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October 4, 2018
By Chaim Strauchler | October 4, 2018 |
September 28, 2018

This Shabbat, we read the book of Kohelet. The book asks us to think deeply about life, while questioning the value of thinking itself.

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By Chaim Strauchler | September 28, 2018 |
September 28, 2018
By Chaim Strauchler | September 28, 2018 |
September 6, 2018

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...

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By Chaim Strauchler | September 6, 2018 |
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 |

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