. Yet I wonder if they truly mean it or use it in its full...read more...
Essays reflect values central to Rabbi Sacks’ teachingIt is a pleasure to note the publication in January of Radical Responsibility: Celebrating the Thought of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, edited by...read more...
Investing in our childrenOnce again, the issue of day school tuition is in the news. Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto has announced plans for grants of up to $5,000 per child...read more...
Holy mascara!Some things just don’t seem to go together. Cream cheese and peanut butter; ice cream and codfish; bananas and tomato sauce. So in this week...read more...

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