Last Shabbat, I delivered a message about Jewish prominence in Canadian society and the importance of not allowing our community's success to distance us from the needs and concerns of our neighbours. I concluded with the following challenge:... Read More
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Those who have not read The Little Prince will answer that it is a hat. However, the author of this children’s classic wants us to see more...Read More
This week, Iran suspended two soccer players for life from playing on the Iranian national team. Did they take performance enhancing drugs? Did they receive elicit payments from gamblers? No -...Read More
Foreigners aren't aliens, they're humans just like us, and we care about them.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover...Read More
In addition to being Simcoe day, this Monday is Tu B'Av, the day that the Talmud describes as one of our happiest. On this day, the Jewish people made peace after a period of civil war. It was also a time for matchmaking between young women and men.