Judaism

There is absolutely no doubt that life follows the Torah portion and, very often, significant days in our history. Ten days ago, the world...

Joannie Tansky

Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi is coming to Ottawa, bringing with him a prized instrument. But this is no ordinary violin. Rather, it is one...

Sheila Hurtig Robertson

Why do we fast? Why do I fast? I have been fasting on Yom Kippur for seventy years. I fasted even when I rebelled...

Howard Adelman

Part One – From Shtetl to State Tells the story of East European Jewry, from its peak to its near destruction, and its miraculous...

Cantor Max Sternthal

Jeanne Beker In her defence of the winning book at this year’s Canada Reads competition, Jeanne Beker said she recognized her own parents’ courage...

Toby Herscovitch

German police officers patrol a Berlin square during an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel on May 4. (Hayoung Jeon/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock...

Amos N. Guiora
Wannsee

On January 20, 1942, a meeting was held at the Wannsee Villa, outside Berlin. Over the course of a mere 80 minutes, fifteen high...

Amos N. Guiora
womens torah

As I write this I am sitting in limud (learning) at the Rabbinical Assembly convention. I am constantly in awe of my colleagues –...

Rabbi Jennifer Gorman

Two yellow school buses pulled away from the Theodor Herzl Public School in North Lawndale, a suburb of Chicago.  It was a Friday morning...

David Matlow

This is a letter to the greater Jewish community. Regardless of your level of observance, regardless of your connection to ritual, regardless of what...

Rabbi Jennifer Gorman
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