Rabbi Strauchler's Blog

August 17, 2018

The basic ingredients for a successful society do not change. Our Torah portion says:

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 17, 2018 |
August 17, 2018

The LEGO company nearly went bankrupt in the late 90s. The company made a product to which children were naturally attracted. Simple interlocking plastic bricks that can create almost anything....

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 17, 2018 |
July 20, 2018

Geography affects us. We take special pride in being Canadian and not being something else. Yet, what does it mean to be from "The North" relative to other peoples and cultures?

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By Chaim Strauchler | July 20, 2018 |
July 9, 2018

 

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

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By Chaim Strauchler | July 9, 2018 |
May 7, 2018

“During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.”...

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By Chaim Strauchler | May 7, 2018 |
May 7, 2018

On Monday, I travelled to Connecticut for the annual Rabbinical Council of America conference. In conversation, a number of my colleagues shared with me their reluctance to address political...

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By Chaim Strauchler | May 7, 2018 |
May 3, 2018

One morning in January 1945 at a POW camp in Germany, the Nazis announced that only the Jewish prisoners of war were to fall out after morning roll call. "We're not going to do that," Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, the highest ranking Allied officer imprisoned at...

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By Chaim Strauchler | May 3, 2018 |
May 3, 2018

One morning in January 1945 at a POW camp in Germany, the Nazis announced that only the Jewish prisoners of war were to fall out after morning roll call. "We're not going to do that," Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, the highest ranking Allied officer imprisoned at...

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By Chaim Strauchler | May 3, 2018 |
April 19, 2018
As I write this, it’s almost two weeks after Pesach, and Toronto is covered in snow. ...
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By Chaim Strauchler | April 19, 2018 |
April 3, 2018

Imagine the moment: millions of people move together to freedom. They have left their masters behind, and they look forward to a new and better life. Suddenly, they hear the sound of horses...

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By Chaim Strauchler | April 3, 2018 |

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