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Photo by Eic413 [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons Birthright Israel provides trips for Jewish young adults who have never experienced Israel. The program has...

Harris David Gulko

Although it is over half a century old, the term ‘peacekeeping’ still has the power to evoke opposite – at times virulent — reactions...

Gerry Almendrades

Photo: By Defend International (YazidiLKids_DI_Partner) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons I remember watching it unfold on the news: the images of men,...

Ariella Kimmel

(Photo: The snake bomb shelter at the local children’s playground) As I sit here with my trusty keyboard on knee, I wonder what makes...

Mike Netanel

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

“My mind is made up—don’t confuse me with facts.” I know that’s the way antisocial media works, but if you’re interested in facts about...

Mark Lavie

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
Iran deal

The celebrations have begun–the horrible Iran deal is no more. The Internet is flooded with hip-hip-hoorays next to screeds proving that Iranians are not...

Mark Lavie
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

The US appears likely to cancel the Iran nuclear deal. The appointments of superhawks Mike Pompeo as the new US Secretary of State and...

Mark Lavie

An Open Letter to Those who Heard Naim Ateek on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Canadian Mennonite University The physical context for Naim...

Donald James

This address was delivered on Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Ceremony, attended by the Premier of Ontario, the Mayor of...

Michael Anthony
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
Golda Lioness

One of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams, a fantasy/dramatic adaptation of Shoeless Joe, a novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella. Despite...

Mark David

Seventy years ago, after 2000 years of exile, Israel was re-born. Many see this miracle as fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and as modern proof...

Eric Malloy

A film testimonial of Ottawa Holocaust survivor David Moskovic followed by a question-and-answer session with Moskovic and Carleton University professor Jennifer Evans will be...

Toby Herscovitch

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
Evidence Room

Visitng the Evidence Room – Sheila Robertson, Architect Zachary Colbert, Muriel Korngold Waxler, Judy Young Drache, and Batia Winer. “The Evidence Room,” which summarizes...

Sheila Hurtig Robertson
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