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Israel and Iran wage a covert warIsrael and Iran have been waging a murky covert war for years now. This shadowy war has been punctuated by a succession of attacks, counterattacks,...read more...
A grandmother’s blessingTwenty-five years ago today my grandmother passed away. In commemoration of her yahrzeit, I reproduce an article that first appeared on Feb. 5, 1987...read more...
A book for the thoughtful, ‘skeptical’ OrthodoxOrthodox Jews commonly believe that “Torah from heaven” is the central tenet of the Jewish religion. But what precisely does that belief...read more...
Lessons to be learned from hockey lockoutI lost my interest in professional hockey long ago. While it may be a function of “growing up,” I imagine there is more too it than that...read more...
It’s not enough to hear the messageIn my family, it’s known that I make all the important, far-reaching decisions, and leave the small, trivial ones to my wife. I decide when...read more...
A business model for universities?Universities are in financial trouble, and that is probably an inane understatement. In many cases, it costs too much to attend them and they are...read more...
Celebrating the new yearחוגגים אירועי סוף השנה לא פסחו על הקהילה הישראלית יוסי טסטסה מיוחד עבור העיתון היהודי-קנדי    השבוע החולף התאפיין באירועים רבים של שינוי....read more...
The Holocaust. The Roma. Canadian refugees?Some call the Nazi persecution of the Gypsies “the forgotten Holocaust.” According to Toby Sonneman, the author of Shared Sorrows: A...read more...
Women are still scapegoatsAs Vancouver’s winter gloom deepens, we have been immersed in the Middle Ages though a series of lectures on DVD offered by The Great Courses....read more...
‘Better a bitter conclusion’The new year begins with an old story: Israel’s ability defend itself so well is upsetting to some people. Thomas Friedman, in a Dec. 5 New...read more...

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