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Looking back on 15 years of columns about IsraelFor more than 15 years, beginning in January 1998, I’ve had the honour and privilege of writing a monthly column in The Canadian Jewish News,...read more...
The engineers of the Holocaust“Always willing to serve you.” This cheerful slogan was the motto of Topf & Sons, a German company based in the eastern city of...read more...
Is Israel a sideshow in the new Mideast?In his May 7 Globe and Mail opinion piece, “Israel’s motive in hitting Syria was pure self-defence,” the well-known Middle East...read more...
Bless the teachersThe holiday of Shavuot is the time we celebrate the giving and receiving of the Torah. We study all night and traditionally eat dairy foods to...read more...
Without Torah, we lose our freedomOn Shabbat afternoons between Passover and Shavuot – between Zman Cherutaynu, the season of our freedom and Zman Matan Torataynu, the season of...read more...
Summer camp nostalgia, Pt. 1Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh, Here I am at Camp Granada. Camp is very entertaining, And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining. [http...read more...
CHAT may go on archeological dig in IsraelThe Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, or CHAT as it’s called by most people, has been a pillar of Toronto’s...read more...
My 30 years in the rabbinateMarch 1968, Parshat Tzav: I decided that I want to be a rabbi. The only problem is, there were no female rabbis yet! I had never seen a female rabbi...read more...
The Josh committee 2“However motherhood comes to you, it’s still a miracle.” – Valerie Harper (adoptive parent) What do we know? We know The CJN...read more...
The CJN helps make us who we areIt’s awkward when a newspaper itself becomes the story. I initially intended to soldier along quietly, writing yet another column as part of...read more...

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