Rabbi Strauchler's Blog
This Shabbat, we read the book of Kohelet. The book asks us to think deeply about life, while questioning the value of thinking itself.
In his biography of Lincoln, Carl Sandberg quotes an old proverb known to woodsman, “A tree is best measured when it is down - and so it’s with people.”
I recently fell down, and it has...Read More
The basic ingredients for a successful society do not change. Our Torah portion says:
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....Read More
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?... Read More