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From trauma to triumph Two weeks ago in The CJN, we featured a personal essay by a woman named Ilana. She moved out of her family home at the age of 15, and after that...read more...
A solution to flying the not-so-friendly skiesIn March, the Knesset passed a law requiring that more ultra-Orthodox men serve in the Israel Defence Forces. The initiative carried wide support...read more...
The beauty and the burdenThe first two Days of Awe seemed to weigh more heavily at my synagogue this year. On Rosh Hashanah, the fatigue in the sanctuary was palpable, the...read more...
The season when rabbis shineThis week’s Rabbi2Rabbi column (see page 4) is a timely dialogue on the future of Conservative and Orthodox Judaism, and a fine example of the...read more...
How inclusive is inclusive enough?J odie Shupac’s cover story this week (page 14) explores Israel’s critics on the left wing of the Canadian Jewish community. As she...read more...
The future of Jewish educationLast week’s cover story, in which author Zev Steinfeld described his experience with the tuition subsidy board at a Jewish day school,...read more...
No clear winner or loserWho won the Israel-Hamas war? In the wake of last week’s open-ended truce agreement, perhaps now is the right time to seek an answer to that...read more...
Prof. Schabas, we need answersIn the bizarro world of the United Nations Human Rights Council, William Schabas is the quintessential candidate to lead an investigation into the...read more...
Selfies and humour keep Israelis smilingThe first post to the Facebook group Bomb Shelter Selfies, on July 8, was a picture of Stephen Epstein, a former Torontonian who now lives in Rehovot...read more...
The complexities of the media warIt’s too early to declare winners and losers in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Likewise, the time hasn’t yet arrived to pronounce...read more...

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