Rabbi Strauchler's Blog

September 1, 2017

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: 

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By Chaim Strauchler | September 1, 2017 |
September 1, 2017
"Do not take the mother bird with her children."
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By Chaim Strauchler | September 1, 2017 |
August 29, 2017

What is this?

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...

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 29, 2017 |
August 18, 2017
לֹֽא-תַעֲשׂ֣וּן כֵּ֔ן לה׳ אֱלֹקֵיכֶֽם
Do not act this way...
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By Chaim Strauchler | August 18, 2017 |
August 18, 2017
A frail, elderly woman approached me Saturday morning as I stood on the steps in front of our sanctuary. [Crying, she told] me that while she was Roman Catholic, she wanted to stay and watch over the...
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By Chaim Strauchler | August 18, 2017 |
August 11, 2017

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 -...

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 11, 2017 |
August 11, 2017

Foreigners aren't aliens, they're humans just like us, and we care about them.

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 11, 2017 |
August 4, 2017

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...

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 4, 2017 |
August 4, 2017

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.

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By Chaim Strauchler | August 4, 2017 |
July 28, 2017

This Tuesday is Tisha B'Av, the day set aside every year for us to mourn the destruction of Jerusalem two thousand years ago. Our calendar contains days of happiness and days of sadness. Together...

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By Chaim Strauchler | July 28, 2017 |

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